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60 views

SBS 2003 - Rename Domain Netbios Name Without Renaming Active Directory Domain Name

I have client running a Small Business Server 2003 R2 network with a strangely named domain. The fully qualified domain name is a straightforward contoso.local. The domain netbios name (shown as ...
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71 views

Migrating SBS 2003 to 2012 standard

My company is currently trying to migrate a Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012. We know the general procedure, but we want to make sure we aren't going to mess anything up ...
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Add contact to SBS 2003 active directory remotely

Masters, We need to often add or remove contacts in active directory. It is possible to delegate access to a user (with or without administrative rights) to do this remotely (without log in via ...
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123 views

GPO defining a user policy is being applied, despite being linked to a computer OU (without loopback processing)

I must be missing something obvious here. We have a GPO linked to a computer OU. The GPO runs a VB logon script (a user policy) when users log on. I was just about to enable loopback processing on ...
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1answer
337 views

Minimum level of access required for service account to run a scheduled task on server?

We have 2 domain administrator accounts in Active Directory: "Administrator" and "Robocopy". Robocopy is a service account associated with a scheduled task which executes a batch file- which runs ...
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1answer
782 views

How to list all NTFS and share permissions associated with a user or security group?

We are doing some tidying up of Active Directory on our SBS 2003 domain controller. A number of security groups exist which I am 95% sure are redundant. I want to be 100% sure they are not used ...
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171 views

Security group membership makes it impossible to list network shares (very strange issue)

We are having a very unusual problem on our network. There are two sites: main office (1x SBS 2003 server and 20x PCs: a mixture of Win7 and XP) and a remote site connected via VPN (1x XP PC, also on ...
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1answer
9k views

Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON after upgrade from Windows 2003 SBS to 2012 Standard

Today we went from Windows 2003 SBS to Windows Server 2012 Standard. I did the following: Joined 2012 server to the SBS 2003 domain Installed Active Directory Domain Services (aka dcpromo) on the ...
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1answer
5k views

SBS 2003 to Server 2012 Standard - Migration Protoocol

We are planning to move from a Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Standard. We will run both server hardware in parallel during the transfer, then once the new 2012 server is up and ...
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2answers
159 views

replacing an active directory server

I'd like to replace an SBS 2003 active directory server on our small LAN. It also has sage services running, so I'd rather leave it online, instead of trying to move the sage stuff onto the ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot connect to domain error: The format of specified network name is invalid

I cannot connect clients to sbs2003 domain because of this error: The format of specified network name is invalid. Before that there is a prompt for a login and password, so the server is found. I ...
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1answer
637 views

SBS 2003 Distribution Group not showing up in Active Directory, but it still works

Under the "MyBusiness" object in Active Directory we have our "Users" folder where I can see all our users as well as all our distribution groups -- except one particular group. Let's call it ...
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338 views

EDB repair in SBS exchange 2003

One week before in our HP PROLIANT ML370 G5 server with RAID5 one hard disk turned amber and we removed and it is working under degraded state until now. Yesterday morning our users in the domain ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows Server : role of SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER users?

I'm working on a SBS2003 server, and I'm about to clean up on folder permissions. I notice that quite a few folders have the users SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER set. Now, I've found descriptions of the ...
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186 views

SBS 2003 accounts, Exchange mailboxes

We have a SBS 2003 installed in our office. Basically we have created 5 accounts, user1, user2, user3, user4 and user5 with coresponding exchange Exchange accounts. Now we would like to have ...
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1answer
2k views

AD Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011

I am looking at doing a cross forest AD migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. I have a new server that runs SBS 2011 with a new domain name and am looking at moving all the user profiles from say ...
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1k views

Demote SBS 2003 server, but keep authentication for shares available temporarily?

We have an old SBS 2003 server with a messed-up configuration, that I want to replace with a new SBS 2011 Standard installation. We're a small 20 user shop. I don't have much faith in the 2003 AD ...
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2answers
2k views

built in “Offer Remote Assistance” not working because of permissions

I'm trying to enable permissions for a user on a Windows7 machine to use the built in feature called "Offer Remote Assistance" or "Windows Remote Assistance". This feature works fine if the user is ...
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385 views

sbs2k3, how do I properly setup ad sites/subnets so vpn user can authenticate to sbs share?

just setup site2site vpn, hardwarebased. site 1 winxp, site2 sbs2k3. site 1 192.168.1.0/24 site 2 192.168.0.0/24 site 2 user can authenticate into site 1 xp computer network share using local user ...
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1answer
456 views

Why is the Active Directory security setting for “Write Personal Information” automatically reset?

In my Small Business Server 2003 environment, I would like to be able to have users manage their own delegate permissions for their Exchange mailboxes. By default, the Outlook delegate feature will ...
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442 views

Manually remove last legacy exchange server from the domain after the exchange server has failed

Before we completed the migration from sbs 2003 to sbs 2011 the server running sbs 2003 failed so we were unable to carry out the steps required to remove the last legacy exchange server i.e we can ...
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2answers
642 views

Administrator password reset in AD (Windows 2k3 SBS)

My friend forgot all Administrator password (BUILTIN\Administrator, Domain Administrator, Recovery Mode Password) for his w2ks SBS based domain. I've found article about resetting domain admin ...
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1k views

Changing from a .local domain with SBS 2003 to a .com domain with Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to upgrade a network that currently has a SBS 2003 Server as it's Domain Controller (DC). I would like to switch over to a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) ...
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1answer
243 views

Log into AD account through Command Line

Our SBS2003 server likes to lose connection every so often. This appears to 'kick' everyone out, so that no-one can access the server or its shared folders without a log off > log in. It usually ...
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1answer
730 views

How to migrate Workgroup with SBS 2003 to full AD domain with Exchange?

My company's desktops, Linux and Windows servers, are all stand-alone, with nothing more than a workgroup to bind them. We also have an SBS 2003 server that is used for shared contacts/calendar and as ...
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2answers
2k views

How to fix “Cannot login because Domain Not Available” Error in MS SBS 2003?

We have a server that is running 2003 SBS and is Active Directory Controller. When I try to login to the domain, I receive a message that the domain is not available. I have configured my user account ...
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1answer
2k views

How to change the Domain “Short Name” in Windows 2003

I administer a Windows SBS 2003 server for a company called XYZ Associates. The following lists the AD Domain information for this server. Please note that I inherited this server and did not set it ...
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956 views

Error setting up Data Protection Manager 2010 Agents / Network “Unauthenticated” in network settings

I'm not sure if the two are connected but i suspect they are. Basically I'm tring to setup Data Protection Manager 2010 on a fresh install of Server 2008 R2 in a SBS 2003 domain. Everything went fine ...
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70 views

How to change the clients and “My Documents” from a SBS2003 server to a new SBS2008 server?

Today we have a small network with 5 clients and a Windows SBS 2003 as a server. Now have we bought a new server with Windows SBS 2008. How do I easiest: Switch the clients working with the old ...
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1answer
9k views

How to avoid Master Browser errors, MRxSmb Event ID 8003?

I have a domain with Windows SBS 2003 as domain controller. It's very common to get Master Browser errors in the logs, MRxSmb Event ID 8003. How can I avoid that? What have I done wrong? I know how ...
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2answers
4k views

Convert SBS 2003 domain to Server 2008 R2 Standard - will this work?

I have been tasked with converting an SBS 2003 domain to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The customer plans to expand past the limitations of SBS, and does not use Exchange Server at all. Here's the ...
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1answer
1k views

Forward Lookup Zone missing from SBS2003 SP2

We have a new customer running SBS 2003 SP2 (standalone) whose AD not working. At first glance it looks like the cause is the fact that the AD integrated forward lookup zone is missing, so directory ...
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2answers
4k views

how long to replicate adprep /forestprep to second domain controller?

i updated our sbs 2003 server using adprep /forestprep waited about 1/2hr and checked the second DC 's usn number, the sbs 2003 is 8875 and the usn for the second DC is 4410? can i force the second ...
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1answer
6k views

Active directory password change cannot find the file specified

I'm running Windows SBS 2003, everything appears to be fine except when i try to reset a user's password i get the message "Windows cannot complete the password change for [Username] because The ...
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2answers
236 views

to demote or not to demote AD

I’m trying to help out someone who has windows server 2003 small business edition running a domain with 2 workstations. In my view a domain controller for 2 workstations is much more of a hassle than ...
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2answers
1k views

Confusion with backup exec and backing up SBS server 2003 and exchange

I have a Windows server 2003 SBS running backup exec 10d. From what I understand, backup exec takes a snapshot of Exchange and backs that up; in that case, should I also back up the exchange database ...
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“Send As” Permission and “You do not have permission to send to this recipient” Error

I have an account on Windows Small Business Server 2003, for which several users have "send as" permission (not "send on behalf" but "send as"). Each of those users has "send as" enabled in active ...