I recently installed 2 new domain controllers running on Windows Server 2003 to replace 2 old DCs running W2K. After running ADPrep /forestprep on the schema master and ADprep /domainprep on the Infra master, I installed AD on the 2 W2K3 servers. I then transferred all FSMO roles to the 2 new DCs, including global [...]
Answer Question | May 13, 2005 4:30 PM
Active Directory, Exchange 2000
Hi ! Plz I need help in controlling the internet bandwidth on a LAN network ? Also note that I have a Game server installed on LAN.
Answer Question | May 6, 2005 3:44 AM
Active Directory, Bind, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, Microsoft Windows, Networking, NFS, Novell NDS, WINS
Hello: Does anyone know of a way to script (perhaps in a login script) the addition of IE proxy settings, and then disable these same settings using a logoff script? This is for my mobile users. On the LAN I need then to use my proxy server, but if the proxy settings are still in [...]
Answer Question | June 17, 2010 9:12 PM
Active Directory, Desktop management applications, Microsoft Windows, Policies, Windows Server 2003
I’m looking into a problem that I have noticed with setting the proxy settings for users to access the internet. The policy sets a proxy server/port and also uses the bypass proxy for local addresses and defines those internal DNS names not to proxy. If I change the DNS name from proxy.xxx.xxx to anything or [...]
Answer Question | May 4, 2005 4:01 PM
Active Directory, Microsoft Windows
I have all win xp pro sp1 clients and a win 2003 pdc. I use gpo very heavily in a library environment to restrict what the students can do. I have one computer that will not apply any of the gpo’s. I have checked it for viruses, verified dns is working correctly using nslookup for [...]
Answer Question | May 16, 2005 12:17 PM
Active Directory, DataCenter
Hi there, we “upgraded” our AD from 2000 to 2003 a couple of months back and still have a few problems. User accounts seem to get locked frequently. We have an IIS app server (2003) that is supposed to use integrated authentication but I think it has problems. Whenever someone changes their pwd then trys [...]
Answer Question | May 3, 2005 12:46 AM
I am a realtively new systems administrator who has inherited a badly designed network. I had a couple of days off work and when I came back, my secondary server could no longer access my primary server. When I try to access a shared drive on the primary server from the secondary server I get [...]
Answer Question | April 27, 2005 8:15 PM
Active Directory, DataCenter, Networking
A SearchStorage.com user recently asked: Have you tried this page: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;263532 Looks like the built-in backup utilities can do it. You have to make changes on Registry though.
Answer Question | October 8, 2008 11:11 AM
Active Directory, Disaster Recovery
I want to restrict users from accessing control panel from their workstation. How can I do that?
Answer Question | April 19, 2013 8:03 AM
Active Directory, Auditing, DataCenter, Policies
i want to restrict users from accessing the control panel using group policy.I am on win server 2003 platform.
Answer Question | April 24, 2005 7:47 AM
Does any one know how to increase the max_connections property of the MySQL database engine?
Answer Question | April 19, 2005 3:35 AM
Active Directory, Availability, Bandwidth, Development, DHCP, DNS, E-business, ERP, Lifecycle development, Network applications management, Network management software, Network monitoring, Networking services, Partner facing, Performance management, Security products, Software Quality Assurance, Web development tools, WebSphere Studio
I have a small network consisting of 4 servers, our dc is sbs2003 and the next is windows server 2003, the other 2 are linux based and not an issure here, when i log into the domain on client systems everything is fine, login into the second server via rdp is fine however if i [...]
Answer Question | April 11, 2005 3:58 PM
Active Directory, Bind, DataCenter, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Networking services, Tech support
I seem to have 2 issues. Both are on the same setup. Windows 2000 Server running Exchange 2000. Both have all the latest patches and SP’s. 1) Mail will flow inbound just fine. Some mail will flow outbound just fine. Certian addy’s just have in the SMTP queue ( AOL,Yahoo, Bellsouth ). Other mail going [...]
Answer Question | April 7, 2005 12:29 PM
Active Directory, Administration, Application management, Cabling, Client management, Database issues, DHCP, Dial-up networking, DNS, E-mail applications, Exchange, Exchange 2000, Exchange Server ActiveSync, Features/Functionality, Help Desk, HTTP, Hubs, Installation, Mail protocols, Maintenance, Microsoft Windows, Modems/Cable Modems, Network applications management, Network Interface Cards, Network Management Systems, Network monitoring, Network testing, Networking, Networking Equipment, Networking services, Norton, Outlook, Outlook Mobile Access, Performance management, POP3, Remote management, Routers, Security, Service and support, SMTP, Storage, Storage management, Switches, Symantec, TCP, Tech support, Third-party services, Vendor support, Vendors, WINS, Yahoo
I am migrating to Windows 2003 and the documentation is a little confusing. Will I be able to take advantage of Group Policy features such as desktop lockdown on the NT workstations?
Answer Question | April 8, 2005 3:41 PM
Active Directory, Microsoft Windows
I am the software support person for a public library. On our computers for the public we use Deep Freeze version 5 which protects the hard drive from changes. When the computer is rebooted the hard drive is returned to its original state. We also use Windows XP on the workstations and Active Directory (Windows [...]
Answer Question | March 23, 2005 6:18 PM
Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Networking services, Security, Servers, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003
I have come across a DC running MS DNS. this server has been experiencing group policy issues, now i investigated and came across some certain problems. the domain name is a single name “domain” .. not a FQDN as in “domain.Work” the dNS has no root zone, or domain. (this i dont know if its [...]
Answer Question | March 28, 2005 12:02 AM
Active Directory, DNS, Microsoft Windows
I’ve had to restore my Default Domain Policy and Default Domain Controller policy because somehow they disappeared. I’m using Sophos Enterprise Manager to automatically update all computers on the network. Everything is working as normal but I can’t update the 2 Domain Controllers on the system. It says there is a log on failure. The [...]
Answer Question | March 16, 2005 5:51 AM
Active Directory, Application security, Biometrics, Database, DataCenter, Digital certificates, Encryption, Exchange, Identity & Access Management, Instant Messaging, Microsoft Windows, provisioning, Secure Coding, Security tokens, Single sign-on
Hi There, Can anyone tell me of a way, via a GPO, of preventing specific users only from saving files to their desktops? I’ve had a look around the various options available and I can’t see an obvious solution- but then I may have missed something ;o) Many thanks in advance.
Answer Question | March 3, 2005 7:14 AM
Active Directory, Tech support
We upgrading our AD structure to 2003 from 2000. After carefull /preps; two new 2k3 servers are added into existing domain and promoted as DCs. NOW the FSMO needs to be moved to one of these new ones from old server and I have the information on how to move FSMO roles. My concern is [...]
Answer Question | March 2, 2005 2:49 PM
Active Directory, Exchange 2000
This is more of an FYI. I just posted a perl script that I use to generate a daily report of all Workstations and Servers located on our LAN. This report is sorted by domain/workgroup membership and includes any visible shares on the machine. If anyone is interested you can read it here: http://frankenrouter.homeip.net/System+Admin+Articles/111.aspx Thanks, [...]
Answer Question | August 23, 2005 12:13 PM
Active Directory, Compliance, CRM, Desktops, DHCP, Disaster Recovery, DNS, Ethernet, IPv4, Lotus Domino, NetBIOS, Networking, Networking services, Policies, Risk management, Security, Security Program Management, Vulnerability Assessment & Audit