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25 views

Users randomly unable to log into certain computers

I have an issue where users are randomly unable to log onto a certain computer. We have Windows Server 2003, and XP for the clients. The error that appears is the generic "Wrong username or bad ...
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1answer
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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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0answers
30 views

Shared printer can't be added

We have a small training network with server 2003, and XP clients and users in a AD domain. A printer is connected to a client with USB. We are trying to share the printer to all the users but it's ...
3
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1answer
116 views

Samba name mangling too mangled to be practical

Switched recently from W2K3 to Samba4.0.9/CentOS6.4 for our fileshare for WinXP clients. Have an ancient (1995!) piece of software that uses 8.3 filename format. After the switch, long filenames ...
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1answer
38 views

How to design a simple Ubuntu File Server with XP clients network: accounts system

I want to switch from an old Windows Server 2003 server with Active Directory to a simple Ubuntu fileserver in a kind of school building with Windows XP client machines, with a minimum impact to ...
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2answers
84 views

Win XP vs Win7, when sending credentials to the remote server, is there a difference?

On a 2003 windows server I have a com+ application which is available to its clients on everybody, anonymous permissions. Windows XP machnes doesn't have problems with accessing, activating, lanuching ...
0
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1answer
374 views

Server 2003 dnscmd.exe access denied (not server 2008)

The only topics I can find on dnscmd.exe access denied are all "when we upgraded to Server 2008 this error started". Well, I'm using Windows XP client and Server 2003 and getting this error. I can ...
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1answer
795 views

For how long can a client be shutdown in AD?

We are setting up a training environment to be used after summer holiday. Management wants us to set up clients now before the vacation. Since the clients are to be shipped away, they will be off line ...
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0answers
92 views

Windows clients XP and 2000 “Log spooler information events” through GPO

I have some clients (XP and 2000) on which I would like to enable printing of documents on local printers. Therefor I need to enable "Log spooler information events" on the Advanced Tab of the Print ...
2
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2answers
199 views

Active Directory: Accessing network share as WinXP SYSTEM user

The Problem: I cannot access a Domain Computers-accesible network share by a process running on Windows XP as a SYSTEM account. I've got a 2008R2 domain, a 2003R2 file server and a set of clients. ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Push files from server to clients once

We have gotten into a sort of predicament. We have set up a temporary training environment. Two domains with roughly 100 clients in each. Part of the training is using a map application on the client. ...
2
votes
1answer
227 views

Uninstall unknown software via group policy.

I'm wondering if this is an possible through group policy. Is possible to define a list of allowed programs and have the rest automatically un-installed when a user logs off/on their computer? ...
3
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1answer
264 views

How to force users to answer survey on login?

In a network with Windows XP and Windows 2003 as DC, I need to force users to answer a survey "on login". What needs to happen is this: User writes login and password Logs on successfully The ...
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3answers
807 views

shutdown -i all computers in active directory domain

I'm not sure if this is possible, but this is my goal: At the end of the day, I want to be able to turn off all the computers in the domain from a client. My account has sufficient privileges to ...
4
votes
1answer
53 views

DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment

Odd issue and I'm not having much luck with ole google (perhaps I'm not looking in the right direction). Hoping to get a little help with that here from some of you. On our network we have approx. ...
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1answer
255 views

Apply Active Directory domain group policy to standalone PC

We have an Active Directory 2003 domain with Windows XP workstations. Many settings on the workstations are configured and locked down via Active Directory domain group policy. We need to send a few ...
2
votes
2answers
140 views

Remotely force a defragmentation

First, the computers are of around 21 Win 7 Machines and 29 Win XP machines. The DC is a Win2k8 server and the Mail server is Win2k3 I need to force a remote defragmentation on roughly 50 computers. ...
0
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2answers
85 views

Setting up a Remote Gateway to service computer network

I have a network over about 20 computers that need to be maintained from a remote location. Would the best way be to setup software from say LogMeIn on one of the systems and then configure all the ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

User control with Active Directory on Windows 2003

We have a problem with users downloading applications, installing, playing games, and other such unwelcome activities. Is it possible to use Windows 2003 to control the user's desktops? I've seen it ...
0
votes
2answers
909 views

Error: “Currently no logon servers available” while connected via crossover and using built-in Admin

A "client" system and a "server" system are connected via crossover cable. The "client" is running Windows Server 2003, and the "server" is running Windows XP Pro SP3. The client and server ping ...
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1answer
169 views

Why does one system take so much more time to “apply personal settings” when it boots?

The story is that I have one server (Windows 2003 server) and 10 systems with XP Professional. I have a local area connection to connect them all. I also have DNS on the server and systems logon on ...
0
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1answer
158 views

share folder on Win 2003 with XP machine not in the domain

We have 2003 Sever R2, a folder is shared with many win 7 machines in the domain, I want to share the folder with an xp machine that is not in the domain, When I open the folder from the xp machine, ...
2
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2answers
816 views

ADMIN$ and other shares not working remotely on XP machines

I'm trying to use ADMT to migrate several XP machines to a new domain and the utility (nor command line) is able to access the admin$ share or any drive share. I've added the required registry key ...
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2answers
339 views

windows 2003 domain and windows xp

I had to move a computer account from one OU to another OU for the settings to be same as with other computers in the OU. After the computer account was moved to other domain, i reset the computer ...
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0answers
278 views

Windows Server 2003 R2 SIS Groveler start error

Hi I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 running and I need to have a WDS with mixed mode so I can deploy Windows 7 & Windows XP images. I went to setup the first image and after the wizard was done ...
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2answers
1k views

Save any file directly on Windows server instead of the user's PC?

I am using a Windows 2003 R2 server and an XP system. I want to save any file (like- .doc, .xls, audio and video file) directly on the server from XP system. There must be no option to save the file ...
0
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1answer
2k views

The RDP protocol component “DATA ENCRYPTION” detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client

I have a W 2K3 Terminal Server which most of my computers can connect to without a problem. There is one computer which always fails and says: The client could not establish a connection to the ...
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2answers
266 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 ...
0
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1answer
253 views

Local printer redirection problems in Terminal Services

I have several WinXP clients that are connecting to a Win2003 Terminal Server. I've had trouble getting them to map their local printer into the Terminal session.I have tried so many things but only ...
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0answers
432 views

Group Policy Preferences File Association on older Clients

I have a GPP for file association aka "open with". It works as expected on Server2008/Win7 but does nothing on Server2003/WinXP that has both the GPP Client KB943729 and GPP hotfix KB982051 installed. ...
2
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1answer
224 views

Network shares not working from NT 5.x clients

This is a weird one for me. We have a total of 10 servers. 4 x Windows 2003 and 6 x Windows 2008. Yesterday all Windows XP machines stopped being able to access the shared printers and folders from ...
2
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1answer
579 views

What is solicited network traffic and what is unsolicited network traffic?

I've recently read a Microsoft Technet article on how Windows Firewall works. The author of the article uses concepts like 'solicited network traffic' and 'unsolicited network traffic' for a machine. ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Distributing Files using a Group Policy on Windows Server 2003

A piece of software that we use at our office has recently moved to a new licensing system. This means that from now on a new set of license key files will need to be distributed to each of our 25 ...
0
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1answer
90 views

how to read log on window 2003 when user delete file or folder

I have 3 user on a Window 2003 Enterprise Server. How would I read the log when 1 user delete folder or file . Help for new bie . Many thanks
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1answer
590 views

Group Policy not applying to XP machines 2003 Server

Here's a quick rundown of the issue we're seeing here. And its a very blanketed question for the moment because Im not getting much in the way of error messages. Trying to deploy different group ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

How would I create a PDF print server?

I have some old workstations with WindowsXP that I can install pretty much anything on, an office with about 80 people, a wintel environment, an existing Server 2003 file/printer server, and everybody ...
0
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3answers
1k views

How to configure Workgroup to receive updates from WSUS

Hi Guys I have WSUS server and is working fine with active diectory. but how can I connect workgroup pcs running on windows xp to WSUS without joining them to AD? Thank you in advance.
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1answer
279 views

Mysql Server Windows XP Firewall ports

We have a Windows Server 2003 machine with MySQL installed, and a Windows XP client machine. On the client machine we have a C++ application. Windows firewall is active on both machines. We opened ...
0
votes
2answers
699 views

Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach Active Directory

I'm getting the following error message a couple of computers: Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does ...
0
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1answer
139 views

Win 2003 AD Organisational Unit Group Policy not being applied to an XP client/user

I'm a developer and not much of a server admin, but am working on a project which requires me to build code which operates in a Windows 2003 domain environment, with XP client machines and so I need ...
0
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1answer
464 views

Conflict with Local and Domain Policy for Remote Desktop

I am running Windows Server 2003 domain and implementing the Remote Desktop Users group without any problems to manage who has access to remote into the Domain Controller. I recently set up a virtual ...
6
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5answers
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Push new registry keys via group policy

Recently I have added registry keys in active directory and I need to push them via group policy instead of going to each PC to apply the new ones. How can I push new registry keys (not modify ...
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vote
1answer
940 views

Windows Map to user home directory fails with %username% variable

I have a user johndoe with the following drive mapping in his login script (.bat file). net use y: \\myserver\users$\johndoe However, when I try to use a more generic mapping using the username ...
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1answer
1k views

XP Remote Desktop not passing save credentials to server

I have XP clients whereby I am setting up some remote desktop connections and saving the credentials and shortcut on the desktop. When the user double-clicks the shortcut, the connection is made to ...
0
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2answers
235 views

Remote desktop without log off the user out

I have windows server 2003 with active directory and my users running on windows xp pro and I would like to use remote desktop without to log them out when I login with my account in other words I ...
3
votes
3answers
112 views

Is there a significant performance gain in reducing the number of GPOs in active directory?

I have just started work on an existing 2003/AD domain where users are complaining about the amount of time it takes for an XP client to reach the logon prompt after boot (around 4 minutes). I ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Can the users can apply Windows update without local administrator rights?

My users are running on windows XP 32bit. normally WSUS automatically download and notify them to select which update want to install in the past they were in local administrator rights,now I reduce ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

WDS Error: A connection to the deployment share could not be made

We currently have a WDS server that we use for imaging both Windows XP and Windows 7 machines. We use MDT 2010 to add drivers to the WIM files. It works for all of our existing hardware, but we ...
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1answer
85 views

Windows XP vs Windows Server 2008 for server components

My team is developping a number of windows services in .net. These services communicate through a messaging solution and some of them have an expected response time that is well below 100ms. The ops ...