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  • emjay653
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    in reply to: Upgrading 2k3 to 2k8 R2 #235074

    Re: Upgrading 2k3 to 2k8 R2

    Will do, thanks


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235073

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end – Resolved

    Morning All

    I copied the missing folder over to the back end server, as I noticed in the browser source that it was referencing it, and it’s all working now!!

    It’s even resolved an issue we had with iPhone’s sending blank emails.

    Thank you very much jedi001, saved my bacon

    Rgds
    Mj


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235072

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end

    Hi,

    Apologies, but I’ve been tied up with some other things at the moment. I’ve had a quick look and our Front End 2003 server has a folder called 6.5.7651.60, while the back end 2003 server doesn’t.

    Having said that our 2003 Front End / 2003 Back End set up works just fine

    However, on our 2007 CAS server, which is the one that doesn’t work, it has folders beginning with 8.x, which the back end doesn’t, which I’m assuming is because it’s running 2007 on Windows 2008

    Thanks for the KB link.

    Rgds
    Mj


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235071

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end

    I’ve installed update rollup 9 to the CAS server.

    When I run a test connection, I receive the following error:

    “…verify that $ has Read access to the physical path”

    What physical path is it referring to? Is it one on the Back End 2003 server, or one on the 2008 CAS server?

    EDIT: I’ve changed the OWA App Pool to use the domain admin account and when I test this I receive the following:

    “The path does not exist or environment variables in the path could not be expanded to verify whether it exists.”

    TIA
    Mj


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235070

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, I can’t modify the virtual sites on the Back end server, as our 2003 FE server works perfectly well and is in use

    Under ExchWeb on the backend server we have:

    Bin
    6.5.6944.0
    6.5.7226.0
    6.57638.1
    controls
    help
    img
    themes
    views

    The server is Windows 2003 standard edition with SP2 installed

    Thx
    Mj


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235069

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end

    Quote:
    On CAS server, open IE and try [url]http://E2K3_Server_Name/Exchange[/url] and give us the output…

    When doing that, I receive a login prompt.

    When I login, I see the same OWA page with the Loading message as before

    TIA
    Mj


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end #235068

    Re: Exchange 2007 CAS with 2003 back end

    Thx Jedi001,

    In answer to your questions:

    We currently have 3 working Exchange 2003 servers. Two are back end and one is a front end. All have SP2 installed. We also have 1 Exchange 2007 server, which is the problematic one.

    I’ve not tried re-creating any of the virtual directories

    I can’t get into WebDAV. It reports that there are no Exchange Servers with the Mailbox server role installed.

    I’ve checked the logs and can’t see anything

    I’ve noticed that SP2 is available for Exchange 2007, so I’m currently downloading that. Is it worth installing this?

    TIA
    Mj


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Disabling USB Pen Drives #235067

    Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

    Hi,

    I’ve tried the methods in this post. The batch files work perfectly, so thanks for that, but as I’d prefer to do it through Group Policies, I looked at MS’s solution. The latter comes with a problem, or does with me anyway.

    First time around it disables the key fine. I then enable it, by running a reg hack manually. However, after a USB pen drive is enabled, the policy doesn’t disable it.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Cheers
    MJ


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Disabling USB Pen Drives #235066

    Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

    Cheers Mate,

    That looks like what I’m after. I’ll try it out and post back the results.

    MJ


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Disabling USB Pen Drives #235065

    Re: Disabling USB Pen Drives

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    Reading it, it looks like it disables all the USB ports, which will disable the keyboard & mouse as well.

    Have you tried this policy?

    Cheers
    MJ


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Shares Group Policy not working properly #235064

    Re: Shares Group Policy not working properly

    We have the same problem here. Our DCs are also control our File & Print cluster. We think it may be caused by the DCs being underspecced in our case tho.


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Can’t map the same drive letter #235063

    Re: Can’t map the same drive letter

    ‘==========================================================================
    ‘ AUTHOR:
    ‘ DATE:
    ‘ VER:
    ‘==========================================================================

    ‘Declarations
    Dim WshNetwork ‘scripting network object
    Dim strStatus ‘stores the ongoing state of play
    Dim strUser ‘user login name
    Dim IE ‘instance of Internet Explorer
    Dim OrgUnit ‘the OU (Dept) of the user
    Dim x ‘timer for logon start
    Dim y ‘timer for logon finish
    Dim strWKS ‘computer name
    Dim SiteWKS ‘site portion of the computer name (first 4)

    Const ADS_READONLY_SERVER = 4
    x = Timer()
    On Error Resume Next

    ‘Get the User ID
    Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Network”)
    ‘Get the Computer Name
    strWKS = WshNetwork.ComputerName
    ‘WScript.Echo strWks

    Call UpdateStatus(“Mapping Drives & Network Printers.”)

    ‘ Now do drive mappings based on group membership

    domain = “DOMAIN” ‘ set domain name
    set objUser = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & strUser) ‘get user object
    set objWks = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & strWks) ‘ get computer object

    ‘ Mappings for Group C
    group = “Group c” ‘set group name
    set objGroupRPC = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & group)
    If objGroupRPC.IsMember(objUser.ADsPath) Then
    ‘WScript.echo “Member of Group C”
    Call MapDrive (“m:”, “\servernamesharegroupc”)
    End If

    ‘ Mappings for Group D
    group = “Group D” ‘set group name
    set objGroupRPC = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & group)
    If objGroupRPC.IsMember(objUser.ADsPath) Then
    ‘WScript.echo “Member of Group D”
    Call MapDrive (“s:”, “\servernamesharegroupd”)
    End If

    ‘ Mappings for Group A
    group = “Group A” ‘set group name
    set objGroupRPC = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & group)
    If objGroupRPC.IsMember(objUser.ADsPath) Then
    ‘WScript.echo “Member of Group A”
    Call MapDrive (“g:”, “\servernamesharenameGroupA”)
    End If

    ‘ Mappings for Group B
    group = “Group B” ‘set group name
    set objGroupRPC = GetObject(“WinNT://” & domain & “/” & group)
    If objGroupRPC.IsMember(objUser.ADsPath) Then
    ‘WScript.echo “Member of Group B”
    Call MapDrive (“g:”, “\servernamesharenameGroupB”)
    End If

    Sub MapDrive(strDrive, strShare)

    On Error Resume Next
    WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, strShare
    If Err.Number Then
    Err.Clear
    WshNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive
    WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, strShare

    End If

    If Err.Number Then
    UpdateStatus (“**FAILED** ” & strDrive & ” : ” & strShare)
    Err.Clear
    Else
    UpdateStatus (strDrive & ” ” & strShare)
    End If

    End Sub

    Quote:
    so does group A have no mapped drive at all or is it mapped to something wrong that you want to change?

    Group A users only map a home drive and should map to \servernamesharenameGroupA, but they don’t get the latter.

    Quote:
    what happens if you run this on a machine that has no mapped drives to start with.

    It the user is a member of group A, it doesn’t map drive G to \servernamesharenameGroupA.

    I’ve checked via GPRESULT to make sure it is seeing the Group A membership, and that checks out ok.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Can’t map the same drive letter #235062

    Re: Can’t map the same drive letter

    Sub MapDrive(strDrive, strShare)

    On Error Resume Next
    WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, strShare
    If Err.Number Then
    Err.Clear
    WshNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive strDrive
    WshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDrive, strShare

    End If

    If Err.Number Then
    UpdateStatus (“**FAILED** ” & strDrive & ” : ” & strShare)
    Err.Clear
    Else
    UpdateStatus (strDrive & ” ” & strShare)
    End If

    End Sub

    Quote:
    Do users which exists in Group A (but do not exists in GroupB) get mapped to the GroupB drive

    Nope.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Problem with map drives login script #235061

    Re: Problem with map drives login script

    No groups are nested.

    I’ve just found out that other users are not only being mapped to this drive, even though they shouldn’t be, but they can also access the folders, even though the permissions are restricted.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Sysprep & incompatible operating system #235060

    Tried the latest one and still no joy.

    I’ve decided to try again from the start to try & find out what is causing the problem. So what I’ve done is put the OS back on to the machine using a previous OS only ghost image.

    Checked the system is up to date, and it is apart from the Windows Validation Tool download.

    I’ve then installed Office 2k3 Pro, without SP1, and tried Sysprep again. It failed.

    So, my conclusions so far are either:

    1. The OS ghost image doesn’t like being Sysprepped
    2. The Windows validation tool is blocking Sysprepping
    3. Office 2k3 Pro is blocking Sysprepping

    Will let you know how I get on.

    *Edited*

    It appears to be the Ghost image!! When I apply the Ghost image, and then try to run Sysprep I get the same error.

    Now the original ghost image was created by building a system, then running sysprep, then running Ghost.

    Anyone any ideas as to what this is?

    * EDITED *

    Ok, figured it out. I had uninstalled MS File & Print Sharing from the machine, to cut down on network traffic. In the previous installation I had left it installed, so I re-installed it and Sysprep started to work again.

    Obviously Sysprep relies on F&P Sharing for something!!

    Cheers
    MJ


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Folder permissions #235059

    The share had already been set up, so I’m not sure how that bit was done.

    What I’ve done is create a folder within the share, and tried to restrict access to the specific folder. The new folder isn’t shared.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Boot DVD…Howto??? #235058

    Yeah, the original CD that came with the machine has a lot of other info. on it that I plan to keep, hence the size.

    I’ll redo the slipstreaming in case something went wrong in the process.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Server 2003 DNS issue #235057

    Thanks, configuring a forwarder solved the main issue, which was that it wasn’t resolving some names.

    To get back to the DNS server checking, if you run NSLOOKUP blah on a Win2K server, you see it hitting both DNS servers, if the first can’t resolve it, but on the 2003 server it hits one, can’t resolve it, and tells you so. It doesn’t seem to even try the second one. :?


    emjay653
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    in reply to: Remote Desktop to Server 2003 #235056

    Ok, found it. It turns out that Terminal Services associates itself with a network card. As we had deleted the previous network configuration, it didn’t know what card to listen on. As soon as I told it what NIC to use, it worked fine.

    Thanks Topper. :D


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Remote Desktop to Server 2003 #235055

    Can ping it using both name & IP.

    I believe HP’s Insight Manager was installed on Friday afternoon, and since then there have been a couple of problems. The first was the server lost it’s network settings. It had disabled it’s built in network cards & the Team network.

    Recreated them, and now we get this issue.

    I’ve removed the teaming, and disabled one of the NICs, so that there is only one available, and I’m trying to connect to that, but so far to no avail.

    SP1 isn’t installed & the FW is disabled.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Need help with IIS #235054

    Try copying the i386 folder from the CD to a folder on your hard drive, and when you install IIS point the path to the new location. Make sure you have unhidden any hidden files.

    As an aside, have you tried cleaning your XP CD in case it’s got any marks on it?


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    emjay653
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    in reply to: Remote connection issues #235052

    Ok, deleting the profile didn’t work. The problem was the settings of RDP session. Under Local Resources, Local Devices, there was a tick in printers. Every time I connected it was trying to install this printer on the server, but was failing each time. These would mount up, thus extending the time to logoff.

    Anyway, it’s all fixed now. :D


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Sillyest thing you have ever done as an Admin #235051

    I was creating a policy to roll-out software. We didn’t have a test environment, so I was creating it on the live system and set up a test user that was to get the policy. So far so good, then it all went pear shaped. I forgot to change the filter from Authenticated Users to this specific user, so it rolled it out to several machines before I noticed it.

    Spent the rest of the day manually going around and fixing each machine…Oh the joys of a test environment.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Truncated entry #235050

    Cheers.

    It’s a Windows 2K3 server.

    When I run the file, how will that affect the DCs? Will I need to do it on both at the same time, or run it on one, then the other?


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Remote connection issues #235049

    Well, deleting the profile worked. It now logs me off instantly. :D


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Ghost boot network CD #235048

    Fixed my latest issue just by setting one of the drivers as DEVICEHIGH, so now I’ve got a CD that boots onto the network…Woo hoo…Only took ages and several CDs… :D

    Glad to help you hit the ton Topper :wink:


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: Remote connection issues #235047

    Sorry for the delay in getting back, but I’ve been tied up with other things.

    This problem only occurs with my login. Other users are able to logon, and logoff, so I’ll try deleting my profile and see how that goes.


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: User Passwords #235046

    I assume you don’t want him to know that you’re checking up on him, as you haven’t just asked him for his password.

    As you’re the Administrator, you can get access to his files, thus being able to see what he’s doing, assuming he doesn’t clear them down after he’s finished.

    You could also install software that can restrict what sites he is able to visit


    emjay653
    Member
    in reply to: User Passwords #235045

    Are you trying to login to the computer? What does the screen say?

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