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Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
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How can I map a network drive from another domain?

I am using terminal-service server with Windows Server 2012 and we have two terminal servers share trough NLB, users connect to a terminal in the DOMAIN1 domain with Remote Desktop Connection (see ...
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1answer
54 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 ...
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166 views

2k3 to 2k12 AD, DC and DNS Migration

First off this is a Windows Server 2003 to 2012 DC/DNS/AD migration. We do have a backup 2003 DC/DNS/AD server as well, but I don't think that is a concern at the moment but can be used if needed. I ...
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2answers
118 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 ...
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1answer
431 views

Join Windows 2003 R2 guest to Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

I'm trying to join a Windows Server 2003 R2 guest to a domain with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controller server. I get the error "The following error occured attempting to join the domain ...
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1answer
70 views

Why does second domain controller not display [closed]

We have 2 domain controllers DC1 and DC2, both sharing the same AD database The "Active directory users and computer" console of both DC1 and DC2 display DC1 only, under "Domain Controllers". what ...
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87 views

What happens when one of the 2 DC's goes down

There are 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 x64 R2. The installed roles of DC1 (10.0.0.1) are: File Server, Print Server, Application Server, DNS Server and of course Active Directory. ...
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1answer
106 views

How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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1answer
105 views

Frequent Loss of Domain Connectivity

I have this one new Windows 7 desktop that (and it's clones (different network IDs)) looses domain trust relationship much more often than any other Windows 7 computers in the office. We use 2003 as ...
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0answers
51 views

Why do all my 'Forwarders' tabs only list the domain's domain controllers?

I have recently created two new domain controllers in my network, running Windows Server 2008R2. There were two domain controllers already on the network (Windows Server 2003) In the new domain ...
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1answer
82 views

Windows Server 2012 Ess beside Server 2003 Std (DFL 2000) without domain migration (yet)

I have Server 2003 Standard (not R2!) running as the sole server on a network of XP clients, with the domain forest level at 2000. We want to put a second server on the network running a trial of ...
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1answer
95 views

Cannot create a new computer account using the Windows active directory interface

When I attempt to create a new computer account using the Windows active directory interface by entering the new computer name and hitting next, I get a blank dialogue titled New-Object-Computer with ...
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1answer
551 views

Why do I see a heap corruption error from lsass.exe on domain controllers after installing Google Apps Password Sync?

We're moving to Google Apps and have just installed Google Apps Password Sync. We have yet to roll this out to users and are experiencing some problems. Occasionally after a user changes their ...
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1answer
64 views

Questions rolling out two new servers

After getting a virus and turning my backserver into our primary I figured it's time time to do the right thing and use both servers in case this happens again. We're using 1 server for dns, dc, ...
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2answers
130 views

I keep getting this when typing in nslookup. I`m also having problems connect desktops to domain

I`m trying to connect a server my current domain. So far I just have server 2003 on the system with no roles. This server will act as a backup or a application server in the future. My other server ...
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3answers
1k views

Adding a windows server 2012 domain controller to an existing windows server 2003 domain fails

I want to add an additional domain controller to our existing domain. Right now we have only have one domain controller running on Windows Server 2003. I tried to promote a Windows Server 2012 to be ...
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1answer
197 views

DCPromo Before or After?

I have an older Windows 2003 Server that is doing moderate duty right now -- small SQL database and an LOB application. I plan to: Make it a DC. Install DHCP/DNS/WINS as backup for the FSMO ...
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1answer
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w2k3 AD DC Demotion fails with “no other AD DC for that domain can be contacted”

i've a small office with a single w2k3 sp2 DC(bad idea, but it is real), now, i want to make a clean install of that pc, so, i got another one, install w2k3 sp2, add it to the domain, dcpromo and set ...
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1answer
68 views

Restored Domain Controller does not display any information using dcdiag command

I am testing restoring a domain controller from system state backup to different hardware in a non production environment as a sanity check for our restoration procedure. When i run the dcdiag ...
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2answers
87 views

How much time do I have to remove a domain controller that was lost using metadata cleanup?

I am wondering how long after a Domain Controller has been permanently lost, from the domain due to it dying from hardware perspective, do I have before I have to clean up references of it using meta ...
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2answers
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Cannot Add Windows Server 2012 as Member Server to Existing Domain

We have an existing Windows Server 2003 domain and several other computers are on that network (i.e., we have Windows Server 2008 member servers, other Windows Server 2003 member servers, Windows 7 ...
2
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1answer
103 views

VPN - DC not available

i have setup a site-to-site vpn and the connection works sofar ( i can ping and rdp to the DC's IP ). But i can not join the domain because it is not available. Nslookup says "Can't find server ...
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2answers
743 views

Computer Browser, Firewall services will not start on PDC

Our primary domain controller, a Server 2003 R2 X64 machine, apparently had a virus for about four hours. (Why/how is a different question and witch hunt for later. The virus has been cleaned.) In ...
2
votes
1answer
510 views

Do Windows Domain Controllers broadcast anything to a remote server connected via VPN?

Our Windows 2003 Server web server (my responsibility) is in another city and talks to a database server on our LAN (the LAN is someone else's responsibility) via a VPN. The VPN is established via a ...
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234 views

Win Server 2003 Domain

Last week, our Windows 2003 Domain Controller crashed. We tried to restore using BKF files, but the server won't boot. Then one of our staff laptops locked, because it cannot connect to the Domain ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I get Windows Domain Controller and Ubuntu dnsmasq to play nicely?

I've inherited "ownership" of a network which has a Windows 2003 Server running as a Domain Controller and file server (no IIS or DNS running). We also use an Ubuntu server running dnsmasq as an ...
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3answers
331 views

Can a Second Domain Controller, with buggy hard drive hardware, cause a corruption to Active Directory?

We have a new Domain Controller that holds all FSMO roles. We also have two old hardware servers, about 4-5 years old each, set up as secondary Domain Controllers (or better described as Domain ...
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1answer
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Event ID 4013: “The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal…"

We have an issue that only occurs after we rebooting our secondary DC and DNS server/DHCP server. It is a 2008r2 x64 server, DC and DNS/DHCP server. Our main DC is 2003. Event ID 4013: “The ...
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2answers
373 views

Primary Domain Server Crashed. Restoring issue

I have two servers. One is primary DC, another is ADC. Now the primary DC got crashed. ADC is serving the purpose now. I need to format the Primary DC server to make it up. After installing the OS, ...
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2answers
159 views

Remote additional domain controllers

Is it possible to setup several additional domain controllers (ADC) at remote locations that are connected via medium bandwidth DSL (2-10 Mbit) WAN connections for a single domain ...
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2answers
1k views

Can't log in to Windows Server 2003 due to domain controller being unavailable

I'm in quite a pickle. I'm trying to log in to one of our Windows Server 2003 servers but I keep getting the error message: Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller ...
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1answer
183 views

Adding a W2008 Authenticating Server to existing W2003 Domain?

I have an existing W2003 Domain, simple setup with one DC and a SQL Server (approx 100 users). There are issues with Windows 7 Clients and login scripts and we're now seeing much greater numbers of ...
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2answers
403 views

Add 2008 DC to 2003 - domain schema upgrade failed

I'm trying to add the first 2008 R2 DC to an existing 2003 domain (upgraded to 2003 functionality). I've followed the steps from microsoft which are clarified by this post: 2003 DC AD upgrade to 2008 ...
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2answers
141 views

SMTP server force outbound traffic

I'm having some trouble with setting up a SMTP server on a windows server 2003 machine, while trying to send emails using PHP through the internet, but to domain email addresses. Common info: I'm a ...
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2answers
273 views

active directory slow logins

I have a quick question about domain controller requirements. We have about 600 users in 1 large network and a few terminal servers. We have about 300 users logging into their machines around the same ...
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4answers
241 views

Setting up a simple domain for testing without disturbing my regular workgroup based LAN

I would appreciate it so much if someone could guide me through setting up a small domain with windows 2003. My regular lan uses a router to issue ip addresses to a few pcs. The router's ip address ...
0
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1answer
283 views

Windows 2003 Active Directory Integrated DNS zone not registering non-domain computers

I'm not a networking guy by all means, I'm just a developer who dabbles enough to get into trouble and I'm there. So bear with me... :) At my office I have a Windows 2003 Domain Controller which ...
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1answer
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The attempt by user DOMAIN\USER to restart/shutdown computer SERVER failed

I logged on to my domain controller today to find the following event logged in my event viewer Event Type: Warning Event Source: USER32 Event Category: None Event ID: 1073 Date: 3/19/2012 ...
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1answer
174 views

Is DC demotion affecting RDP connections?

Our Terminal Services Server is Win 2003 running Microsoft RDP 5.2. The RDP connections from outside of the network used to be smooth but they are now choppy and unreliable because the user is ...
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1answer
118 views

cannot add machine to DC

A have a lab that has some VM's: SrvDom: main DC / Server 2008 x64 SrvSQL: SQL Server 2008 testing / Server 2003 x86 SrvAppV: App-V testing / Server 2003 x64 and other XP Clients The SrvAppV ...
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2answers
901 views

How do I cleanly shutdown a Windows 2003 server, the domain controller, without a monitor?

A service tech was on-site Friday, and among other things, installed a second RAID array (RAID 1) for user data in this Windows 2003 server. It boots from a RAID 5 array. This server is the only ...
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1answer
84 views

Remove a 2nd Nic IP on a DC

In a windows 2003 DC (with DNS role) I need to remove a 2nd ip (added many years ago by precedent sysadmin and no one know why!) on a single NIC. This because the domain have a new trust with an other ...
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3answers
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Need for another Domain Controller

I have two domain controllers (Windows 2003) in one site where most of the department I support resides. There is another building (at another site) where my department resides as well, but they have ...
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2answers
988 views

Problems running LDAP query on 2008 R2 DC. The same one works on a 2003 DC

If I run the following LDAP sentence on a 2008 R2 Domain Controller, adoCommand.CommandText = "<LDAP://my2008DC.MyChild.MyPDC.com/CN=Enterprise ...
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1answer
352 views

WMI Security issue

When I am trying to access WMI from a remote domain controller using WMIMGMT.MSC, I keep getting "Failed to connect to \(remote server) because 'Win32: Access is denied.'. Does anyone have any ideas ...
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1answer
375 views

How do I reset all my internal DNS settings?

I am against the wall here with my internal domain. DNS is a giant mess and I don't know how to deal with it. I am running a Windows Server 2003 domain. My primary domain controller handles DHCP, ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Directory Service is unable to allocate a relative identifier

At work, we currently have one domain controller, POLLY. This DC is the RID master. However, there used to be two other DCs, PAULA and PETTY. These are both offline (and long gone), yet they appear in ...
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Seizing FSMO roles from dead Windows Domain Controller

I've seen other questions and documents about doing this, but there are some things that still confuse me. Here are the documents and questions I've seen: Retire a Dead Windows 2003 Domain ...
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1answer
782 views

How to return to Default settings of NTP/Time server on domain with GP

This is an Edit - according to the comments, I may have not been understood/ Facts: I have a Windows 2003 Domain PDC Emulator is enabled and working correctly on my DC I have a GPO that is NOT ...