The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Windows Server 2003

June 14, 2011  3:01 PM

How to clear DCDIAG Errors

Posted by: Nathan Simon
clear even logs in dcdiag, DCDIAG, dcdiag /fix, Support Tools, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

What is DCDIAG you ask?

This command-line tool analyzes the state of one or all domain controllers in a forest and reports any problems to assist in troubleshooting. DCDiag.exe consists of a variety of tests that can be run individually or as part of a suite to verify domain controller...

April 20, 2011  2:30 AM

Migrate DHCP from Server 2003 to Server 2008

Posted by: Nathan Simon
DHCP Scope, DHCP Server, export DHCP, import DHCP, migrate DHCP, move DHCP, netsh, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2

Wan to know how to export DHCP from Server 2003 and move it to Server 2008? Well I found the step by step instructions of how to do so. Mind you this could also be used to backup a DHCP Scope on Windows Server 2003 as well. Not sure how many of you techies out there are...

February 10, 2011  8:08 PM

Exchange 2003 Troubleshooting Tips

Posted by: Nathan Simon
75GB, Backup Exec, database limit, DCDIAG, exchange database won't mount, Exchange Server 2003, netlogon service, Recipient Update Services error, Veeam Backup, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server Backup

Here are the First two things to check. 1.) Space Available; is there any space left where the Exchange Databases are? If not free up some space! 2.) Has the database hit its Limit? For Exchange 2003 its 75GB (with the registry modification) If it’s neither of these you have to start...

November 19, 2010  2:26 PM

Delete Failed DCs from Active Directory

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory, dc dies, Dcpromo, manual removal of dc, microsoft, Petri, remove domain controller, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

What do you do if a Domain Controller dies and cannot be revived? Just deleting it from Active Directory won't do it. There is only one thing you can do, remove it forcibly. Petri has an article that can help...

October 13, 2010  2:38 AM

Can I cancel and Offline Defrag?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cancel offline defrag, eseutil, Exchange, Exchange Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2003

You can cancel this process. If you cancel you will need to manually delete the temp files that the compaction was creating. Your original database is completely intact and can be mounted again until you reach the point where the ESEUTIL is copying the completed DB over...

July 20, 2010  4:03 AM

P2V Conversion Fails, OS will not boot

Posted by: Nathan Simon
conversion fails, P2V fails, vconverter, vHardware, VM fails to boot, vmconverter fails to convert machine, vmware, VMware hardware 4, VMware hardware 7, vSphere 4.0 Update 2, vsphere 4.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Sometimes you get a server that fails to convert, i.e. it just won't boot. If you use a Recovery CD (Windows Server 2003/2008 Install Disk) you can see that the files are all there, but it just refuses to boot no matter what you do. Well here is what I ran into... ESX Host was ESX 4.1(same results...

June 10, 2010  3:42 AM


Posted by: Nathan Simon
netrouteview, route.exe, static route, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Here is a neat utility that i stumbled upon, when i was having routing issues on a user PC... yeah I know why would the route table be modified on a client PC, well it was for testing purposes... NetRouteView is a GUI alternative to the standard route utility (Route.exe) of Windows operating...

May 13, 2010  2:26 PM

Disable Terminal Services Beep

Posted by: Nathan Simon
beep, disablebeep, pc speaker, regedit, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

You can disable the system beep function in client rdp sessions by creating the following registry key on the Terminal Server:    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\    add a DWORD "DisableBeep" with a value of "1" You will have to restart the Terminal...

November 5, 2009  3:18 AM

Add System Restore to Server 2003

Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, system restore, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, xp cd

Download the file and extract it Double click on AddSystemRestoreEntries.reg (This will add some values to the...

October 6, 2009  9:29 PM

Sysinternals Suite Updates

Posted by: Nathan Simon, microsoft, msdart, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, temporary registry profiles, Windows 7, Windows 7 support, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP

New Updates to the Sysinternals Suite Process Monitor v2.7 This update to Process Monitor, a system monitoring utility, adds a new option to the process tree dialog that direct it to...

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