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Apr
19
comment How do I setup a Windows Web Server 2008 R2 in a 2003 AD?
Your DCs will almost certainly be DNS servers. However, if your DCs are not being used as DNS servers by your client machines, then Active Directory will be horribly broken. AD and DNS are inextricably linked.
Apr
19
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Apr
16
answered Deploy Office 2010 after uninstalling Office 2007 via Group Policy
Apr
16
answered “Virtual” shared storage for SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster
Apr
14
comment Creating an efficient image deployment lab
Apologies for lack of formatting, can't get the markdown to work for lists for some reason!
Apr
14
comment Creating an efficient image deployment lab
Off the top of my head: 1. Offline editing of images - you can inject drivers, enable/disable features, install service packs and windows updates to images without having to deploy and recapture on a machine 2. Image size. The WIM format is file based and uses single-instance, so multiple images built from a base OS WIM file will be much smaller than their Ghosted equivalents. 3. The AIK also includes the System Image Manager which enables you to easily build custom answer files for deployment. There's lots more, but I'm too lazy to list. Google is your friend!
Apr
13
answered Creating an efficient image deployment lab
Apr
13
comment Delete data from a MSSQL standby database?
Integration services might be what you're looking for.
Apr
12
answered why would adding a crossover private nic cause IP address resource fail?
Apr
11
comment Where is the TFS database?
By the way, I doubt you'll find the solution to your problem by digging around in the database. It looks to me like an access rights issue with the user account that you're connecting to TFS with.
Apr
11
answered Where is the TFS database?
Apr
11
comment Task Scheduler Cannot Apply My Changes - Adding a User with Permissions
When you run RSOP.msc on the server that is affected, you'll get an interface that looks very much like the Group Policy editor. Drill down to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment. In here you'll see a column at the top called 'source GPO'. Look there to see which Group Policy is setting the parts that you want to change.
Apr
10
comment GPOs are on users gpresult but not updating settings
@Intelwalk Your comment makes no sense. As Shane has explained, your COMPUTER objects need to be in the same OU that has the GPO applied, if you want the computer settings to be applied. You stated in your comment to your question that you applied the policy to your USER OU. Computer settings apply to computer accounts. User settings apply to user accounts. See also loopback processing.
Apr
10
comment Task Scheduler Cannot Apply My Changes - Adding a User with Permissions
Use RSOP.msc to tell you which policy is affecting those settings
Apr
10
comment Windows 2008 R2 - can't login to domain controller
That's normal. In DSRM, the directory services are offline (if they were online it might cause problems with other domain controllers while you were making changes). You need to query the directory and make changes (if necessary) using ntdsutil. Also perhaps look at adrestore from sysinternals. Not sure if it can work on offline AD databases though.
Apr
10
answered Windows 2008 R2 - can't login to domain controller
Apr
9
answered Task Scheduler Cannot Apply My Changes - Adding a User with Permissions
Apr
6
comment Group policy not applying to security group
The user portion of the policy will only apply to the users if their user account are in or below the OU that the policy applies to. The exception to this is when you're using Loopback Processing. Is your printer GPO applied at the domain level? If so that will apply to all users in your domain anyway.
Apr
5
answered How to configure second account in single profile outlook 2007?
Apr
5
answered Group policy not applying to security group