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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Office 2010 Professional Plus? #292697

    Re: Office 2010 Professional Plus?

    thanks for the replies

    i presumed i would need a volume license

    so x50 users volume license of 2010 Home and Business x50…done

    dammit, Professional Plus is twice as pricey

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    in reply to: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets #292696

    Re: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets

    Hi guys sorry i haven’t updated this since i opened the tread it was indeed caused by a bad windows update, i believe it was the “MS Office File Validation Add-in” update in June

    rolled back effected machines an all is well

    hope this helps those that are affected!

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    in reply to: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets #292695

    Re: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets

    hi all thanks for the replies

    the problem doesn’t happen when the sheet is copied locally to an “affected” machine, the spreadsheet opens normal

    i can browse the network on my machine without any issues

    it seems its size related on the spreadsheets, if the spreadsheet is over a 1 or 2mb it locks up?

    word docs on the server don’t seem to be affected by the issue, they open fine.

    on my machine (affected) in the event logs im receiving

    error.jpg

    weird

    any ideas?!

    i really appreciate it guys thanks

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    in reply to: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets #292694

    Re: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets

    nothing at all, just stalls at a white blank page, after about 4-5mins if you try to close the window you get the classic “unresponsive program”

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    in reply to: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets #292693

    Re: Excel (2003) hanging when opening spreadsheets

    hi

    all outlook installations are 2003 so should all be the same format

    documents are all stored on our file server (which has been restarted, with no effect)

    i have just had a crash on my own machine from opening one the “effecting” spreadsheets so just waiting to see if can see anything in the dump file

    odd how 1 machine can not open it, then another can? is there any setting i can flush in excel?

    i thought it could have been a dns issue with the docs being on the file server but i have flushed dns an can ping the server etc?!

    any ideas?

    im stumped

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    in reply to: system can’t determine if member of AD DS #292692

    Re: system can’t determine if member of AD DS

    fantastico!

    have some rep :)

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: 2000 to 2008 r2 switch-a-roo #292691

    Re: 2000 to 2008 r2 switch-a-roo

    Hello one and all, finally got around to starting the upgrade to the domain

    so far i have, switched functional levels on our 2000 domain over to “native” ran forest prep, domain prep and domain prep /gprep

    joined the 2008r2 machine onto the (2000) domain. tried to promo the 2008r2 machine and received an error to say

    “you will not be able to install a read only domain controller in this domain, because adprep /rodcprep has not run yet”

    i dont want a rodc though!!

    or do you have to run rodc first?

    thanks

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    in reply to: 2000 to 2008 r2 switch-a-roo #292690

    Re: 2000 to 2008 r2 switch-a-roo

    well my original thought was to demote it down to a member, but are there any advantages of demoting?

    thanks

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    in reply to: domain switch from 2000 to 2008 #292689

    Re: domain switch from 2000 to 2008

    fantastico, i just wanted clarification….

    thanks, im sure i will be asking more questions soon!

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    in reply to: terminal services licensing issue (2000) #292688

    Re: terminal services licensing issue (2000)

    hi thanks for your reply

    no the licensing server is not specified in the reg.

    although it seems to be working better now…

    on the licensing server i now have licenses allocated to a number of clients although some clients are still not able to connect.

    i still have licenses available.

    we are using a mixture of Wyse and HP thin clients.

    anybody any ideas?

    would specifically specifying the licensing server within terminal services help?!

    thanks

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    in reply to: SQL 2000 Performance Issues #292687

    Re: sql 2000 (i dunno where to put this thread) performance issues

    thanks for the replies guys

    i know its not ideal it being the PDC but its the domain i inherited when i got the job, its also the DNS server too!

    i will try an run those SQL commands later today..

    im just looking at SQL Profiler at the moment, i have found threads to say create a template with the following items to see if you can spot any issues.

    Database:

    database file auto grow
    log file auto grow

    Errors/ Warnings:

    errorlog
    eventlog
    Exception

    Lock:

    Lock:deadlock
    Lock:deadlock chain

    Stored Procedures:

    RPC:completed
    RPC:starting
    SP:cachehit
    SP:cacheinsert
    SP:cachemiss
    SP:cacheremove
    SP:completed
    SP:execcontenthit
    SP:recompile
    SP:starting
    SP:stmtcompleted

    T-SQL:

    SQL:batchcompleted
    SQL:batchstarting
    SQL:stmtcompleted

    after i have ran the trace, what do i do with it?!

    appologies im lame when it comes to SQL!

    thanks

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: SQL 2000 Performance Issues #292686

    Re: sql 2000 (i dunno where to put this thread) performance issues

    Update

    Hello all im still getting loads fo complaints regarding our SQL server, i have run the following on performance monitor an results are below

    Memory: Page/ Sec – Average = 0.263 Max = 18.00
    Memory: Available Bytes – Average = 1013.280 Max = 1014.000
    Physical Disk: % Disk Time – Average = 12.351 Max = 27.533
    Pysical Disk: Avg. Disk Queue Length – Average = 0.242 Max = 1.043
    Processor: % Processor Time – Average = 1.851 Max = 54.297
    System: Processor Queue Length – Average = 0.030 Max = 2.000
    SQL Server Buffer: Buffer Cache Hit Ratio – Average = 99.341 Max = 99.343

    do these figures seem normal?

    thanks

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: SQL 2000 Performance Issues #292685

    Re: sql 2000 (i dunno where to put this thread) performance issues

    thanks for the reply midnight…its never to late to join the party!

    right ok, im going to run a log for :

    Memory: pages/sec
    Memory: available Bytes
    physical Disk % disk time
    physical disk avg disk queue length
    Processor % time
    system % processor length
    SQL server buffer cache hit ratio

    an hopefully that should give more hints to whats going on.

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: SQL 2000 Performance Issues #292684

    Re: sql 2000 (i dunno where to put this thread) performance issues

    paging looks ok to be honest…

    it comes down to costs here, they say they dont need to upgrade so the cost is a waste!!

    i think with the end of life for 2000 coming up soon it hink that will be a kick in the arse!

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: SQL 2000 Performance Issues #292683

    Re: sql 2000 (i dunno where to put this thread) performance issues

    sorry should have mentioned its server 2000 (standard)

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Random Networks showing under "My Network Places" #292682

    Re: Random Networks showing under "My Network Places"

    ahh great stuff, i will just leave well alone then.

    muchas gracias!

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Random Networks showing under "My Network Places" #292681

    Re: Random Networks showing under "My Network Places"

    righto cheers guys!

    our wireless network has a disgustingly hard random hex passkey so i woudl be surprised if anyone has jumped on that.

    i think the bringing in laptops from other networks sounds like a likely culprit

    will these names drop automatically when the devices have been removed?

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    in reply to: w32tm on server 2000 remove config #292680

    Re: w32tm on server 2000 remove config

    i think im still asleep, the reason why DC3 was getting errors was NET TIME wasnt restarted

    ahhh its going to be a long day

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: w32tm on server 2000 remove config #292679

    Re: w32tm on server 2000 remove config

    im a numpty!

    i did net time /setsntp:name of our pdc[/CODE]

    then did

    [CODE]w32tm -once -test -v[/CODE]

    this showed that it had binded to the PDC an said something about time diff of w32tm /monitor[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC2.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.196]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: -1.6640000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: unspecified / unsynchronized [0.0.0.0][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC1.DOMAIN.ds *** PDC *** [192.168.10.193]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: +0.0000000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: ntp2.usno.navy.mil [192.5.41.209][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC3.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.194]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: error WSAECONNRESET – no server listening on NTP port[/FONT]

    i think i still have issues…..i still have a time diff between my XP box an the PDC too[CODE]net time /setsntp:name of our pdc[/CODE]

    then did

    w32tm -once -test -v[/CODE]

    this showed that it had binded to the PDC an said something about time diff of w32tm /monitor[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC2.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.196]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: -1.6640000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: unspecified / unsynchronized [0.0.0.0][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC1.DOMAIN.ds *** PDC *** [192.168.10.193]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: +0.0000000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: ntp2.usno.navy.mil [192.5.41.209][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC3.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.194]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: error WSAECONNRESET – no server listening on NTP port[/FONT]

    i think i still have issues…..i still have a time diff between my XP box an the PDC too[CODE]w32tm -once -test -v[/CODE]

    this showed that it had binded to the PDC an said something about time diff of < 1

    so it must be kinda working now…

    if i run (from my XP box) w32tm /monitor[/CODE]

    i get the following

    [FONT=Arial]C:Documents and Settingsadmin>w32tm /monitor[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC2.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.196]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: -1.6640000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: unspecified / unsynchronized [0.0.0.0][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC1.DOMAIN.ds *** PDC *** [192.168.10.193]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: +0.0000000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] RefID: ntp2.usno.navy.mil [192.5.41.209][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]DC3.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.194]:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] ICMP: 0ms delay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial] NTP: error WSAECONNRESET – no server listening on NTP port[/FONT]

    i think i still have issues…..i still have a time diff between my XP box an the PDC too[CODE] w32tm /monitor[/CODE]

    i get the following

    C:Documents and Settingsadmin>w32tm /monitor
    DC2.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.196]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay.
    NTP: -1.6640000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds
    RefID: unspecified / unsynchronized [0.0.0.0]
    DC1.DOMAIN.ds *** PDC *** [192.168.10.193]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay.
    NTP: +0.0000000s offset from DC1.DOMAIN.ds
    RefID: ntp2.usno.navy.mil [192.5.41.209]
    DC3.DOMAIN.ds [192.168.10.194]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay.
    NTP: error WSAECONNRESET – no server listening on NTP port

    i think i still have issues…..i still have a time diff between my XP box an the PDC too

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    in reply to: Error 13508 NtFrs trying to replicate dead server #292678

    Re: Error 13508 NtFrs trying to replicate dead server

    its ok all, i found this in the MS site

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: DNS Reverse Lookup Zones #292677

    Re: DNS Reverse Lookup Zones

    cheers matey!

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: DNS Reverse Lookup Zones #292676

    Re: DNS Reverse Lookup Zones

    hello mate

    the vpns are all connecting in with

    192.168.1.0
    192.168.2.0
    192.168.3.0 etc

    but with a bit of jiggery pokery in the routing tables on the servers

    so im ok just to add a reverse zone for 192.168.0.0 will that surfice for all of our connecting in VPN’s or will i need to add more zones for each subnet?

    sorry…im a red ha!

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    in reply to: 2003 TS in a 2000 Domain (Licenses) #292675

    Re: 2003 TS in a 2000 Domain (Licenses)

    thank guys

    so a 2003 terminal server in a 2000 domain is ok though?

    **update**

    our existing TS cals will not be applicable to the newer o/s so any new server o/s will need all new ts-cals, which is nice!

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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292674

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    hey guys thanks for all the replies

    yes the os “was” 2000, im currently in the process of getting budgetting to install 2003 onto the flattened server

    i will open a new thread regarding a 2003 TS in a 2000 domain

    once again thanks!

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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292673

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    Right i have removes the pagefile from C; without any issues

    when i came to remove if from the E: partition it complained about not being able to debug if the page file is less than 3583MB if a stop error occurs

    is that because the os resides on that partition?

    shall i continue removing the page files and increasing F: ?

    ……………………… UPDATE……………………………………

    oh something else now too, it wont let me increase F: above 4095

    “Enter a page file size that is greater than or equal to the initial size of the page file size and less than 4095”

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292672

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    wullieb1;147718 wrote:
    Yeah best option is to rebuild and start from scratch with yuor required settings.

    If thats not an option at the moment then i would do what i said and delete all the pagefiles that you have a recreate the one on F:

    thanks matey

    i will keep you posted

    thanks for the responses guys!!

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292671

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    gforceindustries;147714 wrote:
    As a long term strategy it may be worth looking at upgrading the server to 2003 or 2008 x64 to take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM. That depends on the spec of the server though and the load it’s under as to whether or not it’s worth it.

    i’d love too but they wont let me! the whole domain is on 2000 servers an they wont justify the cost :(

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    mudcow007
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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292670

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    gforceindustries;147710 wrote:
    If flattening the machine is an option, then I would go for it – do it now while it still is a viable option. 2 gig for the system partition (assuming the C drive is the Windows partition) isn’t exactly spacious.

    I don’t see much need for three partitions on a TS (other than the performance boost of putting the page file on its own drive, which may not be a significant boost) – I’m hoping that any user data is stored on a separate server?

    no there is nothing on the C: partition, the os is installed on the E: partition

    to be honest i dont really want to flatten it, if i can do with out it, but if i have too i have too :(

    the machine is in use during the day too, so it makes change differcult!

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    in reply to: Server 2000 Page File #292669

    Re: Server 2000 Page File

    hi thanks for the reply

    the machine has 8gb i think it has more than that physically but being 32bit it can on see 4gb of it

    so if i just remove all the page files from all but F: then increase the size of the pagefile on F:?

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    in reply to: Sessions being locked randomly #292668

    Re: Sessions being locked randomly

    anyone??

    it seems to be happening more often now

    maybe this is connected, whena user logs on first thing in the morning, the default domain is not selected in the log on window if that makes sense?

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