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July 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm in reply to: Suddenly Cannot login to Server 2012r2 DC as Administrator #308884
Disconnect the virtual NIC, it’ll force a logon using the cached credentials…..reconnect NIC and start troubleshooting….April 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm in reply to: Advice on migration from SBS 2003 to Windows server 2012 R2 Essentials #308883
Hahhaha! Ooooops….just created a similar thread but from SBS2008 not 2003cruachan;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.
Yeah – I’ve been reading up on that already – seems a bit easier than going from 2003 to 2011!!
Re: Recover data from Windows 8.1 BitlockerOssian;290453 wrote:AFAIK this supported recovery method is still valid:
You could also follow these steps:
Thanks for those – will give ’em a go! :-DFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm in reply to: Upgrade windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 #308880
Re: Upgrade windows server 2003 to windows server 2008wullieb1;290251 wrote:You’re using a desktop system as a server?? Is this a business??
If it is, I’m going to cry!!! :cry:February 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm in reply to: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop #308879
Re: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptopccoscina;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??February 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm in reply to: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptop #308878
Re: Running Windows Server with Hyper-V on Toshiba Laptopccoscina;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.
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?”
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…
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?
How are you backing up the SQL? Do you have the correct passwords / access to the DBs?
There’s a load to consider here…
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.
Re: Window 7 Log in problemsgiaciofano;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?November 17, 2013 at 1:56 am 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….
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…
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….September 14, 2013 at 6:29 am in reply to: Looking for recovery of crashed Windows PC hard disk files #308864
Re: Looking for recovery of crashed Windows PC hard disk filesOssian;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:
Re: Nas for exchOssian;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!!
Re: Nas for exchbigalusn;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?
Re: Printing to an XP printercruachan;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….
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-)