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windows server 2008 DC issues after virtualizing [closed]

Our company recently moved our server acting as Domain Controller and running IIS to a VMware server. For the most part, this has been fine. But . . . Several computers are now having issues ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Does Local Server Admin Become Domain Admin When New Domain Is Created?

Does the local server administrator become a domain administrator when new a domain is created on that server? This question relates to a 2008 server. Whenever I login through Logmein I am logging ...
8
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2answers
249 views

Demoted domain controller still authenticating users

Why is a demoted domain controller still authenticating users? Whenever users log onto workstations with domain accounts, this demoted DC authenticates them. Its security log shows their logons, ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Best practice to migrate Server 2003 x64 to Server 2008 x64

We have 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. DC1 has the FSMO roles and DC2 acts as a 'secondary' DC. Both are Global Catalog servers. DC1 has these roles installed: Domain ...
2
votes
1answer
318 views

What's the downtime limit of a domain controller (DC)?

On my VMware ESXi environment there are 10 VMs running. One of the VMs is the domain controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). The other VMs are configured with a static DHCP and DNS IP address in their ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Repair .NET 3.5 Framework - Domain Controller

Server manager says that .NET Framework 3.5 is installed. When I try to install an application that needs .NET Framework 3.5 can't be installed because they are saying that it's not available. Is it ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to find ip address of computer connected to domain controller (on login)

Every time the user login to domain i need to run script and send his computer ip to my linux mashine. I already have sending script but i need to pass ip as parameter. Is it possible to get this ip ...
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votes
1answer
32 views

Is it possible to have multiple domain policy for different servers? [closed]

In my organization, there is 1 domain with 13 production servers joined to it. Recently, we realized that the default domain policy that is applied to the production servers have minimal security ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

Can a Server Foundation 2012 machine serve as a backup domain controller to a machine running Server Foundation 2008?

In this particular context we have a small business (10 user office) looking to establish a Domain setup. There is already one machine running Server Foundation 2008. If that machine is selected as ...
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2answers
126 views

Windows Domain controller ARPing for 169.254.0.0/16 addresses

I've been doing some sniffing on my company's network to try to clean up some of traffic and have noticed that one of our Server 2008 Domain Controllers is sending out ARP's every second or two to ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Moving user accounts from server to local

My company has a Windows server that we mainly use for file sharing. When the company was larger its main purpose was to be a domain server for logins. We sold a large portion of the company, and I ...
2
votes
2answers
59 views

Is a gradual migration from a workgroup to a domain possible?

I have a small setup of around ~30 computers [some of which are located at a remote office] that I need to get migrated over from a workgroup to a domain to maintain my sanity. The previous admin ...
0
votes
0answers
190 views

ADPrep error trying to upgrade Windows 2012 server to DC in 2008 domain

Trying to promote a Windows 2012 server to DC in a 2008 domain and after passing all prerequisites and beginning the process, I get an error stating: adprep was unable to bind to any domain ...
6
votes
2answers
170 views

Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

I am in the process of moving our active directory environment off of Windows 2000 server to a new Windows 2008 R2 server. I have prepped our Windows 2000 domain and upgraded the schema so that I ...
1
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0answers
64 views

Static IP installation of AD domain server and DHCP [closed]

I have recently obtained 5 static IP addresses from my ISP. I now want to install a Windows 2008 server 2008 with domain controller and DHCP roles and use these static IP addresses. I have a ...
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votes
1answer
40 views

Setup a new Server2008R2 DC [closed]

I need to config a new DC 2008 R2 for a different client. Is it ok to setup within the current domain network? If I'm doing this, is it messing up anything with the current DC?
2
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1answer
52 views

When one DC crashes, TFS 2012 stops working

We have two Windows 2008 domain controllers. We installed the second DC only a few months ago. We also have a TFS 2012 server on the network. Today, when the older DC crashed, TFS stopped working ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

“This computer has dynamically assigned IP addresses” error when installing Active Directory Domain Controller

This is a working Windows Server 2008 that I should install Active Directory on it. I found http://www.howtogeek.com/99323/ and followed the steps. After Additional Domain Controller Options, I'm ...
1
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0answers
46 views

Install DC again after removing on exchange server

I had a DC and Exchange 2010 installed on the same machine. I removed the DC role, and Exchange server went crazy. I tried to install the DC role again to fix the problem but ran into this error when ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Restoring windows DC's

Found this thread. What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash? I have a related question and it is related to this statement from the thread. "it is critical that the old server is never ...
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votes
1answer
58 views

Configuring the GPO: Computer and User Configuration [closed]

What is the difference between the two configuration? When to use or configure these configuration in a AD Domain? Does the individual affect each other? What is the best practice when configuring ...
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votes
1answer
375 views

Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Install IIS for internal auth script on Domain Controller (Win 2008R2)

I understand that it's not recommended to install IIS on a Domain Controller for performance and security reasons. But in this particular case I still think it makes sense. Our DC is only addressable ...
1
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0answers
77 views

Websites (IIS 7.0) unavailable from Internet upon rebooting 1 out of 4 DCs

What happened: We had to reboot one of our Domain Controller (DC), located on the VLAN 1 for maintenance purpose. We have a total of 4 DCs on 3 VLANs, so we thought that wouldn't affect our ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

installing a specific update and change timezone for all domain users through active directory

In my country Jordan the government decided to cancel the daylight saving time, so the timezone was (UTC +2) and now it is (UTC +3), however microsoft released a hotfix update for this issue. now I ...
3
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1answer
44 views

Group Policy Update Confirmation

Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard ( Domain Controller ) Client OS - Window XP & Window 7 ( Desktop & Laptop ) I have implemented some Group Policy including Group Policy Preference ...
1
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2answers
69 views

Window Server 2008 Time sync [closed]

OS - a) Windows Server 2008 Standard Workgroup OS - b) Window Server 2008 Standard Domain controller. How can i know, from where my Server is synchronizing time with? Is it through Hardware BIOS ...
1
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1answer
405 views

To disable Auto lock in windows 2008 machines through Active Directory Domain Controller

In all my 158 machines which are under domain,i need to disable automatic lock. How can i implement this through Domain Controller. Thanks in Advance.
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Replication/USN issue on Domain Controller running Exchange 2010

I am needing help with an issue that just came to my attention. Here's the break down of what has happened: My company has a virtual server running 08R2 that is a Domain controller AND is also ...
1
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1answer
150 views

Incomplete netdom computername /add: on 2008 DC

Have been following a technet article on how to rename Server 2008 DCs following a change of our disaster recovery site. All went well on the first DC I tried and the new name is showing up. I ran ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

Windows clients aren't detecting new Domain Controller for logins

I just setup a new Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller in our environment to add additional redundancy. DNS seems to work on the new server. However, when I shut down the previously existing DC ...
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votes
1answer
377 views

Unable to change the workgroup of the server to domain name [closed]

I am unable to change the workgroup of the server to my domain name on the DC The following is the error i get... Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not ...
2
votes
3answers
333 views

Turning on dormant Windows 2008 Domain Controller

We have a domain controller (one of three) that has been off for several months. It has no FSMO roles, but it is the WSUS server. Best case scenario, we turn on and it replicates with the other two ...
2
votes
1answer
107 views

How to change Domain name in Windows 2008

I have a domain controller named as ABCD.com but i have to change it to XYZ.com. And also i have secondary DC with the same as ABCD.com. So my questions are as follows: How to rename my Domain ...
14
votes
1answer
212 views

Group Policy Result summary says DC is member of “BUILTIN\Administrators”

Whenever I run the Group Policy Result wizard and select a Domain Controller as the target computer, the summary shows BUILTIN\Administrators in the list of "Security Group Membership when Group ...
13
votes
1answer
119 views

What does “DEL:” mean in the DistinguishedName of an AD Object?

Sorry -- I'm not really a Windows System Admin, just trying to slam through some LDAP interactions in Java. I'm finding a ton of objects with "DEL:" in the distinguishedName. Are these orphaned ...
6
votes
1answer
83 views

repetitive errors on user machines - DC migration from a windows XP based to a windows 7 based network

I'm replacing all the old windows XP machines in my network to new machines running windows 7. I hoped it would be an easy task, but apparently it isn't: all the machines I've installed (using WDS) ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Microsoft Online Directory Sync is using sub-optimal Domain Controllers

When we make changes and need to force an immediate synchronization, some significant annoyances have hindered us. The primary problem is that our DirSync server is pulling directory information from ...
2
votes
1answer
379 views

How do I install Skype on computer so that anyone who logs in does NOT have to go through the initial config?

I installed Skype when logged on to the (local) admin account. Now, when I log off that, and log on as myname on the domain, I have to click through the intial setup steps (after you've already run ...
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votes
1answer
57 views

Tried creating Active directory domain, upon restarting not able to login back to server [closed]

I saw a video on youtube to create active directory domain on my server. I followed same steps and created group policy as shown in video. I do only have password that I entered while setting up ...
3
votes
3answers
860 views

How do I make on Domain Controller be used more to logon than another Domain controller on the same network?

I am currently working in an environment where there are 2 DC's running and another DC that is a backup but is currently running as well so that if the other 2 fail, the backup has everything needed ...
2
votes
2answers
332 views

Why do clients on Branch Sites insist on accessing SYSVOL on the HQ DC instead of the branches' RODC?

I'm still scratching my head over this situation... You see, we have 3 RW DCs in the HQ, and 1 RODC on every branch sites (50+ locations). During startup, a script will pull in some files from ...
3
votes
4answers
854 views

Windows 7 accounts on a 2008r2 DC keep getting locked out randomly

As the title states, this happens randomly to Windows 7 accounts on our Windows 2008R2 domain controller. We just had this start happening after changing from 123together hosted exchange to Rackspace ...
1
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2answers
758 views

Windows 2003 DC to Windows 2008 R2 DC with same name and same IP

Environment = Windows 2003 native domain with 8 DCs I've got an old domain controller that is running 2003, CA Enterprise role, DHCP, DNS, a few GPO scripts that point to shares on it, and some other ...
1
vote
1answer
768 views

Domain Controller/Active Directory Time is 5 minutes slow

Our Domain Controller/Active directory Windows 2008 server is running 5 mins slow, so all the client PCs are also showing the slower time. Is it safe to change the time on the server? And while the ...
1
vote
1answer
582 views

Transfer a Domain Controller role with its global catalog to another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: things to check prior to moving all FSMO roles to a new domain controller before decommission original old domain controller I'm trying to looking for a post in Technet ...
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1answer
390 views

Joining a domain with several windows server 2008 instances running on virtual box

I'm trying to teach myself Active Directory using the self-paced training kit 70-640 unfortunately my networking and System Administration skills are quite poor and I'm having trouble with Chapter 1 / ...
2
votes
2answers
137 views

Adding Internal DNS server in Host file

I have added Global DNS server ip address to one of my Desktop ( please see the Network configuration screenshot ). and after that i have added my both domain controller ip address in host file, and ...
1
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1answer
242 views

Windows Server 2008, rejoining domain fails

I have two windows 2008 servers, which have been unjoined from the domain for a long time. I tried to rejoin them to previous domain and one of the servers could rejoin successfully, but the other ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Aditional Detail for Computer Object also

With Acctinfo.dll we get an additional Detail for User Object such as ( please see the below screen ) Is it possible for Computer object also such as Last user login...etc