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Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

Q: Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

Its another great article, this time on how to make a secure connection over the net to your windows 2000 box for means of remote administration. As this is a very current interest of mine, I've posted a link to the article here for your enjoyment....






Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

by Mark Burnett
last updated September 25, 2002

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It's a common scenario: your company has an IIS Web server sitting 300 miles away at a high-bandwith, air-conditioned and power-regulated co-location center. The network is stable and the price is right, but you must completely manage the server remotely; you can't just go sit down at the console whenever you want. Remote management presents several problems, the most obvious being that the traffic between you and the server is travelling across the public Internet, available for others to sniff. Another problem is that remote administration normally involves installing software and opening ports, both of which increase the attack surface of your server. The goal when selecting a remote administration solution is to make sure that you (and only you) can do your job without exposing the server to additional risk.

In particular, the concerns when administering a remote server are:

Access Control
Integrity
Confidentiality
Auditing
Access Control

Access control is making sure that only you can remotely administer the server. This means that the remote administration software should only accept connections from a small range of IP addresses and should prompt for a username and password. Access control can be further strengthened through the use of smart cards and client certificates. There are also obscurity techniques that may provide additional layers of protection such as using non-standard TCP ports or suppressing service banners.

Integrity

Integrity ensures that the data received by the server is the same data that you sent. You also want to be sure that a packet is authentic and cannot be replayed at a later time.

Confidentiality

Perhaps the greatest concern with remote administration is that sensitive data is travelling across a public network. Confidentiality ensures that this traffic cannot be intercepted and viewed by others. Confidentiality means using strong, accepted encryption algorithms with a sufficiently large encryption key.

Auditing

Auditing is the ability to log all access to a server for later analysis. It is important to remember that a server could very well become a crime scene and it is essential that your remote access solution keep sufficient information about every connection to the server. Furthermore, the logs should be moved off the server itself to ensure their integrity.

Remote Management Methods

Although there are a variety of ways to remotely manage a Win2K server, not all products provide the security requirements listed above. But that doesn't mean we cannot use them. By combining different products we can come up with some very secure solutions that provide features we need to administer remotely.

Below are some examples of what can be done using built-in or third-party open source solutions. While there is no one best way to remotely administer a server, these are good examples of what can be done when combining solutions.Click to expand...

Read more at: http://online.securityfocus.com/infocus/1629

http://www.winton.org.uk/zebedee/

http://www.networksimplicity.com/openssh/

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A: Remote Management of Win2K Servers: Three Secure Solutions

SSH2 is a great solution for UNIX administration whether it's remote or not. I disable telnet, ftp, and similar on all of my systems. SSH2 with X-11 tunnelling works great with either Cygwin, Exceed, or similar!
On the other hand, I haven't had good results tunnelling VNC over SSH2. I've tried it between my RH 7.3 workstation and my Win2K laptop using a D-Link 10/100 Switch. The problem that I had was that the client would lock up and/or miss screen updates from the server. Direct VNC between the two worked great. I tried both the regular VNC and TightVNC with the same results. TightVNC did work a bit better (it lasted a minute before locking rather than 30 seconds).

If you're using OpenSSH I recommend the following: 1) Disable root logins, 2) Use shared key authentication over userid/password, and 3) Disable SSH1 protocol. You might also consider the added support/security of a non-open source SSH2 distro like F-Secure if you're in a corporate environment.

I'm not really sure about the advantages of using Zebedee over SSH2, if there are any. I don't see any known expoits for Zebedee while there have been several found for OpenSSH. You could look at this as either good or bad.

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Hiya

These documents provide an overview of the Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM) patch management solutions, which are composed of service offerings on the following: Patch Management Using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS), and Patch Management Using Microsoft® Software Update Services (SUS).

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...af-7e88-416c-8404-56912f886e8d&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

Service Management Functions (SMFs) provide operational guidance for Microsoft technologies employed in computing environments for information technology applications. SMFs are a core part of Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), which provides guidance through courses, services, guides, and other media that enable organizations to achieve mission-critical system reliability, availability, supportability, and manageability of IT solutions.

System Requirements

Windows operating system

Operating System - Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=45377&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

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Learning about corporate server technology, and came across this article. Most of the solutions made sense to me, at least a little. I got lost when he started talking about booting from snapshots and copying RAM. Can someone break down and explain the excerpt? I'll bold the parts that specifically went over my head.You can also select systems that cold-boot rapidly. Model to model and brand to brand, servers exhibit wide variances in power-up delay. This metric isn't usually measured, but it becomes relevant when you control power consumption by switching off system power. It needn't take long. Servers or blades that boot from a snapshot, a copy of RAM loaded from disk or a SAN can go from power-down mode to work-ready in less than a minute. The most efficient members of a reserve/disaster farm can quiesce in a suspend-to-RAM state rather than be powered down fully so that wake-up does not require BIOS self-test or device querying and cataloging, two major sources of boot delay. Suspend-to-RAM I get. That's like a hibernation mode where everything's powered down except the RAM, which is carrying enough power to hold activation instructions? But how do you copy RAM, and from a disk, no less? I can't quite wrap my head around that yet.

A:Power-saving solutions on servers

http://dlc.sun.com/osol/docs/content/IPS/gggyv.htmlI've read where they say the next generation BIOS chips will actually have a version of Linux installed for instant boot configurations

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Hello, and thanks for the help in advance..
I have a t1 here at the office, and i have 2 ip's setup on my win2k adv server, installed the DNS program.
I also have a domain name, and made the name servers example. ns1.mydomain.com ns2.mydomain.com, and are pointing to my 2 ip's i setup.

Now that i got that far, i am not sure how to setup the server do this.

All help is greatly appreciated.
thanks
-john
 

A:Help with Setting up DNS and Name Servers on Win2k

come on, please help me out here
 

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My boss has asked me to look into an email solution that will allow the following - Tell me if this is even possible.

Emails to be sent out that cannot be printed, forwarded, or copied.

If it is possible what solution providers are out there for this and what is this technology called? I looked uned Secure Email with no luck...
 

A:Secure Email solutions - Is this possible?

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Does Microsoft offer any password management solutions? We have hundreds of service accounts that we maintain passwords for and today keep them in an encrypted file (with a password on that file).   Any alternatives in the Microsoft solution suite? 
or 3rd-party recommendations?

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Hi,

any idea why it could be that with XP my pc won't go to secure servers? It'll mean donating to you guys will have to be by post!

Cheers,

Mike F
 

A:XP and secure servers...

Try reseting your security settings to the default level.
 

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Hi, I can't log in to websites with secure servers any more (stuff like email, online banking, online shopping etc) and I thought it might have to do with msmsgs.exe. I have two entries in my internet connection settings called msmsgs. I know it has to do with msn messages but I have heard of it being a virus if it is found anywhere else except from C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe Would it be adviseable to remove these entries to see what happens? Any other ideas as to why I can't log in to secure servers?

A:Can't Log In To Secure Servers

See if this helps:Can't Access Secure Sites, Browser won't connect

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By secure I mean ones that are guaranteed not to be corrupted or hacked.

A:What are some good secure DNS servers to use?

Use your ISP's DNS Servers.

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I am downloading Comodo firewall and am invited to use the Comodo Secure DNS server.

It claims to filter out suspicious websites and it sounds good but I am skeptical of (almost) everything.

So I am wondering if any other BC members have used this and whether you think it is worthwhile?

Any comments will be welcome.

Thanks and regards.

Thoughtful Skeptic

A:Comodo Secure DNS Servers

I used to use Open DNS but being a fan of Comodo products I started using the Comodo servers when I installed the latest version of CIS. Can honestly say I have noticed no difference since changing over. Everything works the same as before neither faster nor slower.

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hi, im having a very frustrating problem, Everytime i try to buy something from newegg or any other site, I Cannot enter their secure server, instead it just says waiting Secure.newegg.com.

Is there any way i have to configure my router? because no matter what sight i try to buy stuff on, when i enter their secure server i cannot get in it, therefore it wont load the page. I have my windows firewall off, and i deleted all cookies. im guessing its my router preventing me from accessing the secure server? sometimes routers are the ghey.

Any insight or guidance would be great, whenever the link is changed to HTTPS which is the Secure server of that site, i cant access it.
 

A:Cant Access Secure Servers please help

I doubt that it is the router, but the easy way for you to check that is by connecting your computer directly to the modem.

I more suspect you're lacking an encryption protocol, such as the SSL3.0 or TLS1.0 that I use on Firefox and have had no problems buying bargains.
 

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As with a lot of people, I have many tens of web accounts of various sorts, including one on this site. While I do not have the exact same user name and password for all of them, there is a fair degree of repetition. In addition, I do not change the passwords all too often.

So, I am interested in some secure password management solution that can lead to more secure practices and if possible, help with more occasional use of public shared computers. I came across WIseKey / WIseForm solution here. While not free, it is well within what I'd pay to sleep better. I have two questions:

What are the better solutions for consumers (not corporate networks)?
Has anyone have view on or experience with WIseKey or another solution that they can share?
Am I being over sensitive to this threat?
I know this is not the typical 'Help! Blue screen!" posts even I usually post, but I am hoping I can get some advice from the highly knowledgeable people that post on this board.
 

A:web single sign on / password management solutions... WIseKey?

I haven't used WIseKey, but I really like KeePass Password Safe, a free open-source password manager. It's easy to use, you open it with a single password, then when go to a site you just drag-and-drop your username and password into the appropriate boxes.

There's a portable version that you can put on a USB stick for when you use public shared computers.
 

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This is my first post so I will try my best to follow your posting rules.

I've had this problem for the past two weeks. I first became aware of it when exactly two weeks ago I got a small log in window, like the ones on windows ME, instead of the usual full screen XP log in screen. I pressed ok and it started up fine. I didn't see it again until one week ago. This time however, when I pressed ok I was greeted by a DEP window telling me that logon UI had been closed and all I could see was my background. I managed to get around it by pressing ctrl-alt-del and running explorer.exe from there. I ran a virus scan and it picked up nothing. When I tried to go to login in to amazon however, I got a "could not connect to server" error. The same with paypal, ebay and anything which requires connecting to a server. All other websites on firefox work fine, but IE and everyone program that connects to the internet does not. I used sytem restore to go one month back and it fixed the problem. Upon rebooting however, it was back again. I tried using system restore again but all of my restore points were gone. I used google to see if anyone had similar problems and I found a thread with the DEP one. It told to change one of the values under "start up and recovery" and that fixed the DEP problem, but I still cannot go on amazon or any of those websites. Also, when trying to install new antivirus software, the more popular ones like AVG receive some sort of error when i... Read more

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Hiya

The primary purpose of these documents is to give organizations using Microsoft® Solutions for Management (MSM) to manage their Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environments a plan and strategy for designing and implementing testing solutions for a test lab environment. Preliminary tests give information technology (IT) managers a high degree of confidence that the solutions will work in their production environments.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

For Microsoft® Windows NT or Microsoft® Windows 9X or Microsoft® Windows ME or Microsoft® Windows 2000 please read the important section of the instructions below.
Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® Excel are required to view the documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a5-176d-42c9-ba28-585c81eb388c&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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kindly let know about winRM services used in powershell
scenario WINRM service is stopped by default on all machines  means WINRM is stoped? my understanding is just start WINRM service on the any workstations where running powershell script will conncet to all machines (even WIN RM is stopped on target
machines) it is right?

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this has been a problem for a long time...but i have 2 computers so i dind't bother w/ it.
Now i need this computer and it is starting to piss me off..
I've reset IE security settings
I've typed things in run
i've downloaded ad-aware and spybot and cleared the system of temp internet files and deleted history...i've done everything on these posts that i could find.
i'm just curious...is there a way to reset my hard drive..like say...get rid of everything and upload system basics from somewhere...other than that is there any advice anyone has for me? i'm screwed w/o this computer and i dont feel like dropping a coupld grand on a great new system (i feel like dropping the money..but i dont have it )

anyways...thank you so much if you can fix my problems...and thank you as well if you try and dont succeed.

no worries, no regrets
kyle
 

A:Solved: I can not access Secure Sites or game servers

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Hi Fellow Techs.

My company is looking to create our own managed monitoring service for our clients. We want to have our server and the server monitoring software component hosted in our offices, then we want to have a client program installed on the client’s network to monitor it.

We also want to have the ability to monitor any device connected to the network besides from servers and workstations.

The software should have the ability to maintain logs and if possible alert us to trends and diagnostic solutions.

Has any one in the community had experience with this and can offer some insight and specific recommendations?

Thank you very much for your input.
 

A:Remote Network Monitoring SOlutions

Techassure, this only needs to be posted in Networking. The mods are just going to lock/delete all the extra threads and leave the networking one open for responses.
 

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Hi Fellow Techs.

My company is looking to create our own managed monitoring service for our clients. We want to have our server and the server monitoring software component hosted in our offices, then we want to have a client program installed on the client’s network to monitor it.

We also want to have the ability to monitor any device connected to the network besides from servers and workstations.

The software should have the ability to maintain logs and if possible alert us to trends and diagnostic solutions.

Has any one in the community had experience with this and can offer some insight and specific recommendations?

Thank you very much for your input.
 

A:Remote Network Monitoring SOlutions

Please don't post in every forum. Networking is fine.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=202750
 

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Hey there. I am a single IT support resource in a large multi-site organization. It would be very helpful to set up remote control of desktops for quick and urgent remote support for users.

The problem is with Windows remote desktop I can't log into the users windows profile unless I know their password. I really don't want to know everyone's password for security reasons.

We have a lot of turn over and our companies main application actually needs to be configured from the user's windows profile.

Can you recommend a good remote control tool that would allow me to view and work with a users desktop when they have issues? One that will allow me to view and work in their profile, not just log in as admin.

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Any flavor of VNC will suffice.

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Rather than sending out CD's and license key-codes to every end-user that has a need for a new piece of licensed software, our company has been experimenting with a program called Install Solutions Suite in order to remotely install the software. The way it is supposed to work is that we have a central server with the programs on it we need, we send the end-user an exe file, and when they run it, it installs the software on the computer. However, we are having difficulties running this application through certain firewalls and some home networks.

So I want to ask the TechSpot community if anyone has experience with any other software or services that solves the problem we are having. As we all know, when you send CD's and/or key codes out, software piracy runs rampant. The goal is to allow the IT department to install any piece of software on any PC or laptop remotely, be they in the building or on th other side of the country in a Starbucks.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Looking for Remote Software Installation Solutions

follow the MS Update technique;

access the support web server
select updates (or automate)
user click then PULLS package to local system
install is then run whenever desired

the HTML/PULL will always punch thru firewalls as it runs from the same port 80.

if you wish to control who gets updates, you have the registration in a backend database
and the user-id + registration-info allows download

this is pure web service programming and if you can create software for CD distribution, then this is a piece of cake
 

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Hi. I'm currently looking for solutions that would allow me to maintain a remote inventory of all the machines on our network. Ideally this would involve a small server component that could be pushed out to each workstation. Perhaps a login script could check for the presence of the server and check the version if present and then install or upgrade it as the case may be. This component would ideally have a small footprint and be hidden from the user so that he/she could not disable or uninstall it. It should track system hardware and software, including licenses and OS security patches. A few additional questions I'd ask about prospective software:
- Can reports be automatically generated in other formats so that they can be imported into other applications. Specifically, we use Remedy Action Request System for Trouble Tickets and Service Requests and also for PC Inventory. It would be nice if Belarc could generate reports for each machine in a format that would enable the data to automatically be entered into the appropriate fields in the Remedy database. Alternately, or in addition, perhaps importation into an MS Access database which could be searched based on various fields such as user login, machine name, etc would be quite useful.

- An extremely useful feature for you to integrate would be a database of the latest Microsoft Security patches and fixes against which the patches on each machine would be checked and a report generated listing which hotfixes e... Read more

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Hi Fellow Techs.

My company is looking to create our own managed monitoring service for our clients. We want to have our server and the server monitoring software component hosted in our offices, then we want to have a client program installed on the client’s network to monitor it.

We also want to have the ability to monitor any device connected to the network besides from servers and workstations.

The software should have the ability to maintain logs and if possible alert us to trends and diagnostic solutions.

Has any one in the community had experience with this and can offer some insight and specific recommendations?

Thank you very much for your input.
 

A:Remote Network Monitoring SOlutions

This is probably the correct section to put it in but please DO NOT CROSS POST!!
 

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Hi Fellow Techs.

My company is looking to create our own managed monitoring service for our clients. We want to have our server and the server monitoring software component hosted in our offices, then we want to have a client program installed on the client’s network to monitor it.

We also want to have the ability to monitor any device connected to the network besides from servers and workstations.

The software should have the ability to maintain logs and if possible alert us to trends and diagnostic solutions.

Has any one in the community had experience with this and can offer some insight and specific recommendations?

Thank you very much for your input.
 

A:Remote Network Monitoring SOlutions

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=202750
 

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Hello,

This is my first time on bleepingcomputer after hearing rave reviews about how helpful the community is. I am in a somewhat strange situation and I want to just briefly go over what has happened and then hear your thoughts on what I should think now.

A few days ago I got a virus, a bad virus. I think I tried to watch some random video stream and all of a sudden my computer flipped out pretty badly despite having an up to date Norton 2010. I immediately feared the worst and freaked out like I always do, only this time it was justified. I ended up paying $140 for dell solutions to remotely connect to my computer to try to fix the issue. My first move was to Norton to try to fix it, but the virus made it impossible to visit a norton webpage and so it was impossible for them to remote connect. While I am a newbie to this forum I do already anticipate that people will scoff at me going to Norton and Dell for help and paying such money to boot. But I was desperate, and the money was not nearly as important for me as getting my computer fixed as soon as possible.

So 'luckily' dell was able to access their remote connect page so I went ahead and paid for their service. First I was given a technician who seemed horrible. She worked on my computer for like 4 hours (telling me midway she was done in 30 minutes and would definitely have it all cleaned) only to do nothing. I knew she was an idiot because she literally tried to do the same things over and o... Read more

A:Is Dell Solutions Premium Crap? Should I feel secure to proceed in using my computer in a very unusual situation?

I am really sorry to bump this so fast but I am freaking out a bit and could barely sleep. I came here as soon as I woke up but didn't get any feedback and didn't see the post on the page any more. Any thoughts on this issue?

I also wanted to do a bit of an update. The man who loaded the Swedish WinXP named it "WINXP" while my prior windows was named "Windows". When I go through the scan log from avira's full system scan, I notice all the infected files are from either C:WINDOWS (not winxp) or C:systemvolumeinformation, or C:programfiles, or C:delldrivers. I am pretty sure the C:windows and C:programfile infected files were all from the old XP. I don't know what to make of the systemvolumeinformation and delldrivers. They also could be from the old XP files but I have no clue.

I thought it important to add that since just blindly running a scan will search all the old system files as well as the new and the guy did tell me that my current system is totally secure. Again, I am very skeptical due to them being wrong before about being able to fix the virus directly, and so I wanted to get your opinions. Thanks again.

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I have a mystery problem that I've run out of ideas on. I have a Dell 8100 with 760MB, Win2k with up to date service packs, IE6 with up to date service packs (mid-August, at any rate), Zyxel DSL modem. A couple of weeks ago, IE started giving me the 'The page cannot be displayed' errors on websites. EXCEPT... it'll still connect just fine to secure https: sites like the Earthlink webmail login, or my company webmail portal, and everything works fine while I'm still in https:. Once out, every web address (or typed in IP) comes back as 'the page cannot be displayed). Direct connect executables, such as the 'Current Updates' button in Norton Systemsworks also run just fine. I've run Norton virus scans with up to date (Sept 10 or so) definitions, run the Earthlink spyware scans, repaired/uninstalled/reinstalled IE6, run several Winsock repair utilities, and even followed the disastrous 'advice' on a Microsoft help page to uninstall/reinstall TCP/IP (this makes most of your operating system useless, including the control panels needed to reinstall. Only a backed-up registry saved me there). I know the modem, WinPoet are OK, since the secure sites work. Also, Navigator 7.2 (downloaded at work) works with no complaints. I've Googled a lot of postings about not being able to connect to Secure sites, but none about being able to connect only to secure sites. The last things that were installed were the Earthlink 2005 'To... Read more

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Hi ,
Can any one let me know what are the latest Management Pack Versions available for HPE ProLiant Servers and HPE 3PAR Storage.
Also let me know the below MP's (mentioned below) support TLS 1.2 or not on SCOM 2012 R2.

HPE ProLiant Servers Version 1.8.
HPE 3PAR Storage Version 4.9

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Hi, I have win2k runs on FAT32.
I want to add one user in my system as a guest, so he could only has limited access to my computer,i.e. using IE, download, but not full write access. And also can't see the folders belong to me(administrator).
But when I log on as this "guest" account, I can still access the folers of administrator be entering C->Documents and Settings->Administrator->, so in fact the user setting is rather weak.
I am just wondering that in FAT32, is it possible to acheve my request? Cuz I heard from someone only in NTFS one could do so...
Thanks.
 

A:User management in win2k under FAT32

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Hi guys, got a strange thing going on and I honestly do not even know where to begin. I use software called Hyena (www.systemtools.com) to manage user accounts, active directory, GPOs, etc from my Win2k PC.

Everything worked fine when we had a Windows NT Domain, now that we moved to win2k, having issues. I will go to use the software and access an OU for example, and it will work fine sometimes. Othertimes, I get an error message stating:

Hyena can not access Active Directory path LDAP \\domaincontroller. The server is not operational.

But then I'll try later without doing anything and it will work no problem. So then I tried configuring the software to connect to another one of our domain controllers and am able to access all the OUs when I do this. But I then recieve an error stating:

Failed to open the group policy object. You may not have appropriate rights. DETAILS: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

So I have no idea where to even begin with this one. I don't know if there is one issue here or two seperate ones (one with each DC). But the fact that it works sometimes and not other times on the one DC is very odd to me.

ANy suggestions on what to even look at?

Thanks!
 

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Hi guys, got a strange thing going on and I honestly do not even know where to begin. I use software called Hyena (www.systemtools.com) to manage user accounts, active directory, GPOs, etc from my Win2k PC.

Everything worked fine when we had a Windows NT Domain, now that we moved to win2k, having issues. I will go to use the software and access an OU for example, and it will work fine sometimes. Othertimes, I get an error message stating:

Hyena can not access Active Directory path LDAP \\domaincontroller. The server is not operational.

But then I'll try later without doing anything and it will work no problem. So then I tried configuring the software to connect to another one of our domain controllers and am able to access all the OUs when I do this. But I then recieve an error stating:

Failed to open the group policy object. You may not have appropriate rights. DETAILS: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

So I have no idea where to even begin with this one. I don't know if there is one issue here or two seperate ones (one with each DC). But the fact that it works sometimes and not other times on the one DC is very odd to me.

ANy suggestions on what to even look at?

Thanks!
 

A:Strange issue going on with AD management from Win2k - LDAP?

Anybody?
 

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We own and operate an ISP and on our website we have a few secure links, one being to the a customers account management website and the link that allows some one to sign up online. No customers or other employee's have this problem, so it's not a site issue. But I have one inparticuler user that if she attempts to log into the Account Management screen, it pops us a domain login screen for her and forces her to use her network user/pass. On top of this, she was testing out some sign up information and up on completing the process she clicked on our Submit link and instead of taking her to the receipt page like it does everyone else, it redirects her to our internal secure website. I realize with out seeing this one it's hard to diagnose.. but again, taking the website out of being a factor as 50,000 customers use it just fine along with our other employee's. i've checked the hosts file, nothing there.. I've deleted cookies ect.. I've reset IE to defaults. Nothing. My only other option is to try and tear it down and re-install IE and i'm not sure this will fix it. Any ideas what could be going on here?

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Well,

I'm generally fine with computers, but I have a problem with my laptop that has me stumped.

Whenever I try to connect to what I guess are remote servers automatically my computer comes up with various incarnations of what is essentially the same error message "connection timed out" "connection may be down or blocked by your firewall settings" etc.

This happens when I try to connect to the Itunes store and just now when I tried to run (after successfully installing) the GameTap updater. Basically I can download things fine, but any automatic update or connection to a game through a client etc fails. It started several months ago and I can't remember what changed at the time, but I may have downloaded an update to windows. I have tried reinstalling software such as Itunes to no avail (though thankfully it works fine otherwise).

This has been the case with both wireless and directly plugged in DSL. My laptop is cheap and about a year old, in other words not great, but it has no other persistent problems.

I have put security settings as low as they go and shut off the Vista firewall.

Thanks for any insight.
 

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Hi
In your experience can any fails on the above be attributed to over busy servers?

A:Remote Procedure Call Microsoft servers

Welcome to the forum.

The question is very vague. If you could explain the question more fully a meaningful answer can be provided.

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I have a Windows 2003 domain with 2 sites and planning a third with site configuration to make the users go to their local windows DC for authentication etc.

I was wondering how I should do the Terminal Server Licensing server since this if there is only one in the Enterprise or Domain (same thing here) then how will people in the remote offices get their licenses. Over slow WAN links?

Is it possible to have a terminal server licensing server at each location, so if the vpn going down as sometimes happens then they are still able to use their local Terminal Servers (ie the local Terminal Servers can still contact the Licensing server needed to run the remote sessions because it is local)?
Has anybody had to face this issue? What have you done about it?
 

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Does any one know if there is some way to set up a remote desktop connection between windows 2000 PC's in a lan enviornmment? ....with out using any third party software such as Intel Landesk? You can do it in XP. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Remote control in Win2k

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hi,
is it possible to connect to a remote computer using mmc with remote computer's admin privileges?
thanks
 

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I know there is a client program that you can download so if you are sitting at a win2k machine, you can run Remote Desktop. I assume this means you can only run the client remote desktop and connect to a computer than is XP Pro. Is this correct?

I was wondering if there was a way to connect to a win2k or lower machine from a winxp pro machine using Remote Desktop? Thanks
 

A:Running remote desktop on win2k

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I have a small home network. My mother?s computer skills are worse than mine (which is saying something), therefore I get the ?its not working? or ?I have lost my work? whenever something happens. However I am away from home a lot (but normally have assess to an internet connection which I plug my laptop into) it is rally difficult to give her instructions over the phone. Is there a easy to use remote management software which is free. I currently us tight VNC on my network when there is a problem when I am at home. But to don?t know haw to access the home computers when I am away

Any suggestions, thanks
 

A:Remote management

I use RealVNC, which I assume works similar.

First, you need your external IP address provided by your ISP. Then you need to open a port on your router that forwards to the IP address of your wife's PC. That port should match the port that is configured in tight VNC. When you are away from home, you would remote control using the external IP addressort number.

A couple of things to reduce hacking and snooping:

1) if possible, I would change the default port that tight VNC uses as a precaution, in case someone knows your external IP address and knows about the default port
2) I assume tight VNC has password protection - use it!
3) Since you plan to use it to help your wife, implement the option to only allow the connection if the remote end user is given prompt to accept the connection (if tight VNC has this feature)
4) implement encryption on the connection. I had to purchase the RealVNC license to use this feature - it's not available with the free version

The above four items depends on what level of security you want.
 

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Im kinda a newbie, hope i could explain it clearly and, hope anyone could help me or clarify me on this matter...
(Server - Windows 2000 Advance Server )
(Clients - Windows 98)

here's the setup there are 4 servers (eg.. Server-A, Server-B....) w/c are deployed on specific area(location)... for each server there are clients.. DC are setup per server as well as DHCP...
my question is...
Is it possible to setup a trust relationship from all servers? If yes, can it be managed remotely using this setup? if not any suggestions would be appreciated....
Thanks...
 

A:Remote Management

Are the servers within the same domain? If they are, there is no need for a trust relationship to be set up. If they are on seperate domains you can set up a trust relationship between any server you like between the two or more domains. I am not sure what you are referring to as far as managing. If you want an trust between domain controllers you can manage accounts and pretty much all other services yoyu want.
 

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I want to be able to remotely manage gpedit and registry on two computers in my home network without any fancy domain networks without having to use Remote Desktop. There is something called remote managment and remote registry but how does that work?

A:Remote management

nobody?

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A small question can someone help out in this.

I am using MMC to control a remote computer everything seems fine only the disk management can't seem to work it always says you need administrative permissions to carry out this operation although i am the network administrator and i have checked at the other end i have also set the permissions to myself , why is it so that i still can't connect
 

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Before upgrading from Nt4 to win2k I used Radmin to administer the server remotely. No problems with either a remote connection via the internet or a remote connection via internal lan. Now that I've upgraded to win2k I can still use Radmin via lan but not remotely via internet. Any clues?
Thanks!
 

A:{Advice Offered} - remote control of win2k

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I have placed a couple of user defined data collector sets on my machine to monitor remotely a number of other servers.
I left those data sets running for a round a month and I want to stop them now.
Every time I select any of those data sets and click the stop button, the stop button grays out, leave it for a considerable time, then refresh ... but nothing changed. the data set stays in running status.
I tried this with all the remote monitoring data sets, but non of them stopped.
The size of the data set is increasing uncontrollably and I have to stop them, but I don't want to delete what has been collected ...... How can I do that?
 

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I want to use remote desktop in Windows XP professional. My question is regarding how safe is it? Like, is it done with security features, like ssl or something similar?

A:Remote Desktop: Is It Secure?

It scares me. Anytime someone else can control your machine, even though what they can do is somewhat limited, you're asking for trouble. If you have 2 computers and are not connected to the internet while you're using it it's probably ok. For a business it might be ok. For the average Joe (I'm one) I'd say stay far away from it.

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I managed to get winrm to work on my local network but when I try to go through the WAN using either my IP address or my DNS address it fails. I have ports 5895-5896 forwarded and I can get to the "enter password" prompt for both HTTP & HTTPS but after typing it in I get this for HTTP
"Winrs error:The WinRM client cannot process the request. If the authentication scheme is different from Kerberos, or if the client computer is not joined to a domain, then HTTPS transport must be used or the destination machine must be added to the TrustedHosts configuration setting. Use winrm.cmd to configure TrustedHosts. Note that computers in the TrustedHosts list might not be authenticated. You can get more information about that by running the following command: winrm help config."

and this for HTTPS "Winrs error:The WinRM client cannot complete the operation within the time specified. Check if the machine name is valid and is reachable over the network and firewall exception for Windows Remote Management service is enabled."

Has anyone else ran into this and have any suggestions?
 

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Hello! I am new here, in hopes that someone a little smarter than I can help. Here is my scenario:
I have a teen who spends too much time on the internet. Yes, I can turn it off, but that is not what I want to do. I have searched for a router with parental controls that will allow me to block certain devices at certain times, and I have not found one. I did find a service called Web Curfew, that allows me to do just that. Which brings me to this problem: I have an internet service called Mountain Broadband. I have a receiver on the outside of my house, and a cable that comes from it, running into the house. That cable is plugged into a POE, and a LAN cable is coming out of the POE, then into my Netgear router. I have set my router to remote manage, but Web Curfew cannot connect to it because
"your router is not currently holding your public IP Address (the one we would use to contact you). The receiver device in front of it is. This is a common configuration and you need to “bridge” the receiver so that it acts a simple dumb modem rather than the MODEM + ROUTER it is currently acting as (you effectively have 2 routers in your home although you don’t know it).
Can you call your ISP customer support and ask them how you can “bridge” their POE adapter so that your router can obtain the public IP Address. They should be able to help you as lots of people want the ability to remote manage their router.
I called my ISP...and as told by the owner...why don't I just... Read more

A:POE adapter and remote management

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