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    Disconnect the virtual NIC, it’ll force a logon using the cached credentials…..reconnect NIC and start troubleshooting….

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    Hahhaha! Ooooops….just created a similar thread but from SBS2008 not 2003

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    in reply to: SBS2008 to SBS2008 New Hardware VM #308882
    cruachan;n493266 wrote:
    You can do it as a migration using an answer file, same as going from 2003 to 2008 or 2011. Microsoft have a migration guide for this scenario too.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=11592

    Yeah – I’ve been reading up on that already – seems a bit easier than going from 2003 to 2011!!

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    in reply to: Recover data from Windows 8.1 Bitlocker #308881

    Re: Recover data from Windows 8.1 Bitlocker

    Ossian;290453 wrote:
    AFAIK this supported recovery method is still valid:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201
    You could also follow these steps:
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html

    Thanks for those – will give ’em a go! :-D

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    in reply to: Upgrade windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 #308880

    Re: Upgrade windows server 2003 to windows server 2008

    wullieb1;290251 wrote:
    You’re using a desktop system as a server?? Is this a business??

    If it is, I’m going to cry!!! :cry:

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    in reply to: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop #308879

    Re: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop

    ccoscina;290037 wrote:
    Well – my boss is sensitive with our budget – although if it needs the extra ram we can adjust it.

    I think we should be okay though – the amount of operations that the SQL server will perform isn’t too high – and the size of the entire database isn’t any bigger than 1 or 2 GB. If we need to adjust the amount of memory on the server I’m sure we can do that – but my boss won’t want to pay for it if he doesn’t feel its necessary.

    Is you boss management or an IT expert??

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    in reply to: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop #308878

    Re: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop

    ccoscina;290012 wrote:
    Thanks alot Ossian :)

    Our actual server will have 8GB – so we should be fine.

    The Toshiba laptop is just used for practice – so if it runs like crap that is fine. It won’t be used for anything in the “real world”, just for learning – so as long as it works that’s all that matters.

    8GB for a Windows Server and SQL? The price of RAM these days is cheap so why not just throw some extra RAM in there – I’d be putting 32GB minimum in there.

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    in reply to: Office 365 with Non-Office 365 domains #308877

    Re: Office 365 with Non-Office 365 domains

    Thanks for the info – much appreciated! :bowdown:

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    in reply to: New internet domain #308876

    Re: New internet domain

    Also – if the internal name is oldcompany.local and the new company is called brandnew.local – that is not easily changed.

    Management will probably ask “why do I still logon to oldcompany.local? Can you just change that?”

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Migration – Exch SP3 #308875

    Re: SBS 2011 Migration – Exch SP3

    Once the initial install has completed, I usual do all the updates…SP3 + latest Rollup Update. Don’t forget to force it to check online (WU) as there will be whole new set it install when it downloads them in a few days…

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    in reply to: win 2012 new installation advice.. #308874

    Re: win 2012 new installation advice..

    No – not an overnight job. You need to plan it out.

    What about backups?
    Profiles / roaming profiles?
    Data? Redirected folders?
    Drive mappings?

    How are you backing up the SQL? Do you have the correct passwords / access to the DBs?

    There’s a load to consider here…

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    in reply to: Event ID 1058 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise #308873

    Re: Event ID 1058 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

    For starters have you run dcdiag and repadmin?

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    in reply to: Mail list on 1 line in SBS 2011 OWA? #308872

    Re: Mail list on 1 line in SBS 2011 OWA?

    Perhaps you need to explain further?

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    in reply to: SBS Disks SP1 #308871

    Re: SBS Disks SP1

    You’ll need to upgrade that to SBS 2003 SP2 + a load of other prerequisites before even thinking about stating a migration.

    Media:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

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    in reply to: "Swing Migration" #308870

    Re: "Swing Migration"

    Assuming your using the standard MS tool set, the domain name is kept but you choose the name of your new destination server during the migration process.

    All the AD roles are transferred to the target SBS2011 during the initial phase of the migration.

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    in reply to: Window 7 Log in problems #308869

    Re: Window 7 Log in problems

    giaciofano;278768 wrote:
    Hi everybody this my first post as I am a new member. I administer a window server 2008 R2 with window 7 clients inviroment. The problem I have got is that only 2 users can access the server from one client machine but all users can access the server from the rest of the client machines. I have tried everything and cannot solve the problem. Any ideas. Thank in advance

    Care to tell us what you’ve tried so far?

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    in reply to: exchange 2010 not receiving email from exchange 2003 #308868

    Re: exchange 2010 not receiving email from exchange 2003

    Lets have a look at the NDR then….

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    in reply to: To be SBS2003…or not to be…that is the question! #308867

    Re: To be SBS2003…or not to be…that is the question!

    Ser Olmy;278659 wrote:
    Whoever installed it must have decided to run setup.exe manually from the Exchange CD instead. Which works just fine.

    Fair comment – the customer isn’t using Exchange on this server either – the services re disabled.

    Ser Olmy;278659 wrote:
    You don’t need to have a “MyBusiness” OU just because you have Small Business Server. You can create any AD objects you like using the standard tools.

    Yep – I know they can be anywhere.

    What migration issues would I be likely to run into – if and when?

    Might be easier to start from scratch – there’s only 7 or so computers…

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    in reply to: To be SBS2003…or not to be…that is the question! #308866

    Re: To be SBS2003…or not to be…that is the question!

    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes there is a “Continue Setup” exe on the desktop – Exchange is partly installed – I don’t know how that could happen if the install didn’t continue.

    There are no AD groups relating to SBS like My Business etc….

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    in reply to: DNS Warning #308865

    Re: DNS Warning

    Why have you disabled DNS forwarders? You normally have your ISPs DNS servers in there.

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    in reply to: Looking for recovery of crashed Windows PC hard disk files #308864

    Re: Looking for recovery of crashed Windows PC hard disk files

    Ossian;276909 wrote:
    Oh, and if the next post just happens to be from a new member, and recommends commercial products, bans will be issued as we have seen that sort of spamming before

    And bingo! Don’t have this weeks lottery numbers do you per chance?? :razz:

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    in reply to: DHCP Leases #308863

    Re: DHCP Leases

    ..and check the event logs – if the scenario is true then you’ll have events telling you the pool is full.

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    in reply to: Nas for exch #308862

    Re: Nas for exch

    Ossian;276921 wrote:
    No problem with external or NAS drives for backups, but the Exchange databases need to be on DAS or a SAN

    Yes – I just re-read the question – my bad – sorry!

    I thought the OP was talking about backup of the DBs – no actual storage for day-to-day use – yes that would be bad!!

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    in reply to: Nas for exch #308861

    Re: Nas for exch

    bigalusn;276687 wrote:
    I know using an exeternal drive is a no, no especially if it’s a USB drive, but is it possible to use a NAS device? Can I config a NAS to store the stores and logs?

    Care to expand on that? We have SBS2011 servers which have Symantec Backup Exec backing up to USB drives.

    What’s the problem with this solution?

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    in reply to: Printing to an XP printer #308860

    Re: Printing to an XP printer

    cruachan;276589 wrote:
    Pretty sure XP doesn’t support adding x64 drivers on the printer share, so if using the HP UPD doesn’t work by entering the printer share name and connecting to it (install the UPD in dynamic mode and then point it to the printer share as \pcprinter), you’ll probably need to buy a JetDirect or something similar.

    We have this problem on occasion with clients who use old Epson dot matrix printers for doing invoices, wage slips etc. Most of them are Parallel port only and not everyone has a PC old enough to share it from.

    Nope – it doesn’t support it – it’s a 32bit OS invented well before x64 was mainstream.

    Tried UPD in dynamic mode – didn’t like it – may have been because the share name had spaces in it, although I didn’t test that theory.

    I’m about to have the same issue next week, so how did you get around the problem with an old parallel port printer? USB to parallel converter to connect to Windows 7? Then you have the small issue of a driver….

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    in reply to: Connecting two SBS servers together #308859

    Re: Connecting two SBS servers together

    You could start a migration. You have 21 days – or longer if you know how to disable the core timer.

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    in reply to: SBS2011 Event Id 55 NTFS @ 11:01 PM #308858

    Re: SBS2011 Event Id 55 NTFS @ 11:01 PM

    Do you have Kaspersky installed per chance?

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Exchange SP1 > SP3 #308857

    Re: SBS 2011 Exchange SP1 > SP3

    Yeah – I mean if you have a current install of Exch 2010 SP1 – can you just install SP3 without having to install SP2 first.

    A yes then! :-)

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    in reply to: How do I increase the VSS timeout? #308856

    Re: How do I increase the VSS timeout?

    5habbaranks;276102 wrote:
    I did research and it took me to the exact links you linked me to. The reason I questioned it was that all the links I found was related to Vaeem. Which obviously isn’t the case for me.

    Regardless of the end product, if it’s using the VSS service then it should apply – as you are using the VSS service. 8-)

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    in reply to: Migration Problem SBS2003 to SBS2011 #308855

    Re: Migration Problem SBS2003 to SBS2011

    Have you disabled any additional NICs on the source server – and checked the network topology?

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