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Linux as a Secondary Domain Controller?

Q: Linux as a Secondary Domain Controller?

Hello All,

I wanted to ask you all a question,

I work at a school and funds are always tight, it would be nice to replace one of our domain controllers with a simple Linux box.

The idea is to keep the main server (Windows 2003, 2008 soon) as the GC, then have additional domain controllers as Linux boxes.

I have a box ready to go with Samba, not really sure what to do though.



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A: Linux as a Secondary Domain Controller?

Hello again,

I've been trying to get it to work for a couple of days now, and I'm much closer.

The only thing I'm stuggling with is Kerberos authentication, if anyone has any active directory experience it would be appriciated!



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I have a Machine with windows 7 x64 pro which was connected to a domain controller that is dead and not available anymore.
I want to continue to use this computer standalone and keep all the software and configurations already installed, however i need to change my pass and i am not able to do it getting this msg : configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied.
How can i solve this (change the pass or copy all the user settings to local) without the domain controller server?
thank you

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help

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dear all

i have a problem in adding addtional domain controller in my forest domain.

when i try to add additional; domain controller after working few miniutes it gives meessage THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY WIZARD IS UNABLE TO CONVERT THE COMPUTER TO DOMAIN CONTROLLER ACESSES DENIED


But the user name has full permission he is administrator

please help me

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Hello everyone,

So on my work laptop yesterday i got disconnected from the network, and upon trying to reconnect i had internet access but no network access, ran through some diag, was able to ping my other work station, ip,dns and dg where all fine, checked for dns records issue, none found. so i removed it from the domain and tried re-adding it, and this is where the problem is no matter what i do i cannot add this laptop on the domain. i get full internet access on the network but no network access. i know the Dns server is functioning perfectly and cant be the issue, i have also flushed dns, rebuilt tcp/Ip stack and removed all lan and wlan profiles. i am also getting a certificate error when trying to access the network on wlan.

Using my local admin here are some print screens of first the issue when trying to add the laptop back to the domain, then Ping results to my DNS server .

after removing the machine from the domain it now no longer picking up the correct DNS server.

Would assigning a new DNS record resolve the issue???

he following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "bareesc.bareescentuals.com":

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for

Common causes of this error include th... Read more

A:An active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted

Funny enough, we've found a handful of users on our network today unable to access local resources for the same reason!

Your DNS settings are being hijacked. They should point at your DC, but instead are pointed at a malicious DNS server hosted somewhere in Israel. Give your computer a good bath before letting play with the other children again.

We're currently in the process of mediation around here, too.

Hope that helps!

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I've been trying to join a new Windows 7 Professional machine to a domain controller running Windows 2003 Server with no luck.  We currently have 4 Windows XP machines running on that domain without any issues, but when I try to add the Windows 7 computer,
here is what happens:

A computer account on the domain could not be found (confirmed it is already there)
I put in the computer name and domain again, and Administrator credentialsNow it tells me: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed."
I currently have DNS on the Windows 7 PC set to the Domain Controller and have IPv6 unchecked under Network Properties.  I can even ping the domain name (resolves to IP of the domain controller).  It looks like it can, indeed, find the domain from
the message in step 1, so am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Cannot join Windows 7 to domain even after setting DNS to domain controller IP

You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
 - Created a DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
 - Created a DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
Reboot the machine and check the result again.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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We have a server set up with serval computers t. I formated a pc that was on the domain and now trying to attach it back to domain and i get the message.

Domain Contriller could not be contacted
I putted all the settings same as the other pc's..

i'm also getting the message " ip adress already in use. but i'm using the same ip as the pc had before i formated the pc. is this the reason that i get the message , Domain Contriller could not be contacted

i also can ping from the pc. to the server

Any Ideas?

thanks for the help

A:Problem:A domain controller for the domain could not by contacted

sorry i mean i also get the message " a duplicate name exist on the network"

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Hello everyone. I really hope that you can help me. You are my last hope.

I maintain about 30 domain computers. Recently when users try to log in on most of them the following error appears frequently:

"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. if the message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance."

I have seen that this error appears only in the computers with Windows XP and not in the computers with Windows Vista or 7. We have 2 domain controllers.

Please let me tell you about the ways I tried to resolve this problem and their results:

- on some computers, after several restarts the users are able to log in, but if they restart or shutdown after that the error appears again; this worked for some computers, but I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- on some computers, when i disabled the windows firewall or allowed all kind of ICMPs it was resolved, but this did not work for all the computers and I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- I unjoined and then rejoined some computers from the domain and it was resolved but after restarting the error appears again.
- If I unplug the network cable the users can log in but after restart the error appears again.
- I have tried to reset the user password and computer on the Active Directory for some users and... Read more

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I have an employee that gets this upon every boot on his assigned laptop. I have utterly no idea what it means or how to correct it. Help needed please.

A:Error: Domain controller could not be found for the specified domain.

Check the machine account. You might also delete it and recreate it. This may require a domain admin to rejoin the machine to the domain.

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can anyone tell me the procedure on installing linux as secondary os on xp machine.plx help me.

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain



error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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When I logon to our network I get "Domain controller for this domain could not be found:. The event viewer records event ID 5719 in the system log:
No Windows NT Domain Controller is available for domain PGMS_LAW. (This event is expected and can be ignored when booting with the 'No Net' Hardware Profile.) The following error occurred:
The RPC server is unavailable.
According to MS support the way to resolve this is to disable LMHOSTS lookup box. This was not enable on any machines and now I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Domain controller for this domain could not be found

Simplest thing to try is remove it from the domain (make sure you have a local account with admin rights FIRST). Then re-add it to the domain.
Can you see/use network resources otherwise? Are the lights on on the NIC? Have you tried a different cable/network port?
Maybe remove/re-add the NIC. Check all the properties, correct IP/subnet/gateway/etc.......

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Hi all - I have a problem with my domain.

I have 1 domain "europe1" with the PDC in the UK.
I have 2 bdc's for europe1 in the a location in france.

europe1 is the accounts domain and is trusted by lots of resource domains.

The problem is this : Open user manager for domains on either one of the BDC's, it tries to retrive the list of users but gives the error "cannot find a domain controller for this domain".
If I try to retrieve a list of users from any one of the trusting domains it works no problem.

As a test we built a new bdc and it worked with no problems.

Any idea's what is wrong with our original BDC's ??

Thanks in advance

A:Cannot find domain controller for this domain

Have you done the standard what I term Microsoft solutions.

Reapply service pack the BDC's
Apply the latest Network card driver and reapply the service pack.

Only other thing I can think to check is can the BDC's resolve the PDC computer name.

Hope this is some what helpful.


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Hi everyone,

hopefully someone can help me here.
I am usually pretty good with exchange but never actually had to set this up before so never came across the issue.

OK so Using exchange 2010, got quite a few registered domain names for email addresses, which all work fine.
However ever since the migration to exchange 2010 users that are always out of the office (away in other countries etc) are having trouble setting their out of office (automatic replies)

Its only really happening with users that have a secondary domain as their main email address set in exchange.
for example say that the main Domain for our network and email is blah.org and the people having the issue have had the blah.org email address removed and bloh.org set as their main reply address.

Now as far as accessing email via Outlook anywhere or OWA is all working fine. but OOF for outlook via outlook anywhere will just not work.

Always getting message "Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable"

I have tried running "test email autoconfiguration" but the autodiscover settings in outlook keep looking for the secondary domain bloh.org, instead of the autodiscover address which is out main domain blah.org.

Hope this is making sense for you.

This user like a few others cannot have their main email address on our exchange as our main domain and have to use a secondary domain but this is really screwing with auto reply settings (nothin... Read more

A:Solved: OOF won't work with secondary domain

Thankfully resolved this to some extent.

some of the users affected by this has not connected to our domain in some time with their machines.
They did however have a VPN to our headquarters thankgod, that was never really used.

Once i connected them via the VPN and opened their outlook, ran the autoconfiguration test, the correct autodiscover address was then picked up from exchange.

Disconnected them from the VPN and opened outlook again and the settings stayed, always now picking up the correct autodiscover address and out of office is now working without any error.

Just a quick note for you all should anyone else come across the issue.

any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to pm me.



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We've been moved to a different primary domain.  Is there a way to use net user against a secondary domain, or is there a better command to use?  I know /domain with check against the primary domain.  I'm trying to get it to look for the users
in a different domain than my primary.
Thx in advance!

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In our organization (Environment is Win 2k3 Server Ent. R2 x32, Win XP Pro x32) , the CIO has decided to tighten up our policy & procedures. We have a Help Desk that has a Tier 1, 2 & 3 level of support. Currently, the tier 2 & 3 uses the Builtin Domain Admin account (at the workstation level) for resolving issues, client configuration and troubleshooting. We want to create a secondary 'Junior Domain Administrator' account for tier 2 & 3 to use @ the workstations. This way it keeps prying eyes from the God account PW and allows us to keep the God account @ the Server level only.

Rather than adding individual support personnel to a Security Group in AD for this purpose, we want to set up one limited 'blanket' account IT personnel to use that has principle of Least Priviledge to User Accounts. Using the 'Run As' really doesn't fit our need either.

We only want this 'secondary account' to have the following capabilities when logging into the workstation level:

1. Add/Remove Programs
2. Change a User's Profile level (Power user, standard user, etc)
3. Configure / Change IP & Network settings @ the workstation
4. Attach / Detach client from Domain

What would the best configuration be for this account? Add this account to Administrator SG, then tighten it up via GPO? If GPO is the route, what is the best settings to use? My CIO asked if it would be easier to set up a local account on each PC and just use that... Read more

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I have a pc here that I think has a defective controller on the motherboard.
The problem started when the cd rom appeared not to work, when I looked closer the secondary IDE contoller was showing a yellow exclamation mark in device properties. I tried to reload the drivers without success so I eventually decided to reload windows 98SE. I moved the cd rom to be slave to the hard drive.
Once reloaded the secondary channel was installed so I naturally thought I had cracked it but when I reconnected the cd-rom to the second IDE the old problem reared its head. I have changed the cable just incase that was the problem.
I can only conclude that the second IDE is faulty. My thoughts at the moment are to install a PCI IDE controller card, I cannot put the cd as slave cos there is a second hard drive.
Has anyone any other ideas other than fitting the PCI card?

A:SIS secondary IDE controller

You could try hooking some other device to the supposedly bad IDE channel to rule out a bad CD-ROM or a jumper setting.

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exclamation by secondary ide controller...
cd drives wont work....help

A:secondary ide controller

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My computer no longer recognizes my DVD or CD-RW. When I go into control panel - system - device manager-there is an icon - a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark be the secondary IDE controller (dual fifo). When I click on properties it says "this device is either not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed (code 10) try upgrading. When I do it says that the device is already installed on my computer. What do I do now?

A:Secondary IDE controller

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I have 2 queries, maybe related...
First is that i am not able to set DMA on. In device manager, under the disk drive, the option is there, so i select it, and restart my computer, but when i go back to it, it is unchecked again.
I have looked at my hardware, and i have a DMA controller and all the IRQs and stuff are set up for it, so how do i set it on?
Secondly, In MS System Info, under problem devices is my secondary IDE controller.
it says that it has been disbaled and to re-enable it to refer to my hardware documentation, but i have none.
It is a compaq Armada1120 (laptop), Compaq have their own version of BIOS and it is very basic, nothing that can help me with this problem, anyone know whats going on here?

Here's what MS SysInfo gave me...

Secondary IDE controller (single fifo)
This Device Has a Problem: Code=29 (0x1D)
This device has been disabled in the hardware. In order to use this device,
you must re-enable the hardware. See your hardware documentation for details.
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\enum\MF\CHILD0001\PCI&VEN_1045&DEV_C621&BUS_00&DEV_14&FUNC_00
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
Forced resources: None
Boot resources: None
Filtered resources: None
Basic resources: None
Driver: hdc\0003
Driver Date: 8-24-1996
Driver: ESDI_506.pdr
File Size: 24390 (0x5F46)
File Date: 8/24/1996 11:11 AM
Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
File Version: 4.00.1111
Any help would be very much appreciated!




A:DMA / Secondary IDE Controller

about DMA, both devices on the chain (most likely it's a HD and CD/DVD-ROM on the primary chain) need to have DMA enabled for it to work, and both devices need to support it to work properly (bad stuff happens if one or both devices can't)

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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While trying to install a cd-rw drive in my packard bell multimedia F170. The cd-rw and secondary IDE controller are not showing(not present) I have no idea how to fix this problem. I am new at computer use and could use some help.

A:cd-rw not present as well as secondary IDE controller

Is the IDE cable pushed down all the way on the mother board and the back of the cdrw? Check for bent pins. What other peripherals (cd-r, dvd,...) do you have? Did you set the master/slave jumper correctly on the back of the cdrw?

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I'm using and 800 Athlon, 128 megs of ram. Everything worked fine until I downloaded a few windows update files. Upon restarting the machine, it hangs on the windows splash screen. Using safe mode,I disabled and enabled items in the device manager. I have isolated the problem to the Secondary IDE Controller. If I enable it, windows immediately crashes. What can I do to fix this problem? Thanks so much for your help.

A:Secondary IDE Controller problems

What motherboard brand / model are you using? You probably need to download and install the IDE drivers for it.

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I have recently installed a CD-Rom drive, and since then, my CD-RW isn't recognised by Windows 98. Also in Device Manager, my Secondary IDE controller (Dual fifo) is not present or is not working. Can anyone shed any light on this problem?
Sorry, This was originally posted in Operating System forum by mistake

A:[SOLVED] Secondary IDE controller

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All of a sudden the device manager is showing a problem with the secondary ide controller (dual fifo) and neither the CD nor CD-RW drives show in My Computer. Haven't installed any new hardware or software lately. Can't update the driver since device manager says it already has one, so will use the existing driver. No conflicts are showing either. Can a cable just suddenly go bad?? What else should I look at?

A:CD and CD-RW secondary ide controller lost?

Yes, your IDE controller could go bad. What you might want to try to do is go back into the device manager and remove the device and let windows redetect it.

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We have an HP Pavilion ZD8105 Laptop that we purchased last May.
It has Windows XP HOME edition with MultiMedia.

It worked very well until just around Christmas time.

I went to do a backup of my data onto a CD and the CD/DVD-RW drive was not there.

I checked in Windows Explorer and there is no D: drive listed.

I checked in Device Manager and it shows an Exclamation point beside the drive with the following message in properties:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device."

I then tried to download new drivers (SP30367), and they would not install because it "could not find device".

I then had someone tell me to check the controller and sure enough - the SECONDARY IDE CONTROLLER is NOT THERE! Since that is the controller for the DVD drive, of course the DVD drive has a problem. I assume that one of the Windows Updates that came through in December did not recognize the secondary controller, but I am only guessing)

Does anyone know how I can get the SECONDARY IDE CONTROLLER to start up again? Is it a loose wire inside the laptop? Or a software problem?

(I know it is under warranty, but we are snowbirds and will not be back home till April. And I do NOT want to send it in and be without a laptop for 2 months.)

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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What kind of modem is this?

Go into Device Manager and tell us what you have listed for your IRQs (double click on Computer at the top for a list) so we can see if there is a problem there.

Oh - what OS?

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have a gateway P150 with Windows 95. secondary IDE is not working. Is set to auto configure in bios, rebooted, stil nothing. So put CD-R as secondary master but need to get the other CD working!


A:Secondary IDE controller failure

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I have a problem similar to some I've seen posted here but with some differences that I haven't seen. My Secondary IDE controller shows a yellow exclamation point and it tells me it's running in compatability mode. I've done the "no ide" proceedure and I've tried reinstalling the Master without a favourable result. However I've found a work-around. By disabling the controller, rebooting and then enabling it, it works. This can't be normal, how can I make it boot with the secondary ide working without going through this long drawn-out proceedure

A:Disable/Enable Secondary Ide Controller

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Booted up the windows 98 SE machine. Unable to recognize CD rom or floppy. I checked cables and they seem secure. Device manager shows error on PRIMARY CONTROLLER AND ALSO SECONDARY CONTROLLER ( yellow flag) , cant seem to access the floppy or the CD. Any helpers?

A:primary and secondary controller error

Have you tried to reinstall the controllers?

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Good morning Techies of the world.

I have a Gateway P5-200, There is no OS as it has been reformatted to wipe out whatever was on it. The trouble is that the cd-rom is not being found as the Secondary IDE controller in CMOS is showing on main screen as not installed and peripheral config as disabled. There are no jumpers to adjust that I can see and I cannot get to the S-IDE-C to change it to enabled. I hit F1 to get into setup and arrow down to secondary IDE master which says not installed - hit enter - IDE device config says auto config, when I hit enter again a box appears that allows auto config, user definable and disabled. Bios version is 1.00.07.DQ0T. I have tried setting up the cdrom as a slave to the HDD but then the motherboard doesn't see anything, the video on monitor is black.
The processor type is pentium, speed is 200MHz. Any ideas on how I can fix this would be greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Secondary IDE controller not installed

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Daughters Dell Dimension 4100 computer came with hard drive on primary controller. Had DVD and zip drive on secondary controller. Both set to Cable Select. She purchased a Philips 800 series CD-RW and wanted me to install . Because of cable lenght issue, I put Hard Drive and Zip on Primary, and DVD and CD-RW on secondary. Bios setup shows all drives correct, but in Windows Explorer, DVD and CD-RW are not shown. In Device Manager, Secondary IDE controller has the yellow circle with the exclamation. Under Properties it says: "This device is either not present, not working properly, or does
not have all the drivers installed."

The drivers are installed so that is not the problem.

Also in Device Manager, next to the Samsung DVD icon (that had been
installed and working prior) there is the red X in the icon. Checking
Properties it says: "This device is not working properly because a device it
depends on, the Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) has been dynamically

What's up with that? How can I get this fixed. I'm betting you guys can
help. Dell Tech won't because third party hardware etc. Thanx in advance.

P.S. The new CD-RW is not shown in Device Manager, but the DVD, which came with the machine is, but red Xed as stated above.

A:Secondary IDE Controller Dynamically Disabled

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I am using a very old Dell D333 running Win98SE. New HD installed about 15 months ago - case hasn't been opened or moved since. Just discovered that neither of my CD drives - the original that came with the machine or the Imation CD/RW that was installed several years ago - are showing up in My Computer. Device Manager shows the original NEC with red X through it. Says the device is not working properly because "a device it depends on, Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) has been dynamically disabled." Checking the controller, it says "This device is either not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed (code 10)." The Imation drive doesn't show up at all.

I have been Googling all afternoon looking for an answer and finally found you guys. This seems to have happened around the same time I updated to the most recent version of free ZoneAlarm, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

What to do? I am somewhat experienced with computers, but need this explained simply.


A:Secondary IDE controller dynamically disabled

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I have used Windows 2000 SBS and i dont really like it. i would like to setup up a linux os as a server or domain as some may call it but i dont want it to do stuff for other windows servers i guess what im trying to say is i want to use something else instead of active directory. Is there a linux disto that i can download to setup as a fileserver ,domain server but are in GUI form. I would also like to know what is the best distro for desktops.

Thanks for the help

A:Linux as a domain

There's a program called Samba that runs on most unix operating systems and can act as a WIndows NT domain controller. Not sure about any (free) pre-packaged Linux DC versions or other point-and-click solutions..

We have had many threads about what is the "best" linux distro.

If you are thinking about completely ditching Windows both server and client side, then you are probably better off buying some commercial Linux solution from Novell or RedHat. And what would be the point in running a Windows domain using Linux servers and Linux clients?

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ok, I am hoping there is a way to do this:

I currently have a win2k AD Domain set up. I have an Exchange server running and a site for the domain done in IIS with ASP.

I am, however tired of MS and I have learned enough linux that I want to put in a linux web server running apache that I can run some apps off of using php and MySQL.

I have done php and MySQL, but what I have not done is to try to have both a IIS and Apache server running behind the same firewall. I am curious if anyone knows of a good way to accomplish this? I have a sonicwall SOHO3 50 user firewall with NAT.


A:IIS and Linux on same domain

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I have a Dell Dimension 4100, PIII-866. After a power outage, wouldn't boot. Some testing showed bad hard drive. I replaced the HD with a Maxtor 80gb drive. At first I couldn't locate my XP Pro disk, and being anxious to test the new drive, installed Win 2000 Pro. At that point I could see the 2 IDE controller. Original setup had been:

Primary IDE controller had 1 hard drive in master position (jumpered for Master)
Secondar IDE controller had cd drive in master position (jumpered for Master)

This worked fine with old setup and with new HD and Win 2000 Pro. I located my XP disk (OEM and legal), so I wiped the drive and installed with XP. CD wasn't recognized. Did various tests including adding CD to Primary controller as Slave. Works fine that way. I assumed the cable might be bad (starting with easiest and cheapest). That didn't help. Tested all cables in both controllers. All worked in primary - none in secondary. So I assume the controller is the issue. I'm thinking (hoping) that it's just a software issue, since the secondary controller worked with Win 2000P.

In device manager in W2000, secondary controller was listed and fine. In WXP pro, it's not there.

Since I only have 1 hard drive and 1 cd, I can configue both on primary controller and is what I've done so far to be operational. However, the darn cable is too short (between the primary & secondary connectors). The only way it fits is to have the box open and CD sitting o... Read more

A:troubleshoot secondary hard drive controller

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Saturday life was good, Sunday it was not. I turned on my computer and noticed that neither my CD nor my CD burner were being recognized as drives in the "My computer" section. Then, I could not get my printer, scanner or anything else that is peripheral to be recognized or work. I could not even save files to my Archos player as a backup, the computer said it could not write to this drive, but I was able to save either thing to my D: drive (an old 4 G second hard drive that acts as a storage folder)

I checked system information at the only error I saw was:

"Secondary Ultra ATA Controller
This Device Has a Problem: Code=29 (0x1D)
This device has been disabled in the hardware. In order to use this device,
you must re-enable the hardware. See your hardware documentation for details.
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
Driver: ESDI_506.pdr 5/11/1998 8:1 AM Size: 24406
INTELATA.MPD 3/31/2000 0:0 PM Size: 85504

Does anyone know what happened? Did I get attacked by a virus? I have Kazaa - did it finally get me in the end. And more importantly how do I fix this?

I have done a format c: before, reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows, but with my CD player not working or being recognized I don't know how I can do this.

I have two hard drives C: and D: (the second hard drive acts more like a large storage folder)

Thank you in advance


A:secondary ultra ATA controller has been disabled coe=29(0x1D) how do I fix this?

Try removing the device with the error from Device Manager and reboot.

We really can't tell you if you have a virus. Do you have any antivirus software installed? You can do a free scan here: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

In Safe Mode, lots of stuff doesn't work, like CD-ROM's and USB.

You can also download the latest Intel Chipset INF and Intel Application Accelerator - these are drivers for the motherboard chipset and IDE chipset.

Select Chipset Software and select those two downloads. Install the INF first, accelerator second.

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Hey folks,
Recently my CD drive hasn't been working, as well as my floppy disk drive (I don't use this much anyway but I thought I'd mention it as a symptom). I've gone into Device Manager and my CD drive has a red cross through its icon. According to its Properties, the Secondary IDE Controller (Dual Fifo) has been 'dynamically disabled'.

After having looked at the properties for the Secondary IDE Controller (Dual Fifo), the Device Status section says 'The device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drives installed (Code 10).'

I read somewhere else on the Internet that removing the Secondary IDE Controller (Dual Fifo) then restarting the computer would solve this problem. When I clicked on Revove for the Secondary IDE Controller (dual Fifo), I recieved a message which says:

'This device is part of a multi-function device and cannot be removed independently. To remove this device, select and remove the multi-device parent. This will remove any other devices that are part of the multi-function device.

Parent: VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller'.

Can anyone tell me if it's safe to do this? I'm running Windows ME and although I do have the Windows CD somewhere, it's not somewhere convenient - it's probably buried under a pile of other CDs.


A:Hardware Problem - Secondary IDE Controller (Dual Fifo)

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Device manager
hard disc controller
Secondary Bus Master IDE controller

This Device has a problem code 10 (OXA)
this device is not present not working properly,or does not have all the drivers installed. See your hardware documentation
It said to try updating the device but it didn't work and my drive d and e not in my computer

Also missing files

A:Problem with secondary bus master IDE controller(dual fifo)hdc

Try deleting it from the Device Manager, rebooting and go into bios/setup program and ensure that it is enabled. When it reboots, it may just find it as a "new" device and reload it correctly. If that does not help, try it again in "Safe Mode".

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I just Replaced My old Internal CD/RW (Memorex) with a Shiny New LG GCE-8526B, And I was told by the Manufacturer to make it the Secondary Master. Oh, I'm running 98SE on a Pheonix 1100 Gb , with 288 mg Ram. And a 30 gig HD! With 23 gigs of FREE SPACE left!
I've gone to VIA to update all the Drivers and I am still getting this code 10 thing!! So, I update it, again, and Everything looks Great in the Device Manager!
But the CD/rw is NOT Recognised or does it read ANYTHING I put in it. Do I have
a NEW DOORSTOP, or what??

A:Secondary Bus Master IDE controller (dual fifo) (code 10)

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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!

A:Domain Controller

You do not have to run DHCP from your server. You could run it from your router, or not at all. The key to getting your Win2k machines onto the domain is that you must build Domain User accounts on your server for them. This server must be configured as a Domain Controller. They must then change their Network Identification to join the Domain and log into the Domain Controller (your server) using the accounts that you have built for them under the Active Directory Groups and Computers area. (Start-->Programs-->Administrative Tools-->Active Directory Users and Computers.

When you boot your Win2k clients, be sure when the logon screen appears, that you use the drop-down box to select your domain not the local computer.

I use my Win 2k server as a Domain Controller and a file/backup server which I have found the most useful role for my small home network.

Hope this helps--


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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!

A:Domain Controller

In control panel, open system, under identification, change it, and add the domain name, apply, and you'll get a message as to whether it was sucessful or not.

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I'll be adding a new Domain Controller to our network this evening. It's not currently connected to anything right now, so I need to know if I actually have to join the machine to the domain, or can I just plug it in and bring it up as a new DC on the domain? In other words, do I have to go through the process of going in to Active Directory on the existing DC and actually adding a new computer to the domain and then bring it up as a DC, or does it automatically join when I make it a DC on the network?

IT Intern

A:New Domain Controller

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how many domain controller can be added in windows server 2003

A:domain controller

You will need at least one per domain.

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How do I run a domain network?

A:Domain controller?

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We have over 110 laptop users all logging on using cached domain login information.

Recently I've had a couple ring up saying that they can't log on to their laptops remotely as they get a message saying the domain controller is not available so all I've been able to do is get them to drive all the way on to our Head Office so i can reconnect their computer on to the domain and then get them to log on and then off the domain to create a cache of their logon details.

Any ideas the previous cached information has not allowed them to log on?

I'm guessing it has become corrupt but not sure how.

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Having trouble accessing Active Directory users/computers it times out and says it cannot connect to the domain controller and when I boot up takes forever and on the internet it takes minutes to switch screens.

Using XP Pro and Windows Server 2003. This is happenning on the admin PC. Thanks

A:Domain Controller

Hello & welcome to TSF,

you need to do this to both systems

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create
this also applies for (SP3)

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )


now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your... Read more

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