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You cannot demote the SBS 2003 server, and have it still work as a standalone server. If you do the server will automatically shut down after 60 minutes. The SBS 2003 server must be the root DC in the domain, and hold all the FSMO roles. Once you have more than one user, AD makes things easier to manage. See the KB article below, for details of what ...


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You cannot have more than one SBS on a domain. If you need an additional server you should purchase a full Windows Server SKU. How should you decide if SBS is the right choice? You can have only one SBS server and only one domain Source


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You can't create a trust relation with an SBS server domain and another, existing domain. We migrated from SBS2003 to individual Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 servers for this reason. We found that the migration path is weakly supported by MS, and I was worried to death that it wouldn't work. We invested in a pack from www.sbsmigration.com to help us ...


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You have some misconceptions here. I'll try to answer your questions while dealing with those: SBS does not and never has limited you to a single domain controller. It limits you to a single copy of SBS being run on the network. While you are migrating, it allows you to have both of the SBS servers on the same network. After 21 days, your old SBS server ...


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In the properties of the VPN client there's probably an option to use the gateway on the remote network (the VPN connected network), you should unselect this option. That should force all non-VPN traffic to transit your ISP network and not the VPN network.


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Tapes are a serial access (as opposed to random access) medium. Miniature pixies engrave each bit onto a tiny section of the physical media; they can't be everywhere on the tape at once so they have to do the work in order. The Wikipedia article on tape storage is a good resource for general questions. Your question needs far more detail (the specific ...


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Your battery failed. Given the age of your server, that's normal. However, you state that you replaced the bad battery... You may be running into one of the early RAID controller bugs that incorrectly reports failed BBWC units. But the problem is most-likely that the battery is charging. This process takes a few hours... How long did you wait following ...


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I Am Not a Lawyer. Stop reading right now. I'm surprised the CALs can't be downgraded, but I haven't had to look at downgrade rights recently. If it were me, I might very well just buy the newer CALs and ignore the downgrade issue. At least you'd be able to show you made an attempt to remain legal if you were ever audited. You'd also have the CALs if ...


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First off, for a mail environment that small, I'd suggest that you probably don't want to do a co-existence migration, but more likely a cutover. It'll avoid a lot of PITA and extra work to just get the new environment stood up, transfer your data and cutover your MX records, DNS, gateway settings, etc. Secondly, a smarthost is used in mail migrations to ...


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IF you really want to you can disable rogue DHCP server detection by setting the REG_DWORD value DisableRogueDetection to 1 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Parameters. As an aside: It kinda sounds like you installed the Hamachi adapter directly on the Windows SBS 2003 computer. If that's the case then you're probably ...


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A brief Google search gives what you need: http://www.bridgetonova.com/2007/11/how-to-lock-computers-when-idle-by-using-gpo.html Update: The idea is that you are enabling the screensaver option, but instead of specifying a real screensaver, you just make Windows execute the following command: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation ...


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You're playing with fire here. Exchange is heavily integrated with Active Directory, and reinstalling the operating system is going to get you a new instance of Active Directory. You can't just plug an existing Exchange database into a new Active Directory instance. That's not going to work. It's a but unclear exactly what you did to render the machine in a ...


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Assuming you want to make that happen only from the outside (Internet), then simply do not allow RDP (3389) through the firewall. They would connect via the VPN, get an internal IP address, and then use the internal IP, or internal DNS, name of the server to connect.


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The forwarding options on a mailbox enabled user don't allow for forwarding to multiple recipients (that I'm aware of) so my guess, based on the fact that two users are listed in the recipient field, is that this is actually a ditribution group. Have you verified that Customer Service is a user mailbox and not a Distibution Group? Try creating a custom ...


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There is a Microsoft Support article which addresses this error number: You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates In most cases, these messages are temporary or short-lived issues that are caused by very slight interruptions in communications between the computer ...


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No. Remote workplace is only a feature of Windows 2003 Small Business server. We use an SSL-VPN product like the SonicWall SSL-VPN 2000 to provide bookmarked RDP sessions to users. A built-in option would be to use the PPTP VPN functionality of 2003 Standard and then have users RDP to their local desktops manually.


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Even if you can do it online then given the array size I'd suggest you just do a full drive/system backup onto another disk, then wipe the array, build as you wish and restore. It'll almost certainly be quicker, less risky and give you a more optimised array layout once you're done.


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I went through much pain with this, and the bottom line is that although the controller supports array expansion, Dell have disabled this in their Array Manager and they will not support it. If you replace the Dell driver with the LSI one (I think the controller is an LSI, though I wouldn't swear that it isn't an Adaptec) and use the LSI management software ...


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I would just enable volume shadow copies and educate the users on how it works. Also, if these are files that multiple users collaborate on, it is best to use SharePoint. SBS 2003 has a decent implementation but upgrading to the free WSS 3.0 would be best. This would also give you version controls and the ability for users to "check out" files. All free and ...


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I'm not sure why, but many times, I have had to go into the resource mailbox itself in Outlook and go to Tools - Options and make the person a delegate on the mailbox before they can send on behalf of the resource. To give you an example of what I mean, I'll borrow your example from above: Create a new mail profile for Account B. Open Outlook with this new ...


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If you don't have a good backup, get one ASAP. You've probably got a ticking time bomb there. If CHKDSK isn't fixing the filesystem inconsistency you either have some type of damage that CHKDSK is unable to fix or new inconsistencies are being introduced by software or hardware after AUTOCHK (CHKDSK during boot) completes. Personally, I wouldn't trust the ...


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Typically (but not always), the IP that is displayed to remote stations is the primary IP of your firewall. That is assuming it is a basically firewall/router appliance with a single IP doing NAT. So outside of your facility, if one of your stations browses the internet, it will appear to come from the WAN IP assigned to your router. you can check to see ...


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If your domain administrator account gets locked out, you can still log in with cached credentials by disconnecting the server from the network much like you can log in when a password was changed. You will however be unable to access any network resources since that requires a check from the DC. However, as this is a server ...I strongly recommend against ...


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There is a rather extensive piece of product documentation covering the migration scenario of an SBS installation Essentials 2012. It includes the activation of a "migration mode" on the SBS server where you would be able to transfer FSMO roles to the new server without the SBS mocking about it. But as you are just interested in the AD user data and are not ...


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On the server's Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) go to the following area: Security Settings Local Policies User Rights Assignment Force shutdown from a remote system Add the user who you want to be able to shutdown the server. Now if a user needs to shut the system down from their PC, they can use the following command: shutdown /r /m \\servername /f ...


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No, you shouldn't insist. It's not your decision to make. It's their decision to make and it's your job to advise them on making a decision that works for them and to advise them of the risks of continuing to use an OS without official support, if that's what they decide to do. Opinion/Rant: The idea that because official support is ending means you need to ...


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Yes, they assume that when you purchase SBS that it will be the only server in your environment providing DHCP services. SBS is targeted at a specific usage scenario and they expect that the people purchasing and deploying it understand how and why it fits into that usage scenario. The assumption is that you have reviewed it's operations and features before ...


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The security policy in the Default Domain Controllers Group Policy Object (GPO) doesn't permit unprivileged users to logon interactively or as batch jobs (which is how Scheduled Tasks run) on Domain Controller (DC) computers. Your first problem in making this account unprivileged (which is a good idea) is going to be modifying the security policy. Your ...



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