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1answer
32 views

Changing a test mail server environment to a production mail server with a different name

I have set up a test environment as follows: Domain / AD on Windows Server 2003. Domain is example.com. Test email is set up on Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2. I now want to go live and set up ...
2
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1answer
24 views

Server 2008 does not retain named streams when zip archive is used

A retiring 2003 file server was/is used by our design group. This server has a share that is mounted using SMB from the Macs. Fonts are stored on this share and then archived using zip.exe from ...
0
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0answers
139 views

WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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3answers
53 views

Migrating shared directories from Windows Server 2003 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm setting up a new Active Directory server and need to migrate all the shared directories from the old server. I've found a lot of information about DFS Replication, but that isn't available until ...
0
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1answer
33 views

How to change/remove CRL on root cert?

A few years ago we installed certificate authority onto a widnows 2003 server (CAserver1). we created a self-signed root cert, and issued certs for internal services (https, WCF services, etc). Fast ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Transition from GPO to GPP

I have a Windows network with a 2003 server as the PDC, and a 2008R2 server as a DC. We have used GPO sparsely when the majority of our workstations were WinXP, but now we have Windows 7 clients and ...
4
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1answer
171 views

Closing shared folder sessions remotely

Introduction: I have a script which copies some data from the local server (Server A) to another server (Server B) through an UNC path, the share in the Server B was created for an external hard disk ...
3
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1answer
96 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
1
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2answers
207 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 ...
10
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3answers
2k views

Active Directory user names: why does the canonical name vary? Can I do something to make them uniform?

I am a self-taught administrator of a work Active Directory network used for Windows logins on ~30 PCs. I inherited the system from someone else who also didn't have any direct Microsoft training and ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Query in dsrm command

I need to remove 1000 computers from AD. I tried the script below, but it's not working. When I used dsmod to disable computers, in the same script, it works. @echo off set ...
19
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4answers
1k views

Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
0
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0answers
131 views

Replacing 2003 r2 server with 2008r2. Slow client access after disconnecting 2003.

After performing the following steps, network access slows down significantly when finally removing the 2003 Server: I added a new 2008 R2 server to an existing network with a single 2003 Server (AD ...
2
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0answers
1k views

Distributed Transaction failure with Windows Server 2008

I'm having a problem with a new server setup. Distributed Transactions started by the application server to the new server are failing, but they work fine with an existing database server. I need ...
0
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0answers
181 views

w32time on win 2003 not syncing

We have a Windows 2003 file server with a Windows 2008 R2 DC. For a while this has been working fine, but now the time on the file server is drifting and not synching any more. The file server is a ...
11
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5answers
736 views

Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
0
votes
3answers
144 views

How to route traffic from a subnet 10.0.0.x to a network 200.208.88.17

I have the following configuration Router : IP: 200.208.88.17 (Internet) MASK: 255.255.255.40 Server 2003 : IP: 10.0.0.1 (with dhcp server ativated) dhcp scope: 10.0.0.11 ...
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1answer
120 views

How to install Software package on windows vps? [closed]

I have installed 3 vps on my windows machine. now i want different software on every vps. so do i install all software on main machine on which i installed vps or should i login in all vps one by one ...
0
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0answers
61 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

Moving shared folders and user profile folders to a new server

I need to retire a file server soon. I was wondering if there is a correct way to transfer department shares and user profile folders to the new server in a way that retains all folder and subfolder ...
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1answer
85 views

Convincing my Users to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 [closed]

I am a co-op student doing my internship and I have been given the dreadful task of upgrading people's Windows Server 2003 or older versions to Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher. However, most users ...
0
votes
2answers
310 views

How to give certain system access without giving local admin access?

I am seeking advice on how I can accomplish the following tasks without giving certain groups local admin rights on the servers. Ability to query the status of all the Windows Services WMI access ...
3
votes
1answer
165 views

What to use instead of FTP

I get this question all the time from people who run Windows-based web servers. FTP, while ubiquitous, has numerous flaws shortcomings, not all of which can be solved simply by slapping SSL/TLS on top ...
1
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0answers
336 views

Some workstations/servers on the domain respond with IPv6 instead of IPv4 addresses, even though IPv6 is disabled across the board

Earlier this week I've noticed some issues on my network. For example when I ping my machine (from my machine) using the hostname (or FQDN), I see a response from an IPv6 address. ...
0
votes
1answer
705 views

Disable firewall for all network profiles on Windows Server 2008 R2 through GPO

I've been trying to disable firewall on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 machines for all network profiles using GPO, but it seems to be working only for domain profile so far. In Group Policy ...
1
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1answer
6k views

Certificate Error on Server 2008 R2 Event ID 6 and 13

I have two DC, one is a Windows Server 2003 (certificate server), the other is Windows Server 2008 R2. The Windows Server 2008 R2 has the following events in the event viewer. Source: ...
7
votes
2answers
519 views

Replacing a file server, will links break?

I'd like to replace a file server we use (actually a couple of them) because it's a 2003 server. I'd prefer to have 2008r2, because I can expand disk volumes on the fly. My question is, can I take ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

Upgrading Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller with dfs to Windows server 2008

Is there special requirement for handling the DFS service before upgrade? So far all documentation entails upgrading Domain Controller and nothing with DFS. I came across this MS article "Migrate a ...
3
votes
3answers
729 views

What to check during a periodic system health check

I have been tasked with preparing a list of checks to do as a part of a weekly system health check routine which my team is supposed to do. The problem is neither I nor any of my colleagues have ever ...
1
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1answer
100 views

DNS, DHCP, FILESERVER transition from W2003 to W2008R2 DC's

We have a stable Windows 2003 Standard network. W2003 DC1 on x.x.x.10 - DC, DNS, DHCP, FILESERVER We are upgrading the network, and have a second server Windows 2008 R2 ready for insertion. ...
1
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1answer
199 views

Using Powershell command New-AUDser to set -HomeDrive and -HomeDirectory

I'm trying to create a new user in AD with the New-ADUser command. When i look in the Users and Computers gui, all the parameters i've passed through powershell, is populated to correct fields, ...
1
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0answers
90 views

Migrating users and IIS settings from a workgroup win2k3 machine to a new win2k8r2

I am retiring my old Windows Server 2003 Standard 32bit machine and migrating to a faster and more powerful new machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The two sticking points are migrating ...
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votes
2answers
388 views

Monitoring File I/O on file Server.

Is there a way to monitoring the file I/O on my file server. I want to gather some metrics on my current file system. I am running an old windows 2003 file server and I am planning on moving to a new ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Windows Server 2003/2008 R2 AD Group Adds at Random to Builtin\Administrators

We're having a strange problem that we can't fathom out. We have inherited a 2003 FFL/DFL domain that has a mix of 2008 R2 and 2003 DC's. The Workstation Admins group was in Builtin\Administrators, ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views

Must IIS be explictly enabled for remote administration?

I am trying to use IIS Manager to connect to IIS running on a remote server. The remote server is Windows Server 2003 SP2. I keep getting "Could not connect to the specified computer. Details: ...
1
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1answer
229 views

File server failed. DFS with and without replication in use. Questions on getting back to normal operation

I have an oldish (physical) Windows Server 2003 R2 box, which is a file/print server. I suspect the RAID card has gone bye-bye, after a reboot Windows is checking the data volume, its been 1.5 hours ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Active Directory not replicating

I have a windows server 2003 as a PDC ("server 1"). I am attempting to take it offline once I get several issues cleared up. I have two other windows server 2008 servers that have been promoted as ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Server Migration Strategy Using URL Rewrite and Forwarding

I suspect this may not be possible for security reasons or something, but I must ask. I'm in charge of a migration project involving around 50 intranet applications. This process will take time and ...
1
vote
1answer
943 views

Get-WinEvent only works on Vista+ as source and target?

I originally assumed Get-WinEvent cannot be executed on Windows 2003, i.e. source computer must be Vista or later OS. However, it can be ran against a Windows 2003, from a Vista+ computer. It appears ...
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votes
1answer
244 views

Where to get server market shares? [closed]

wanted to find out how popular the different Windows Server versions are, can't seem to find anywhere online that tells me. Tried the NetCraft website, but they have old data (from Jan 2011) and they ...
1
vote
1answer
323 views

Possible to disable smart card PIN change in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to disable the smart card PIN change ability provided with Windows 7's native minidriver. It doesn't allow us to enforce any PIN complexity requirements such that users could ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Why can't I copy .zip files from a server to a server in a different domain?

At work, we're using a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM as our build server. At the end of the build process for any of our projects, we copy the packaged deployment files to a folder on the server where ...
0
votes
0answers
7k views

User Account being locked out every day

User is on Windows 7 PDC, DC2 = Windows 2008 R2 RSA = Windows 2003 R2 We have a user who's account keeps getting locked out everyday. I have enabled the Netlogon logging on the PDC and the other ...
4
votes
2answers
230 views

What exactly does it mean to “jetpack a WINS server”?

Through my research I have read that jetpack.exe is used to do something with databases (database on a WINS server?). I'm assuming maybe it can be used to clear old data? In short the issue that we ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

Large Pings Timeout on LAN

I have several sites, that on a local gigabit connection, a large ping (14kb or higher) will timeout. Pings that are smaller work fine. This is happening a lot with Server 2003 boxes, but have ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

Nustar DNS doesn't send NS record for sub zones. Is this correct behavior?

I have these domains: company.com a.company.com b.company.com c.company.com Sub domains "a" and "b" are under the same zone of company.com in the GUI (albeit with an extra dot in the hostname ...
2
votes
1answer
19k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Windows Domain Chaos - Any Solving Approach

we are running an old Window 2003 Server as Domain Controller (DC2003). To safely migrate to Windows 2008 R2 we added a 2008 R2 (DC2008R2) to the domain as domain controller (adprep etc.). After ...
0
votes
1answer
185 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 ...