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    in reply to: The Joys of [Semi] Retirement #391447

    I know someone in a similar position to you and he has a set rate and charges in 15 minute blocks PLUS travel. He also give pensioners a discount but can’t remember how much; it may be 15%. He got that busy that he now won’t travel more than 20 minutes from his home and he still turns down work. Make sure you have business cards to give to customers so word of mouth can spread the advertising.

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    in reply to: Wiring Up Home A Network Socket #391446

    Sounds like they are wired in series just like the power cables. If I am correct, this doesn’t work like 10Base2. You need to have a cable from the switch to each point. Each socket will work as long as there is only one patch lead connected at a time. Run a second cable and then maybe you might need a new RJ45 socket since the connectors that you punch the wires into may have been spread a little due to having a second wire punched down into it. It could make for a flaky connection.

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    In days of old and NT 4.0 Server, there was, from memory, a “Junior” Administrator mode set of permissions. The person was listed as being in the Administrators Group on the Server but was limited in what they could actually do. One restriction that I do specifically remember was that they could not edit the registry. It has been many years since I learned about this and I cannot remember how it was applied but was in the NT4.0 Server or Enterprise Study Guide published by New Rider and it wasn’t just instructions that they could only use Regedt32 to look at the registry.

    Something for you to DuckDuckGo during the xmas break Mr Mils. [ATTACH=JSON]{“data-align”:”none”,”data-size”:”medium”,”data-attachmentid”:515509}[/ATTACH]

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    Is this what you are referring to? ([SIZE=10px]Exchange has been a while for me[/SIZE]) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd233089(v=exchg.80).aspx

    or

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=e…k1.wNV8xPHgGzE

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    Of course if you area lazy sod like me then you may wish to use a Microsoft tool to do the job.

    If you have your DC as a VM, then you need to sync the Host to a Time Server and then point the DC VM to use the time from the Host. Don’t know if this issue was fixed in Server 2012 and above but in Server 2008 R2 and below using Hyper-V, the time skew would become massive in a very short time if you pointed your DC VM to an external Time Server. Again the MS tool will make the job Registry editing free. Takes less than a minute to configure. You just need the Time Server IP. Also, make sure you use a Stratum Level 2 Time Server (or a Level 3 one) and NOT the Stratum Level 1 Time Servers.

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    in reply to: testdisk usage to recover laptop drive #391442

    Remove the HDD, connect it to another machine and then run HD Tune (trial version) on it to see if there are back sectors. If there is, make sure you have ALL your data and settings backed up and have made Recovery DVDs for a restore to a new HDD if one is required.

    I have one of these connectors and it is EXCELLENT! Damn handy to have.

    The log is sometimes in the root directory (why is not not called a Root Folder?) of the C partition. Alternatively, it may be in the folder that the diagnostic is installed in. Googled for an answer but my google foo is weak tonight.

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    in reply to: Blacklisting of public ip #391441

    Your email can be spoofed by spammers and this can result in you being blacklisted. If the idiot blacklisters just compared the FQDN to the IP address then they could determine that it was either a spoofed email or a genuine email. I imagine that you are being blacklisted due to your FQDN being spoofed. This is what caused me to fold up the Exchange Server and revert to something else.

    Ossian, what is the record you can put in the DNS to help avoid being blacklisted. Got a brain fart running at the moment and I can’t remember the record name. Thank you Google, hardsoft, add an SPF Record to your DNS or your ISP DNS or the “Management Panel” if you are provided with one by the ISP.

    Good luck. :)

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    in reply to: 2003 Server – cannot ping to or from it #391440

    What is a freshly defaulted switch?

    Replace the NIC with a different one.

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    in reply to: What’s your best "like" about xmas. #391439

    Hearing your 6 year old squeal with delight as she sees the pressies under the tree. I do miss that squeal.

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    in reply to: Windows Server Backup – log #391438

    Windows Server Backup – log See if that helps. I know it is for Server 2008 but I can’t see much changing for the backup app.

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    in reply to: DNS Setup Problems #391437
    teiger;n508608 wrote:
    Please don’t disable IPv6 on SBS as you are likely to have Exchange issues!

    Thank you for pointing that out Steven. :grin: Bloody Microsoft, leave IPv6 enabled and it may screw you up. Disable it and it may screw you up. Can’t win. :-(

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    in reply to: SATA to USB Reading as Removable Media #391436

    USB to SATA Adapter . I have used this adapter now for some time without any issues, if that helps.

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    in reply to: GPO password problems by some users #391435

    Have the machines been rebooted?
    Is it the same operating system giving you the problem?

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    in reply to: DNS issue with one host #391434

    Check that there is no static IP entries in the NIC properties. Not likely on a desktop but I used to have a static IP in the Alternate Configuration in the Internet Protocol Properties tab. Used to forget it quite often.

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    in reply to: Some PCs not updating from WSUS #391433

    Are they all running the same operating version?
    Did you build them all or are they a hodge podge of different builds?
    Have you checked to see if the naughty machines have correctly applied the WSUS GPO?

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    in reply to: how to convert ost to pst #391432

    [SIZE=20px]FYI[/SIZE], Outlook 2003 & 2007 were both 20GB PST limited. Outlook 2010, 2013 & 2016 have a 50GB limit but you have to allow that expanded limit with a Regedit.

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    in reply to: Adding new domain #391431

    You means something like this?

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    in reply to: Java and Adobe Updates for AD Network #391430

    I haven’t tried this yet but it looks ok. WSUS Package Publisher .

    Alternatively, you can apply for an Adobe Distribution Licence. This gives you access to all the MSI packages. With Java you either need to install it on the appropriate hardware platform and then recover the MSI or you can use an app to create the MSI wrapper. Once you have MSIs you can deploy them via a GPO. I used to keep the MSI name the same so I didn’t have to recreate a new GPO each time. A text file in the deployment folder kept a record of what version of each was presently installed. A bit primitive but it worked.

    Local Update Publisher is one I have used and it works well.

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    in reply to: DNS Setup Problems #391429

    You didn’t mention this machine or any others were running on wireless. It may or it may not have a bearing on your issues.

    The DNS Forwarder IPs or screenshot is missing. Not sure what happened to the images you posted as the “ping” one is ok but the “ipconfig” one is really, really tiny and needs to be opened by clicking on it. I did forget to get you to ping a URL from that machine. Sorry about that. The idea is if you can ping an IP then you have connectivity to the outside. If you ping a URL then if it doesn’t work you have DNS not resolving. If it does ping then DNS is resolving.

    Try pinging the Server and use the -t switch. I am curious to see how many dropouts you get when it runs for 20 or 30 pings.

    I would suggest you try disabling IPv6 as that has been known to cause different issues especially on Server 2008 unless your ISP has assigned you an IPv6 address.

    I didn’t answer your last question because I was waiting to see what you had set in the DNS Forwarders. It is usual to enter the DNS IPs of your ISP. Failing that then you could use the 2 Google DNS IPs that are in my first post. I am not SBS literate so it may be that you use a Wizard to set this up. I am just used to adding them direct. I hope some clever SBS people read this and reveal the SBS way of adding the DNS Forwarders.

    How much of your network is wireless and how much wired?
    Do you have the same Internet issue with the wired machines?
    What operating system do you have running on your workstation/laptops?
    How were they joined to the SBS Server? Manually or did you use the wizard?

    The below is an IPCONFIG /ALL . You have posted an IPCONFIG image. You screenshot has info missing from it. I have blanked my DNS IPs as they are external. Yours should read 192.168.1.2

    [ATTACH=JSON]{“alt”:”Click image for larger version Name:tipconfig-all.png Views:t1 Size:t31.8 KB ID:t507981″,”data-align”:”none”,”data-attachmentid”:”507981″,”data-size”:”medium”}[/ATTACH]

    Have you had Profile issues/corruption on the machine you posted the ping screenshot from? Just looking at the Command Prompt and saw the .EIMS.000> name and wondered.

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    in reply to: DNS Setup Problems #391428

    Post a screenshot or the text output from ipconfig /all from the desktop. Can you ping anything outside your network form this desktop? Try 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 if you don’t have any outside IPs to try.
    Check that DHCP has the correct IPs entered for the DG, DNS (SBS box).

    What IPs have you entered in the DNS Forwarder on the SBS 2008 Server? Who do these Forwarder IPs belong to?

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    in reply to: Dns server issues #391427

    If this happened from the ISP change then I would suggest isolating the Domain from the Cisco. That is, unplug it so you can be sure there is zero interference coming from the Cisco. For all we know the new ISP may have provided the Cisco and it is not configured to work with an AD Domain. Once you have isolated the Domain, reboot the Domain Controller and then see what happens. Check the DHCP has not be de-authorised.
    Check that DNS Forwarders have been changed to represent the new ISP or point them to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (Google). This will obviously not work while you have the Cisco disconnected.
    You appear to have 2 issues. The ISP and Cisco config, which you seem reluctant to tell us about, and your AD possibly not working.
    This is the second time I have asked for a drawing of your setup, there will not be a third. Remember it is you that has the problem asking the members of this site for help. You MUST provide the information for that help to be beneficial. You need to help us if we are to help you. After 2 weeks I would have brought in an outside Professional IT Consultant, in fact I would have been on this site after 2 hours offline.

    I have seen these guys do a Scottie as in Captain Kirk, “Scottie, you’re a miracle worker”, once they get the network setup information that is required. (Was necessary to include since I have been referring to The Cisco from Deep Space 9 the last post or two :mrgreen: )

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    in reply to: Dns server issues #391426
    Opesy;n507286 wrote:
    Its a fibre link and it is connected through static ip to my cisco wireless router…before the window server connects to one of the wireless router ports and other switches connect to another port on the switch.

    What setings are you refering to?

    One line answers will not help us to help you resolve your issue. You have to describe your setup in detail or better, make a drawing of it even if you have to use MS Paint.

    If you do not understand what modem settings I am referring to then it may be a time saving idea to hire a professional IT consultant to change or check the modem settings. You will, at a minimum, have to change the credentials that you connect to the ISP with. Modem reboot may also be required. However since you mention a Cisco, it may require changing the settings by an SSH TELNET session. We don’t know what you have except a Cisco wireless router (do it have the modem) and Windows 2012 Server setup in a Domain.

    To paraphrase a moderator on the site (I’ve been reading), my car is not working, it is a Ford. What is wrong and how can I fix it? With that information can you help me get my car working again?

    Finally, disconnect the 2012 Server from the Cisco ports and plug it into one of the switches you have. This then isolates the Domain and all the devices from the Cisco and any possible interferences. It also means, if you have Gigabit switches, that your Domain is running at Gigabit speed. If the Cisco has 100Mbps ports and you plug the Server into that then everything that needs Domain resources will be connecting at the slower speed. We are having to GUESS about this because so far all we know is that you have a Ford (sic).

    Cisco model
    Switch(s) make & model
    Network drawing with the essential devices shown and how they are connected. Visio would be best but MS Paint will suffice.

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    in reply to: Dns server issues #391425

    Have you changed the settings in your modem or modem/router to point to your new ISP? It won’t automatically change by itself.

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    For a few extra Dollars, Pesos, Euro, Rubles, Rupiah etc etc, you could buy a new faster more up to date HDD, install Windows 7 on it and add old faithful as a secondary data drive. Hell, a 120GB SSD is very cheap now and Win7 booting off that will clean out the dust between it’s ears. :) You have replaced everything on the machine except the HDD so do your system a favour and replace the HDD as well.

    If you couldn’t get it working by booting from the installation USB and running the Repair option then if it were me, I would give it away and install onto a new HDD. The option to “Load Drivers”, often associated with the F6 key press, is more for RAID drivers or if your motherboard has specific drivers that need to be installed to make it see the HDD. It will NOT work if you have an EXE file extension.

    In case you wish to persist:
    What is the motherboard make and model?
    How was your “priceless old hard drive” partitioned?
    What size if your priceless old hard drive?
    Have you backed up all the data, web browser bookmarks/favorites/links, emails etc from your priceless old hard drive?

    Damn, I am getting older and more stupid every day. You replaced the power supply (along with everything else) but not the HDD? Why? Why are you keeping the HDD? It is a WD Raptor or something else that has/had high performance? It’s not a SCSI is it?

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    cdsparks, YouTube has tutorial videos that may help you through the process. If you have not done this previously, set up a VM network identical to what you are upgrading. When running Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2, they both run adequately with 1GB RAM assigned so this can be done on a machine with 4GB RAM.

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    in reply to: PayPal extra code demanded #391422

    Paypal make a small deposit (no, not that sort of deposit) into the nominated bank or credit card account and use a 4 digit reference number. You then need to quote this 4 digit number back to them with some reply correspondence. Think of it as 2FA (2 Factor Authentication) method to prove that you actually are in control of the bank account you have provided for your PayPal transactions.

    It’s a pain in the ass but it makes me sleep a little better knowing they have my details correct and if something goes wrong then they can’t come back and deny a claim because I haven’t proved my account details to be accurate.

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    in reply to: A Pastor, a priest and a Rabbi walk into a bar……. #391421

    Take photos of the good ones and post the suckers here. I liked this one due to the word use being a bit more lateral than the standard “x, x and x walked into a bar…..”

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    in reply to: More than Basix Scripting win 10- Batch file Help #391420

    Ah, Windows 10. :evil:

    Don’t know if this will work but may be worth a try. The old syntax was: [B]-unmount 0[/CODE] [/B] Note that is the numerical zero and not the alphabet oh.[CODE]-unmount 0[/CODE] Note that is the numerical zero and not the alphabet oh.

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    Did the keyboard start going bonkers after the Anniversary Update which seems to have upset a lot of other hardware?
    https://www.google.com.au/#q=hardware+issues+after+windows+10+anniversary+update

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    in reply to: Personal online backup recommendations for the UK #391418

    I use Iperius Backup and it has an option to backup to the Cloud. The program ZIPs the folders and files before shunting them off to the nether regions. The link is for the Compare the different versions page. I use the Essential version because it is backing up Server 2012 R2 and this cost 69. There is a trial version so you can have a play but it is only for 21 days.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with this product and only mention it as a possible solution to the OPs issue especially if they are happy with their present Cloud slurper, present backup method excepted. This software is quite cheap and extremely versatile IMO.

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