How do I setup a secondary DNS server on Windows server 2003? We have an AD integrated DNS zone and want a secondary DNS server as a backup. Please describe the processes necessary to get this going. Thanks!
Answer Question | July 26, 2010 1:56 PM
Active Directory, Backup, DNS, DNS Server Configuration, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Backup
How do I use performance monitor on a Windows 2003 network? I want to monitor RAM usage across the board on all Windows XP SP3 machines to see who needs to be upgraded. Is there anything that needs to be installed clientside or is it all built into our AD network?
Answer Question | July 26, 2010 9:17 PM
RAM, RAM upgrade, windows 2003, Windows 2003 networking, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP3
Why does my Windows Server 2008 automatically reboot after Windows updates? How can I prevent this from happening in the middle of the day?
Answer Question | December 16, 2010 5:59 PM
Boot manager, Reboot, Windows Server 2008, Windows Update, Windows Update Management
We are on a Windows 2003 Active Directory Network and all of our clients using internal DNS are resolving one server that has been replaced to the old address. How can I purge the old data on all the machines? Can this be done directly from the server?
Answer Question | July 23, 2010 5:31 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, windows 2003, Windows Network Administration
Is the use of a AAA Server limited to TACASC+, RADIUS, or Diameter, or is the functionality of AAA met by the seperation of the processes used in AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing). Example: For remote access to the company network, remote users will access through a SSL VPN, requiring a username/password, which utilizes Active [...]
Answer Question | July 23, 2010 5:20 PM
AAA server, Active Directory, LDAP, Network security, Remote access
What can I do to recover my administrator password on a Windows 2008 server? We have extensive backups and lots of local user accounts but the administrator account can not be logged into. We think we have the password correct but it just will not work. I have full access to the server and installation [...]
Answer Question | June 26, 2012 2:25 PM
Administrator account, Administrator password, Security, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration
I am having problems logging into my Windows Server 2003. I log in and get logged out right away. I think it is my software registry hive. What can I do? I have system back ups but not the system state. We use Arcserve for backup from another computer to LTO2 tapes.
Answer Question | November 8, 2011 2:21 PM
Backup, Backup & restore, Login error, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Permissions
How can I set up counters or monitors on Windows XP SP3 machines to alert me to low hard disk space, high memory or processor consumption? Can I do it using Group Policy on AD?
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 8:15 PM
Active Directory, Group Policy, hard disk storage, Windows XP Group Policy, Windows XP SP3
We have a Windows Server 2008 member server in a 2003 domain with 2 domain controllers. It holds our Exchange 2007 server and some other data. For the last two weeks, off and on, we have had a problem logging into Exchange from the outside. The problem will appear, and then go away. The last [...]
Answer Question | July 27, 2010 6:59 PM
Active Directory, Domain Controller, Exchange 2007, Windows Server 2003 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 Domain, Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 Member Server
Email user “A” has all mail forwarded to “Managment” group. However, HR Dept want to send email to user “A” that does not get forwarded to ensure confidentiality. Can this be done?
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 5:14 PM
EXCEPTION statement, Exchange, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2007 Email Delivery, Exchange Forwarding, SBS 2008, Windows Small Business Server
my bdc has an auto enrollment error, Do i need to add my bdc as a member to the certsvc_dcom_access ? Auto enrollment error is in applications on event viewer.
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 2:18 PM
Backup Domain Controller (BDC), BDC, Domain Controller, Event ID 13, Multiple Domain Controllers
How does the Distributed File System differ from normal shares? I read that you can keep multiple copies across the network. How does that work and how do I set it up on a Windows Server 2003 connected to my corporate domain?
Answer Question | December 1, 2010 2:12 PM
DFS, Distributed File System, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Domain
When backing up the system state of a Windows Server 2008, what files am I backing up? Are all the registry hives present? Is there a way to back up this data manually or can I only do it using NTBackup?
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 2:10 PM
Backup, Backup server software, NTBackup, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Backup Utility
What new group policies can I assign to a Windows 7 machine vs. a Windows XP machine? Any good administrative features for locking down the machines? Will I have to upgrade my schema from a Windows Server 2003 AD network?
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 2:06 PM
Active Directory, Windows 7, Windows 7 Group Policy, Windows 7 in 2010, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP Group Policy
When connecting to my Windows Server 2003 from my Windows 7 machine (we are on the same domain), I cannot see any files or resources on the machine and I am told it is not accessible. Using a Windows XP machine with the same username and password, I can access it. What could be preventing [...]
Answer Question | September 15, 2011 7:42 PM
Windows 7, Windows 7 in 2010, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 connectivity, Windows Server 2003 error messages
Can I add a second domain controller for backup to my SBS 2003 network? I know it says that I can’t, but there has to be a hack or work around! Anyone? We need to have a backup ad machine!
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 7:35 PM
Backup, Domain Controller, Hacking tools and techniques, SBS 2003, SBS 2003 administration, SBS 2003 configuration
How do you handle assigning home drives in a Windows 2003 AD network? I currently do it manually. Can I have it done automatically based on OU? I see a place for the home directory in the user’s properties: can this be used to create the directory as well?
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 2:11 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2003, Home Directory, Windows Server 2003
Can I disable system restore? If it is disabled on a Windows server 2003, can I still create system checkpoints? If not, what needs to be re-enabled to make that happen? Scripts or services to start/stop?
Answer Question | July 21, 2010 1:55 PM
Checkpoint, System Restore, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 administration
I am trying to install MS Exchange onto a Poweredge 1850 running Windows 2003. When trying to run a typical exchange install, I received an error message saying that I must be in a windows domain. Also indicated it could not verify our windows domain, and couldn’t access the active directory. Can some one draw [...]
Answer Question | July 21, 2010 2:12 AM
Active Directory, Dell PowerEdge 1850, Exchange, Exchange installation, Windows domain management, Windows Server 2003
Our .Net app works fine using current We.config settigs if we send emails to an external SMTP host. When we point it to our Exchange server it won’t work! Any ideas please help. Are there specific SMTP Server settings we need for this to work with Exchange, or any Exchange Server settings that might be [...]
Answer Question | July 22, 2010 12:47 AM
.Net Application, Exchange, Exchange errors, SMTP, SQL Server, Windows Server 2003