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    in reply to: Print Server yes or no #384816

    Thanks Ossian

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    in reply to: Print Server yes or no #384815

    I know Ossian I get the impression it was a two server company than have grown rapidly and the IT has got left behind, I am looking to split roles and add some more servers and get a more balanced setup. One extra question if I was to install the print role would this wipe out my printers as I was thinking of building a new print server and migrate the printers. I have 350 staff 25 printers across a 3 acre site :(

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    in reply to: Resize disk question #384814

    So its a windows guest OS and like Wullieb1 said he does resize the vhd, i just never realised you could do this on the fly.

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    in reply to: Exchange/DC same server want to move to Office 365 #384813

    I didnt think it should Ossian but thanks for the confirmation :)

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    in reply to: Exchange/DC same server want to move to Office 365 #384812

    Hi Ossian

    sorry i guess my question was even with the two roles together can i still go to a hybrid environment with office 365 ????

    Then in time once i am fully migrated to office 365 and no longer need an on prem exchange server thats when I will remove the exchange role from the on prem exchange server.

    Thanks

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    in reply to: Add another mailbox server to our existing environment #384811

    Thanks all ….i did see that CAS/HUB should be upgraded first but wondered if introducing a new mbx server would be considered as an upgrade.
    So sound advice and thanks for taking the time to reply :)

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    in reply to: Daft question – connect two different networks #384810

    Thanks Rickles for restoring my sanity :)

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 RTM to SP3 Upgrade #384809

    Thanks Ossian ….. i know its not recommended but is it possible ?
    In essence it would be great if i could build a server with sp3 on move mailboxes and then I am in position to start a hybrid environment ready for office 365/hosted exchange

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 RTM to SP3 Upgrade #384808

    Thanks Ossian… appreciate that

    I guess my other thought is I have two 2010 rtm exchange servers. One is hub/cas and the other is for mailboxes. Could I create a new exchange server install 2010 sp3 patch it use it for another mailbox server and have mail flow between the three servers on different service packs?

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    in reply to: Hyper-V CPU/Memory resources – Daft question #384807

    Many thanks all – I can sit here smug :)

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    in reply to: Standalone Hyper V Server Setup #384806

    Re: Standalone Hyper V Server Setup

    Thanks Rickles but maybe I wasn’t clear. This is the only server on the network.
    So it will be doing the dns for the clients etc. I was thinking more the dns on the nics as in essence they on the hyper v host and not on the domain.

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    in reply to: Dell Servers #384805

    Re: Dell Servers

    Thanks all for your replies :)

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    in reply to: Hyper V disk config #384804

    Re: Hyper V disk config

    Just wanted to say thanks for all your replies much appreciated :)

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    in reply to: IBM Servers – ServeRaid and MegaRaid #384802

    Re: IBM Servers – ServeRaid and MegaRaid

    yeah I found this and I can only assume that it looks like Serveraid is used for older controllers as all my controllers are listed under megaraid manager.

    I just wanted to be sure thanks for your help :)

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    Re: Changing the whole IP scope in the office – please advise

    Its good to hear other people use it and thanks for your reply.

    We had it in my previous company.

    We had our servers on one subnet, so 10.2.0.1 +, printers on 10.3.0.1+ etc just so we always knew what was what :)

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    Re: Changing the whole IP scope in the office – please advise

    Really glad to see this post :)

    As I might have to do the same thing soon.

    Although Joe said there’s no harm in the real/public ip’s my issue is if we move ISP, then we will lose our range.

    So I am really looking to prevent this going forward.

    For the record I was going to use 10.x.x.x feel free to comment anyone :)

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    in reply to: Global catalogue and IM FSMO role #384799

    Re: Global catalogue and IM FSMO role

    Cool I thought it would be something along those lines

    many thanks for your time :)

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 and OWA #384798

    Re: Exchange 2010 and OWA

    wullieb1;260160 wrote:
    No.

    Your CAS server should be on your network. I wouldn’t put a CAS in my DMZ as it chats to AD.

    My setup with what you have at the moment would be this.

    Internet – DMZ – MailSweeper – LAN – CAS/HT/MBX

    Some light bedtime reading here for you.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298114

    Ok thanks for that, I have read that light reading previously.
    My head is still hurting.

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 and OWA #384797

    Re: Exchange 2010 and OWA

    tehcamel;260090 wrote:
    a Client Access Server would be similar to your “front-end” server in the DMZ….

    then have Hub-Transport/Mailbox etc roles on the server within the green zone

    So in essence your CAS/OWA server would sit in the DMZ with some additional spam/virus filtering and your main exchange server within your network.

    Or you can have your spam filtering in DMZ then your CAS/Exchange server on your network.

    So depending on your preferred setup

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 and OWA #384796

    Re: Exchange 2010 and OWA

    wullieb1;260079 wrote:
    You don’t have to use TMG.

    What did you use previously for this?? I.E did you have some sort of spam filter in front of your Front End server??

    If not then you would install an Edge Server in your DMZ and a CAS in the network.

    yeah sorry we had mailsweeper.

    So in essence we would need mailsweeper or something similar in the DMZ then Exchange 2010 with the CAS/OWA on our network. Correct ?

    Sorry I just like to do an ‘apples for apples’ comparison :)

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 64 Bit question #384795

    Re: Exchange 2010 64 Bit question

    Ossian;260051 wrote:
    As you have pointed out, Exchange 2010 will only install on a 64 bit Server 2008 platform, so you will need at least one member server.

    While it is possible to install Exchange on a DC, this is a bad idea and will have a lot of potential consequences.

    IMHO, therefore, add a 64-bit (2008R2) member server — a 64-bit DC should be in addition to this

    Thanks for the reply ….. I wont be installing Exchange on a DC. I actually meant that I would add a second DC to our current environment running 2008R2 and then add Exchange on a separate server also running 2008R2. I know that wasn’t clear.

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    in reply to: Exchange 2010 64 Bit question #384794

    Re: Exchange 2010 64 Bit question

    Ossian;260043 wrote:
    IIRC you can run the prepare commands on a 64bit member server with the AD DS role installed, but it does not have to be a DC

    Ahh well we have no 64bit servers at all just workstations, should of mentioned that.
    So in essence I might as well get a second DC 64bit 2008 R2

    Thanks for your reply :)

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    in reply to: Domain Functionality and I386 folder #384793

    Re: Domain Functionality and I386 folder

    Thanks guys for all your advice :)

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    in reply to: Domain Functionality and I386 folder #384792

    Re: Domain Functionality and I386 folder

    Hi guys

    Thanks for the replies, I am aware that I should bring up the fl to 2003.

    My predecessor installed the dc and left it at the default setting of 2000.

    My plan is to raise the domain fl and forest fl to 2003 then promote a member server to become the second domain controller and make it a gc just for resilience.

    Even though we are a small company I still want two dc’s :)

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    in reply to: Domain Functionality and I386 folder #384791

    Re: Domain Functionality and I386 folder

    Thanks for the reply

    So even though our DC is running on 2008 OS, with a functionality level set at the default 2000, I don’t need to run any adprep etc as the schema is already at 2008 ?

    Is this correct ? just for confirmation :)

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    in reply to: DNS and IPV6 #384790

    Re: DNS and IPV6

    its bizarre

    I have looked on the web and there doesn’t seem to be an answer.

    The only way is to completely disable ipv6 on clients but that to me seems a hack not a fix.

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    in reply to: DNS and IPV6 #384789

    Re: DNS and IPV6

    also posted a screen shot of ipconfig for you

    you can see the suffix

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    in reply to: DNS and IPV6 #384788

    Re: DNS and IPV6

    Hi there

    it already has the 015 Domain name added

    surely i should have to add these manually ?

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    in reply to: DNS and IPV6 #384787

    Re: DNS and IPV6

    Hi there

    Nothing in RSop, the policies are very basic.

    With regards to the DNS suffix I assume you mean on the client itself if so see screen shot

    Thanks

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    in reply to: DNS and IPV6 #384786

    Re: DNS and IPV6

    Hi there

    thanks for the replay I have popped the answers below for you.

    – Check the event logs on the server and clients for any DHCP, DNS, or network events ***nothing on event logs on client or server
    – Check the DNS server bindings **** all set as IPV4 first
    – Verify server is up-to-date **** windows updates ran on Weds morning
    – Run an RSoP on a client that is having issues and go through the applied policies to see if anything would affect DNS registration **** we are a very small setup 1 DC 15 clients and 2 gpo’s Trust me there is nothing in there :)
    – Check a client that is having issues and verify it’s network adapter is configured to register its address in DNS **** yes it is
    – verify client computer are getting the proper primary DNS suffix pushed out to them (either through DHCP or GP) **** ipconfig /all shows correct DNS server and shows all lease details from the DC

    I have done a flush and register of DNS on one client and can now see both addresses.

    Its worth noting that it seems some clients show just the ipv6 or ipv4 address and some show both. Its very random.

    Thanks again

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