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    in reply to: AD 2003 + DHCP to 2008 R2 migration #375925

    Re: AD 2003 + DHCP to 2008 R2 migration

    I do realize the post is quite old, however maybe it will help someone.
    I did the upgrade, all went well. One thing I didn’t took into account and this is probably my fault for cutting corners is the configuration of DNS scavenging. This config is something that is configured per server, mostly one is enough, but you still need to configure it as it will not be enabled automatically.
    Here is a good read about the topic:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2008/03/19/don-t-be-afraid-of-dns-scavenging-just-be-patient.aspx

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375924

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

    Dumber;234704 wrote:
    IF This is true Venom, Microsoft will loose there market share in the future.
    Your still licensed the same system, either if it’s physical or virtual.
    It’s for example the SAME Exchange Server, basically never has changed accept on a different physical box.

    If Microsoft is going to consist this mechanism I think a lot of customers will make there switch to Linux or other Operating Systems since this licensing mechanism is just BullShit.

    I would like to see an MS licensing engineer who can explain this completely.

    I couldn’t agree more.
    As you said, it’s a bad thing if you need a licensing engineer to understand what you can or can’t do.

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375923

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

    Last time I checked, OEM licenses cannot be transferred at all, so…

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375922

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

    Dumber;234181 wrote:
    Well I interpreter it as for example, you have 20 ESX hosts, and 100 Windows VM’s.
    If you have licensed all the 100 Windows VM’s and then you aren’t allowed to install VM 101.

    But if you have 90 Windows VM’s and payed for 100, you are still allowed to add 10 more VM’s.

    Marcel, to my understanding, when it comes to windows OS licensing (OSE), you have to assign licenses to each ESX (or any other hypervisor for that matter), not group of hosts, datacenter, cluster or whatever.

    I gave a wrong link previously, this is the right one:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/C/A/FCAB58A9-CCAD-4E0A-A673-88A5EE74E2CC/Windows_Server_2008_Virtual_Tech-VL_Brief-Jan_09.docx

    Look here for “License for Peak Capacity”. This means that all your ESX servers should be assigned the maximum WinOS licenses as number of VMs they would run at any given moment. So in your example if we have 20 ESXes and 100 VMs, lets say normally each ESX is running 5 VMs. Should one of them fail, the VMs from failing ESX will be split between all ESXes and some of the hosts will run 6 VMs. So this is the peak number and you have to buy:
    20 (ESXes) x 6 (peak number) x 600$ (for STD WinOS) = 72000$.
    Very nice, MS!!!
    From the other hand, it you, let’s say, turn DRS to manual and not use vMotion more than per 90 days… you could use this formula:
    100 x 600 = 60000$

    I’m not saying anyone should do that :wink:

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375921

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

    You are right. Here is the new study :)
    As for the application licensing, there is a change: in a per-CPU scenario licensing for an application server (let’s say SQL 2008 R2), you may count the number of physical processors supporting the OSE (meaning the number of CPUs, not cores in the ESX/Hyper-V host) and as long as you are not crossing this number, you are covered. You may use vMotion, but there are geographical limitations. Please read this:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/E/4/9E4CCEC9-222B-4563-8DCD-43F941ABA73F/Application_Server_License_Mobility.docx

    As for the Windows Server itself:
    “For Windows Server software, except in a few cases (see “Assignment of Licenses” above), licenses may only be reassigned to new hardware after 90 days. This, however, does not restrict the dynamic movement of virtual OSEs between licensed servers. As long as the servers are licensed and do not simultaneously run more instances than the number for which they are licensed, you are free to use VMotion and System Center Virtual Machine Manager to move virtualized instances between licensed servers at will. ” Page 10 of “Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to Run with Virtualization Technologies” document.
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/E/D/0ED311E2-0611-4914-97DA-4FE491F8045D/Licensing_Microsoft_Server_Products_Virtual_Environments.docx
    Now, if we try to understand this: “do not simultaneously run more instances than the number for which they are licensed”
    You may use vMotion as long as your ESX does not support more vOSE’s than you assigned it. It means you have to buy for each ESX as many licenses as max of vOSEs it may support at any given moment.
    EDIT:
    There is a better explanation in this docx under “Clustering, Failing Over, and Moving Instances”.

    Here is the main site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/volume-licensing-briefs.aspx#tab=4

    Forum disclaimer: these are my interpretations of MS licensing. We all know that it’s a confusing topic and if someone feels something is not clear, it’s their responsibility to dig further, not mine :roll:

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    in reply to: Win 2008 TS Remote App + Excel 2007/2010 #375920

    Re: Win 2008 TS Remote App + Excel 2007/2010

    Does this answer your question?
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/office2010/thread/749983b3-ba7e-49d3-99bf-f67d70245046/

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    Re: win2008r2 64 bit server fails to update from wsus server

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708627(WS.10).aspx

    If no good, please post back there is a more “forceful” procedure.

    BTW, there is a log file on the client:
    c:windowsWindowsUpdate.log

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375918

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

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    Just out of interest, does the 90 day rule apply to Hyper V Hosts too (for instance if it was 2008 R2 Standard?) I would guess so…

    Yes, the rule is actually binding the virtual OSE and it does not matter what is the hypervisor version or vendor.

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    in reply to: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch #375917

    Re: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch

    I’ve talked to my friend that is a networking guy and he said that in all situations the Cisco article can help you. Is it possible you’ve missed something?

    If you believe not, please try to copy and paste the procedure as you are performing it with screenshots and text output. IMHO, it can help. You are encouraged to mask any info that may indicate where are you from, password hashes, hostnames, real IPs etc.

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    in reply to: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch #375916

    Re: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch

    Have you tried “cisco” or “Cisco” for username?

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    in reply to: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment? #375915

    Re: Windows Licensing in a VMWare environment?

    All the answers are correct. I’ve studied this topic a year back.
    If you buy Win Datacenter licenses per CPU and assign them to all of your ESX servers, you are covered by MS. It does not matter what company is the hypervisor from.
    Please read this:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/d/4/3d42bdc2-6725-4b29-b75a-a5b04179958b/Licensing_Microsoft_Server_Products_in_Virtual_Environments.docx

    As for the SQL question, the license you need is per how many CPUs (or vCPUs for that matter) are assigned to the OSE (operating system environment, physical or virtual). It is counted by CPUs, not by cores. You do NOT need to buy a new license if you add a processor to the hypervisor host machine, only if you add a processor to the OSE that is running the SQL instance.

    Once per 90 days…. Thats a sad story, but it’s true. It’s also documented in the docx from MS that is attached to this post. Here is the logic (presuming we are not covered by datacenter licenses all the way):
    You must assign a windows license to a hardware machine. So, let’s say you have two ESXes and 20 VMs, 10 per ESX. You are obligated by MS to “assign” 10 win licenses to each server (per each OSE). If you need to move a VM from one ESX to the other, you are breaking the license terms, unless: a. you are reassigning the VM’s license to the second ESX (can be done minimum once per 90 days, not less) OR b. you are already covered by another license on the second ESX (hence the “buy two licenses” per VM scenario).

    It’s a little complicated topic so I suggest you read the docx first and if you still have questions, feel free to ask them here.

    P.S.
    Also, take a look:
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/virtualization.aspx#tab=1

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    in reply to: Routing between subnets – will this work? #375914

    Re: Routing between subnets – will this work?

    I don’t mess with networking a lot, but the whole point of DG is to give access to outer networks and for that to work, your computer needs to be able to access the DG’s IP. When you create a class C IP address and you give the DG an IP out of it’s scope, it will not work.

    Let’s take the first example:
    IP 192.168.3.106
    Sub 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.2.100

    The gateway should be 192.168.3.x or the IP of the PC should be 192.168.2.106

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    in reply to: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch #375913

    Re: How to find out user name of CISCO 2950 switch

    When you say “password has been reset”, do you mean you’ve read http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml ?

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    Re: Active Directory User’s First and Last name Transposed

    What is the Exchange version? If you have 2003 and you are using cached mode for clients:
    The field you need to change for GAL is the “display name” field; then you need to go to the ESM and update the RUS (recipient update services); then rebuild OAB manually; then go to the outlook and then force it to pull the new OAB.
    You can check the if the display name is being updated using OWA – it doesn’t have a cached mode, so most of these steps can be skipped.
    In max of 48 hours all those things will happen by themselves (that is if no one touched the default configuration of those services).

    Also, read this to accomplish your task with 0 knowledge in scripting and a little knowledge in AD:
    http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/utilities/admodify.htm

    Good luck.

    P.S.
    I would recommend running the program on a test OU first or even in a test environment. Always remember that AD is the backbone of all infrastructure :) Create a good backup.

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    in reply to: AD 2003 + DHCP to 2008 R2 migration #375910

    Re: AD 2003 + DHCP to 2008 R2 migration

    Not next week, but still :)

    I’ve ran the lab and everything went 100 percent. No problems whatsoever. Some error events in dcdiag were quickly resolved by google as MS recommends to ignore them. Also some errors will be resolved by themselves, just need to give them a few hours (replication etc).

    I’m doing the production upgrade this week. The work plan largely remains the same as in the first post.

    Thanks for all the input, guys.

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    in reply to: VPN/DMZ/DNS problem #375909

    Re: VPN/DMZ/DNS problem

    Hi nbmprivat,
    I’m not a wiz in networking issues, but it can also be a routing problem.
    Anyhow, you better start drawing diagrams if you want assistance. With all the will to help, people can’t help you without basic network map and devices configuration.

    Good luck!

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    in reply to: users home drive mapping #375908

    Re: users home drive mapping

    You can use this post for help in preventing saving data to desktop:
    http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=274
    Let us know if you need anything else.

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    in reply to: users home drive mapping #375907

    Re: users home drive mapping

    Hi pal,
    Look, folder redirection is the easiest way to do it; you can than disable it and the contents of the document’s folders will remain in the redirected location.

    Take a look at the following scenario:
    I am a user in your environment. Lets say you used scripts to copy the contents of my “my documents” folder to a network drive. I perform a login to the computer and go as usual to “my documents” and see…. nothing.
    Later, after angry phone calls and so on, the user is explained to use the H drive instead of “my documents”.
    Please remember that many programs default the initial “file” -> “save as” to “my documents”, so eventually even the smartest user will end up with documents in both folders – local documents and network drive.

    The way to prevent all this is to use folder redirection; this way a user is saving to “my documents” and to “H:” is actually saving to the same location. We work this way and it works great.

    Your thoughts?

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    in reply to: Remote desktop with virtual machine #375906

    Re: Remote desktop with virtual machine

    You can join the VM to the domain, yes. It’s a regular Windows machine except for it’s hardware.

    As for the connectivity, I just want to point out once more the fact that those machines will be completely different for the remote point of view, so you’ll need something like remote1.mycompany.com and remote2.mycompany.com. Also, as mentioned before, you’ll need a listening and configured service to connect to inside the OS environment, be it RWW, TS, RDP, RDS or whatever. The reason I’m repeating this is I want to make sure that you know that if your physical machine is running SBS 2008, it has it’s services, with RWW between them; your virtual OS will have to host some kind of RDP service as well.

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    in reply to: Edimax Router #375905

    Re: Edimax Router

    GordonSweet;224620 wrote:
    According to Press and TV reports the wretched Camera Vans of Google were indeed snooping on people’s Wireless Routers and storing the details including Passwords and Card details. In fact I understand it was only after intervention by such as Data Protection agencies, they are supposed to have destroyed such data. There were further warnings how many such routers are not giving full protection against other Wireless hackers.

    All I need to do to install this ancient USB SpeedItouch Modem is install the CD, then a voice tells me to connect the modem, and just enter the broadband username and my password. But it seems no matter whether I use the CD supplied for this Edimax Router or not, according to the manuals I am still expected to run through about a dozen processes to install it. Hardly a case of IT progress is it? I pity anyone using a PC and it for the first time !!

    Let’s make something clear:
    Not everything about using or setting up a computer can be done by a “next-next” wizard. If you have some tech knowledge or if you are willing to acquire it via google or forums (like this one), you can get almost anything done. If are here to complain about Google, please do it elsewhere. We are not getting paid to hear it.

    Now, for your set-up:
    Basic router setup includes: computer -> network interface card (NIC) -> network cable (RJ45) -> router LAN port -> router -> router WAN port -> RJ45 -> modem LAN port (sometimes listed as PC) -> modem -> your infrastructure provider (usually telephone cable or coaxial cable).
    After connecting the computer to the router, you navigate to the configuration web page and configure the settings (this IS usually done by a wizard). You can call your service provider to ask them about different setting if you don’t know some part of this configuration.
    At some point (before or after you’ve connected the computer to the router), you’ll need to connect the router to the modem. It does not matter when you do that. Make sure the line is synced (there is a led indication just for that).
    After you’ve completed the router setup it will ask you to save and reboot. After reboot, if everything is connected and set up correctly, the ROUTER will dial your service provider and you will be able to browse the internet.
    At no point you are not required using any CD. You CAN use it, because some manufacturers will provide you with flash wizards to assist. Modem CDs usually have drivers, especially for USB modems. NIC interface modems can be used and configured with a simple dialer (unless instructed otherwise by your service provider).
    Do you have any questions about this layout?

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    in reply to: .MSI Files Not Installing #375903

    Re: .MSI Files Not Installing

    It’s probably some kind of software install/uninstall mess or a malware effect.

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    in reply to: Edimax Router #375902

    Re: Edimax Router

    So you do know how to continue from here?

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    in reply to: Edimax Router #375901

    Re: Edimax Router

    What entries are you referring to?
    The CD probably contains the manual :)

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    in reply to: Remote desktop with virtual machine #375900

    Re: Remote desktop with virtual machine

    Good luck.
    You too!

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    in reply to: Remote desktop with virtual machine #375899

    Re: Remote desktop with virtual machine

    I’m really not familiar with SBS and it’s features.
    As for the VM part – you don’t need a second NIC. The physical machine and the VM can share the same NIC but still have different MAC and IP addresses and DNS names. Look at the diagram :lol:

    VM software:
    You should find a software that will boot the VM on physical machine boot.
    Look here for VMware workstation discussion (not freeware): http://communities.vmware.com/thread/119456
    You can do it with VMware server (I did it couple of years ago).
    http://www.vmware.com/products/server/
    Take a look at MS virtual Server: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/
    There is also SUN VirtualBox.
    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    As you can see, there are a lot of options and that’s not all of them. You need to decide what you need in your environment, focus on aspects of connectivity, security, easy of acess, price, etc.

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    in reply to: Remote desktop with virtual machine #375898

    Re: Remote desktop with virtual machine

    Do you intend for two different people to connect remotely, one to physical machine and one to virtual?

    If so, then the answer is yes, they are completely separate windows entities and you can connect to them separately (the VM should be configured with bridge networking adapter, so it would get IP from the physical network).

    If I misunderstood your question, please show us some kind of basic diagram.

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    in reply to: Edimax Router #375897

    Re: Edimax Router

    Hi GordonSweet,
    Generally, the most convenient way to use a wireless router is to configure it to dial your provider (instead of configuring general/ISP based win/MAC dialer on the computer). This gives the ability to browse the internet for whoever connects (ability that SHOULD be restricted by some kind of wireless LAN security method).
    So there is no actual reason to install anything on your computer. Use the configuration manual to configure the IP, browse to the ip address of the router in your favorite browser (the manual will state what is supported) and enter username and password for initial configuration. In your case, IP address should be configured to be obtained automatically, initial IP of the router is 192.168.2.1 and username/password is admin/1234 (separately, of course).

    Link to manual:
    http://www.edimax.com/images/Image/manual/Wireless/AR-7084A/AR-7084_Manual.zip
    Link to quick install guide:
    http://www.edimax.com/images/Image/QIG/Wireless/AR-7084A/AR_QIG_English.zip

    Good luck.

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    in reply to: Logon Screen Freezing (domain) #375896

    Re: Logon Screen Freezing (domain)

    Hi friend.
    Check event log. Usually it will provide you with more info.
    Also, an AV + rootkit scan won’t hurt ;)

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    in reply to: 2008/2008R2 with Citrix Metaframe 4.5 #375895

    Re: 2008/2008R2 with Citrix Metaframe 4.5

    As far as I know – no.
    http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX112374
    “Citrix Presentation Server for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 32-Bit Edition
    Operating systems:
    Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition) with Service Pack 1 or 2 installed
    Windows Server 2003 R2″

    “Citrix Presentation Server for Windows Server 2003, 64-bit Edition”

    Windows 2008 is supported since XenApp 5.0
    Windows 2008 R2 is supported by XenApp 6.0

    http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/subfeature.asp?contentID=2300407
    “Built for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix XenApp 6 introduces enhancements for management and scalability, and more.”

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