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September 9, 2010 at 9:57 am in reply to: How to Move chnage old server that hold a Domain Controller to new server? #346327
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 tbhSeptember 9, 2010 at 9:38 am 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?
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.
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.
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 problemJuly 22, 2010 at 7:38 am in reply to: Any way of checking registry to see if account has password? #346315
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.November 4, 2009 at 8:00 am 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…