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    in reply to: Server Consolidation #375617

    Re: Server Consolidation

    It sounds like you are going to struggle if you are looking to consolidate roles and don’t know about NAS.

    I would honestly suggest getting a consultant in to assist you.

    The answer to this question is just too big and realistically it is a consultative audit and recommendations report that you are needing.

    This topic could go on and on.

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    in reply to: Windows Installer service #375616

    Re: Windows Installer service

    No doubt you have tried these, but maybe give it a look?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/cd46860b-b582-4a92-8553-8acdecdebf51

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    in reply to: NTBackup problem #375615

    Re: NTBackup problem

    What computer are you re-registering you VSS writers on?

    Ensure you register them on the DC in question and not the NT Backup server.

    Are they one and the same?

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    in reply to: DNS Not starting after reboot. #375614

    Re: DNS Not starting after reboot.

    I would say you are aiming down the right track.

    If you go into NIC properties and manually set the speed as opposed to using auto, this may work (for fault finding)

    first try 100mb full duplex

    then 1gb full duplex.

    It does sound like your NIC is struggling to negotiate speeds.

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    in reply to: (My) Documents Folder redirection #375613

    Re: (My) Documents Folder redirection

    It should be fine, all my docs should be synchronised on all machines anyway, so the server copy will be the authoritive one.

    I can’t think of any experience of doing this with multiple machines, but I have had experience of moving my docs to a new location via gpo, and hopefully you will benefit from my hindsight!

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    in reply to: (My) Documents Folder redirection #375612

    Re: (My) Documents Folder redirection

    If you are not going to each machine individually, and just doing the file copy, I would do the following ;

    1. Copy all information from old directories to new
    2. Select the “Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location
      when policy is removed” option box within the redirection GPO, and click OK.
    3. Apply policy to all computers
    4. Create a new redirection policy to the new computers

    The reason for this, is in my experience if you change the location for the redirection, the computers still look at the old location and it causes masses of problems.

    It is so much easier to remove the policy, apply, reapply new policy.

    Save yourself some time and do it this way.

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    in reply to: (My) Documents Folder redirection #375611

    Re: (My) Documents Folder redirection

    When you say “profiles”, do you just mean manual redirection of my docs?

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    in reply to: Terminal Services Profiles #375610

    Re: Terminal Services Profiles

    What help did you use? It’s pretty straight forward and a very simple overview can be found at ;

    http://jeremywaldrop.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/mandatory-user-profiles-in-windows-2008-terminal-server-and-xenapp-5/

    I know it says Xenapp, but this is just the mandatory profile that they guy is creating.

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    in reply to: (My) Documents Folder redirection #375609

    Re: (My) Documents Folder redirection

    It is always a pain moving my docs via GPO after a manual point to a different server.

    Do yourself a favour and follow this routine (as per my experience)

    1. Create the my docs folders on the new server
    2. go to the machine manually and just perform a repoint (obviously there isn’t a lot of machines so this is ok)
    3. make sure you copy contents into new location
    4. Do your mydocs redirection group policy once the data is in new location

    Save you a headache

    Apart from this, nothing to worry about.

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    in reply to: Active Directory Administrative Centre #375608

    Re: Active Directory Administrative Centre

    Hi hazey,

    There is no “Copy user” option in Active Directory Administrative Center.
    ADAC does not yet fully replace ADUC

    For Ossian : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560631%28WS.10%29.aspx

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    in reply to: Exchange WEb App and Password Change #375607

    Re: Exchange WEb App and Password Change

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb684904.aspx

    Configuring the Change Password Feature in Outlook Web App

    Is this what you are looking for?

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    in reply to: Moving between domains with same name #375606

    Re: Moving between domains with same name

    Clients “never” want to spend money :-)

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    in reply to: New members, wanna say hi? (Archive #17) #375605

    Re: New members, wanna say hi? This is the place!

    Hi Sam, and welcome.

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    in reply to: Migrating domain need to relink Exchange #375604

    Re: Migrating domain need to relink Exchange

    I am sure someone will come up with a spark of wisdom, but the following link means you may run into a few problems..

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925824

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    in reply to: Unable to delete email from Draft OWA 2007 #375603

    Re: Unable to delete email from Draft OWA 2007

    Hi, found a good post that may give you your answer, good luck :

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrclients/thread/2882fd4c-30c6-424f-8ef6-ea5663edb6db

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    in reply to: Find out which files have ben accessed. #375602

    Re: Find out which files have ben accessed.

    Client OS in this instance is Windows XP SP3.

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    in reply to: Share on server asking for a password #375600

    Re: Share on server asking for a password

    when you put the username and password in does it work?

    If you type

    net use x: \server1share from a PC and a user that “has access” what are the results?

    If it asks for a password and then accepts it, then it can only be a problem with accessing AD/domain.

    Is there a problem with network speed? Is slow link detection the issue? Have you looked at your switches to make sure they are not flashing like a Christmas tree and maybe this is why the problem went away i the first place because the troublesome device was unplugged?

    What happens when you ping -t your DC from an affected host?

    Process of elimination this one, lots of things to try, but shouldn’t be too difficult to resolve.

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    Re: After migrate to 2008 : cannot see reservations on XP stations

    This is a problem with the MMC on Windows XP.

    Apparantly it will work with MMC 3.0 on Windows 2003 but not MMC 3.0 on Windows XP.

    I am sure if you use this as your basis you will find the answer you are looking for.

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    Re: SBS 2003R2 – Users can no longer access network shares or resources

    What happens if you give clients static IPs whilst you fix DHCP? Can they log on then?

    Are all of your SBS CALS installed? (long shot)

    Ossian is right as usual, the answer my friend is blowing in the event logs, the answer is blowing in the event logs.

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    in reply to: Secondary DNS lookups failing #375596

    Re: Secondary DNS lookups failing

    Hi,

    Are you using root hints and not forwarders? Can’t you just add some DNS forwarders into the system?

    Ste

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    in reply to: Serious 2008 R2 DC issues #375595

    Re: Serious 2008 R2 DC issues

    Are all DCs in existence? DC01, and DC02? One of them hasn’t been uncleanly removed has it?

    Are you trying to join a 2008R2 server to a 2003 domain?

    The below is for linking to an existing 2003 domain;

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=232122

    This is aftger reading the section in your post
    “Event String:
    NTDS (456) NTDSA: Database ‘C:WindowsNTDSntds.dit’: The secondary index ‘PDNT_index’ of table ‘datatable’ may be corrupt. If there is no later event showing the index being rebuilt, then please defragment the database to rebuild the index.”

    Worth a go?

    Ste

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    in reply to: Serious 2008 R2 DC issues #375594

    Re: Serious 2008 R2 DC issues

    Have you got a VPN set up between from site to site?

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    in reply to: Final steps after AD migration #375593

    Re: Final steps after AD migration

    No problem, same applies, just ignore the DHCP bit :)

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    in reply to: Recreate Default Domain Policy #375592

    Re: Recreate Default Domain Policy

    You would think it would be as easy as recreating a new blank GPO and then linking it by changing the GUID in the SYSVOL folder, but it is not as easy as this.

    You would then need to do a bit of fiddling in ADSI Edit to create the GUID, this is what the little tool that we discussed previously does.

    I am not sure of the manual process of doing this and I would have to Google it.

    As far as I can see your options are as follows ;

    1. Backup AD and run dcgpofix.
    2. Backup AD and run through the manual creation and link of new template.
    3. (and this is my preference) Expand all selections in GPMC and remove/change and bogus entries, this would stand you the best chance of longevity.

    You may run into security problems recreating it, so even if all looks ok in the short term, you may run into some long term issues.

    See http://support.microsoft.com/?KBID=833783 for details.

    Bite the bullet, expand and change :-)

    Ste

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    in reply to: Final steps after AD migration #375591

    Re: Final steps after AD migration

    There shouldn’t be. I have migrated to 2008 before without error. Is your DHCP server just pointing at the 2008 DC now and is this the only DNS server?

    What errors are you getting in your event logs? Unable to find a suitable domain controller for domain xxx.domain.com?

    Are there any remnants of the old DC in AD? Are the clients still trying to look for the old DC for authentication? Have you flushed the network cards on the client machines just in case? What happens when you do?

    Have you ran a dcdiag on the server?

    The first key to this is to have a look in the event logs server and client side and see what the error is.

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    in reply to: Final steps after AD migration #375590

    Re: Final steps after AD migration

    Your member servers are just domain computers. As long as they know where to look when they need something, they are happy.

    So as long as the only thing you have changed is the DC, then nothing else is required.

    I wish I could give a more drawn out answer, but you nailed it in your statement ;-)

    Ste

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    in reply to: Q drive from WDS installation and net login script #375589

    Re: Q drive from WDS installation and net login script

    Have a look at standalone delivery and removing the need for a Q drive ;

    http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/infrastructure.mspx

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    in reply to: GPO Forefront Client Security #375588

    Re: GPO Forefront Client Security

    What setting have you changed? Was it a user setting or a computer setting?

    If it is a computer setting, make sure you link the GPO to a container that contains computers

    If it is a user setting, make sure you link the GPO to a container that contains users.

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    in reply to: user for sql 2008 #375587

    Re: user for sql 2008

    sa is a SQL account and neither local or domain.

    Ste

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