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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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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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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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You want Traverse Folder and List Folder like you've listed and you want to set the drop down at the top to This folder only. Then you need to set whatever other permissions you want that user to have on the explicit subfolder that they should have access to. If you can't get into the root folder with what you've posted, it's likely because of the folder's ...


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System is the OS itself, sometimes also known as "Local System" or "System User". Also used by some services for maximum access to local resources. Creator-Owner is whomever owns the object (which is, by default, whomever created it). This makes it possible to give greater control to the creator of files in a folder where multiple users can create, without ...


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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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A brief Google search gives what you need: https://web.archive.org/web/20160619070432/http://www.bridgetonova.com:80/2007/11/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%\...


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All users have the Bypass Traverse Checking user right by default, so my suggestion would be to not assign the permissions for the user the way you have but instead to assign the permissions for the user only on the file you need them to access and then give them a shortcut to that file. That will allow them to access the file without having to directly ...


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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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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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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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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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You need to install a reverse proxy on the machine that get hits first. I don't think there is an MS solution for this, so you will probably need to go with Apache. If you really want to use IIS, you should use IIS7+ with ARR module installed. You can read all about it here: Using the Application Request Routing Module Also, see this: Needed: Simple HTTP ...


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I don't hasten to respond to a licensing-related question on Server Fault, but I think this one is actually more of a technical question with a touch of licensing, so I'm going to chance it. In the scenario you describe I would: Create a mail-enabled security group for the department with all the intended department recipients as members (this is the group ...


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You can do this without issues. With SBS 2003 the clients still need to have the SBS 2003 machine as their DNS server, (I find it best to be the DCHP server too). The new FW can be the default gateway for the clients. The unused NIC probably won't be effective for load balancing unless you have enterprise level switching gear (and it is unlikely that ...


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Before reinstalling I would check to see if your Database is in single-user mode? Or possibly check the user connections option to ensure it is set to 0 which will allow the connections to grow as needed. It has been awhile since I worked with SBS but I believe there is a wizard that you run that sets up monitoring reports. You could also try recreating ...


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In 2008, you can see who is logged into RWW by typing in the command prompt net sess but I am not sure if it will work in 2003 as I can't try it. I also happened to find some interesting information about a user who figured out how to track users via the event logs


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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 cmd....


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You can have the second SBS server on the same physical LAN, just not in the same domain. So build/rebuild the 2003 SBS as a new AD domain in your existing LAN. Don't confuse "network" with "AD domain". It's a great idea if they're the same/overlapping, but in this situation, this is what will work best for you if you don't have the money to do this ...


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Sounds as if you want to change the NetBIOS name, but not the DNS name. Windows 2000 domains do not support renames. Domain must have forest functional level of 2003 or higher. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738208%28v=ws.10%29.aspx. You also cannot rename a domains that uses Exchange (see article). Sounds as if when you do the rename you ...


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Unfortunately the POP3 collector config in SBS 2003 is stored in two encrypted binary files: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\POP3\IMBData.dat C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\POP3\IMBData.bak There is no tool available to edit these If you use the POP3 collector tool quite heavily I ...


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If the user in question is or was a member of an administrative group such as Domain Admins, Account Operators, Backup Operators, Print Operators, etc, the AdminSDHolder object protects members of these groups by resetting their permission to the default every 5 minutes and also breaking permission inheritance on them. You can check this by seeing if the ...


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We did this successfully by using these instructions: I've found a slightly more elegant solution to this problem rather than just aggressively killing the process until Windows gives up trying to start it again, and I'd like to share it in the hope that Google will re-index and pick it up for others to use. You may have noticed this service ...


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I might suggest a migration of AD from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 rather than just migrating security principals (retaining the existing AD domain rather than migrating to a new AD domain). Microsoft has documentation to assist in doing this, but I've found the SBS kits at www.sbsmigration.com are rather inexpensive and easier to follow than Microsoft's ...


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It sounds to me like you have hardware problems (likely more errors in the already-degraded RAID). The Information Store service isn't going to make the server "totally hang", no matter how "corrupt" the database files are. If the machine is actually hanging when trying to mount the Information Store you're not going to get a successful repair running on ...


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