I would like to create a “power users” group in my active directory that gives users full admin rights on the local computer – the computer that they are actively logged on to – to use with roaming profiles. So many programs require administrator privileges for “first use,” and we have users that move from [...]
Answer Question | July 27, 2011 6:39 PM
Local Administrator Rights, Terminal Services, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
I need to prevent The Disk Cleanup Tool from displaying in the Start menu for one specific identity on our network, but this identity has no access to the Control Panel – so I am unsure of the best way to remove/prevent this from appearing in Start menus. I’m thinking that a registry fix would [...]
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 6:24 PM
Active Directory, GPO, Windows XP
How can I setup DFS to replicate to three servers across my WAN? Do the DFS partners need to be part of my domain or just Windows 2003 server or better?
Answer Question | July 6, 2011 6:14 PM
DFS, DFS Replication, WAN, WAN optimization, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 administration
My Windows server 2008 is not posting and seems to be freezing up when it is scanning the SAS drives. I can not get to safe mode or last known good. How can I solve and fix this issue?
Answer Question | July 13, 2011 6:10 PM
Safe Mode, SAS, SAS disks, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 error messages
Hi, I need help with copying shortcuts via AD. Currently, I can create a shortcut on user’s desktops belonging to a specific security group by using this in the Notes field of the group properties: csc “desktop”, “Clinical”, \servershareshortcut.url, “folder”, “” However, I would like to copy a shortcut to place on the desktop instead [...]
Answer Question | July 6, 2011 1:47 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory scripting, Scripting, Windows Server 2003
Okay, so here is the deal, i have the following set-up. Server A is my domain controller Server B is my terminal Service host Currently i have about 25 Users who basically run a very simple 32 bit program for sales called myriad which is soul-ly written and operates in FOX. Also users use Outlook [...]
Answer Question | June 30, 2011 6:29 PM
Dell PowerEdge, Domain Controller, PST folders, Terminal Service
what would cause a sudden trying to connect to exchange server message when outlook is opened?
Answer Question | June 30, 2011 3:32 PM
Exchange 2003, Outlook 2007, SBS 2003, Small Business Server, Small Business Server 2003
When does a hard drive on a hardly used Windows 2003 server need to be de-fragmented? The server is a file server and has files written and removed from it several times a week and is accessed by ~25 users. Can we set an alert when we hit a hard fragmentation level?
Answer Question | February 1, 2012 7:20 PM
Defragmentation, File Server, HARD drive, Hard drive repair, Windows Server 2003
Can we monitor users’ registries? Can we be notified when and if workstations and servers registries are modified? We are using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
Answer Question | July 6, 2011 7:12 PM
Registry settings, Server monitoring, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Workstation Security
Are there advantages of using Windows Server 2008 over 2003 R2? If so what are they?
Answer Question | June 29, 2011 7:10 PM
Windows Server, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration, Windows Server Upgrades
Is it possible to scan the entire network for spyware/viruses? We are all running Windows 7 with 2008 AD.
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 7:03 PM
Active Directory, Network Monitor, Network monitoring, Network Scanners, Network scanning, Spyware, Windows 7
How do we configure Windows Server 2008 to automatically shutdown when the UPS is on battery power for more than 5 minutes?
Answer Question | June 28, 2011 6:25 PM
UPS, UPS managed shutdown, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration, Windows Server 2008 configuration
Is there a way to scan our Windows Server 2008 network for issues and or faults? Will this cause more problems than it solves?
Answer Question | July 19, 2011 6:23 PM
Network monitoring, Windows Network Administration, Windows networking, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration
I chatted with David Sacks, CEO of Yammer, last week at Enterprise 2.0, and we talked about IT’s changing attitude toward cloud-based offerings such as social networking platforms. I’d love to hear from practicing IT professionals about the impact of these platforms on the network, whether it’s security or storage. Share your opinion or experience, [...]
Answer Question | July 8, 2011 3:28 PM
AS/400, Business Intelligence, Channel, CIO, Cloud Computing, CRM, Database, DataCenter, Development, Exchange, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Open IT Forum, Oracle, Platform integration, Platform Solutions, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP, Windows Server
Even without email relay enabled or anyone gaining unauthorized access to the SBS 2003 server, our Exchange none the less became a SPAM source. Thousands of SPAM emails sent during a few hour period. I was wondering what others have found as a root cause for such a takeover and their experiences.
Answer Question | June 28, 2011 2:38 PM
Exchange, Exchange spam filters, SBS 2003, SBS 2003 SPAM Exchange, Small Business Server 2003
Every article I read regarding folder redirection and personal shares mentions that I should disable inherited permissions. Why is this required? Is this a security concern or a performance concern? Personally, I want upper management to have read access to subordinates personal shares so I don’t have to retrieve files for managers, or monitor them [...]
Answer Question | June 29, 2011 1:59 PM
Active Directory, File Share Permissions, Folder permissions, Folder Redirection Windows Server 2003, Folder Sharing, Windows Server 2003
I got a new windows 7 computer and want to connect to the network. Other computers are on win xp and logs in to a domain april.local. When I try to connect the win 7 to the domain following error occurs: Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your [...]
Answer Question | June 30, 2011 7:08 AM
Active Directory Domain, Windows 7, Windows 7 Administration, Windows domain management
I have a new 2008 server which is running as a VM. I have installed service Pack 2 and some common programs such as winzip etc and added some standard shortcuts on the desktop. Initially I had set a static IP and RDP to the server to make all the changes. Once I was ready [...]
Answer Question | June 28, 2011 1:36 AM
Sysprep, Virtual machine, Windows Server 2008, Windows Virtualization
I’m running out of ideas on my SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration I’m attempting. The SBSSetup.log file contains the text at the end of this post showing where it bombs out. The migration appears to fail on SharePoint. The client doesn’t even use SharePoint. I’ve run the best practices analyzer and all the other [...]
Answer Question | August 3, 2011 1:00 AM
Migration failure, SBS, SBS 2003, sbs 2011, SBS Migration, Small Business Server
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Answer Question | September 16, 2011 8:37 PM
AS/400, Business Intelligence, Channel, CIO, CompTIA, CompTIA Security+, CRM, Database, DataCenter, Development, Exchange, Giveaways, IT Books, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Oracle, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP, Windows Server