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Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

Question: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ar...indows-server-2012-r2-domain-controllers.aspx

We have been getting quite a few calls lately where Kerberos authentication fails intermittently and users are unable to log on...

Anyway, we’ve been getting more calls than normal about this lately, and that led us to take a closer look at what was going on. What we found is that there’s a problem that can manifest when you have Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers serving the same domain.Click to expand...

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Preferred Solution: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

One should never have 2k3 and 2k12 DC's running together. 2k3 and 2k8 work perfectly together. But 2k3 ans 2k12 are a no-no.

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Hello,
I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 




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Hi;
I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I am going to be doing a much needed upgrade at a office taking them from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std. This should be more simple than most as they use it is a domain controller, and file/print server. No Exchange, sharepoint, etc.

They do have one program that uses SQL on the server but I already have a plan for migrating that over.

So, do you guys have any recommended document on how to do this migration? Seems like I can mainly treat it as Server 2003 to Server 2012 and just leave the SBS components out but wanted to check with you guys.

Thanks!
 

Answer:SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Std

I believe you have to cleanup Exchange from the domain, I used the package from sbsmigration.com when I did my migration (SBS2003 to 2008R2)
 

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Ok, this is what I currently run on my desktop PC (under Windows 8.1u1) that I want to move over to a more dedicated computer so my desktop PC isn't on all the time.

My web server is primarily for web development and teaching myself web programming. I also use it to stream music and video off my computer through Subsonic whenever I'm in the hospital or away from home like visiting my sister, for example.

I also host a Starbound and Minecraft server that I play with a couple friends. The Minecraft server [used to] updates a real-time map of our MC server. (I'm waiting for a Bukkit update so sticking to MC server vanilla at the moment.)

I have Windows Server 2003 Web that I got through Microsoft's DreamSpark program many years ago. Given its age, I was wondering if I should skip that and move to 2008 R2 or 2012 R2 since they're more up-to-date.

This is more of a hobby than something I'd use to make money off of. I'm also debating whether to put this in a VM so I can run maybe FreeNAS (with ZFS) in another VM to host the media files. That or get another license for Stablebit Drivepool and do that on a single server.

I still have to look into hardware since I want one that's:
Low- to medium-power so it's easy on the electricity bill.
Powerful enough to do real-time transcoding of audio (FLAC->MP3) and video files (MKV->MP4/FLV) through Subsonic.
Can run both Starbound and Minecraft servers without lagging or delays.
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Hi,
I would like to know how to configure a Windows Server that will host a windows Diskless Client, I've read a lot of forums and blogs regarding this subject and I even tried to applied those summarized guide but until now I'm still stuck, and I hope someone
in this forum can help me or give me a detailed guide to this particular subject. I would really appreciate whatever suggestion or support that may give to me. 

Thank you,

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We have an NT domain and we would like to upgrade to Windows 2003 server. Our current setup is below:

1 NT PDC
2 NT BDC
250 Client Computers (laptop and desktop)

All of our servers meet the requirements for Windows 2003 Server. We use our servers for login authentication only. We are using samba for file sharing and postfix for email.

What is the best option for upgrade? Can anyone please point me to the right direction? I am new to this process and I would appreciate a very detailed instruction> Thanks for all the help.
 

Answer:Upgrading Windows NT to Server 2003

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Greetings,

i'm gonna have to reinstall my workstation (yes, workstation), and I thought if it would be advantageous to upgrade to Windows 2003 Server (yes, server). I heard it has better performance and responsiveness than Windows XP? What about compatibility issues with software, and games?

Thanks for any information.
 

Answer:upgrading to windows 2003 server?

It's not better than XP. They're built off the same core. If you heard of any performance increase, it's most likely because server 2003 comes with all the goodies and eye-candy turned off, compared to XP which has everything turned on by default.
 

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The following Structure is a representation;
PC1 - IP 10.0.0.10 - FQDN PC1.DOM.LOCAL
PC2 - IP 10.0.0.20 - FQDN PC2.DOM.LOCAL
SRV1 - IP 10.0.0.5 - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>


SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.


The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.


Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
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PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
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Hey there,

As often said...long time lurker. Recently installed a copy of WS2012 Datacenter I received to play with and learn more about. I have pretty much zero Windows Server background knowledge (I don't count WHS...which I have running as well).

So, my question...I created a Storage Pool, and then a couple Volumes, and then Shares.

My embarrassing noob question...how do I access these Shares?

I can locate the server on my network, and know the IP address of it.

I created a User account so that I don't need to use the Admin account for general use.

My goal:
Access the Share I created from my MacBook Air so that I can read/write files from it.

Thanks in advance for tolerating my WS "noobness."
 

Answer:Accessing Windows Server 2012 Server Pool Shares

Not sure how to access it from a mac, but on a windows box you can just run \\%servername%\%sharename% and it'll launch it in an explorer window. Should be some sort of network browser on the mac to allow you to type in the unc.
 

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Hi Experts,
Could someone please help me how to copy file from Windows 2012 server to Linux using rsync.

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We're planning on upgrading our Exchange 2003 server from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 2003 (probably Enterprise) and this server serves as our primary mail server (internal/external). We have a separate domain controller server which handles DNS, DC, and AD (along with our Exchange server).

Is there anything within Exchange that needs to be prepared for the upgrade or is it a simple matter of just upgrading Windows? The biggest concern is not losing any information - mail boxes, permissions, e-mails, pretty much anything related to Exchange.
 

Answer:Upgrading Windows Server 2000 to Windows 2003

We made the change recently from 2003 to 2007 using exchange 2007, no problems what so ever. Also upgraded a server from 2000 to 2003 with exchange a few months ago, also no issues other than upgrading a couple of drivers.

Other than backing up the server as a precaution, I've seen no issues upgrading from 2000 to 2003 server using exchange. you may want to check permissions though, they shouldn't be affected, but still...
 

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has the following restrictions:
- Only one computer in a domain can be running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory® forest.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server cannot trust any other domains.
- A Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server domain cannot have any child domains.
- Each additional server must have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 client access license (CAL). You can use CALs for each user or for each device.
The standard edition of Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes Windows Server 2003 technologies, including fax service, firewall service, and remote-access service. Additionally, it includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, enhanced tools for server monitoring and administration, and an out-of-the-box solution for internal Web sites. The standard edition is ideal for customers who do not require the higher-level functionality included in the premium edition

The premium edition includes everything in the standard edition, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, and Microsoft FrontPage® 2003. The premium edition is ideal for small businesses with more demanding IT needs, such as data-intensive line-of-business applications, or advanced firewall and Web-caching capabilities

The standard edition has most of the stuffs inside.
 

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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OK, so I'm going to start implementing a Windows Server 2003 system in a couple of weeks, replacing the Win Server 2000 we use now.

We have 17 machines here, will want to use the server as both a file server and an Internet Connection Sharing server + firewall.
It would also be a domain server.

Which one of the versions should I get and why?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Standard Server vs Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

Go with SBS and get the premium version. If you only have one server, this is the route to take. SBS includes Exchange and the premium version has ISA 2004 to add a firewall. Neither of these comes withe Standard.
 

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In your opinion, what's the best antivirus software for Windows server 2003 and Exchange server 2003, both on the same machine. I have Symantec SEP 11, but when I step through the install I get a crazy error message and install fails. Thought I'd try something different.

Answer:antivirus software for Windows Server 2003 & Exchange Server 2003

Being a Server based OS you cant get much. Eset, ForeFront, AVG, CA and BitDefender. We have a topic similar to this in our Enterprise area since a Server Based OS is not made for home use.

Server AV

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Ok.. here is the dilemma. I have a Windows Server 2003 Running Active Directory and 1 Domain. I am looking at upgrading to a 1u Rack mount server and was wondering if anyone has any tips for me before starting. The biggest hurdle that I know of is going to be exporting all the settings and users from the 2003 box to the 2008 system. If anyone can give me any tips or share some resources of things I need to do to prepare please let me know. I am kind of new to the whole migrating to a new system. Especially in Windows Server.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008

Can't you just join the 2008 to the existing domain, then move all the roles to the new server, then dcpromo the old server to just a standalone??
 

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Okay what are the steps needed to make the new Windows 2003 server take over all roles that the old 2003 server had? Here is the scenario. I have 1 2003 server this was really only a glorified desktop but it served its purpose. It was the only Server on the domain in a single domain/single site scenario. I now have had a second 2003 server built And I have it added into the domain. I setup all the same functions DNS Server, Domain Controller - Active Directory, File server and print server.

With Server 1 turned off and Server 2's IP changed to the IP of Server 1 the clients are pulling DNS from the PC's in the domain do work fine I.E. log in fine authenticate have full control over the shares they should, have internet browing.

The problem is that Server 2 (only when Server 1 is turned off) is not able to populate all the active directory objects (I mean it shows the item but it is greyed out and gives some errors about a Global Catalog Server not being available). Why am I geting this if both PC's are setup as Active Directory domain controllers?

Please explain this and let me know what else I have to ensure to do before pulling off this original Windows 2003 server so far I have the following done -

Shares from Server 1 recreated on Server 2 - Check
Server 2 is now configured as the DNS Server and functioning just fine - Check
Server 2 has print ques recreated and everyone is printed to it just fine -check
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Answer:Added ones Windows 2003 Server want to remove old 2003 server.

This sounds tricky alright. I did the MCSE exams on AD and Windows 2000 server etc, from what I can remember there is only one Global Catalog server in the network. So I assume that when you set up the first server it assumed this role for the network. BUT when you add the second server this finds that there is already a Global Catalog server and does not assume this role itself.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...03/all/techref/en-us/W2K3TR_Ad_dctrl_over.asp
"The first domain controller in a forest is automatically created as a global catalog server. Thereafter, you can designate other domain controllers to be global catalog servers if they are needed."

I would try to promote your 2nd server to a Global Catlog server and see if this resolves the issues.

regards,
J
 

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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...eb-721f-464e-98eb-67029ee81a1f&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

Emergency Management Services is a new feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that supports remote management and system recovery for servers that are not accessible through a conventional connection. By using Emergency Management Services with other software and hardware components, you can remotely perform tasks such as recovering unresponsive servers and powering servers off and on, even when they are not accessible through a standard network connection. Emergency management services also supports headless servers—those without a local keyboard, monitor, or mouse. This document provides an overview of Emergency Management Services and its components. It explains how to choose and configure hardware and software that supports Emergency Management Services. It provides guidance for enabling Emergency Management Services, and information about using this technology to troubleshoot problems with remote servers.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Only servers running a Windows Server 2003 operating system can be monitored using Emergency Management Services. For additional hardware and software requirements, please consult the chapter.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a6-97d2-448c-a0dd-4cfaa0be7d14&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

By adding an additional server to your Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network, you can enable Terminal Server. Using Terminal Server, you can host your users' desktops. This can save your organization money by allowing you to extend the life of your desktop hardware.
After you have installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 and have completed the To Do List, you can join an additional server to your network and configure it as a terminal server.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...45-57ef-43eb-802f-f274fd937400&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Line 17: <!-- CUSTOM ERROR MESSAGES
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...eb-721f-464e-98eb-67029ee81a1f&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.
 

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Currently we are on an NT network with a few 2000 servers tossed in. Today I learned that the plan is to migrate everything to Linux. Lets assume that this only applies to the servers and that the users will still operate with 98/nt/2000/xp. What are your thoughts on this?

I put this in this forum for a reason. Because I'd rather get the advice from 2000 and 2003 experts who know what Linux cannot replace than to hear the Linux fanboys and anti-Microsoft activists praise it to the high heavens.

What would your concerns be if this was done on your network? What problems have you encountered if you'd tried this? Or what successes? Know of any businesses that have done this successfully?
 

Answer:Is Linux ready to replace Windows 2000 server and 2003 server?

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I run a home server on OEM 2003 Standard Server. I have seen that Home Server allows you to schedule a Hibernate / wake cycle. Is there any free software that can do this for 2003 Server?

eg

From 2:00am until 12:00pm I want the server to be in Hibernate mode.
 

Answer:Windows Home Server Schedule Hibernate / Wake on 2003 Server?

I've always just used a scheduled shutdown command, and the BIOS power on at a certain time feature available on most motherboards to do that.

That's what I do with my media PCs.
 

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Just bought 2 new Intel S5000VSA server boards, After building both Pcs using the Intel disc that came with board and even the win 2003 setup disc directly I cant seem to install windows server 2003 without receiving a BSOD during setup. All Hardware is compliant with the board. Please Help
 

Answer:Cant install Windows Server 2003 on Intel s5000vsa server board

Strip the system down. One memory stick, no USB devices, on-board video and sound, no sound card and try the OS install again. Reset the bios to failsafe defaults
 

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I just installed windows server 2003 on a machine I have and I want to use it for a mail and web server. How should I set it up? I want to use windows features do to it. thanks

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Hiya

Proxy Server 2.0 is not compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003. The Proxy Server client is compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...f7-b55c-4acd-8167-1923402a9703&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I want to upgrade a client's peer-to-peer network to an actual 2003 domain. I am comparing Server 2003 Standard Edition with Small Business Server. I thought that Small Business Server was Standard Edition with a few extras like Exchange Server, which I don't need. However, SBS is quite a bit less expensive than Standard, which surprises me. I haven't yet found a side-by-side comparison on Microsoft's website and was hoping some of you could help.

Why is SBS cheaper? What's missing that is included in Standard Edition? Which version should I recommend to my client? It's a small network that's unlikely to ever grow beyond 5 clients, if that's any help.

One important point is that we need full Terminal Services functionality. Are there any limitations on Terminal Services with SBS? I plan to set this client up with some remote access via Terminal Services Advanced Client.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition VS. Small Business Server. Which should I go for

Would you actually be purchasing them?

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Wait maybe I’m reading things wrong here but did you install the 2nd server with the same disk as the first server? There can only be one server running the sbs version of 2003 on a network everything else must be installed with a regular windows 2003 disk. If you installed the 2nd server with SBS as well then you need to promote the first server back to primary controller and then you will have to bring down that server and reformat with a regular 2003 disk

From
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842690#XSLTH3135121122120121120120
Windows Small Business Server is a single-domain solution that is not intended to be integrated with other Windows-based domains. You are not permitted to establish explicit trusts to other Microsoft Windows NT-based domains or to Active Directory service domains. Also, Windows Small Business Server does not let you create child domains. The computer that is running Windows Small Business Server must have all operations master roles and must be at the root of the Active Directory forest.



What I think happened is that when you brought up the 2nd server it grabbed the master roles and since they both NEED to be master because they're both sbs editions there's a problem. SBS is a good deal for a small business but you have to be aware of its restrictions.

Anyway before i go any further I’ll wait on more details on how everything is setup maybe I’m looking into stuff that doesn't apply
 

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Nope. You shouldn't have gone around installing your copy of SBE on more than one computer!
 

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hi guys!
I just installed Windows 2000 Advance Server recently to a Compaq Proliant ML530 server and found out that the license for this server is more expensive than Windows Server 2003 Standard. The SmartStart CD of the compaq does not support windows server 2003 and I don't want to manually re-configure everything and start all over again. Does Win2K A.S. support Windows Server 2003 upgrade?
 

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Hiya

Microsoft Windows Terminal Server lets users run Windows®-based applications on a remote computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. This white paper contains testing methodologies, results, analysis, and sizing guidelines for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. Hewlett Packard working in cooperation with Microsoft to perform the initial sizing tests and data collection in HP labs. Microsoft performed the final round of testing and analysis collection using Hewlett Packard equipment. The tests were performed using Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, build 3790.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...63-7c42-4372-ab37-d8c8987a71da&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I don't know if this is the correct forum to ask this, but I will take a shot. When I started my new job last year as a teacher, I also took over the IT department. The former guy who ran it was an Idiot (He is no longer employed for that reason) For whatever reason, he thought it would be a good idea to put Exchange 2000 on a Windows 2000 box running as a GC/DC. We also have another box that is running Windows 2000 (GC/DC). About 6 months ago, I upgraded Exchange2000 to Exchange 2003., this upgrade went pretty seemlessly. Now however, I face a dilemma. I have no idea how to go abotu doing this.

Microsoft has been no help, I have searched far and wide for a solution, but to no aval....

So now I am asking here: What is the correct process for upgrading a windows 2K domain to a 2K3 domain?

Our Layout:

Machine #1: HP/Compaq Server, Windows 2000 SP4 AD(DC/GC), Duel 2.4GHz Xeon, 2GB of Ram, blah blah

Machine #2: HP/Compaq Server, Windows 2000 SP4 AD (GC/DC), Exchange 2003 w/ SP2

Other machines are running Windows 2003 (Member Servers) and OS X Server (10.4)

Is there a specific method to this? Or can I just do a str8 upgrade to both boxes?

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Anthony
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Server to 2003 Server Upgrade w/ Exchange

Actually, I always find it a good thing to have two GC servers, so that if one goes down, people can still login. The only time it causes load problems is when there are scads of directory objects. As for an upgrade, I hate them, but they do occasionally work. 2003 is actually quite good at upgrading, Microsoft wanted to make this product accessible for everyone who was still running NT4, so the migration tools are much better than in 2k.

Worse comes to worse, make sure you have triple backups, a full weekend, pop the cd in and go.
 

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When I try to get to any mapped drivers located on the Windows 2003 Server I always got message: "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". Any idea what is wrong? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Not enough server storage is available to process this command

try this from a command prompt
NET USE X: \\UNCPATH\FOLDER

report back any errors
 

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I just bought a Dell Poweredge T110 and also downloaded Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 off Technet.

I burned the ISO and proceeded to pop the CD into the server and start installing the OS. The normal blue screen with Windows Setup in the upper left appears and it starts loading drivers/files. When it says "starting windows" in the lower left corner, the screen goes black for a second then I get a blue screen with a message.

Here's a picture of the error message: photo

Any idea what is going on? This is a brand new server straight out of the box.

Here are the specs:
* Intel Xeon X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo
* 2GB (2x1GB) Memory 1066MHz Single Ranked UDIMM
* 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5" Cabled Hard Drive
* On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter
* DVD Drive, Internal
 

Answer:Server crashes while installing Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64

7B is a hard drive error, check the drivers (use a flash drive to get updated drives if you can).
 

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance
 

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance
 

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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 lists the steps necessary for ISA Server to function properly on computers running Windows Server 2003. It includes information that an administrator needs to know for setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and installations upgraded from the Windows 2000 Server family.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...48-8a4b-450e-bd03-1ed3d5e359da&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi Guys
can anybody tell me how I would connect xp to windows 2003 server as a network printer so I can send fax from xp to windows server 2003 and I want windows server 2003 be able to send and receive fax then I want xp view faxes from windows server 2003. Can anybody tell me how I would be able to set this up?
 

Answer:xp to windows server 2003 fax server (network printer setup)

You need to add Fax Services to the server.

start -> control panel -> add/remove programs -> windows components.
Make sure Fax Services is checked. If not, check it and install the service.
Then follow the wizard to share the Fax printer on the network.
Once that is done, on your XP clients, go to \\servername or surf to the server via My Network Places and install the fax printer.

That should be all you need to do.
 

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Hi guys,
i have few questions regarding licensing of Windows 2003 Server and Terminal Server.
First off, i read most of the documents on this topic on microsoft's web and few others, but i still don't understand some aspects as the licensing model is pretty confusing (as is well known).

We plan to use TS for 5 users. So according to what i've found out, i need 1xW2k3 Server SW, 5x W2k3 CALs and 5x W2k3 TS CALs.
So far so good, but here come the questions:
1) If we decide to use the per server licensing model for W2k3 it limits number of concurrent connections to the server. What is the difference to the Per User model in this scenario? I mean i will be able to connect only those 5 times to the server under both these models, right?

2) Anyone knows how does MS define a connection? Taken from MS's CAL FAQ -



Authenticated access is defined as an exchange of user or application credentials between the server software and a user or device. An example of this exception would be if unidentified users browsed your public Web site. Windows CALs would not be required for those users.Click to expand...

. Does this mean that if let's say there's POP3/SMTP software on that server installed and it requires user authentication then we will need as many CALs as the number of concurrent accesses to this mail server?

3) Regarding the Per User model - when using it, does it mean that i could have these 5 Per User CALs and connect to the se... Read more

Answer:Windows 2003 server & terminal server licensing

Per server keeps the licenses in a POOL, and assigns them based on the number of connections
Per User mean the are linked to a specfic userand yes that one person can log in from any number of devices

If the email program requires authentication then yes there will be one required for each login

How many users are there, for example if you have the server and 10 people in the office and then 5 remotes using terminal services then you'd need
1) the server license
2) 15 cals user/device cals + 5TS cals

I know you didnt ask but some people also get confused with the user or device cal

A User cal allows 1 person to log in from multiple devices ,, great for a person with a laptop, pda, dekstop, etc.. 1 cal gives them access from all of them

A device cal is perfect for a factory or such.. using the 3 shift example .. 3 people using the same machine 1 on each shift, its cheaper to license the machine to allow unlimtied users then to give them each a user cal
 

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Hi,

I am not able to connect to OPC server for non admin user in windows server 2003.

I get Runtime error '-536608665(e0040067)':
Failed to connect OPC server.
The system returned the following error message:
Access is denied

But i can connect non admin user to opc server in Windows xp

Is it possible for non admin user to connect OPC server in windows server 2003?

OPC server and client are on same system

Please give me your feedback

Thanks!
Santosh

Answer:Non Admin not able to connect OPC server in Windows Server 2003

From what I've read on this thread, you'll need to set computer-wide DCOM security permissions. You'll want to peruse that thread.

On another note, this isn't really the best spot for this question. An error message isn't a crash, hang or bsod, and the situation is more relevant to specifically the Windows Server section (even though OPC servers can and often do exist in many client versions of Windows). You'll be able to receive more help there, as it's pertinent to your needs.

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The only information I could find comparing the two was in this article here:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows2003-Distributed-File-System.html





Windows 2003 offers a revamped version of the Distributed File System found in Windows 2000, which has been improved to better performance and add additional fault tolerance, load balancing and reduced use of network bandwidth. It also comes with a powerful set of command-line scripting tools which can be used to make administrative backup and restoration tasks of the DFS namespaces easier. The client windows operating system consists of a DFS client which provides additional features as well as caching.Click to expand...



Does anybody know a little more about the benefits of using a win2k3 server? Do all servers involved with the DFS root have to be win2k3 also? Most likely I will be using win2k server to set up a DFS domain root, but I can possibly get licences for 2k3.
 

Answer:Microsoft DFS in Windows 2000 server vs 2003 server

Not to making things any easier, 2003 R2 has an even better DFS setup
 

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Ok so i need to set up windows 2003 server edition as a vpn server so someone can connect to it from home or from his work! Does anyone have any advice i have been trying but nothing seems to allow me to get connected!
 

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I have a lab computer that I would like to use as a DHCP Server. However, I *ONLY* want it to hand out IP's via a specific interface (a second NIC I have).

Is this possible?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003: DHCP Server on certain interface.

Well, it will only hand out DHCP addresses to those on it's network. If you have a totally different network on the other card- it won't be a problem.

What networks do you have on each card?
 

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Just wondering if anyone could help in the optimization of a windows 2003 server.Its primary role is for game servers.....

The main games are americas army and battlefield.I currently have one AA server running with 26 slots open.

Server Specs

Its a HP proliant DL145 G2

AMD Dual Core Opteron 275
2GB Ram ECC
Basically im after windows settings and optimizations.

e.g.

processor scheduling - is it best on Programs or Background Services

Memory Usage - is it best on Programs or System Cache

Things like pagefile...ive heard this can make a big difference especially moving it to another drive but you must create a small one on C drive at minimum and maximum set to 50MB's ????
Any other help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server + Game Server Optimization

If you are going to move the swap file to a completely different drive, that is fine. It may help with performance. How much, I do not know. As far as the small swap file on drive c:/, there is no need for it. You would then have two swap files. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I do not even think Windows would know how to handle two swap files?

As far as the processor scheduling, try both and see which works better for you. If you are running two at once, try background services. This will supply equal amount of processor usage to each program. If you are going to run one at a time (which I would think would be best), I would think the program setting would work better for you.

Just my $.02.
 

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Hello, I'm looking for some suggestions. I have a Windows Server 2003 File Server which employees use to store data, as of right now everything is being backed up on tape (Every night). I would like to eliminate the tape and backup on to another Windows 2003 machine(everynight), i would also like the restore process (if a file goes missing ..etc) to be somewhat easy if possible. As well the fileserver holds around 500 GB, would that be too much to transfer each night? would i have to compress it?

Thanks
Matt
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 File Server - Backup

If you have another server, you can do weekly full backups of the 500gb (maybe on a Sunday?) and then each night back up anything thats changed during the day.
Do you have Shadow Copies enabled? that lets users restore files without having you look through the backups
I had a setup like you want, setup at one customer that didnt want to spring for a tape drive, it worked fine for him and he didnt have any problems. I did make sure to have him put the server being backed up to in the safest location in the building in case of a fire or something. We used KReplicator from karenware, it keeps 2 locations in sync and is easy to setup.
 

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.
 

Answer:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline
 

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Hi


I will appreciate any help on this.


We have windows server 2003 SP2. Suddenly a few days ago, server service starting stopping on its own. Nothing in the event log that can help me find the cause.

I can restart the service to get the network shares start working again.


Any ideas?


Thanks

Answer:Server Service keeps stopping ---- Windows server 2003

Has the system been checked for spyware and such? Have you got all the updates? Have you restarted the server?

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HI, I need to use my Lonovo N100 for development and need to install Install WIndows 2003 Server, Active Directory, Sql Server and DotNet. Currently I have xp installed. the configuration is as follows. Product: 3000 N100 0768-A52Product id = 0768A52Based on 0768-EHU: T2060(1.6GHz), 1GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 950,CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11bg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader,Camera, 6c Li-Ion battery Can I safely install the above sw to get full functionality of the system? Will the drivers be available? Is Ram sufficient? Kindly provide input in this regard. Thank you

Answer:Install WIndows 2003 Server, Sql Server and DotNet

Your hardware is enough to realise this project. No hardware limitations are in 2003 server, but you must realise, that server components are specially desighned to work 24/7/365 and that is why they are so expensive. Anyway, a server may be based even on pentium pro 100 MHz. As far as I know, XP/2003 drivers are compatible. XP drivers for your notebook are here.





//help will save the world

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According to Maximum PC, this is the best OS to use when creating a media/file server. I am considering getting a license, but I need to know the following:

I hear its a real task to set up. Anybody know any good guides?
Will it accept the WinTV PVR 150 (non-MCE)? To make it simpler: Will it accept the hardware I have that works with Windows XP Professional?

 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 for my home's media server

It was no harder than XP to install. Now, setting up could be a different story as that wasn't my job.

Be aware, though, that a lot of software will not install on that OS. It recognizes it as a "server" os and aborts the installation.
 

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Hi, Can any1 help me i have did upgrade Windows 2000 Ent. Server (SP4) to Windows 2003 Ent. Server, but after rebooting the machine all of sudden BLUE screen appears with mentioning below error though OS working in safe mode. Please help me out to resolve the issue ASAP.
Driver_IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL

Then at the end it says
Beginning dump of physical memory

HYDIS.sys address 7505AF5 base at F74E9000
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xf3bbf000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7505AF5)

Physical memory dumb.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group
BR,

Sharjeel
 

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We have a Windows 7 Pro laptop that can't see any of the 300 or so Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Machines.

It can, however, see all (around 13) Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Machines that are on the network. Using \\ServerName\Share doesn't connect, and they don't show up on the network map.

It can ping the servers though. They ping by hostname and by ip address. Other Windows 7 Pro Laptops don't have this same problem!

Additional Info:
They are all joined to the domain; servers, laptaps, etc.

Answer:Windows 7 Computer can't see Server 2003 Server

My problem is when i join in 2003 domain server i get the msag

"An attempat to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.
Please verf=ify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names name in
the target domain. for information about network troubleshooting, see windows help "

tell me what i have to do! 10Q

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Hi all ,

This is my first post on this website , i hop i can find some one to help me .
The problem is i installed windows 2003 server on my computer and i don't know how can setup ftp server and web server on it ? i create the domain but i faild to do the rest . I have MCSE 2000 but i feel i don't take anything , I am looking for any help like pdf file or book can i buy .
also the register.com ask me for dns server on my home page , is it the dns ip address comes with my ip static address or not ?

Thanks for help !!!
 

Answer:SETUP FTP & WEB SERVER ON WINDOWS 2003 SERVER ...HOW ?

Control panel. add/remove programs, on the left add/remove windows components, application server, iis. Click on details of iis for ftp.
 

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How do I set up a RADIUS server under windows server 2003 standard edition w/sp1? I have never set up a RADIUS server before,so please be elaboryte.
 

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I've been running here at home Server 2003 Enterprise 180-Day Trial for about 3 years now. I received 2 cds/keys from my MCSE books I bought in college.
I can re-install this O/S as many times as I want and fully patch it no problem - must be MOL or something :shrugs:

However the only annoyance is every 180-days I need to take the time to re-install the O/S and whatever programs I run on it, set up the file and print, re-write permissions, etc....
It takes a good 3-4 days for it get to back up and running how I want it, or a wasted weekend.

Can I assume though Windows Home Server does not do FSMO roles?
As well are there any major features that would be lost? I havn't found any comparison charts......

Thanks

Answer:Server 2003 Ent. or Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server is not gonna be your solution. It does the same thing as your Server 2003 and there is a flaw with Home Server. You MUST format your ENTIRE Hard drive. If you have more then one you must format all of them.

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Hey,I have had Windows 2003 server installed for a while now, and im trying to setup a mail server. Im having trouble getting my head round it and understanding it. If anyone knows how to do this and can help me through MSN Messenger, please add me :) [email protected]Peter Oconnell

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Logon to Outlook Web Access takes long!!
I have just setup Microsoft windows 2003 and Exchange 2003. the problem i have is when i try to logon on Outlook Web Access on the internet the logon windows appears fine, but it's taking long time to logon.
 

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?

Thanks!
ElectroPulse
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.
 

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we use a custom built computer we put together (p4 2.0ghz, 1gig mem, windows xp, 160gb sata hdd) as our "server" for our peachtree accounting software. it stores the database for it, and nothing more.

it's come to the point where we think it's necessary to upgrade this "server" with newer components (dual core xeon, 2gig, and raid 1 configuration for extra backups).

the question i have is in regards to either to use windows xp sp2 on it or windows server 2003 r2. what benefits would i see in using windows server 2003 r2? is the environment more bare bones which is what a server should have, or is it something else? the price to purchasing it is hefty, and i'm not sure if it'll be worth it to do.

on the other hand, we do have windows 2000 as well (which i believe is server OS?).
 

Answer:windows xp sp2 or windows server 2003 r2 for server machine

What is the physical nature of this database? Is it merely a file or are we talking about a real database engine? Also, how many user connections to the server will you need. My guess is that you'll want to go with Windows Server 2003. You might look also at Windows Server 2008.
 

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Well we're finally upgrading our server from Windows NT to Windows 2003. Is there any way to import/export all of my data onto the new server? Or should I just share everything I have on NT and then just copy/cut all the information and paste it onto 2003? I'm just trying to figure out what will be the easiest way to move everything since I have about 700 users on NT lol. I really don't want to type all the names in again on 2003....Thanks in advance! :approve:
 

Answer:Moving from Windows Server NT to Windows Server 2003

Are you getting a new server with 2003 on it or just upgrading the existing box to 2003?

If it's upgrading the existing server, start here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/default.mspx
 

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   Dear Team
       I have windows 2012 R2 domain server. It is connected domain perfectly windows 7 pro .
      But if i connected domain windows 7 ultimate . It is showing DNS error. I am joining same process win7 pro.
      please help me how to join windows 7 ultimate in domain.

   Note. I give my client PC windows 7 ultimate network proper DNS.

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I'm getting ready to replace the old SBS 2003. From the start we had our company web page, email and file sharing between departments but now the only thing running on the SBS is file sharing and a handful of vendor programs both email and wed site hosting is done in the cloud. A cloud service is not an option due to if the internet goes down no one can access files. We still what to run on a domain with AD running with group policy management. We only have about 65 clients logging into the server I did a little research and I'm thinking to go with server 2012 R2 but would like to hear from the real experts Is there and benefits from one or the other for file sharing?

Thank you for your time!
 

Answer:Have SBS 2003 Upgrade to SBS 2011 or Server 2012 R2?

1) do you already have SBS 2011, cause you can't buy it anymore.
2) at 65 clients, your very near the 75 user limit of SBS2011.
 

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
"DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.
 

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Hello all, I'm not sure if this is an operating system question or more of a software development question.

Anyway, I have a legacy COM service, a COM server that runs as a windows service, that was written for Windows NT 4.0. I have managed to use the service on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP unchanged. However, I now wish to run the service on a Windows Server 2003 machine and I can't seem to get it to work.

This is what happens:-
1. Install the service and set it to log on using a domain account.
2. Start the service from the services.msc applet.
3. Start the client application and connect to the service.
4. At this stagte the client applicaiton freezes for approximately 60 seconds and then returns with the error message "Server execution failed".

I've also tried using the client whilst the service is stopped. In this case when I connect the service is started but I get the same error.

The development team also provided a standalone application that hosts the exact same COM objects, mainly for debugging purposes. If I use the standalone application everything works fine.

Its all very strange.

Does anyone have any idea what the cause might be? And preferably a solution.

Thanks,
Kep.
 

Answer:DCOM service on Windows Server 2003 - "Server execution failed" when connecting

I found the answer.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroup...-DC48AB0DA5C9&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us

The above discussion says that a service must enter a running state before a COM server calls CoRergisterClassObject. So I guess its a development problem.

Not sure why it only manifests on Windows Server 2003 though.

Kep.
 

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I am running suse enterprise server 10.1 as a Host OS, for VMware server 1.05 (free). For a guest OS, i have a Windows 2003 Standard R2, Server, running DNS, Wins, server and a print Server, as a backup incase of either of my physical servers go down.

When I try to add a standard tcp/Ip port IP_ipaddress and name the printer, locate the driver, eveyrthing works fine.

It shows the printer as ready, I print and it just says spooling, and then error's out. i get this in the event veiwer.
"
The document Test Page owned by user failed to print on printer printername . Data type: NT EMF 1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 196608. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\servername 1. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 1241. The network address could not be used for the operation requested.
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(i changed the printer and server name)

Now, I can add the same network printer on our main printer server on this device and print fine, firewall is off, by GPO, and I built a 2nd server guest os, with the same problem.

I also made sure that norton was excluding the spooler folder, and have tried both the 5e and 6pcl driver.

I tried giving all domain users rights to the spooler folder, and changing the print processor to the win without luck.

The user I am trying to login and print with is a domain admin account

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Hello,

I have a strange problem.

I configured a new VPN Server on Windows 2003 (Usual configuration).

There are 3 clients. Win 2000 Prof, Win 2003, Win XP. While Win 2000 Prof can make a VPN connection to the server, others cannot. They all give error 800.

All the clients can ping the public IP of the problem-VPN server.

All these clients can connect to another VPN server on Win 2003 without any problems!! Hence, I feel some thing is not good with the VPN server.

Please advise

Thanks.
 

Answer:VPN Server on Windows 2003 Server

Might want to look at the MS article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319108
 

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Hey guys just wondering if anybody knows if Windows2003 is good to use just for a workstation. Will it perform just as good as windows XP with the gaming and other things? Any pros and cons about windows2003 that anyone has would be helpful. And also, i know there are a few versions of it, standard, enterprise, web. does anyone have any preferences as to which one would be best for what i'm doing? thanks
 

Answer:Using Windows 2003 Server, but not as a server

Mods.... Delete this post ..... fat fingered it
 

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I wan tto be able to access my files at school/work, just in case I forgot something or need something.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 as FTP Server - How?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323384

google is your friend
 

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I am trying to setup my own VPN, I have installed Server 2003 on my server machine. The server machine is connected to my Netgear router which connects to the internet.

I have setup the VPN service and can connect localy using an advanced connection setup in windows XP on my client machine.

Also on my network is a fileserver running windows vista(soon xp or server) the server has over 500gb of storage mostly full t hat i want to share over my VPN. This is also onnected to the netgear router.

My problem is with sharing these files. How do i set the drives on my file server as standard shares for all VPN connected users? I can access them local over the lan but not sure how to share for users dialing into the VPN?

any step by step tutorials links would be welcomed or if anyone can help me it would be brilliant or if somone can get on msn with me and walk me through what im doing wrong that would be awsome too. Thanks alot
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 as VPN server

Information for how to configure a Windows2003 VPN server can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/w3k_vpn_server.htm

You don't need to make any changes or additions to shares in regards to VPN client's being able to access previous shares on the server. Whatever you have assigned for the LAN access can work for VPN.
 

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Anyone successful in migrating these components? Have a small business looking to make the move and would like to entertain the process and procedure. Has anyone seen a nice thorough walk through?

Thanks in advance
 

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Hi,
I became a member of dreamspark simply because they offer Windows 8 for free. I became a vertifyed member only to find out that they dont offer Windows 8 for free to Students. However they do offer Windows Server 2012 free to student.

what is it?? Can i use it as Windows 8?

Answer:What is Windows Server 2012

Hello Mitchell,

Windows Server 2012 is an operating system like Windows 8, but designed for servers.

Microsoft | Windows Server 2012

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Hey!
I have a Precision 490 Workstation Server with a Intel Xeon 5120, 4GB of EEC RAM (DDR2,) a 750w PSU, and ATI FireGL V7200 video card. Should I upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate 64x to Server 2012? Or to Windows 8...

Or don't upgrade at all? I need to host one remote connection, that's it. So maybe I should stick to 7?

Thanks
Matt

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Hi all,

I've just purchased a HP micro server (?100 cashback deal) as want to learn windows server 2012 and also look to setup a home server.

can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of books, videos on where i can learn about installation / setup and maintaining a server setup for either home and in a business environment?

Many Thanks
andrew

Answer:windows server 2012

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ascomputers


Hi all,

I've just purchased a HP micro server (?100 cashback deal) as want to learn windows server 2012 and also look to setup a home server.

can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of books, videos on where i can learn about installation / setup and maintaining a server setup for either home and in a business environment?

Many Thanks
andrew


What version of server 2012 do you have? Also what client operating systems do you have? Windows 7 Home premium, professional, ultimate?

This can affect what services you can offer to clients.

Josh

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Like Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 too has been released to manufacturing today. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.
Details: TechNet Blogs.

Answer:Windows Server 2012 has RTM'd

I'm actually looking for forward to this than I am to the client version. I need to replace my Server 2008R2 install with 2012 ASAP. There are a few features that I am very interested in, and it will save me money by not having to go with a third party software for the functionality.

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I've heard it's possible to do some tweaking to essentially turn Server 2012 into Windows 8. I've searched but didn't find anything. Anyone know how to do this or where to look for the info?
 

Answer:server 2012 to windows 8

Probably very similar to the instructions for Server 2008 to a Workstation.

Doable, but why? You don't gain a whole lot, if anything.
 

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Hello 8forums,

Really great forum here and I'm glad to join. If I posted this in the wrong section I apologize.

Okay now here's my problem. I'm currently trying to setup Windows Server 2012 for my dad. The main thing it will be used for is storage of movies, photos and backing up Excel documents for work. This is a copy a friend burned him onto a disk and is currently NOT activated. He wanted to check it out before purchasing the license. I have installed it onto an old HP Pavilion a1640n and everything went fine with installation but, now that it is installed I cannot connect his Win8 computer to it. I have Googled this and found a method but, it doesn't work. I'm told to open a browser and enter in the address bar " HTTP://Server-name/connect " (Server-name replaced with then name of his server) and I should get a connector software download page. I do not get this software download page I just get a server not found page. I have tried entering other possibilities into the address bar, too (192.168.0.xxx/connect, adding .com etc.) nothing works. If I can get any help with this it would be appreciated.

I have tried:

Completely reinstalled Windows Server 2012
Reinstalled Ethernet drivers on the WS2012 box

Things they may be causing the problem:

As I said the Windows Server 2012 is not activated.
The WS2012 box is stuck on public network type and the W8 box is stuck on private network type.
The WS2012 box does not show up on my network on the W8 box but,... Read more

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Help

Are you trying to access the server from a remote location using a local IP non outside routable address? Why are you trying to go through IE to get to the server?

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I just installed Server 2012 Standard on my machine and of course forgot that MSE doesn't work on Server.

Anybody know of a good, hopefully free, AV that works on Server 2012?
 

Answer:AV for Windows Server 2012?

Most of the free av doesn't run on server. As far as paid av for the most part you generally need to use the business version of the software which also generally starts in 5 packs.

To my knowledge ms fixed it so you can't run mse on 2012 as it would install on 08.
 

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The Group Policy Search (GPS) service is a web application hosted on Windows Azure, which enables you to search for registry-based Group Policy settings used in Windows operating systems.
GPS version 1.1.4 is now live at http://gps.cloudapp.net. Version 1.1.4 includes registry-based policy settings from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, performance improvements, bug fixes, and a few little surprises. It's the easiest way to search for a Group Policy setting.
The next time you need to search for a Group Policy settings, or want to know the registry key and value name that backs a particular policy setting, don't look for a antiquated settings spreadsheet reference. Get your Group Policy Search on!!
Act now and get the Group Policy Search Windows Phone 7 application-- for free! Details.

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i am removing my old server with 2003 and installing a new tower with server 2008. can some one tell me where to find some info on migrating the network setting to the new server? any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:replacing windows server 2003 tower with windows server 2008 new tower

Hi

With the info you have supplied I hope this is what you are after HERE as Daniel Petri has a great guide on migrating network DHCP settings to Server 2008.
 

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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate workstation which has data encrypted with BitLocker.  I want to move this data to a Windows 2012 R2 server.  Do I need to un-encrypt the data beforehand or can I just move the data over to the server?
The data currently resides in an SQL environment on the workstation.

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Hi there

Believe it or not if you can "Legally" get hold of a copy of Windows 2012 server (current release candidate freely downloadable and valid till Jan 15 2013) you could be a LOT better off using this on a Desktop rather than the W8 itself.

Before people point out complexities of using a Server as a desktop OS it's actually EASIER with Windows 2012 server than with previous servers such as Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 servers to "convert" to a desktop OS.

You basically have to do the following to make a server as user friendly as say W7 or W8 as a desktop OS:

1) dismantle all the domain security stuff
2) remove prompts like event log for server re-boots
3) remove the CTRL-ALT-DEL key for logon
4) remove the security restriction / nag you get every time you want to access a non Microsoft web page with IE 10.
5) remove the "Complex password" requirement.

That's got rid of the main nags and inconveniences of using it as a Desktop (or laptop) OS.

Now add Desktop / Laptop experience (Multi-media, "thematic" backgrounds, customisation).

1) enable SOUND -- yes W2012 server unlike W2008 server has fully blown SOUND capabilities (strange in a server --maybe now I can use Hyper-V with vM's and pass SOUND to them !!).

2) enable DESKTOP EXPERIENCE -- this allows W7 themes to be installed and greatly "De-Uglifies" the bog standard bland grey desktop.

3) enable incoming RDP connections if you want to access your "Server... Read more

Answer:Windows R8 or Windows 2012 server ? Makes a great laptop OS !

My apologies about my previous post. Not related.

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Looks like Microsoft had a change of heart: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-released-on-technet-and-msdn

Still no RTM for Visual Studio 2013 but the RC is out for it now.
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM released on TechNet and MSDN

I'm reading that the hashes match the leaked ISOs, can anyone confirm that? I might just DL them from my TechNet account to be safe.

Big thanks to all the software developers who put the heat on Microsoft to get them to change their mind on releasing this. I'm sure they played a good part in this.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a place to download the newest version of these templates for Windows Server 2012 (NOT R2) - if they even exist?

I am specifically looking for this new template setting which can be found in the July 2015 .admx update for Server 2012 R2 but I need it for a non R2 server -

We have clients on a domain receiving Windows 10 update notifications and this seems like the best way to block this except we don't have a Server 2012 R2 DC in place.

Thanks
 

Answer:New Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 ?

You should be able to grab the admx/adml file from a 2012 server ( C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions ) and copy them to the central store. Although, I'd just grab them from a 2012r2 server...
 

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We have found recently that our Windows 8.1 clients are unable to connect to Server 2012 R2 shares (SMB 3.02). When trying to browse to them in Explorer we get "Windows can't find <UNC path>". Windows 7 clients can still connect to these
shares, only our 8.1 clients are affected. Attempting to access using the IP address instead of the host name makes no difference.
The 8.1 clients can still connect to shares on 2008 R2 servers. Server 2012 R2 to Server 2012 R2 also works.
No changes have been made to the clients or to the group policies which control them that could readily explain this issue.
Any advice on where to start troubleshooting this would be appreciated.

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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is 192.168.0.100 and new server 192.168.0.101.
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server 192.168.0.100 and DHCP 192.168.0.100

plz help me thanks
 

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Hi IT guys,
I need your expert assistant as I was searching the whole day trying to find out how can I have a SOFTWARE PROTECTION PLATFORM in my local GPO (gpedit.msc) its under computer>administrative template>windows component
I tried editing regedit adding a value NoGenTicket with RWORD value of 1 to troubleshoot the issue but still no success =(
I'm following a CIS security benchmark for WinSvr2012R2 to our newly deployed server.

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I'm finally getting around to doing this.
I'm making a home server running the full version of Windows Server 2012 r2 (free as a student).
The server has been built for a while with a clean install of windows server on it, I'm just now getting to configuring it.

The first thing I want this server to do is to do real time backups of all my pc's and probably sync those with a crash plan account.
Basically I'm just going for data security and redundancy here.
My PC's all use RAID mirrors (except my laptop).
My home/file server will be another local copy.
And CrashPlan will be my offsite copy.

If I can set this server up as a NAS, crash plan has a feature that it will back up files to a folder or another pc, so I could use that to back up to my server, and then the sever backs up to my crash plan account.
Or I have read about WHS having features where it keeps so many daily weekly and monthly backups and images.

Problem is, is that I have never used Windows Server until now and I'm having a lot of trouble with it.
I added a SMB share on the server.
On my desktop I used the command "net use" and added my nas and I can now view it by typing \\NAS in windows explorer but all shared files are inaccessible I can only see root level files.

Other than what I've mentioned I've made very little progress. There also seems to be little information in the way of doing something like this with windows server on google... Read more

Answer:Help Setting Up Windows Server 2012 as a NAS

When you say: On my desktop I used the command "net use" and added my nas and I can now view it by typing \\NAS in windows explorer but all shared files are inaccessible I can only see root level files.

"net use" is used to map a UNC path "\\NAS" to a drive letter...so if you type: net use n: \\NAS\Share

It should map the share to the n: drive...

Are you using a Domain or are you doing everything through local user accounts? You probably don't have permissions setup correctly...if you're not on a domain you have to create and use accounts on the NAS when connecting and you have to setup the correct file and folder permissions for that account...
 

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