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Question: {Advice Offered} - Windows NT SQL server hardware recommendation?

Could someone please help me? I need to get a server to run NT SQL. I will have 4 workstations running Windows 98. I don't know what type of hardware to get for my server. Do I need a lot of RAM? A really fast CPU? A huge hard drive? Will my server need anything more that an ordinary beefed up computer already has? Please help me!

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Answer: {Advice Offered} - Windows NT SQL server hardware recommendation?

Need to know more before that can be answered.

How much data do you plan on storing? That will determine your hard drive size.

How big are the databases programs going to be? That will help with the RAM. Of course, with and MS product, more RAM is always a good thing.

CPU speed... well, I would go with something decent. With only 4 users I doubt you'll need an 800MHz or anything. Of course, I don't know how much data you are planning to have this maching process - so even 1 user could need a really fast CPU.

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I am trying to install NT Server 4.0 on a single computer and I am getting these error messages:

"Setup is unable to locate the hardrive partition prepared by the MS-DOS portion of setup.

When you run the MS-DOS Windows NT Server program, you must specify a temporary drive that is supported by Windows NT. See your system guide for more information.

Setup cannot continue. Press F3 to exit".

I get this message after the three floppies are copied and the system reboots.

I tried something diferent by trying to copy the I386 folder onto the C: drive and install NT Server from there instead of doing it from the CD and this is the error message I got with that:
Error number two:
"Your program caused a devide overflow error. If the problem persists, contact your program vendor".

I also tried installing NT Workstation and I get the same errors. One more note. While the system say's it's writing files to the HD the system seems to freeze. It looks like the it just stops and the HD seems to stop too. At least it's not writing to the HD. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows NT Server Setup

Greetings

It sounds like the drive you have is formatted with FAT32.

Here's what you can do:
1) Get a boot disk, ( I have one available from www.xperts.co.za/multiboot ), and use it to delete the partition, and recreate it as either FAT16 or NTFS (most bootdisks have FDISK and FORMAT, which will only give you the choice of FAT16. My disk has Partition magic, which will give you both options).

2) Recreate the partition as FAT16 or NTFS

3) Try re-installing NT.
Also, make sure that the active partition (the partition that is bootable), is NOT more then 8 gigs away from the start of the drive, and that the size of your system partition does not exceed 8 gigs (this is a flaw in the installation program for NT4, which has been corrected with Win2K).

Cheers

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HI.
I'm new to windows. I have 6 Windows 2000 servers, and lots of Windows 2000 Workstations. I'm cool with 2000. I have a couple of Windows NT workstations left. On Windows 2000, I can click My Network Places, then click Entire network, then click search for computers. I put the IP address of the file server, and boom it pops up. But Windows NT has a Network Neighborhood icon, and I can't search for computers in there. Just need help on how to search for computers. I have a firewall, so you can't see the Network. Thanks
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Accessing Windows 2000 Server from Windows NT.

Anewbie,

In Windows NT 4.0 you can search for a computer by clicking Start, Find, computer.
Type in the name or IP address.

Roger
 

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after adding scanners and Jaz drives (daisy chained) how do you get NT to recognize it and make it work. Do you just add the drivers?? In 98 I would add new hardware but what about NT 4.0

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Adding hardware in NT 4.0

Greetings

With each product, there should have arrived a driver disk with drivers for NT. On that driver disk, there is normally a readme.txt file that will explain how to install the device on NT.

You may need to run an install file, or add the drivers through the SCSI applet in the control panel or some other way, but the method will be mentioned in the documentation that arrived with the devices.

Or, you could upgrade to Windows 2000, which has a plug and play component and you can set it to detect the new hardware

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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?

Greetings

Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from www.winmag.com:
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?

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Hello,
Running: Windows ME w/ DSL

I'm interested in making my system into a server. I'm not sure if this is the right terminology. But what I mean is that, I want to be able to access my computer from other computers by typing in my IP number in the address bar. I've seen people do this before (especially with people with cable).
How might I go about doing this?

Thanks For Any Help,
Sanjayan
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - server?

Greetings

Do you then want a Webpage to appear? If so, then you need to install Peer Web Services. I do not know if WinME has that option available (it was available in Win95 and Win98). If you had Win2K, you could install IIS (Internet Information Server) 5.0, which comes with Win2K.

What you can do, is go to www.apache.org and download the Apache web server, which is one of the most well used web servers on the internet. Download the Win32 executable, as the other downloads are for Linux, BSD and other operating systems.

Cheers

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I have high speed internet and am interested in running my computer as a server so that other people can access it. How might I go about doing so?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Server

Greetings

If you are running Windows9x (Win95, 98 or ME), then I suggest you install the Apache web server. It is one of the most used web server software packages used on the internet.

If you are running NT4.0, then I also suggest using Apache as IIS4.0 is not good enough (in my humble opinion) to be used as a decent web/ftp server.

If you are running Win2K, however, then I do suggest using IIS5.0 (it comes free with all versions of Win2K). It is a very robust and feature full web/ftp server.

Obviously, if you are running Linux, then Apache is once again recommended.
Then, once you have your server sorted out, and you have your web sites ready to go, you will then need to register a domain name with InterNic. They will ask you for at least two authoratative DNS servers which will point to your web sites. Talk to your ISP for more information regarding this, as I am sure they will be able to help with not only the DNS but also the registration with Internic.

Once that is setup, all you will then need to do is tell people that your sites are there. I think there are a few programs that you can download that will register your site with a load of search engines.

Hope that helps

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Right here is my queston.
I have two NT severs in the office, one is used for all office clients to log onto Intenet, exchange etc.

The other is used for all our external clients to dial into Remote Access Server SQL etc. THESE NT SERVERS ARE NOT ON THE SAME NETWORK>

Now my problem is that I have a 98 machine connected to the RAS Server which basically uses a ODBC connection to the SQL server for Reports and that type of functionality. How do I connect this 98 machine to both of the NT Servers so that I can access the net and the mail as well as maintain my ODBC connection to the RAS Server.

I also wish to keep the RAS Server totally of the internal network, it must be only accessed by the single 98 machine. Bear in Mind the 98 Machine currently logs on to the RAS Server. Via its own little 10 port HUB.

Any help will be greatly appreciated as I have to have this done within the next two days
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT Server

Moving to the NT forum. Look for replies there.
 

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i would like someone to make me feel better, or worse (that would difficult, however), about what i did today. i realize this may be a hardware issue rather than a winNT issue...
we have a RAID file server running windows NT with Exchange server running on top of that. when i came in to work this morning, the server was beeping loudly and the console would not respond to keyboard or mouse input. i tried the "caps lock" button -- nothing. so i used an old strategy -- cycle the power, and that didn't work. i was later told by one of the it guys that you can't just "cycle the power" because the drives may be at that moment trying to sync and cycling the power would be disastrous. the same folks spent the entire day rebuilding the server and looking at me funny when i walked by. did i really do something wrong by cycling the power?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - raid server - NT server

50/50 chance on that in my experience. Never have had it not recover from cycling the power though. Sounds like some other problem occured. However they have a point. If in fact a volume went down and raid was sync'ing the disks you could have done damage. I've had drives go down in a raid volume and the system still responded to the mouse and keyboard. So I think you didn't cause the problem.

Just my opinion though....
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I have a remote site accessing my NT server via frame relay. I have recently installed an ME system and when the client logs on it says no domain server available. I have checked all the TCP/IP properties and they are correct. Does anyone have any advice?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - ME No Domain Server

Greetings

Are you using static IP addresses, or DHCP? If you are using DHCP, make sure that the ME machine is getting a valid IP address.

You can also add an entry for your domain controller in the HOSTS file (the HOSTS file should be put in your c:\windows directory).

w.x.y.z Servername #PRE #DOM:Domain_name
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Reuel,
this problem has frustrated me to no end. I installed nt server for my home network (as you suggested a while back)but I cannot get one of the network cards to install. I have tried several different cards but I am not able to load the drivers. How do I get around this? Also, if you could kindly guide me the rest of the way through this I would appreciate it immensely!

I want to use this for home but if I use ntfs then win98 cannot recognize it but if I use fat16 then it defeats the purpose of using nt in the first place for security, no? How can I get around this obsticle and what settings should I use to (proxy etc..) connect the www. I am using dsl.

thank you
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT server setup

Suggestions anyone???????
 

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Help, Our web site has been hacked twice. We use IIS with the current service pack. I have tried running a security program and the ports remain open. I have stopped services for FTP and SMTP and still the ports show up as open. Any ideas?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - IIS Server and Security

1. Do you have a proxy server, ie. proxy server 2.0 by MS.
2. If yes, to # 1, make sure its configured properly, and that with the two nic config. check the nic which is connected to the Internet and see if IP forwarding is selected. YOu don't want if forwarding packets to your LAN.
3.You could also try a free download such as zone alarm. (a software firewall)
4. Now test your vulnerability by going to the below posted link ("Shield's up"), which after choose the appropriate button will either scan your ports, or test your shields.
* Note you can try this before installing zone alarm, then after to see the difference.

** zone alarm can be downloaded from: http://www.zonelabs.com/download.htm

***Shield's up site: http://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2=4q2hzkpe

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I'm running a Windows 2000 Server web server. Before I gave the server a static IP address I was able to access the web pages fine. However, now that it has its own IP I'm not able to access the pages anymore? I've already stopped and started services to see if thsat resolved the problem, nope.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Web Server IIS Problem

Greetings

Put the Server's IP address into your browser's address bar, and click on the Go button. Did it get to the web page and view it ok?

If so, then the problem is not on the server, but on how you are trying to access the server.

Open up a command prompt and type in "ping {Web server name}".

Does it try connect on the new static IP address, or on the old Address?

If it is the old IP address you must try fix your name resolution. Perhaps you had a static entry in the WINS server, or perhaps there are now two entries in your WINS server for the same machine. Check your DNS server. Also, make sure that you do not have a HOSTS or LMHOSTS file that is pointing to the wrong IP address. (The HOSTS and LMHOSTS files can be found in \windows\ on Win9x/ME and in \winnt\system32\drivers\etc in WinNT/2K).

Tell us what you find out.

Cheers

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Hello again

This is my problem........
I am trying to connect a win98 Pc to a RAS Server over a modem link, but when I call in to download the global address book it vaildates the password but then tells me that the microsoft exchange server can not be found ............any ideas
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Ras Server conection

Greetings

Ok... firstly, can you ping the IP address of your exchange server? Can you then ping it's server name?

If you can ping the IP address, but not the Server name, it is possible that there is no valid form or Name Resolution, and you must then use a LMHOSTS file to make that connection for you.
When you log onto your PC at home, are you using the same username and password that you use when you are at work? Are you using the Client for Microsoft Networks at home?

Does the RAS server, or the network it is connected to, have a WINS or DNS server? If so, make sure that the IP addresses for them are in your Dial-up settings.

Cheers

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I have been doing quite alot of work having 2 operating systems on one machine.
My latest endevor is to place a NT server partition on a disk with win98.

I have for now just created a 2GB partition formattted it with NTFS and FAT16 but both times after the initial setup, the machine restarts and I am confronted with a black screen with a flashing cursor, nothing more.

Does NTserver not like partitions or is it the cheap disk partitioner i am using?

Any ideas?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT Server Partition

Greetings

Do you mind doing a "scorched Earth" re-install? Meaning, are you willing to FDISK the drive? If so, then this is how you should do it:

1) Run FDISK from a boot floppy. You can get one at www.bootdisk.com or here. The best is to create a 1 Gig drive for Win98.

2) At this question, follow the graphic's example and select N.


This will make sure the File Format is FAT16.

3) Install Win98.

4) Setup Win98 with audio, screen, etc drivers, so that it is running as you would like it to.

5) Install NT. There should be nothing but empty Space as the rest of your HD. Let the NT install program create it all as an Extended partition, but only create a 2 GIG partition that you will install NT onto.

You can create DATA drives out of the rest of the HD space later, using NT's Disk Manager.
If you are getting the blank screen after the dos-based portion of the NT install, it might be because the boot partition has not been written correctly. On my boot disk is a program called BootPart, which you can run off the boot disk, which can write an NT boot partition to the boot partition on your HD.

Cheers

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[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 02-17-2000).]
 

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Ok, I have a dos program (32 bit) that I been coding some in the spare time. I want it to run as a service that load when the computer boots (WinNT Server). Any Idea's on how this could be done?

Now I think about it, guess this might been better in the Program Group instead of NT...

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT Server Service

Greetings

If you want a program to run as a service, there is a program that comes with the NT Resource kit that will make any .EXE an NT service.

However, it is pretty limited in scope. A better solution is to get ServiceMill which is a commercial package that will allow any EXE, COM, BAT and CMD file to become a native NT service. They also have an OCX available, so that you can add it to any program you are writing, so that it can be installed as a service.

Hope that helps

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Background:

Windows NT 4.0 Server SP3 (will be upgrading)
Diamond Supra 56K Modem (Internal)
Port: Com 1 (only one available)

I cannot dial out. I have everything set correctly in RAS; The com 1 port always comes on automatically, and the modem if fine (however, it doesn't pick it up when I have to install the drivers)

The error message:

"ERROR 692: Hardware Failure in Port or Attached Device.

Help!!!!!!!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Dialing Out from NT Server 4.0

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I'm trying to set up an FTP Server so that we can configure our SQL Server to automatically pull a file of it that has been sent to it by an external client across the Web. I'd like to set the FTP server up on the Web side of the firewall for security purposes. Has anyone had experience of doing this (if it's possible!) or know any good sites with info that I can view ?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Setting up an FTP Server

Greetings

Your best bet, would be to have a look at Apache Web Server.

It is an industry standard (it host more websites then IIS), it is open source, it runs on NT, Unix and Linux servers, it is free, it is small, it is well documented and relatively easy to install. One of it's major plusses over a system like IIS is that you are able to RESUME an FTP download... something that is still lacking proper support in IIS.

Go to the website... there is a lot of documentation there.

Cheers

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why can only admins log on the server and users cant !!! also how do i set up a roaming profile on nt 4.0 network

thanks rodman !!!!!!!!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT 4.0 server profiles

It is the default setting, Just log on as Admin on the server, goto User manager for domains.

From there click on the Menu item Policy then User rights. Scroll down the list till you see, Log on localy to server, change that to what group you want to be able to log onto the server (or everyone if thats what you want). After that you will be all set!

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I have just done a clean Install of W2KPro and everytime I restart my PC my Monitor Resolution is reset to 640 x 480 and my DSL Modem is lost and has to be re-installed. I have updated the drivers for the Modem, Monitor, and VCard with no effect! Any Idea's?!?! Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - W2KPro Losing Settings/ Hardware on Reboot

The first place i would check to see why things are not working is the Event log. Right click on My Computer and sleect Manage. From here you will be able to access the Event Viewer. Check the System Log to see if there are any errors.

Cheers

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Ok I have admin access to an NT system, I am inexperienced with NT. I have added a New external CD-RW to the system, but I can not figure out how to allow general users/patrons
permission to access this drive..

any help greatly appreciated
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Adding access to new hardware in profiles Help wanted

Greetings

Are the users using the CD-RW drive over a network, or locally?

If it is locally, then they should have access to it, like they do to the HD and the floppy drive.

If it is over the network, then you need to right-click on the drive's icon in Explorer, and go down to the "Sharing" option.

Make sure you choose a name for the share that does NOT include a $ sign, as that share will be invisible to Win9x machines.

Cheers

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AT work we have our server running NT, we have 6 workstations running 98se and 3 running 98. we haven't connected to the server yet, we have been using one of the workstations with 98se as the server.
Will this combination of OS work ok with each other?
also our server hard drive has a "C" and "E" the "C" doesn't have enough room, how can I expand it with out losing data? we had put our accounting software and just about everything else on "C" when we first got it, we had a problem with our software so ended up as a temporary solution using the workstation as the server. now we want to try going back to the server but the "C" drive does not have enough room.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - 98se workstations with NT server?

first teh bad news.. as far as I know the only way to make a drive bigger is to repartition and that means loosing data. Is teh e a ahrd drive or something else? If its a HD you can use it instead of the c. there is nothing wrong, with splitting your files around. it's bad form and could result in problems latter, but chances are your hardware will become outdateed first. and as for the NT,W98,w95, no problem. tehy will allwork together. it's the networking protocals that alow them to communicate. You could network,linux,nt,unix,os2,and whatever granpas computer is running so long as each supports uniform protocal.
 

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We have a terminal server set up between our office building and our plant. The employees over at our plant say their terminal server connection keeps timing out. I changed the connection to a low speed connection (in the apppropoaite check box) then i added RAM to the Terminal Server still it is timing out. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Terminal Server Timing Out

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First off don't know if this it the right forum. Aplogize if this is not.

Question: My company is currently looking at deployment of a Citrix Server to deploy all commonly used apps(Office,Financal,Legacy Database programs, email etc...) My concern is that if 65 users are hitting this server for its apps won't this cause a major network slow down. The server is a Compaq ML380 with 933Mhz,256k ram,RAID 5 and is connects to a 10Mbps 3com Switch. Most workstations run Windows 95 and 98 with a few NT. My first thought is to change the Router and Switch to 100Mbps. I would like any feed back on this. Thank you very much

Bob
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Citrix Metaframe Server

I don't know how well Citrix will put up with 65 hits on the server, but I can tell you for sure that you should go to a switching 100 hub. I don't like running at 10 with 3 computers.

What are you thinking of the router for?

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what would be the best way to back up exchange server? what third party software would work good or is the one provided good enough? thanks!
 

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I am running NT 4.0 server with MS Proxy Server. I recently lost the hard drive on the server and reinstalled everything including Proxy Server. Before the new hd, the NT 4.0 network clients were able to use aol instant messenger, but now it won't connect. Does any one know what proxy setting is preventing the connection to AIM?
(note: I called aol and they said they don't support Windows NT!!!)
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - AIM can't connect with MS Proxy Server

Greetings

Well, if you use AOL, that is what do you expect? AOL is not a good company, just one of the biggest... remind you of anyone?

OK, I do not know which port AOL uses for communication (you might be able to get this info from AOL, or their support site, but this is the port you will need to open in the Proxy Server Settings.

Hope this helps

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i have a p100 computer with 32 meg of ram and a 6 gig hard drive. i would like to dual boot with winNT server and win 98. i have other computers that i want to nerwork that have win95 on them, is this all possible, and when i am finished if i use my winNT server as my boot drive can i still use all my win98 programs. can some one tell me how to do this.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Dual boot NT Server/Win 98

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Hello,
I have a win NT 4.0 Domain and have just installed my first win2000 Professional machine. I have installed Active Directory services from the 2000 server disk and have found that will not connect to my domain controller. I just want to be able to user the user manager for domain feature that active directory offers.
thanks
 

Answer:{Advice offered} - Active Directory and NT 4.0 Server PDC

Greetings

UM... I am sorry to say that that is not compatible with NT4. Your domain controller needs to be Win2K for that to work. You can still use the old User manager for Domains program from your NT4 server tools on Win2K.

Cheers

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I have 4 servers: 1-PDC, 2-BDC & 1-Member.
One of my BDC servers has been experiencing "black screens" for no apparent reason. Upon reboot, there is nothing in the event log pertaining to the shutdown other than it was "unexpected". This morning I came in to find that my PDC had done the same thing for the first time. No indications at all. Upon reboot, the browser and replication services didn't start automatically and had to be done manually. I can find no error messages or anything dealing with the actual shutdown. I know there are thousands of variables and possible causes depending on certain factors, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this phenomena and had any success troubleshooting the problem.

Thanks!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - black screening server

Greetings

Try disabling all Power Management (in the BIOS, and in the OS), as there may be some incompatibilities. Other then that, I can only suggest running tests on your hardware (you can pick up a diagnostic diskette from HERE (run the program with a diskette in your A: drive; it will format the disk and set it up as a bootable disk that will run a Diagnostic Troubleshooting program).

Cheers

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Any idea on what ports to open to allow Site Server across a firewall?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Site server and Firewalls

Greetings

Well, it depend on what all you have Site Server doing, so I am just going to give you a few Technet Articles to look at:<ul>
[*] Technical Support for IT Professionals : FAQs & Highlights for Site Server
[*] Site Server 3.0 Content Deployment FAQ
[*] Site Server 3.0 as an ILS Server and the Windows 2000 Site Server ILS Service
[*] How to Bind to a Membership Directory with ADSI Using SSL
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I hope these help

Cheers

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I'm trying to get my M$ Proxy Server 2.0 to see Incoming and outgoing e-mail(eudora).

In the Winsock Proxy server Protocols POP3 is on POrt 110 using TCP and Inbound. SMTP(Client)mis on Port 25 TCP and listed as outbound.

In the permissons Protocol on Winproxy POP3 and SMTP(client) are set to grant access to everyone. The mail server is listed in the LAT file. Eudora's web site says to just enable the ports on Proxy and it will work. I thought everything I did enabled the ports.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - E-mail & Proxy Server

Greetings

You need to install the Proxy client on all your user's machines that you want to be able to connect to the internet.

To do that, connect to the proxy server via Network neighbourhood and you will see a MSPCLNT share, and in it are setup files for the proxy server.

Install the proxy client, reboot the users machine, and they will be able to get their mail.

You need to have the proxy client loaded to be able to access any other port besides port 80.

Cheers

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I'm having a little trouble getting Proxy Server 2.0 to work. I purchased the ON SITE book to help me out and still can't get it to work. The problem seems to be the way I'm trying to hook everything to get out to the real world. We have one Hub, a router, and one server with two NIC Cards, One for the Internal IP Addresses(No Gateway). And one for the External(With a Gateway). I did everything Step by step from the book and It still won't work. I had the external NIC going to the Router and the Internal going to the HUB and got nothing.
 

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i know nothing about terminal server, but i'm wondering if a person with terminal server on their nt workstation can create a "session" with another nt workstation that doesn't have any of the terminal server "stuff" installed (a basic nt install) and does that mean that they can view your desktop, the things that you're doing, or what? does this make sense?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - terminal server question....

Terminal server runs on a server and allow workstations to run application on its CPU, via their keyboard/mouse/monitor. You use the CPU power of the server, not the CPU power of your machine. Kind of like the old dumb terminal days.

I don't think that has anything to do with what you are talking about...

Are you asking if it is possible for someone with NT Workstation to remotely control somebody elses NT Workstation?

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I'm getting connectivity from NT Server to Win95 clients but not vice versa through network neighborhood. It gives error as 'extended error has occured' Moreover, database connectivity for Oracle from client to server is OK.

Reply in this connection is appreciable.

...Rajan
 

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I wonder if anybody will be able to help me.

I need to be able to see the server name when I open a command prompt !! How do I do this ??

Thanks in advance

Ron
 

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What is the difference between Windows NT Back Office server and NT server?

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Back Office / Server

Back Office is NT Server plus other applications.

4.5 includes:

SQL Server™ 7.0, Systems Management Server 2.0, FrontPage 2000, Visual Interdev 6.0

and some other stuff.

Ah - just found a list on the MS site:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Question:
3. Exactly what components ship with the product in BackOffice Server 4.5?

Answer:
The following server components ship with BackOffice Server 4.5 and are fully integrated into BackOffice Server setup: &#61623; BackOffice Server Value Added Features including: o Intelligent, scenario based setup o BackOffice Server Deployment Wizard o BackOffice Server Manager consoles o BackOffice Web Administration o Intranet Starter Site o Seven Intranet Starter applications &#61623; Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 4 &#61623; Windows NT Option Pack (includes Internet Information Server 4.0, Index Server 2.0, Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0, Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft Message Queue Server and other components) &#61623; Exchange Server 5.5 with Service Pack 2 &#61623; SQL Server 7.0 &#61623; Systems Management Server 2.0 &#61623; Proxy Server 2.0 &#61623; Site Server 3.0 with Service Pack 2 &#61623; SNA Server 4.0 with Service Pack 2 The following client software ships with BackOffice Server: &#61623; Outlook 2000 &#61623; FrontPage 2000 (single user license) &#61623; Visual InterDev 6.0 (single u... Read more

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i have been trying to install ms proky 2.0 to a windows 2000 server and wil not install it says it is not complianent with iis 4 os i disabled iis in the serveces but it wants to and a file to iis and will not let the installl go how do i get around this !!!!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - MS Proxy 2.0 on win2k server

Ok, this is real easy, just need to get a Update patch for Proxy to run on win2000. Here is the link.

http://www.microsoft.com/proxy/Support/win2kbeta3.asp?
After that it should be a breeze.

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Currently have a PDC that is running NT4.

Would like to add a 2000 server.

Can the 2000 server be made the PDC (and the NT the BDC) without a lot of trouble?

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Sorry about the lenghty scenario but it is the only way that I can explain what I want to ask !!

Scenario :

I have a master domain (MasterDom)

I have a resource domain (ResDom)

The ResDom trusts MasterDom

John has an account in the masterdom and logs in no problem

John is the member of a global group (Globgrp) in the MasterDom

There is a local group named Locgrp created at the ResDom

The Globgrp from the MasterDom is made a member of the Locgrp from the ResDom

A member (MemSrv) is part of the ResDom with a share named Resource.

The Locgrp is given the full control permission to the share and the NTFS permission of change.

When John logs in should he be able to access share Memsrv

Thanks in advance

Ron
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Server in the Enterprise question

Greetings

Well... I feel like a question has been missed out, but here goes an answer.

You need to create a Global group in the Resource Domain. Put the Global group from the Accounts domain in the global group from the Resource domain.

On The Member server, create a Local group. Give the local group the correct permissions for the resource on the member server.

Then add the global group from the Resource domain into the local group on the member server.

Hope that helps

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I am trying to set up a DHCP server, I need to know what other services are required along with DHCP example: WINS, DNS, ,etc.. Also what protocols to install besides TCP/IP. I tried NetBEUI and was able to log into the server with my laptop and a crossover cable, but when I use only TCP/IP it says there is no domain to verify my log in. But when I was able to log in the IP address was the same on every login, it was something like 169.???.???.???. Also when connecting a hub do I need to have some kind of serial connection from the hub to the server or just patch cables from the hub to the NIC cards. Thanks for the help.

(Message from Reuel: Just cleaning up the ALL CAPS off)
[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 08-21-2000).]
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - DHCP server & Hub info

I see Reuel hasn't gotten to this yet, so I'll give it a shot...
With my DHCP Server (PDC), I've got it with WINS, pulling the info from another site. Put WINS on there so you can resolve the computer names from the IP's...That way the only protocol you need is TCP/IP. If you're not getting your WINS info from somewhere else, you'll need to set up your lmhosts file. Put those settings on your server, add the new computer to your domain, then log on. If you've still got that 169.xxx.xxx.xxx do an ipconfig /release, then /renew from the command prompt, and I suppose that should be that.
As far as the connecting with the hub, I believe you can just run the patch cables from the NICs to it, if there is a switch for "normal" on the hub, go to that, not "uplink". Then again, I could just be talking out of my arse here.
But I honestly think the best thing to do is to try whatever Reuel has to offer...He's the man, in case you didn't know.
 

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I'm setting up NT on a 10GB HD. The NT setup keeps telling me that my disk is too large when I try to format the whole thing with NTFS. It will only allow up to 4GB with NTFS. Any suggestions as to how I can format the entire 10GB with NTFS?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - NT Server setup problem

This is NT 4.0? If so there is a patch for that.
 

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I have a customer with an NT Server 4.0 (with all service packs) who has to frequently reboot the server because "virtual memory is low". QUESTION 1 - How do you adjust this or add to it?

She believes that her tapebackup may be the problem. As her computer was custom built and has an internal tape backup, I am not certain what model/brand the tape is. Are there things I should look for in the settings of the tape backup that may make it not function or clog up system resources?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Virtual Memory on NT Server

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i want to add a trusted site to my proxy server. how do i do it? i'm using ms proxy server 2.0 on nt server 4.0
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Proxy Server question....

Domain filtering is used to grant or deny client access to certain domains/IP addresses.

Click the checkbox next to Enable Filtering to allow filtering.

Options:
• Grant - Grants access to all domains except the domains that are specified.
• Deny - Denies access to all domains except the domains that are specified.

You can grant or deny access to:
• Single computer - Must specify the IP address of a specific system. Can click the ellipsis button next to the IP field, and specify a DNS name. It will then return the IP address of that DNS name.
• Group of computers - Must specify the IP address and subnet mask of the systems.
• Domain - Must specify the domain name to grant or deny access to.
 

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I have a question regarding NT's Server Manager :

A friend has asked if services on a remote server can be stopped and started using server manager ?

I said yes they can, but not having server manager available I am now asking myself "Have I given him an incorrect answer"

So - can services on a remote server can be stopped and started using server manager ?

Thanks in advance

Tas
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Server Manager Question

Tas,
You are right. Open server Manager. Highlight the remote server, and use the menu bar: Computer > Services. This opens the services dialog box of those that are running on the remote server.

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I usually can get in to the Bios setup during the Windows 2000 pro boot up process.

However, when I boot up Windows 2000 server on my other computer, I'm unable to get in to the Bios settings. I've try the DEL and F1 button during bootup and nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Bios setup in Windows2k Server

Greetings

That is a function of the computer's BIOS, not the operating system. You need to go to the hardware vendor's web site, and find out there how to get into the BIOS.

Cheers

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Can I change a NT server from a Domain server to a workgroup server without re-installing NT? Any help would be useful, I DO NOT want to have to re-install NT.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Changing a NT server from Domain to Workgroup

Greetings

www.algintech.com/UTools/UPromote.asp

This piece of software will let you upgrade Member servers to Domain Controllers, and demote domain controllers to member servers.

Technically, if you disable the netlogon service on your PDC/BDC it should stop answering logon requests. I personally wouldn't try it on mine but it may save you from reinstalling.

You can also change the settings on all your Workstations to still use the Client for Microsoft networks, but to NOT log onto an NT domain (untick the box in the properties of Client for Microsoft Networks). And for NT Wks machines, you can take it out of the domain and add it to a Workgroup.

Cheers

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I have a Win2K computer set up sharing my cable modem and a Quake III server and a web server. I applied a couple of updates from http://www.securityfocus.com that was downloaded from Microsoft. I also put in another hard drive. After all this if I try to access my site, it asks for a username and password. Anyone know how to get rid of this?

Thanks in advance.

Cory

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Win2K web server - now asking for username and password???

Still no help???

Come on...

I know someone knows this one.

Cory

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Hi Guys..Hope you can help me out !
I need to install AutoRoute 2000 onto a users PC. Thing is shes's using a Compaq base unit without CD or Floppy Drives. What I basically need to do is have the CD Rom in the drive on the server and install the program so that it looks for data from the server. Copying the data files to her HD is out of the question ( takes way to much space) Anybody done this before...How did you do it ? Anybody got a handy logon script for it ? I was just gonna add a net use line to map to the drive but this was tried and did'nt work
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Running AutoRoute 2000 from the Server

Greetings

The one way I know how to do this, is to install the network version of Virtual CD. What this does is it creates a virtual CD-ROM drive on the user's PC and the actual file is on the server. To the User's PC it looks like it is accessing the information from a local CD-ROM drive.

On the server, the software creates a virtual CD-ROM drive, and then you take the image of the CD and put it into a special file on the HD (the software will step you through this) which you access through the virtual CD-ROM Drives.

That means that your access times to the "CD" are much faster as they are actually accessing the HD.

Hope this helps

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Remote user logons are validating over the WAN via the PDC instead of their local BDC. What is the trick to configuring the system to understand there is a local BDC at each remote branch that can validate the user logon. Help!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Incorrect server validating users

Greetings

Try this:

Create a LMHOSTS file with the IP address and name of the server, and then #PRE #DOM:{name of the domain} after it.

See if that helps.

Also, if you are using default network profiles, make sure that any profiles used locally, are available on the BDC, and that the user's account on the domain is getting the profile from:

%logonserver%\profiles\%username%

Cheers

Cheers

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I have recently got a print server and I am needing some help with the installation. Is there anyone out there that may be able to help?

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Problems Installing a print server

Sure.

Of course, you will need to tell us what you need help with...

And what brand / model the server is, what kind of network you have... at that point we can also decide if this belongs here or in the Network forum.

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in plain english what is a global catalog server?
does it do anything execpt valid users and passwords?

also how do you figure out costs? costs as in site links etc.
and can u change ur password for this bulletin board?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - global catalog server win2k

Greetings

Ok...<ol>
<LI> In plain english what is a global catalog server?<ul>
<LI> Basically, it is the first domain controller you create in an Active Directory Forest. If you think of it in NT4 terms, it is the Primary Domain Controller for the Accounts Domain in a multi-domain structure.
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<LI> Does it do anything execpt valid users and passwords?<ul>
<LI> Yes. It is still a Win2K server, so it can be your exchange server, SQL server, etc. It depends on the size of your organisation and the size of your Active Directory Forest. If you have a huge organisation, spanning multiple locations with a forest of a few networks, you would probably not want to add anything to your Global Catalog Server. However, if it is the only server in your organisation of 50 or so people, then you can add what ever it can handle.
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<LI> Also how do you figure out costs?<ul>
<LI> It is just a logical designation given to a Win2K server. There are no extra costs involved.
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<LI> And can you change your password for this bulletin board?<ul>
<LI> Yes. Click on the Profile link. Log in with your old password. Put in a new password, and click on the "Submit Modifications" button.
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Well, that was easy

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I need some help with my network....

I just purchased two network cards a hub and cables... I hooked everything up and installed the drivers...

one computer is using nt server...
the other is using win98...

the two computers can't see each other on my network... I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Can someone help me and let me know what I need to complete my network and be able to send files back and forth between the two computers...
 

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Hi, guys I need some help as I am new to exchange. I have configured an Exchange server with about 100 mailboxes. I want to create a backup server int he event that this server goes down. I have looked at using sites and replication, can anyone suggest the best way to create a backup server?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Creating A Backup Exchange Server

Greetings

Here is the problem: You can only have a mailbox on ONE server in a site, and you can only have replication within one site.

So, using replication, you will copy all your directory information and public store information, but there will only be mailboxes on one of the machines, not both.

What you should do is the following:

Get another hard drive, put it in a removable HD bay and mirror the system. If you are worried about physical failure, then get a system with exactly the same hardware specs as your main server, and have it hooked up and plugged in, but with no HD, just an empty removable HD bay. If the main server dies, then unplug the drive, and move it to the other machine, and boot up. Then break the mirror and reboot.

It will work until you can fix your main server. Once the main server is fixed, replace the drive and re-establish the mirror.

If you have seperate drives for your system, and your DATA directories (always a good idea), then your data directories should always be backed up to tape. On the new machine, put in the mirrored drive, and restore the tape.

You should keep the log files that Exchange uses on the system drive. That way, you will not lose any data, as when the new setup comes live, Exchange will refilter the log files back into the main database (which you would have just restored from last night's backup).

In case you are wondering, this is a standard M$ question and answer.

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I'm using NT4 SBS 4.5 (+ Option pack for NT, SQL Server 7.0, Proxy server 2.0 ).

My workstations successfully connect to the web via Proxy Server but i cannot send/receive emails using Outlook Express. Outlook is setup to point to a POP3 server (for incoming mail - port 110) and a SMTP server (for outgoing - port 25.) When i try to send/receive mail i get an error message saying "socket error 100061". I also have a problem when i try to connect to any external ftp servers - "server not found".

Does anyone have any advice on setting up these services alongside Proxy server?

thanks.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Outlook express via proxy server

I might be wrong, but I'm connecting my internet via a proxy server too. I was told that I cannot receive any email via POP3 for firewall reason.

You might need to check with your system administrator for the SOCKS setting. mine refuse to tell me.

Hope this help.

p/s Reuel, 'wack' me if I explained anything that's misleading.
 

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I have a NT4 domain, and recently install a Win2K Advanced server using the Terminal Services. How can I keep the clients from seeing the Harddrives on the server? I have a mapping to network shares for them and that is all I want them to see. Basically, I want to remove the "my computer" icon from their desktop. I believe this is an option with Active Directory, but can I do it with a NT4 Domain?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Hiding My Computer on terminal Server

Greetings

Have a look at the following Technet articles, they should have all the info you need:

Using Group Policy Objects to Hide Specified Drives in My Computer for Windows 2000

How to Limit User Access to Local Computer or Hard Disks with Internet Explorer 4.01

Hide Drives on Default User Sets Restriction on All User Policies
Hope this helps

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We are using an NT 4.0 sp4, a Terminal server (NT 4 sp6) and Win95/98 workstations. For the internet, we have a T1 line that goes out through another location (We piggyback on the T1, thus the outside world can't see us).
We can access the internet through any workstation and with the Terminal Server. Until recently, we could access the internet with the NT Server as well. The problem I am having is while trying to connect to the internet, I may connect, but usually I can't. If I try 10 times in a row, I may connect the 1st time (then unconnect when I go to a new page), and maybe one other time (again, once I plug in a new web site, it goes dead).
We've tried to ping. It will work, then the next several pings does not work. Eventually, a ping will work, but nothing after that (this goes on and on). Took me a week to download IE 5.1 using MS's download program.
Some suggestions handed down, Reload sp4 (didn't help), change network cable (nothing), change network connection to the hub (nothing), replace NIC card (haven't tried), load sp6a (haven't tried).
I thought I'd try here to see if there were any suggestions. Two other tech's have tried and couldn't get it working.

We've tried so many things, I've lost track of what they are, so feel free to suggest anything.

Thanks for your help.

Randy Overman
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Intermittent Internet connection with NT Server

Greetings

Well... the first thing I would suggest is to backup the system completely (best way, would be to create a Ghost image, which you can restore if things go really badly).

Then, I would update the Service pack.

Then I would run a continuous ping on both an external website (something close, like your ISP's main webpage), and an internal website, in two seperate windows (see picture below), like so:


If both the pings fail at the same time, then you know it is something to do with the computer's connection to the network. If the internal ping is OK, and the external ping is failing, then you know it has something to do with your external connection.

Then you should check the port on the router, and other physical connections.

Cheers

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If I try to install NT on my PIII, I get these two error messages. it says
"NTLDR: I/O error reading disk please insert another disk" if I try to
boot from the first of the three floppy disks that come with NT. If I try
to install from the CD, it gets to the part where it says

Setup has recogniszed the following mass storage devices in you computer:
IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller
to specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-Rom drives, OR special disk
controllers for use with Windows NT, including those for which you have a
device support diskf from a mass storage device manucaturere press S

IF you don not have any device support disks from a mass storage
manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage divices for
use with windows NT, press ENTER

If I press enter to precede on it says it did not find any hard disk drives
installed in your computer.
What do I need to do to get past this? This same pc crashed earlier in the
week, and I couldnt get anything loaded on it, even the compaq quick restore
cd's, til someone suggested I remove the cmoss battery. After doing that, I
tried installing NT, but it didnt find the hard drive, BUT, this time it did
allow me to install the quickrestore cd's to at least get the PIII back
where it was in the begining. So here I am again, wondering how to install
NT. The worst part is, I had NT installed on it when it crashed. The
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Answer:{Advice Offered} - cant load NT 4.0 Server (two error messges)

Try running 'Winnt /ox' This will recreate the 3 setup disks. Then boot from the first disk.

Hope this helps!
 

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you could recommend some Hardware Specs and/or prebuilt model #'s (ex. Dell, HP) for a new work server. It will be supporting 20 users, 26 PC's, and 6 printers. I will be using the Windows Server 2K3 OS and it will be used in the following roles:

DNS Server
Primary Domain Controller (Active Directory)
Application Server (minimal)
File Server (currently converting all paper customer files to electronic)
WSUS Server
Printers will be networked through it

I would like to put the OS on a RAID 1 array, and Data/Files on a 500 Gb to 1 Tb RAID 5 or 10 (suggestions?) array. Also, I would appreciate suggestions on favorite backup software suites.





 

Answer:Server 2k3 Hardware & Specs Recommendation

You'd be well served (no pun intended) by any entry level server. I was running AD on dual P3 1ghzs for 100 people and it sailed along.

What's the budget?

I'm partial to dell 2950s - they're solid servers.

HP makes a nice server in the 380-385s are nice too.
 

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I'm looking for any hardware recommendation for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Can be pre-build (Dell/HP) or something DYI. It will be development system with three databases (1st - 20 tables and 2nd - 50 tables and 3rd - 2 tables) and around 3000 new records each day overall.

Thanks for any suggestion.
 

Answer:Hardware recommendation for MS SQL Server 2008 R2

First of all, I would not go with a custom-built machine. If you're doing any production work, having a top-tier vendor with an on-site SLA and direct access to the exact identical parts throughout the warranty period is very important.

Few thoughts come to mind:
1. Will users be remoting into machine to use it, or interfacing with the data through a web/client application?
2. Is the database part of a vendor product? If so, what product? If this is part of a custom/homemade solution, what can you tell us about it?
3. What kinds of data will this be returning? Any embedded types, such as blobs? Any idea on column and row counts, both for the pool of data and some potential resultsets?
4. What is the network and infrastructure like going from user to database and back again?

Edit:
5. What is your budget? Do you have any existing business discounts with top-tier vendors?
6. What is your uptime and availability requirement?
7. Anyone familiar at your site with backup/rollback procedures of databases and transactions in SQL Server? If so, have you decided how to roll this in with existing backup procedures of your other data?
 

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Server:
NTServer 4.0 SP6a 128 bit
Exchange Server 5.5 SP3

Clients:
Various Win95/98 using Outlook 98/2000.

Problem:
We are able to connect to our Exchange server without any problems. However, once we lose our internet connection, the Exchange server becomes "not available" when we try to start up Outlook. I've changed the Exchange server name to the IP address rather than the name, but still no luck. All clients are running TCP/IP and IPX/SPX (no NetBIOS over IPX), and the server is just running TCP/IP. All clients have TCP/IP set as the default protocol.

Can anyone help out?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Exchange Server 5.5 SP3 not avail when net connection lost

Greetings

It sounds like you are having a name resolution problem when the internet connection goes down. Do you have a local DNS server? And, do you have a local WINS server? You may need to configure these to make sure internal communication is still occuring when the internet connection goes down. The way to test this: When the internet goes down, ping on the name of your Exchange server. If the ping takes forever to get started, it is a name resolution problem. To prove it conclusively, is to then ping the IP address for the server. If the ping starts straight away, you know it is a name resolution problem. (BTW, I think if you add the server's IP address in the clients mail profile it will automatically put in the server's name... D'Oh!)
First problem you need to solve is "Why do we lose Internet Connection?" If you are supposed to have a constant connection, then it needs to be constant. You may want to look into an alternative form of connection.

Next, you need to solve the problem of "What do we do if the internet connection fails?" For this, I suggest making sure that a WINS server is setup locally, and that the DHCP server is configured to send the IP address for this WINS server when it sends an IP address.
Have you installed the WebMail functionality of Exchange? If you have, and IIS is installed on the server, then you can use your web browser to check your mail at "http://your_server_IP_address/exchange to read/reply... Read more

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I've installed the NT schedule utility from the NT resource kit on a local database web server to automate daily file copying tasks. I can copy files from folder to folder on the local machine using "AT <time> copy d:\foldername\*.* d:\newfoldername\", but I cannot copy to the drive mapped to an Intranetware server. I've configured the Schedule service to start with a username and password that has sufficient rights on both machines, and if I manually copy files either in Explorer or from the command prompt to the Intranetware server everything works fine.

 

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Can a RAS client connect to a server (which uses a DSL Internet connection) to browse, not the LAN, but the Internet by then opening their Internet browser?

Asumming the server is NT and the client is Win95/98

If so, HOW!!!???
 

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I have an old (Pentium 233) NT 4.0 server. We want to get a new (Pentium III 733) and put Windows 2000 Server on it. I can get the upgrade with 10 users for MUCH cheaper than the full version. When I go to install the upgrade on a blank hard drive, will it require me to have NT 4 Server already installed, or can it just verify that I have the CD like the Win95 Upgrade does?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Win2k Server license question (upgrade?)

I'm not certain if Win2k server is the same, but I've installed Win2K Pro on a few PC's with uprade discs on a clean HD and only had to insert a CD into the drive during setup to verify that I owned a previous version.
 

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what would be the syntax that i could add to a batch file login script to sync the nt pc's logging on with the DC's clocks and will macintosh pc's have any kind of problem or side effects from these batch files?
 

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I have a network with a nt4 server that I want to be abe to share the cable net connection to my other NT/98/Win2kPro clients.

This server has 2 nics (one with ISP IP and other with private net IP), with an active cable internet account and firewall software.

What is the simplest way to share the NT4's internet connection and use its firewall software (ZoneAlarm)for my clients??
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Internet sharing on Multi-homed NT4 server?

Greetings

the best solution would be to install a modem sharing software package.

Personally, I like aVirt SOHO Suite.

Besides acting as a modem sharing software, it can also do DHCP, and act as a DNS server for your internal network. Installation is incredibly simple and very quick.

Plus, it also acts as a firewall, so you will be doubly protected.

Cheers

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Recently while installing Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server I have been losing my administrator shares. I.E. c$, D$, ADMIN$, etc. I haven't noticed at what point this happens, but I think it might be the stage where I set system policies for terminal users. How can I get the shares back. Particularly the ADMIN$ share, as this one is reserved and does not allow me to recreate it. I really do not want to start over with this install for the third time!
 

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Hi,

Is there a program out there that can help me limit the amount of space that a user can put on the server.

Thank You

 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Restrict size of User's home folder on Server

There are a number of products for disk quota management. Here are some: Quota Advisor (WQuinn), Quota Manager (NTP Software), Quota Server (Northern Technologies), SpaceGuard (Tools4NT). Good for limiting the size of home directories. Hope this is of help.
 

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I got the BSoD 0x7B error with Inaccessible_Boot_Device after a server re-start. When I tried to run Set-up -- Repair it ran thru loading files from the 3 start-up floppies then it gave message "Could not locate CD-Rom" .
The set up does say it finds the Adaptex adapter card.
At first I thought there was something wrong with the boot partion sector.
The machine also will not boot from the Emerency Repair Disk.

I'm confused-- does this seem like a problem with the SCSI RAID adapter card? If it is bad can I just plug in another similar one from a spare machine? ; Or are there settings unique to each card?

I'm a notes developer who is trying to cover for our NT admin who quit, so I really am out of my depth here when it comes to NT administation.

 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Novice needs Help: NT Server 4 Inaccessible_Boot_Device w/ SCSI RAID adapter

Greetings

OK... having a look in technet, here are a few things that poped out:<ul>
<LI> INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

Just as the name implies, this error indicates that Windows NT is having trouble reading from the hard disk. This error can be caused by a faulty device driver or a bad small computer systems interface (SCSI) terminator. If you’ve checked for these problems, but are still receiving the error, check to make sure that a virus hasn’t destroyed your boot sector.
<LI> When performing an upgrade, Sound Blaster SCSI cards or PCI SCSI cards might cause your monitor to display a blue screen with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. This means that the BIOS assigned the SCSI card an interrupt that is already being used. Physically remove the card before reinstalling it. Or, remove the driver during the text mode portion of Setup, and then reinstall it after the installation or upgrade is complete.
<LI> Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

This Stop message, also known as Stop 0x7B, indicates that Windows 2000 lost access to the system partition during the startup process. This error always occurs while the system is starting and cannot be debugged because it generally occurs before the operating system has loaded the debugger.

Interpreting the Message

The four parameters listed in the message are defined in order of appearance as follows: <ol>
<LI> Address of a Unicode string data structure representing the Advanced RI... Read more

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I'm planning to build a new data server for my small business. Very small businesss. I don't need enterprise capabilities since we only have 5 client PCs in the network. I have a good idea of what I want in the system... except for the video card. The server won't be used as a workstation at all, so I don't need all of the features that are loaded on video cards that are found in every tech shop. I just want something simple. Can anyone recommend a brand and model?

Also, the following is a list of what I plan to put into the server. If anyone sees any mistakes that I might be making, please steer me in the right direction.

Abit KX7-333 mother board
Athlon XP 1900 CPU
Antec SX635 Mid Tower
350W Power Supply
512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
Standard Floppy
CD Writer (brand not yet determined)
3COM 56K Modem
Net Gear NIC
2 UDMA 133 7200 RPM 60 GB HDD
(maybe raid, but I'm not knowledgeable on the set up)
15-inch Monitor
Standard keyboard & mouse
NT 4.0 OS with SP6

I don't need sound of any kind.

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Need server hardware advice...

Howdy there Logie2...

Try going here www.pricewatch.com and look for the cheapest PCI card you can find ( just make sure that it has drivers for NT ), also I would upgrade NT to SP 6a...
 

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Need help trying to logon on to Windows NT this machine use to be on a network, but now is a stand alone unit. Everytime I try to logon to the machine Window NT looks for a domain name which is no longer available, can I bypass this?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows NT HELP

yes !! when you hit ctrl+alt+delet in the pull down for domain you should see the domain and the local computer name but you must know the admin password or had a local pasword for that computer try that !!
 

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I was instructed to install FTP on one of our servers running Windows NT. I looked under the control panel, network, but I don't know how to get this working. I had originally thought it was just part of TCP/IP, which we are running as a protocol. Is this supposed to be ran under DOS? Please educate me!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - FTP on Windows NT 4.0

You can find FTP in Start>Programs>Microsoft Internet Server. From there you can install IIS and access the Internet Service Manager.
Depending on the app you are using, and the type of FTP site, I would not install this off of the NT Option pack. The Internet Service Manager on the Option pack will not let you determine the FTP Alias (as far as I can tell).
 

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I have a Windows NT Server 4.0. It has dual 700 MHz Pentium III processors. This machine serves as more than a server, and I would like to install a CD-RW. So far I have not been able to find a drive that is comatible with/supported on NT Server. Can anyone give me some ideas? Changing the OS is not really an option. Thank you.

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Hope this is the 'best' forum to post this query in, heres a little backstory and our thoughts so far:

Some friends and I are going to rent 1u in a data center for all our geeky needs; our 'needs' to start with are a bunch of websites (and databases), a VoIP server and a few dedicated game servers. We'll be running some form of *nix if that matters (seen some anti *nix specs regarding RAID?)

I was shocked how expensive 1u chassis can be, is there a big premium on this or should we look at renting 2u to save here? On the 1u front we don't need hotswap bays or a slim optical or anything flash, some decisions will be based on MB/CPU - more on that later.

Our 'dream' was to go straight to dual processor but it looks like we will have to be abit more economical; Im under the impression you can get a dual socket MB and run with 1 cpu, hopefully we could/would upgrade down the line if neccessary; we were looking at going Xeon not sure whats the best cache etc for our needs, what chipsets are good. Can you rely on built in raid (that isnt anti *nix)?

Storage isn't really an issue, we'll be using gigs rather than terabytes of data however we'd like to have 2+ harddrives for some form of RAID (important stuff will be backed up offsite). SATA will be fine I think, we won't be taxing the HDDs much.

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Answer:Building a 1u server - Hardware advice

What is your budget for this project? You may find it is more cost effective to buy a "gently used" 1U server off ebay rather than building your own.
 

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I want to launch a web site containing pictures and images, and using my own server to download and distribute the images, but this is a new field for me and would appreciate any help on software and hardware reqirements, i have been looking at windows 2003 sever but its a bit expensive, what are the alternatives, thanks in anticipation

Answer:help and advice for server hardware and software

I'd suggest that you forget completely about running your own server yourself, manually, and go for a managed server with a hosting company or a plain site hosted with a good web host.You don't learn server administration overnight and keeping the hardware and software configured and working 100% of the time, coupled with having to sort out DNS resolution and an IP address of your own so that people who type in your web site address actually get it loading up in their browsers is no small task.You also have other issues to consider. Not many ISP's will allow you to serve your own site using their service, for good reaon. You will more than likely have to invest in a substantial dedicated line to serve the site and if image transfer is going to be the mainstay of your site you will probably want to consider as fast a browadband line as you can get. Connect a number of browsers to your site at once, all requesting file downloads and what seems like a fast connection suddenly isn't.I used to be involved in network and systems admin but I certainly wouldn't dream of running my own web server when I can get excellent service from any one of a number of web hosting companies for either a single web account or for a managed server to run lots of sites on. A managed server is where your web host looks after the hardware and software (they manage it) and you get to use it to host websites on. They have the headaches while you use it for your webs. It's a fine arrangement and God bless... Read more

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I am on a network and have one computer that is running Windows NT v.4 with all the others running Windows 95/98. How hard is it to switch the operating system from NT to 98. I have purchased an extra copy of Windows 98 but haven't tried switching it yet. Is it something I need to call in a tech for??
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Switching to Windows 98

Do you know what file system you are using with NT? If you are using NTFS then it will be more difficult however, I doubt you are using NTFS when all the other machines are 98 because 98 can't see NTFS drives so you wouldn't be able to share any info from that machine.

You have a couple of options here. If your hard drive is partitioned and you want to keep NT and 98 on the same machine you can install 98 and have a dual boot. If you just want 98 then you would backup any data that you need, format your hard drive and then install 98 as a fresh install.
 

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I'm trying to run a .asf page in WinNT4.0 using Windows Media Player 6. In mplayer, I go to File, Open and then I type in mms://etc/etc...the file looks like its about to start then I get "Cannot Open. Please verify that the path and filename are correct and try again." Am I doing something wrong here? Do I have to do something in Windows Media Services (this is installed already)

Thanks!
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows Media in NT

Greetings

Are you netting from behind a firewall?

Can Windows media Player play locally stored ASF files? (if you do not have any locally stored ASF files, you can download a small one here. It is in Zip format. Just unzip it and double click on it).

Cheers

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I just inherited a computer (Pentium II, 266 mhz, 128 meg RAM) with Windows NT 4.0 installed on it. Although the interface appears similar to Win 9x, I have absolutely no experience with Windows NT and don't have time to learn. I would like to replace Windows NT with Windows 98 SE, and I have a feeling that it's not that easy. If anybody can point me in the right direction how to do this I would certainly appreciate it. I do not want a dual boot. I just want Win 98 as the primary OS. Thanks in advance.

[This message has been edited by rdkapp (edited 04-28-2000).]
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Replacing Windows NT 4.0

Greetings

Um... before we start... do you have a Win98SE install CD, right?

OK, then this is what you do:

1) Go to my Boot Disk page and download my DOS boot disk.

2) Put a disk in your A: drive and double click on the downloaded .EXE file. It will format your floppy disk and put files on it so that your system can boot off it.

3) Reboot your system. Make sure that your system boots off the disk. Here is the important bit: Make sure that your CD-ROM is accessable from the DOS prompt before attempting anything further. This is important because you will need to re-install Win98 after you delete NT.

4) On the disk, in the HDPREP directory, is a program called DELPART.EXE Running this program will allow you to delete any and all pertitions on your HD, regardless of what File system they are formatted with. Delete the partition with NT on it.

5) Now, install Win98

If you can not see your CD-ROM drive in DOS, try boot off the Win98SE CD. All CDs are bootable, its just that some older machines can not boot off CDs, or their BIOS is not set to try. You may need to change one of the settings in your BIOS to allow you to boot off your CD. If it gives you full control of the order of boot devices, the best order is:

Floppy Drive
CD-ROM
Hard Drive
Hope this helps

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ok i have windows nt, 128 megs ram, gateway 400 mhz pII with a crystal 3d audio soundcard. i could be listening to a song or doing pretty much anything and all of a sudden my sound will die. nothing will change, no error message or anything and winamp still acts like its playing music. i have tried multiple players and it still kills all the sound until i restart the computer. help!?!
--joe

 

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I have 3 comps at my house 2 are win98 and the other win2000pro.
All the comps worked fine untill i updated mine to win2000pro, now i can only ping the other computers and they can ping me. setting up a proxy server works to but i am unable to get them to share files. This is confusing for me as other stuff works but that does not.

They all have file and printer sharing on, but the win2000pro comp dose not see them
what is wrong and what do i need to to in the settings to fix this

I am hopin someone out there has come across a problem like this and can help
-Keltoi

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Need Help on Windows 2000 LAN

Have you made win2000 part of the workgroup?
 

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For sometime now I have been modifying the "Did you know" tips on the "Welcome to Windows NT" screen. I have recently noticed that at Tip No.24 it stops and starts again at Tip No.1. Do you know if 24 is the maximum number of tips? Information I have found on this area does not indicate a maximum number!
If the number of tips is unlimited do you have an idea on why it stops at 24? Hope that makes sense. Thanks
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows NT Welcome tips

Greetings

Check to see that you have tip number 25. There can be no gaps in the tip numbering sequence, because that will send it back to tip 0.

Cheers

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Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

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Hi everyone,

I was hoping for some hardware advice/recommendations for a SMB server build.

We currently have a server that's built on consumer hardware (Phenom II X6, 16 GB RAM, and a gaming mother board) but we've grown frustrated with frequent stability issues.

Our server is a virtual machine host running Centos 6.2 minimal, with about 8 VMs on top of it. It has 4 Hard drives in a RAID 10 configuration, and each VM uses a logical volume instead of file based images.

The guest VMs are:
Ubuntu Server with OpenLDAP
Ubuntu Server running NFS (including NFS home folders for all our users)
Windows XP (1)
Windows XP (2)
Ubuntu Server with MediaWiki
Ubuntu Server with Bind 9 name server
Ubuntu Server with Cyrus IMAP server
Ubuntu server with DaviCal calendar server
... room for growth ...

Right now, the host machine kernel panics on a regular basis and the log seems to indicate an I/O related issue.

We're ready to spring for some solid, server grade hardware, but I'm not sure what to buy. I've built tons of desktops so I'm familiar with the components and how to do the building, but I do have some questions about performance and stability since both are paramount. I hoping to get about 5 years of uptime!

I found this bare-bones system and it has the features we're looking for like rack mount-ability, 8 hot-swap drive bays, plenty of room to add more RAM or a second processor, etc. But I've never heard of TYAN and I don't know if... Read more

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How are the Client Licenses installed
on NT 4.0 Server.

Does the installation of these Client Licenses effect the service packs installed.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows NT 4.0 Client Lic install

Service Packs don't have anything to do with licenses, no.

They are installed in Start, Programs, Admin Tools, License Manager

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Just wondering whether upgrading to 2000 would be a good idea. I like gaming and tweaking, but don't want to suffer any performance decreases by upgrading. I currently have Win98.

PS- Is it better to upgrade from 98 to 2000 or to format and just install 2000?

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Answer:{Advice offered} - Windows 2000 and Gaming

I'm running 2000 on a seperate partition with dual-boot capabilities between it and Win98. I wouldn't recommend replacing your Win98 with it, as there are still too many programs and devices out there that won't run in Win2K, yet. Check the <A href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade/default.asp">MS WIN2K Upgrade</a> site for more info, and a compatibility check that will tell you what you currently have that won't work with 2K.

A large majority of the games will work fine in 2K, but I've read of some that won't.
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 2000 from Windows 95. My computer now doesn't recognize my modem (a Cirrus Logic CL-MD5650) presumably because I need a new modem driver. Unfortunately, Cirrus Logic no longer makes drivers, and the internet link to Ambient doesn't have any windows 2000 compatible drivers on it. Does anyone know where I might find the driver I need? How about a phone number to reach someone useful at Ambiet? I can't find a number anywhere.

Thanks,

Rob
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 drivers

Hi Rob

You should be able to use an NT driver if one is available if not use a standard driver from 2000 at least it would get it working
 

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I got my system set up to dual boot Windows 98 and Windows 2000 (Thanks, Reuel!). Everything is working great in Windows 98 but I have no mouse in Windows 2000 - not even a pointer. It's just your regular Microsoft Wheel mouse (ps/2). It's not listed in Device Manager. I tried Add/Remove Hardware. It's not detected and I can't find it listed to add it manually.
Any ideas?

[and again I went and posted this in the wrong place! Feel free to move it!]

[This message has been edited by angel (edited 09-25-2000).]
 

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I Am Currently Running Windows 2000 & Was Already Installed On My Computer. I Now Want To Revert Back To Windows 95 98 Can Anyone Help Me With The Correct Procedure.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Removing Windows 2000

Greetings

The method is known as the FFI maneuver:

Fdisk, Format, Install.

Good Luck

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Any idea on how to add SNMP services on a Windows 2000 Professional machine? I tried to do it the same way as adding it to a Win NT 4.0 machine, but I am not having any luck with this.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - snmp on windows 2000

Greetings

To be honest, I had no idea... so I went to Networking And Dial-UP Connections, selected my Network card, went to properties, clicked on install and had a look at the services I could install... Hmmm no SNMP.

So, I then went to Start / Help (horror of horrors!!)

Clicked on the contents tab, clicked on Networking and there was a page called "Installing SNMP". I did not even have to do a search for it.

This is what it has to say:

To install the SNMP service<ol>
[*] Open the Windows Components wizard. (Start / Settings / Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs / Add/Remove Windows Components)

[*] In Components, click Management and Monitoring Tools (but do not select or clear its check box), and then click Details.

[*] Select Simple Network Management Protocol check box, and click OK.

[*]Click Next.
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Hmmm... that was simple enough

Cheers

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Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

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I just installed WIndows NT 4.0 yesterday and it works - at least to a degree. I am unable to get on the internet. NT originally would not recognize my modem, I installed it by hand and it appears to be installed. Now RAS won't work, and I get an error stating that a dependency is not configured ( I believe it is Atapi).
Prior to my playing with the system the error reported was Error 692 hardware failure in Port or attached device.

A second short problem - d3NT system start driver failed to start?????

Thanks in advance
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I am working with a school that has two Windows NT 4.0 networks - a student one and administrative one. The student network has access to the Internet via a cable modem & proxy server. The administrative network currently has no internet access, but they want it.

There were three options I could think of, one of which would be throwing a NIC into the Proxy server, however, we can't get into that machine. The other option was a second proxy server, but the school wants to keeps costs down. The final option was a one-way domain trust (the admin network could see and access the student network, but not vice-versa). However, I know there are some security issues with this, such as shared drives will be accessible. I'm not too familiar with either proxy servers or domain trusts - can someone help me lead the client in the right direction? I need to come up with a pros and cons list for both the above options. Thank you.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows NT and Domain Trusts

Greetings

I am going to assume that you know how to set up the one way trust, and that you are only looking for advice on the security issues involved.

Before i start, here are some resources for you to look at:
The Finer Points of Domain Planning
Managing Windows NT Server Domains

Ok, the issue I think you are worried about is, is whether a kid will be able to break into the Admin domain and possibly change his marks (a la Ferris Bueller...).

Well, if the trust is only one way... IE the Student domain trusts the Admin domain, then this is will not to happen.

If the student PCs are running Win9x, then they will be unable to map to a shared drive on the Admin domain as either their own account (the only account that Win95 pcs can map a drive with), or as an Admin domain account (win9x does not allow for mapping to drives as other accounts). If the student PCs are NT, which does allow you to map a drive as a user from another domain, then the Admin domain is already vunerable, without the trust relationship being in place (if you connect to a network drive using the username and password of a user on domain X, and you specify domain X when you connect, then NT sees you as coming from domain X, even if you logged into Domain Y). To make sure the Admin domain is safe, make sure you have logging enabled on User logons, and make sure that the teachers, etc are using hard to crack passwords, at least 8 characters long, and that they are changing them once a month or so.

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I will be using my computer and Windows 2000 will just reboot itself. This really pisses me off as I lose all the work that I was doing. If anyone has any ideas please post. Thanks.
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2k shuts off ramdomly

Make sure everything on the inside of the case is connected good. If you have an Athlon (or a lot of high power devices) make sure your power supply is large enough. 300 Watts is good. Also, make sure you have good RAM. Win2K is pretty picky with cheap generic RAM.

Hope this helps.

Cory

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need help... is there anyone that has an usb audio driver for windows nt workstation to put in so I can get sound from the usb speakers???
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - usb audio driver for windows NT 4.0

Hi

Bad news I'm afraid, Windows NT does not support USB
 

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