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    in reply to: Lansweeper Network Inventory Software? #380767

    Re: Lansweeper Network Inventory Software?

    thanks guys, we have installed it in our network and have been using it for the last month, we must say: pretty impressed! this software is really worth tripple its cost!

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    in reply to: File replication #380766

    Re: File replication

    ScottMcD;230886 wrote:
    We’re using WS08 R2 DFSR to centralize our backups. Works like a charm.

    yep, we use it too, works brilliant!

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    in reply to: 2003 ad to 2008 ad #380765

    Re: 2003 ad to 2008 ad

    we are actually running all 2008 in our environment but are still on functional level 2008, we are still trying to figure out if it will be really worth to upgrade, since we indeed cant go back afterwards

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    in reply to: Service Pack 1 is RTM #380764

    Re: Service Pack 1 is RTM

    whow, so its actually already available :-o i will start downloading immediately!

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    in reply to: Disk Performance problems on server #380763

    Re: Disk Performance problems on server

    do you have the possibility to stripe over more disks then the current config?

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    in reply to: domain admin credential is not working #380762

    Re: domain admin credential is not working

    and do all clients fail? or do some of them succeed to install?

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    in reply to: Software deployment using GP #277220

    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.

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    in reply to: Hello, Hi, Welcome, Introduction – archive #5 #277219

    Re: Hello, Hi, Welcome, Introduction – Newcomers – post HERE

    Hi all,

    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!

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    in reply to: Finally, Symantec get what they deserve #277218

    Re: Finally, Symantec get what they deserve

    heheh, Symanctec only gets good products by buying them out..i.e. BackupExec…

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    in reply to: change the av #277217

    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.

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    in reply to: Upgrade w2k to win2003exchange #277216

    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.

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    in reply to: Setting up a decent AD structure(or the best) #277215

    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.

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    in reply to: active directory multiple sites #277214

    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.

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    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?

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    in reply to: PCs in remote site not using remote DC #277212

    Re: PCs in remote site not using remote DC

    Hi, Have a look at this article:

    http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci1259668,00.html?track=NL-458&ad=591318&asrc=EM_NLT_1537734&uid=5420384

    Particularly the MS fix for DFS/SysVol

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    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.

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    in reply to: Cannot restore *.BAK files with NTBackup #277210

    Re: Cannot restore *.BAK files with NTBackup

    Sorted, moved tape drive to different conenctor and going fine now.

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    in reply to: install Windows 2003 R2 #277209

    Re: install Windows 2003 R2

    I have taken one server ‘up’ and it gave me no issues. All patches installed and then the R2 upgrade applied.

    As always a backup gives the option of a second opinion if you need it!

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    in reply to: Quick question on deploying applications #277208

    Re: Quick question on deploying applications

    Good point, thanks! 8)

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    in reply to: Migration from one 2K domain to new 2k3 domain #277207

    Re: Migration from one 2K domain to new 2k3 domain

    Ahh, just realised i put this in wrong forum. Can a mod please move?:-?

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