3
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1answer
80 views

Replacing current exchange server(2003) with new exchange server(2010) in existing domain

I know I'm behind the power curve here, but in light of the discontinuation of Microsoft support for Server 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows XP, I'm beginning the process of replacing old servers with ...
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0answers
61 views

Trust relationship not working

I have 2 environments with 2 different domain. Let one be a.com and second one be b.com. A trust exists between these domains such like b.com trusts a.com domain (external incoming request). This ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Upgrade users to new domain controller

I currently have server 2003 as my domain controller. I am planning to upgrade this to 2012, though several articles and videos are available to migrate active directory domain controller from 2003 to ...
2
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2answers
45 views

Global Catalog position in a multi site Active Directory single domain on Windows 2003

I've inherited a Windows 2003 active directory single domain spread across multiple site locations. I'm checking configuration because previous admin left without leaving any information about his ...
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2answers
161 views

What precautions should I take before demoting domain controllers?

I know how to demote a domain controller (done it before) but I need to do it for two physical old DCs on a much more 'important' and strictly controlled domain than that which I previously did it ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Move an online domain to local computer

If I move a server to local machine, how can I access the website it's serving in my local network? Right now if you go to the website's link, domain name will point to our server but what is we ...
1
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1answer
45 views

How to find which server is sending files to my shared folder

I have a server where is shared folder e.g. shared_folder. Another server in the same domain is sending files into this folder (it is probably a scheduled task) unknown_server -> copy files -> ...
3
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1answer
66 views

How to set default login domain for a Windows 2003 server?

When users want to log into one of our servers, the default domain is set to the machine name instead of the organization's domain, which is to say that the domain dropdown shows the machine name in ...
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0answers
19 views

Trouble with IIS Fileshare access from machine on one domain across vpn to machine on another domain

We have two machines, Server A and Server B. Server A is on a domain and hosts a web page that our employees use to access some basic information (no sign on needed, open to all employees). Server A ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Which Exchange scenario should I choose

We currently have a Windows 2003 domain and an Exchange 2007 server integrated into the domain. Since the power goes out often in the current building, we would like to move the Exchange server to the ...
0
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2answers
2k views

How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights?

How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights? i.e. For user x, I want to grant install rights on the computer, but the user should not have Domain admin rights as I ...
0
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1answer
480 views

Workgroup computer can access the folder and network drive of domain server?

I have user that joined to domain and a workgroup computer. However, when i map the network drive to the both computers of the user member of Domain and Workgroup, they have both access to the ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

How can I test domain credentials against multiple machines simultaneously?

How to test domain credentials against multiple hosts in a subnet/domain taking into account that WMI is allowed for remote access and no firewalls on local machines are enabled? I need something ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

Running Server Essential 2012 along server 2003

i want to install server 2012 on a new machine which will run side by side with my windows small business server 2003. When i install it however i get the choice of clean install or migration. I do ...
1
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1answer
201 views

Cannot join Computers to windows server 2003 Domain

I am a complete beginner in server management, however am put in a situation to manage our companies server running windows 2003. The person before me completely screwed up tons of stuff in this ...
0
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3answers
111 views

Windows domain, sessions by user

On a Windows domain, given a user name, how do you get a list of machines that the user is currently logged onto (via RDP)?
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1answer
54 views

Windows Server 2003 not loading web pages by domain, but loads/pings by IP (Server not found) [closed]

It's really weird and randomly started happening.. Example: I open firefox or IE on the server and try to load "google.com". It doesn't load. Pinging it doesn't work either. However, if it use the ...
1
vote
1answer
340 views

Find all IIS web-servers in a domain?

Hej, is there a way to list/find all web-servers with IIS-installed in a Windows domain? Like this can be done with DHCP-mmc, which allows to view and manage all DHCP servers in a domain. thx.
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2answers
543 views

Simulate Windows Server 2008 domain network

my workplace has a windows domain network run on Windows Server 2008 and i want to simulate a WS 2008 installation on my own , create virtual domain with windows enterprise images and test ...
1
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1answer
942 views

workstation on domain won't accept any domain credentials for access

Someone added a windows 7 workstation to this windows 2003 domain. They can login locally and say they are on the domain, and have mapped drive resources. Trying to connect with psexec or anything ...
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0answers
206 views

Exchange 2003 to SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010

I have a bit of a custom configuration and I am planning on migrating to SBS 2011 this weekend. Current Network; Two domains at Windows 2000 level with 2 way trust Exchange 2003 Mix of Win2000 WinNT ...
0
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2answers
279 views

Server 2003 anonymous time sync

we've got a DC on Server 2003 the domain is running fine and all but I've got a problem with our external sites which are connected via the MPLS but not on the domain. The shops are running thin ...
1
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2answers
3k views

IIS and Integrated Windows Authentication - login doesn't work for domain.com, works for IP address, localhost, 127.0.0.1

I've installed Windows Server 2003 R2 and IIS role (no Active Directory role). I've setup a virtual directory named 'test' and under Security tab of the 'test' Virtual Directory I've disabled the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

missing PTR record for one of my domain controllers in Active Directory Integrated reverse lookup zone

Just realized that one of my domain controllers, that is also a global catalog, is not listed in the reverse lookup zone with a PTR record, it is not there. The other two domain controllers are there. ...
8
votes
3answers
499 views

Can 'Domain Users' join computers to the domain?

That sounds very unlikely to me, but just to be sure: Can a member of 'Domain Users' join a computer to the domain (granted that he has the local administrator account)? The instructor said it, and ...
1
vote
3answers
341 views

Domain Admin security risks

I noticed one of our domains has a user that logs in regularly with his domain admin credentials. I have always known this to be a bad idea, but hoping some one can point out specific examples of ...
0
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3answers
78 views

does a domain win 2003r2 domain server have to also be the dns & dhcp server

We currently run a 2003r2 server and are looking at adding a cloud server to aid with redundancy. It's current roles are: file server print server IIS server SQL server domain controller DNS server ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Domain Controller issues: Can't join Domain, change password, access printers. Why?

For the last week, we have found ourselves in a sticky spot with Windows XP machines on a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. Our computers can't join the domain, change passwords, or anything like ...
1
vote
1answer
646 views

No Login Servers available - only problem with 2 servers, trust relationship in play

I'm having a really strange issue. I have 2 domains, we'll call them A and B. There is a two way trust set up, A trusts B and vice-versa. Clients in domain B are having trouble accessing shares on ...
2
votes
2answers
147 views

Determine when a Domain Controller was promoted

On Windows Server 2003 standard is there a way to determine when a domain controller was promoted? This is for an Active Directory 2000 functional domain. The event logs don't go back far enough.
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2answers
5k views

“The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” when joining a computer the domain

I was trying to join a fresh installed Windows 7 laptop into Windows Server 2003 and after entering the domain username and password, I got the error message The specified domain either does not exist ...
0
votes
3answers
351 views

Windows network takes long time to access

I have 4 Winodws XP systems connected in a domain with Windows 2003 server. Domain name is "SoftGenIndia". We are using Star topology. I have checked all the cables and connections, all are OK. What ...
1
vote
2answers
340 views

Can't sign in as a different domain user or join a computer to a domain over the VPN

I work remotely for my company, and use VPN to connect to the main office network and domain. The domain controller there is a W2k3 box. The workstation I use was joined to the domain before I moved ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Creating a custom URL to redirect to on Win 2003 Server

How can I setup a domain so that it redirects to another address for example; http://itsupport.home redirects to: http://www.longdifficult.com/to-remeber/address/1865622 It only needs to be within ...
0
votes
2answers
149 views

Allow WRITE access to local folders machine in 2003SBS AD

Have a SBS2003 client with a mess of a domain that is in process of being cleaned. But, for the life of me I cannot find a setting that will allow write access to the local hard disk for domain ...
0
votes
3answers
484 views

Difference between forcing a password change and an expired password

There seems to be a subtle difference between a domain account that has the checkbox "force password change" and an account that merely has an expired password (say after 90 days). Is there a way to ...
0
votes
2answers
198 views

Promoting a Windows 2003 R2 as DC in an existing 2003 R0 domain

I've run into a small problem which I'd like to be absolutely certain about and I hope that you can aid me in this. We have an existing 2003 domain - schema version 30 - where I've identified a ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

active directory migration problem

We are migrating a domain into ours; for this example domaina is the existing domain, and domainb is the new acquisition. domainb is to become a sub-domain of ours. ADMT3.2 works great - we have ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Cannot connect Windows 7 machine to windows 2003 domain

I have an issue with one of my machines. I have a windows 2003 server machine that is the DHCP, DNS, and AD DC. We have about 20 machines connected to this domain successfully but are having issues ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Restoring Active Directory if old server is defective

My Active Directory server/domain controller has a hardware defect and does not run anymore. Unfortunately I don't have any secondary controller, so the whole domain isn't available anymore. I do ...
1
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3answers
97 views

Which user takes precedence domain controller administrator or local PC user created using user account for Windows 2003

I need to know which user takes precedence, domain administrator or local PC user created using user account for Windows 2003. Basically, what I want to know is if there is a service running using a ...
0
votes
1answer
324 views

Domain Controller can't receive inbound pings / Firewall can't be enabled

I can ping everything from the domain server but it doesn't show up on any ping sweeps from client machines. Also, the firewall service is off but can't be turned on. It says that there is another ...
0
votes
2answers
290 views

Linux Domain to new WinServer03 Domain without affect users?

I have to rebuild 2 Linux domain controllers to windows as they're not working and have lots of issues. Also, the company has changed hands and requires a new domain name anyway. I've rebuilt one ...
2
votes
1answer
408 views

Set default domain user groups on user/computer creation

Currently on our domain, when a new user is created, they are automatically added to the Domain User group which is fine. Also, when a new computer is added to the domain, the Domain Admin group is ...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

Windows Server 2003 DNS: Double subdomains (e.g. sub1.sub2.example.com)?

How do I configure two or more hierarchical sub-domains in Windows Server 2003 DNS management? E.g. I have a domain example.com and I want to create a subdomain configuration like: ...
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1answer
1k views

workgroup and domain should not be on the same network?

"A workgroup and domain should not be on the same network if it is then you have a problem. (Don't tell me any reson why a WG and DM should be on same network I don't care!)" Why? What are the CONs ...
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1answer
65 views

2003 migrated to new domain - FTP authenticating old domain

We have a Windows 2003 server we migrated from an old (but still active) domain, to a new domain in a new forest. There have been no problems with this machine except for something we noticed ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Can't delete profile

I have a client machine (XP SP3) which used to be connected to a windows 2003 domain, but the server has since gone down due to a hard drive failure, however the profiles still remain in 'documents ...
1
vote
6answers
209 views

Discover all websites that point to an IP address

Our company owns over 60 domains and a few external IP addresses (several domains share an external IP address). How do I discover all the domains that use a particular IP address (e.g. 69.x.x.7) ...
0
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1answer
352 views

Offline Domain Join Windows Server 2003

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain, and I need to join a Windows Server 2003 machine to the domain. I have also lost any local user passwords to the 2003 machine. Can I use Offline Domain Join to add ...