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    in reply to: DNS Setup Problems #231165

    Please don’t disable IPv6 on SBS as you are likely to have Exchange issues!

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    in reply to: SBS 2008 DHCP Issue #231164

    Re: SBS 2008 DHCP Issue

    SBS doesn’t “work” unless it is the DHCP server and the DNS. You could add the router as a secondary DNS for Internet access whilst the server is down. However, when the SBS comes back up, you would probably have to reboot the workstations to rehome their DNS to the SBS, once it’s running.

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    in reply to: Group Policy Won’t ‘Save’ #231163

    Re: Group Policy Won’t ‘Save’

    I also want to thank you for reminding me of the solution. It came just at the right time, when I needed to apply it to a client!

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    in reply to: WSUS Keeps crashing – SBS 2008/Standard FE #231162

    Re: WSUS Keeps crashing – SBS 2008/Standard FE

    Tip: if you have never successfully run the WSUS cleanup wizard before, as you say it may run for hours. So uncheck all the options to cleanup then re-check only one. If that runs successfully, repeat for the next item, one at a time. Wash and repeat!

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    in reply to: Shadowcopy deleted and now? #231161

    Re: Shadowcopy deleted and now?

    Have you tried re-registering the VSS writers?

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    in reply to: Deleted server computer in wsus SBS2011 #231160

    Re: Deleted server computer in wsus SBS2011

    The easiest way to reset it IMHO is, if possible, take it out of the domain and reconnect it using [url]http://conect[/url]

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    in reply to: Running Out of Disk Space #231159

    Re: Running Out of Disk Space

    The other disk space eater to watch is the WSUS database and contents.

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    in reply to: RWW – certificates on client PCs #231158

    Re: RWW – certificates on client PCs

    Then it is working the way it should. Do you really want them working from all kinds of “odd locations” where you are not sure that the computers thay are using are clean and comply with your organisation standards.
    If you do, then issue them with USB keys that have the certificate installation package on them – a few clicks, but IMHO you are leaving yourself open to security and/or virus problems.

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    in reply to: Changing GPO’s on SBS2011, smart or not? #231157

    Re: Changing GPO’s on SBS2011, smart or not?

    As a rule, I try not to change the default SBS group policies in groupt policy manager. At most, I un-link them and then link in new ones I have created. But sometimes, rules are made to be broken….

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    in reply to: DHCP server – static only #231156

    Re: DHCP server – static only

    I hate to differ with my learned friends in this forum, but I can see a valid reason for handling the network this way.
    1) No desktops need to be touched, it is all handled from the server
    2) The DHCP effectively documents your “quasi-static” IP addresses
    3) In “normal” situations, only authorised endpoints connect to your network – assuming no-one applies a sniffer and spoofs MAC addresses.
    4) If there is a wireless access point, all the i-/smartphones in the building and outside proximity don’t get a free ride or jam up the network.

    Just a thought :-!

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    in reply to: Problem with slow server login and remote access #231155

    Re: Problem with slow server login and remote access

    Have you, by any chance, disabled IPv6 on the server?

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    Re: outlook web access will not load up – page constantly loading

    BTW, the landing page for OWA in SBS 2011 is
    remote.domain.com/owa

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    in reply to: Data drive access dennied #231153

    Re: Data drive access dennied

    Buying SBS is RIP since 1st January this year – even then it was only OEM since last July. Even so, it was SBS 2011, so why are you installing SBS 2008 anyway?

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    in reply to: cannot connect to sbs 2011 via remote desktop #231152

    Re: cannot connect to sbs 2011 via remote desktop

    Sorry for coming late to this thread, but I am just surprised no-one mentioned the SBS Console. Go to the Network/Connectivity tab and you have a dashboard of all your connectivity. Most important, IMHO, in the tasks on the RHS you have a “Fix My Network” wizard, which, usually, throws up any and all networking issues you may have.
    Of course, if your problem is restrictions in the ports/addresses in your firewall, it won’t know, but at least you won’t waste your time “fixing” your server when it doesn’t need fixed.

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    Re: Exchange log files are very large – 45GB total – Is this bad?

    For all this talk of backups, backups and Exchange logs, David, why not build a virtual machine somewhere and try a RESTORE. That way you will know if you have a valid backup or not.
    After all, backups aren’t worth the disk space they are taking, if you cannot restore from them!

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    Re: An Exchange 2007 Server on which an address list service is active cannot be foun

    Does the user exist in Active Directory Users and Computers after you run the wizard?

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    in reply to: SBS 2003 Admin account denied access #231149

    Re: SBS 2003 Admin account denied access

    Renaming the Administrator account is a Windows Server best practice that doesn’t apply to SBS 2003. It is necessarily implemented in later versions, but for 2003 the admin account – aka the 500 account is necessary for full implementation.

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    in reply to: DHCP and AD giving up on SBS 2003 but no errors found #231148

    Re: DHCP and AD giving up on SBS 2003 but no errors found

    There are only three problems with AD – DNS, DNS and DNS.
    Have you checked and tested your DNS?

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    in reply to: Can I disable/delete WSUS database? #231147

    Re: Can I disable/delete WSUS database?

    You can also start the WSUS admin console and under options you will find a Server Cleanup Wizard. There are a number of check marks there which help you clean up your database and reduce the footprint on your disks.
    For at least the first time that you run this wizard, i would suggest you untick all the boxes and run them one at a time. Even that can take quite a while. Then run this wizard on a regular basis.

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    Re: outlook web access will not load up – page constantly loading

    Have you tried the “Fix My Network” wizard?

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    Re: Domain controller with 2 member servers – How to rebuild DC

    What Ossian has given you is the general method for replacing a DC (without Exchange). You need to reinstall SBS2K11 and the best method by far is the swing method from sbsmigration.com.

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    in reply to: SBS 2k11 Backup #231144

    Re: SBS 2k11 Backup

    I don’t know why this happens, but I have had it happen to me also. You have one disk with full backups. So maybe you can reinitialize the other three and carry on. They will pick up the full server again on the first backup. Since all backups after the first are incremental, you’ll hardly be missing anything.

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    in reply to: need help with tasks? #231143

    Re: need help with tasks?

    Not sure what you mean. Backups are backups and reports are reports (or monitoring).

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    in reply to: SBS 2k11 #231142

    Re: SBS 2k11

    WTF?
    There are updates that do that for you. There is a BPA which flags that for you. Have you run updates? Have you installed WSUS? Have you run BPA?

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    in reply to: SBS 2k11 #231141

    Re: SBS 2k11

    If its Symantec, uncheck the “Check Network Drives” option and see if the copy times improve.

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    in reply to: DNS Warning #231140

    Re: DNS Warning

    Do all computers (server(s) and workstations) point to the SBS for DNS?
    If not, fix it!

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    in reply to: Simple SBS 2003 network fails internet connectivity #231139

    Re: Simple SBS 2003 network fails internet connectivity

    Don’t forward DNS to router. POint it at ISP’s DNS or leave it blank and use root hints.

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    in reply to: Simple SBS 2003 network fails internet connectivity #231138

    Re: Simple SBS 2003 network fails internet connectivity

    Does this SBS have one NIC or 2? Re-run the connect to Internet (CEICW) Wizard. Make sure that workstations are pointing to the correct gateway (1 NIC=router, 2 NICs=SBS) and that allstations are pointing to the SBS as DNS.

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    in reply to: RWW "Internal web site" not working #231137

    Re: RWW "Internal web site" not working

    Port 987, Ossian

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    in reply to: DNS Warning #231136

    Re: DNS Warning

    Does your Gateway/Firewall allow access to the Internet correctly? Do the stations resolve DNS queries to the Internet correctly? Try “nslookup” from a command prompt to see if names resolve correctly.
    As has already been mentioned (I think) try runing the BPA.

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