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Re: Software deployment using GP
Weird….I take it then your servers and workstations are either in the same OU or you applied the policy at a domain level.
Guessing again-you applied it to authenticated users.
Do a RSOP using gpmc and see if your workstations are actually in the correct security groups and correct OUs to get Office.
It sounds like your installation files are fine, just that they are not actually being applied to your workstations.
Re: Hello, Hi, Welcome, Introduction – Newcomers – post HERE
long time reader and realised I always refer back to this site so will try and be more active in the forums and post suggestions based on what I have found worked for me -> no guarantee it’s right!
Re: change the av
I recommend NOD and my company is moving our clients away from Symantec. Main reasons? Price and support. NOD is much cheaper and I can call the engineers directly. Symantec support and licencing is a nightmare I never want to live through again….
Also NOD searches for Spyware, is rated very highly on performance and efficiency. Also pretty easy to setup if you read the manual that comes with.
I also like and use Trend, just find NOD to be cheaper.
Re: Upgrade w2k to win2003exchange
Easiesy way? Make sure you have the 2K3 on new hardware and then (very basically) add the 2K3 exchange to yopur exchange organisation and move the mailboxes over and replizate the public folders.
In place upgrade may be chaeper in terms of hardware but will be flogging a dead horse (if it’s still 2k it’s got to be getting old….)
Somwwhere on this site is a really good how-to I have used in the past.
Re: Setting up a decent AD structure(or the best)
Something I use on a nationally ditributed site – put users into location based OUs and workstations into a single OU (assuming same base software company wide)
Further application of policy can then be by role based security groups.
Re: active directory multiple sites
Agreed, I was in a similar position just recently with sites that had dodgy links. Put a DC at each site and each site can function if the link is down. A bunch of FRS alerts lets you know when it was offline too.
Just plan your sites and IP address ranges right.
Have a google for the Microsoft Branch Office INfrastructure doco-really nice.June 5, 2007 at 6:18 pm in reply to: Unable to create new mailboxes on exchange 2003 server #277213
Re: Unable to create new mailboxes on exchange 2003 server
Have you installed Exchange System manager on the new hardware and verified mailboxes are being created when you create a new user?
Re: PCs in remote site not using remote DC
Hi, Have a look at this article:
Particularly the MS fix for DFS/SysVolApril 29, 2007 at 2:12 pm in reply to: Cannot logon to PDC emulator – domain not available #277211
Re: Cannot logon to PDC emulator – domain not available
Hi Andy, Yes all DCs are in correct site with correct subnets but I seem to have fix/workaround that gets me past.
I have added one of the other DC/DNS servers as secondary DNS and it seems ok now from last test (not really keen to reboot this server too much!)
Also found an article in another forum talking about how if Active Directory starts before DNS does, Netlogon won’t work properly – the fix? Give it half and hour or so and it sorts itself out.
Note that runnig DCDIAG, Netdiag and NLTEST I could not produce any errors or failures (other than FRS and KCC where another DC could not be contracted for replication due to failed links)
Another test was to nslookup on _tcp.dc._msdcs.DOMAIN (syntax may not be correct as is from memory) and this failed, but when i tried on other sites I have access to, including single SBS servers, multi DC etc they all failed this test so not sure if that’s a valid indicator either.
I would still be keen to try any other recommended tests or fixes if anyone know any.