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comment Bypass Paypal Upgrade
" and updating our servers is not an option." -- I'm sure it might be difficult, but it really needs to become an option. There comes a point in any system's lifecycle when you need to move it forwards and you've gone well past that here.
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comment how to get Size of an update in WSUS server?
Please try composing one well written question about your issue instead of several poorly written ones.
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comment Windows Server 2012 has stopped accepting new wksts joining our domain, error 53: the network path was not found
I wouldn't worry about the DHCP so much for now for testing, but I'd try creating a VPN, getting workstations joined to the VPN with a static address maybe (unless DHCP is easier to configure for you) then testing again when the workstations are on the same LAN segment, via VPN, as the DC. And yes, firewall off anything that doesn't need to be exposed to the Internet - no sense in borrowing trouble.
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comment Windows Server 2012 has stopped accepting new wksts joining our domain, error 53: the network path was not found
So you're connecting across the "live internet" to a DC in a datacenter and not via a VPN? To be honest, I think the real question isn't "why isn't it working now" but "how the hell did it ever work"? My first thought is that if the datacentre wasn't already firewalling the ports used by AD clients, someone noticed the traffic, realised that their network config is bad and that they should feel bad, and updated their config.All the info I'm aware of about the error codes you're seeing points to a network issue.
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comment Windows Server 2012 has stopped accepting new wksts joining our domain, error 53: the network path was not found
Run the AD BPA on the server to ensure that's happy. Are all the network subnets included in AD sites? Are clients picking up correct and sane info from DHCP?
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comment AutoCad 2017 on Windows 10
I see some blogs that claim that elvis still lives and that the moon landings never happened. This is why its wise to use blogs cautiously as a source of information and test for yourself.
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comment Active Directory User Attribute List
there is no definitive list of pre-existing writable attributes that no other software uses. - so very much this. @Gre you say you don't want to, but if you need a list of writable attributes that no other software uses then you need to extend the schema. Simple as that.
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comment How do I point clients to the NTP server?
@PeterCordes fair point. To say that this would be a classic example of something a raspberry pi with linux on would be good at would be to undersell the potential of the pi + linux.
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comment How do I point clients to the NTP server?
@Mr.Ali if they're precisely one hour out, I'd suspect time zone differences.
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comment How do I point clients to the NTP server?
Thanks @joeqwerty - the correct time is important enough to my organisation that we operate two stratum-1 ntp servers on our network, but we still have them connected to just the DCs in terms of how they distribute the correct time to clients and servers on our main lan.
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