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    in reply to: Exporting mailboxes >2GB to PST exchange 2003 #346331

    Re: Exporting mailboxes >2GB to PST exchange 2003

    Yeah speaking to Quest at the moment, we only have 50 users roughly on this domain, maybe the depth of our pockets make up for the lack of users :)

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    in reply to: Exporting mailboxes >2GB to PST exchange 2003 #346330

    Re: Exporting mailboxes >2GB to PST exchange 2003

    Problem is that requires asking my users to do something which is a no-no cos I will have to check what they have done

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    in reply to: Hyper V Backups #346329

    Re: Hyper V Backups

    I use VSS, with no problems at all, never had a machine misbehave and have been able to recover the machines easily. Although saying that we are moving to Vmware and binning our Hyper-v servers.

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    in reply to: Updating AD Schema #346328

    Re: Updating AD Schema

    Yeah I have done that, my only worry is our exchange box which is 2003, everything else I use is fine.

    Still trying to find a definitive answer as to whether anything needs doing on that.

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    Re: How to Move chnage old server that hold a Domain Controller to new server?

    Or is this meant to be tutorial, looks like it could be copied and pasted tbh

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    in reply to: Server 2008 R2 reboots if the secondary drive is not present #346326

    Re: Server 2008 R2 reboots if the secondary drive is not present

    apologies if I am being dumb, but would a mirrored container consist of the same data as the failed drive?

    Or am I misreading this?

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    in reply to: Hyper -V #346325

    Re: Hyper -V

    Dont know if M$ have changed their attitude towards virtualisaton of AD servers but wasnt supported last time I had a problem with mine not replicating.

    Just something else to think about

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    in reply to: p2v convertor #346324

    Re: p2v convertor

    Was looking for something similar as well, thanks sorinso

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    in reply to: Continuous demands to install KB949810 #346323

    Re: Continuous demands to install KB949810

    Potentially the administrator account could be disabled if it was installed via sysprep , I know we have to reenable the administrators account when getting machines from Dell cos its disabled.

    Might be worth checking that is doesnt need enabling, or ensure that the account being logged into is a member of the local admins group.

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    in reply to: PC turns off on video playback #346322

    Re: PC turns off on video playback

    I would check to see if there is sufficient cooling on the processor and or grafix card, I have had this where the processor overheats and thermal protection kicks in.

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    in reply to: Psexec error #346321

    Re: Psexec error

    Wouldnt it be easier to do this through GPO if indeed you are on a domain, especially as you have the msi file already.

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    in reply to: DNS Not starting after reboot. #346320

    Re: DNS Not starting after reboot.

    Just to finish the thread, I dropped the NIC speeds to 100 full and removed the hyperv role and left the DNS server service on delayed start.

    All came up fine after the reboot.

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    in reply to: Hyper-V Network Settings with single NIC #346319

    Re: Hyper-V Network Settings with single NIC

    Thanks Sorinso, I know it is reasonably obvious but I hadnt considered doing that, I always just build the machine from scratch.

    I assume I just use the generalise option.

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    in reply to: DNS Not starting after reboot. #346318

    Re: DNS Not starting after reboot.

    Yeah Ill remove the roles we dont need tonight, install the new drivers and set the nic speed to 100 full and see what happens.

    Thanks

    Mike

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    in reply to: Domain Login Fail via Wireless #346317

    Re: Domain Login Fail via Wireless

    We have had issues in the past where the WLAN card doesnt seem to connect until the user has successfully logged in, which means that user authentication for logins not cached and also any GPO updates arent applied.

    I belive with Intel cards it can be set to start at system start rather than login which solved our problem

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    in reply to: How to fix this? #346316

    Re: How to fix this?

    Flash will install and work in IE 32 bit on a Win7 x64 install

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    Re: Any way of checking registry to see if account has password?

    Dont some linux live CDs allow you to see some details from the SAM file, I know they cant read the contents but I am sure I have seen them where they load the sam file and give information about whether there is a password set, account status (Enabled/Disabled) etc.

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    in reply to: Recovering using wbadmin #346314

    Re: Recovering using wbadmin

    I use the following to create the backups to a remote share.

    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\destination-serverHyper-VHyperv_backups -include:Z: -VSSfull -quiet

    The backups work but as I said if I try to recover to another machine rather than the one that ran the command then the backups are not seen, only the machine that ran the backup command seems to be able to recover.

    Which is a worry if the host machine goes kaput.

    Incidentally z: is the drive with the VMs on

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    in reply to: Backing up Hyper-v for DR solution #346313

    Re: Backing up Hyper-v for DR solution

    I have found that as long as vss is installed I can use standard xcopy commands to copy the VHD files directly from the Hyperv hosts to a backup server.

    Then if needed I can create new machines and mount those drives successfully.

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    in reply to: Unable to login to POP account #346312

    Re: Unable to login to POP account

    Is POP access enabled on the exchange box?

    Can anyone else in the organisation use POP?

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    in reply to: Read other people’s exchange email. #346311

    Re: Read other people’s exchange email.

    I could be wrong but I dont think Message tracking holds the complete email, just details of sender, recipient etc.

    As archiving isnt switched on they wouldnt have been delivered to anywhere other than the mailbox they were intended for.

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    in reply to: mx record #346310

    Re: mx record

    Does zilcali actually have a vailid domain name, seems a little strange that he is using DYDNS on a static IP is he has a valid domain name.

    Doesnt DYDNS have a little client that you have to install that registers the IP for that name?

    Havent used it for a very long time.

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    in reply to: Change type of XP #346309

    Re: Change type of XP

    There used to be an application that allowed you to switch between 2k server and 2k server by runnning it and rebooting but cant remember much about it or whether it worked on XP at all

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    in reply to: question regarding mail routing #346308

    Re: question regarding mail routing

    Yeah thats what I was thinking, would probably use IMAP rather than pop but looks like we are both thinking the same way

    Thanks for the confirmation

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    in reply to: Access MS Exchange through VPN with outlook #346307

    Re: Access MS Exchange through VPN with outlook

    my first question would be how is the VPN configured?
    It is a vvpn client based connection or a point to point permanent connection using appliances.

    can you ping the mail server by name or IP address?

    can you telnet into the mail server on port 25 using either the internal IP address or name?

    Seen nothing so far to indicate that connectivity is working properly.

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    in reply to: HyperV Guest Performance #346306

    Re: HyperV Guest Performance

    I have created VMs with 2 VHD files on 1 physical RAID array and it doesnt seem to have make any real difference with the speed, guess cos the 2 VHD files are residing on the same physical hardware then you are limited by that drive.

    I dont think that it would matter that much, I would be more interested in ensuring that the VHDs are put on a reliable RAID drive above all else.

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    in reply to: New WSUS 3.0 Install #346305

    Re: New WSUS 3.0 Install

    Installing on the DB server (assuming there is enough hd space) could be a good idea as WSUS requires a database to track all the assets etc so could make the install a little easier.

    I find the only thing with WSUS thats slow is the mmc interface, that can be a little unresponsive

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    in reply to: Bit of a weird AD question #346304

    Re: Bit of a weird AD question

    Just for interest



    Seems, after much messing about with dcdiag and replmon that the 2 virtual machines USN numbers were out of sync.

    Easiest way to repair was to demote the 2 machines to member servers again and then promote back to DCs.

    We has a powercut about the time it all went wrong so I think that might have had something to do with it.

    Luckily I still had the physical server which was behaving to make the rebuild easy.

    Thanks for the input tho guys.

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    in reply to: Script for Popup Box to Accept Terms on Windows Login #346303

    Re: Script for Popup Box to Accept Terms on Windows Login

    Can do it through AD if you like, dont think that there is much scope for a lot of text but you can at least flash up a warning stating that by logging on you accept the terms an conditions etc etc

    Default Domain Policy: Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options. Then Interactive logon: Message text… and Interactive logon: Message title…

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    in reply to: Free workshop books for Powershell #346302

    Re: Free workshop books for Powershell

    Thankyou for this, was just about to ask about sources for scripting languages.

    Was thinking about vbs but Ill make a start witgh powershell instead,

    Thanks again

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