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April 5, 2009  7:13 PM

Microsoft Server 2003 and Reading Bluescreen Memory Dumps



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Blue Screen, HP Servers, Storport.sys, Windows Server 2003

This week I was on-site at a customers and I had a server as I was watching it blue screen. You know those feelings when this happens but the server came back up OK. So I got to digging and found that this was happening when the server was under a load or doing a shadow copy. So ok what is going on...

March 26, 2009  11:03 PM

Restoring a 2003 Server that had Mirrored Dynamic Disks



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Dynamic Disks, HyperV, Restore 2003 Server, Shadow Protect IT, Windows Server 2003

I had a customer call that had a server that they rebooted and it never came back. Ever been there before? I know we all have many times and here lately it has been because of older hardware and the motherboard just giving up the Ghost. Well i got on-site and yip it was dead and now what to do. As...


March 16, 2009  2:33 AM

2003 Server and Enterprise CA Restore



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Enterprise CA, Windows Server 2003

Well as stated in the previous post we had a 2003 DC that was the FSMO Master and also the Enterprise CA for the domain die on us. When we had the Virtual DC running I did a back of the CA to...


February 28, 2009  3:33 PM

Migrating a old 2003 Terminal Server to new Equipment



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Storage Craft Shadow Protect, Terminal Server, Windows Server 2003

I had a customer who has had a 2003 Terminal Server for about 5 years and he was wanting to go to new equipment but not the pain to reload all the applications. I usually prefer reloading but in this case the server has been really stable and no problems. So I said OK lets give it a shot and I used...


February 18, 2009  12:29 PM

Standard Server 2003 Migration to SBS 2008 Part 4



Posted by: Roger Crawford
SBS 2003, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2003

I have had some questions about once you do the migration how do i get the users to show up in the SBS 2008 Console. Here is my reply to one of those questions and hopefully it will help those that is looking for this answer. "In your SBS 2008 Console go to Users and then over to the right you...


January 27, 2009  1:30 PM

SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 Internal Client VPN Problems



Posted by: Roger Crawford
ISA 2004, Microsoft Windows, SBS, SBS 2003, VPN Clients, Windows Server 2003

I had a customer who has a SBS 2003 SP1 Server with ISA 2004 who uses a VPN off their client machines to a site that they submit claims too using the ATT Global Dialer. Well I got the sheet from them on Ports and IP's that needed to be allowed to do there certain parts and got them all added but...


January 26, 2009  1:19 PM

Server 2003 and HP c3000



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP, HyperV, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2003

Had a customer bring in there HP ML 370 server on Monday I happened to be in the office working on setting up our new HP c3000 that we will be rolling out in-house with a couple of BL 480c's and a couple of BL 465c's and moving some of our in house servers over to the HyperV world. Ok back to the...


January 24, 2009  3:24 AM

Ok where did the week go.



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Office 2007 SP1, Windows Server 2003

Ok where did the week go here, is it really Friday already. It has been another busy week for me and I have been battling a network slowness issue for a customer and it is like finding a needle in a haystack here on the problem. I think what I am fighting more than one problem here, I can copy a 1...


January 17, 2009  6:51 AM

That was lucky



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HyperV, Storage Craft Shadow Protect, Windows Server 2003

I got a email Monday night from one of my best customers their main LOB App Server was dead and unresponsive. Drives would go through start up and then no more activity. This was sent at midnight and I happened to check my email at 4:15 this morning so I showered and headed down that way. Got...


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