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unable to logon to server 2000 or server 2008 from windows 7 home

Q: unable to logon to server 2000 or server 2008 from windows 7 home

I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

A:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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I have a Access 2000 database residing on one sever and an installation of SQL Server 2008 residing on another. Both servers are running Windows Server 2003. I created a linked server using the code below. When I run EXEC sp_tables_ex 'PropCont' I get the following,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005: The provider did not give any information about the error.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error."

I tried changing the code to specify my account information, which has Administrative privileges on the domain and I get,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80040e4d: Authentication failed.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. Authentication failed."

Originally I was getting an error that said, "The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user" I found an article on line that suggested I do the following,
"1. Open SSMS
2. Expand Server Objects, Linked Servers, Providers
3. Double click the provider (Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0)
4. UNTICK the "Allow inprocess" option"
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A:Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Access 2000 db gives error

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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 have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :

Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:


As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server


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Hope this is the right place to post this

Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.


A:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.


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I have had trouble recently with a worm on my windows-2000 server, I spent a few hours getting rid of the little blighter, however I now have a machine that will not boot up completely.
Being paranoid I have my c partition set as Fat32 and dual-boot so I can boot onto the drive under windows-98 and poke about a bit.
What happens is the machine comes up as normal and gets to the "Preparing network connections" - then it just stops there, I've tried safe mode but that's just the same. I've had a look through microsoft's website and checked a couple of manuals to no avail. I get an error message about the application log being full and if this is the first time you've seen it etc etc and also "some services did not start" so things are coming up in the background but I cannot log onto the console.
Whatching the machine itself once it get's to this state then it pulses the hard drive about every 1.5seconds.
I may well end-up overinstalling Windows-2000 server just to fix it but I think I'm within a smidgen of getting the thing working again so it's just fustrating.
Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted!
Many thanks

A:Help - Windows 2000 server logon

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

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

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

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


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

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

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

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

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

Is that what you wanted?


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Hi everyone,

I have already downloaded the hotfixes (x32 & x64 platforms). My question is; Should I install the hotfix on W7 clients or in my 2008 R2 Servers?


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The Microsoft website is mostly geared for corporates, so how does a home user get a copy of Windows Server R2?

I want to use it for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation self training as I am interested in learning more about multi tenancy.

Is there a cost effective way I can achieve this?

A:Best way to get Windows Server 2008 R2 for home use

Quote: Originally Posted by jnevans

The Microsoft website is mostly geared for corporates, so how does a home user get a copy of Windows Server R2?

I want to use it for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation self training as I am interested in learning more about multi tenancy.

Is there a cost effective way I can achieve this?

Welcome to the Windows 7 forums Jnevans.

Microsoft has a trial version of server 2008r2 at

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

that page should give you a start, Also you can buy windows home server
which might do what you need.


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Hi. I've got a problem that has got me completely baffled. I've got 3 Windows XP Pro machines connecting to a Windows 2000 domain server. They all logon, but it takes probably 2 full minutes to get to the desktop after the logon screen. It sits at "Applying your personal settings" screen for what seems like forever and then finally gets to the desktop. I've checked the firewall settings for the network connection and it is disabled. I've reconfigured the server back to all default settings on group policy and the like. Nothing seems to help. Anyone else seen this or experienced this? Thanks for any info.

BTW, I've got SP2 installed on the server and the xp machines are brand new and updated.

A:Windows XP and slow logon to 2000 server

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Hi everyone. I've just put in charge of a small LAN at the school at which I work. There is a server computer running Win 2000 server, and the rest of the computers run Win 98... I've been having rather significant difficulties logging onto the server itself.... in some cases, I can, in others, I get messages ranging anywhere from "No server was able to verify your pasword," to just telling me that the password's wrong... if I had this problem with every computer, it wouldn't be as confusing, but in this case, since it works on some, some of the time, it's got me pretty stumped.


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How to set security on home drives for domain users.

Steps I did

Created a folder in my C drive

First did security and gave full control to domain admin minimum to users

then permission gave full control to domain admin and less to users

but when a user logs in they can access other users accounts and delete folders

and the users can even disconnect the home drive

any help on this?

A:Home Drive in Windows Server 2008

In an Active Directory domain, home drives are the users' personal space and they should have Full Control of the folder that will be their home drive. The location for their home drive is set in the AD properties for the user on the domain controller.

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My computer running Windows Home Server Vail (Acer Veritom M464) has been up and running for a while now.

I've managed to sort out all the problems with it bar one. It refuses to show up on networks unless you look for it manually and type in the IP address etc.

When I go into device manager the ethernet driver (the one on the motherboard) is installed but there are three (that's all of them) WAN Miniports that refuse to start (IKEv2, L2TP, SSTP).

I believe the problem may be they are running on 32bit drivers but this is not fort?.

Windows update and the automated driver update thing both throw up the same dodgy drivers.

Just so you are aware the Ethernet networking driver is an Nvidia nForce one.

If you require any more information or want me to be more specific please just ask.

On a related note is anyone aware of a way to add a Windows Home Server Vail (or Just a 2008/R2) shared printer to Mac when the server does not show up in a workgroup.


PS I believe this is my 1000th post (Ironically not on the subject of Windows 7 )

A:Windows Home Server 2008 R2 Vail

How many ports do you have open for those 3 that won't start?

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For testing i have used a one month trial version of windows 2008 R2 server.
Now i need format that windows 2008 R2 version and install XP sp2 over it. when i am trying to install it , with out any boot from Cd option it is directly jumping to 2008 server OS. can some one help me in solving this issue.
Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to install after windows 2008 R2 server

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For testing i have used a one month trial version of windows 2008 R2 server.
Now i need format that windows 2008 R2 version and install XP sp2 over it. when i am trying to install it , with out any boot from Cd option it is directly jumping to 2008 server OS. can some one help me in solving this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to install after windows 2008 R2 server

When an operating system is already installed and you want to replace it with a different one, you have to go into the BIOS Setup and change the first boot device to CD-ROM.

When you turn on your PC, look at the splash-screen which appears during the initial boot process. It will say "Press X to for Setup" (where X is the actual key you need to press and hold until the BIOS Setup screen appears).

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I have 2 computers (one with Windows 7, one with Windows Server 2008), but only ONE monitor. Ultimately, my goal is to network the two computers so that I can use TeamViewer (or a similar remote access application), so that I can control my Windows Server 2008 machine from my Windows 7 machine. I want this connection to go through LAN so there is minimal lag. I plan to use my crossover Cat-5 network cable to connect the two computers. How would I go about setting this network up so that they are connected to each other and I can use TeamViewer (etc) over LAN?

TL;DR: How do I setup a wired crossover network between a Windows Server 2008 PC and a Windows 7 PC? So that I can remotely access the Windows Server 2008 from the Windows 7 machine using TeamViewer.

A:Crossover home network with Server 2008 and Windows 7

Buy a small workgroup switch to connect the two computers together and buy a KVM switch to switch between the tow computers using one keyboard mouse and video connection.

KVM Switches:

5 Port switch:

Not sure what teamviewer is, but you can RDP to any server on your network.

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I have two domain controllers, both Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, 64 bit. The hardware is identical on both blade servers. I am unable to install IE 10 on one of the servers. The first one worked doing windows updates, the second one keeps
failing. Failed message from windows updates: Errors found: Code 9C59 Windows Update encountered an unknown error. I have tried multiple KB articles to try and get this downloaded (normally coming back with already installed or not applicable) as
well as try standalone installs. None have worked. Any help would be great.
Thank you

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New guy here,

We have a server 2008 R2 (32) which is a domain controller, we recently switched from open storage (6 raid-5 drives in the server) to closed storage (removing the drive) every night. I do not want staff pulling the power on a domain controller every night to remove the drives, so I looked in the GPO "log on locally' and 'allow shut down'.

This works, however, the temptation is there to 'look around', see what we can see, etc.

Is there a way, either a security setting or a batch file that staff without admin right can log onto a server, down the server correctly, but not open windows explore.

I am thinking some way to write a script "IF logon server = \\DCSERVER then noaccess browsing" something like that, that is your are not an admin, and log onto a server, your Windows Explorer rights are limited.



A:Server 2008 and local logon

Ok, after thinking about this, not using a script but a local policy to "hide the C: drive"

Is there a way assign a server local group to have the C: drive hidden from them?


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Hello,everyone.I have a doubt:There's a single hard drive in my laptop,and it contains two partitions(besides the 100 MB "system reserved" partition).The "C:" drive contains the OS and boot files.The "D:" partition holds personal data and backup files.Both are primary.I would like to set my laptop to dual boot mode,with Windows Server 2008 R2 as the new bootable OS.I would achieve this by shrinking the "D:" partition,creating a new one(e.g."E:")with the unallocated space,and installing the new OS into the new partition.Nevertheless,I fear that installing a new OS will overwrite/modify the current MBR,leaving me with only the Server 2008 R2 boot entry.
So,will Server 2008 R2 really mess with MBR or boot entries on the HD,or will the boot manager still report two boot entries?

P.S.:I've tried creating a VHD drive,installing and booting Server 2008 R2 from there,however that can't be accomplished because my notebook Windows 7 edition is Home Basic x64,whereupon this feature isn't enabled.If I try to install the desired OS to the virtual disk,the setup disk manager GUI will report this error message:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is a surfaced virtual disk.Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the computer?s BIOS menu."
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A:Dual booting Windows 7 Home Basic x64 and Server 2008 R2 without VHD

When you install a later Windows version its boot environment will replace that of the existing OS.
It very well possible to install Windows 2008 R2 to VHD.

The message you receive can be ignored as Windows 2008 R2 boot manager can boot VHD's.
Moreover a dual boot will be created automatically.
The new boot environment (files) will be placed in System Reserved (and replace/amend the existing).

If you prefer shrinking d: and installing R2 on the newly created space you will have a slightly better disk performance everything else is the same for VHD or native partition install.

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i have windows server 2008 R2 machine, Which don't have internet access so manually downloaded 2 packages (Security Update for Windows (KB3104002) and Security Update for Windows (KB4056897) and install
manually on this server then it ask for restart so i restarted it and after that it was unable to boot normally. it reboot again and again.

Got the following errors while running the following SFC /SCANNOW command in system recovery wizard.

Need help, since i want to recover this server without OS reinstallation.

any support in this regard will be highly appreciated. 

2018-07-04 05:03:43, Info                  CBS    Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]
2018-07-04 05:03:43, Info                  CBS    Session: 30675754_2022051609 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
2018-07-04 05:03:43, Info                  CBS    Failed to internally open package. [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE]
2018-07-04 05:03:43, Info                  CBS    Session: 30675754_2022051610 initialized by client WindowsUpda... Read more

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Hi !

I am on IE9 but would like to install IE11. I can download it easily, but then a window says I need service pack 1. However, the automatic update tells me there's no update available for my computer, and if I try the Windows download center, it just doesn't work, and there's a choice of 4 or 5 different SP1's which all look the same to me... I've downloaded several, but get absolutely nowhere.

Would I automatically get SP1 if I bought a newer version of Windows 7 or if I upgraded ? The one I use is family premium and is about 2.5 years old.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Unable to install Windows 7 service pack 1 or server 2008 R2 SP1

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

The one you need is windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7

When you use the download button you have to scroll down to see it.

If you still have problems try working through the instructions on this page You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates

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We have a requirement to get the windows services from one of our remote server. We already have a group with admin rights on that machine and users added to it. But while fetching the services from that details we get below error.
We are using C#.net to fetch the services.
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks

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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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I have an HTML2Txt conversion application that programatically calls IE to open an HTML source which produces a formatted text-only output of any web page/html file.  The app includes an Html2Txt.ocx that must be registered during installation. 
The application was originally installed on Windows 2003 Server with IE7 and functioned without issue either via an interactive logon or as a child process (invoked as needed) to a windows service executing under the same user.  We are moving the solution
off of Windows 2003 and I installed the app and parent service on a 32-bit Windows 2008 Server with IE9.  The service executed as expected but the HTML2Txt application failed with errors about IE.  I then downgraded IE to IE8 and it now functions
without error if I execute it from a command prompt.  However, although the application executes without generating any errors and produces a formatted text-only output when invoked by the service, the output generated contains a statement identifying
that the browser is not running scripts and any content generated by embedded JavaScripting is not present.  I have configured Internet Options to enable Active Scripting and reregistered the HTML2Txt.ocx as well as the jscript.dll in addition to adding
the source domain to Trusted Sites.  I have also tried opening the source URL, saving it to a file and tried converting the local file and it always produces the same deficient output... Read more

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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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.

A: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 guys,
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Regards -

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Hi Guys,

I have Win7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Win7 is 32bit)on vhd in Win7.
My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Win7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Win7 like Professional or Ultimate. I tried installing Win Svr 2008 on vhd in Win7 Hp 32bit but did not work, this is what i did:

Created a new fixed size/extnedable vhd in win 7, initialized and attached the vhd. Then put win server 2008 dvd and ran setup inside win7, it asked me where to istall. I selected the newly created and formatted vhd drive(F). But it says load vhd HBA driver, i tired to find the driver online, in win7 and win svr 2008 cd but no joy. I dont know wether, win svr 2008 can be installed on a vhd in win7 Hp. I read online how to isntall win svr 2008 r2 on win7 ulitimate, by pressing SHIFT+F10 at install time and then doing something in diskpart and then doing dual boot with win7.

Do i need to updgrae my win 7 to professional or ultimate to accomplish this job or there is way to do with win7 HP. as vhd is just virtual, can any windows version be istalled on vhd.

My main thing i need is having Windows 7 as main OS and dual boot with win svr 2008 which is on vhd.

Please help me with this. I will highly appreciate your kind help.

A:Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?

You don't need to upgrade but you cannot install the way you are...

Install-WindowsImage PowerShell Script - Home


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At home a friend has a server w/Server 2000 and an xp pro sp2 computer that work fine together. She has a laptop w/XP Home sp2 that wont connect.

Is it a limitation of XP Home to not work with Microsoft Server 2000 ?

What effect and/or use is VNC Server software. Its on the server, does the laptop need THAT to get connected to the server? (If thats the case, could anyone point me to a crash course web site on it ?..)

Thank you all very much in advance...


A:VNC Server ? // XP Home w/Server 2000 ?

Yep, XP-Home will not connect to a domain server. You can connect directly to shared folders/drives in that server, you just can't do a domain login.

VNC is a remote control package, it has nothing to do with standard Microsoft networking.

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Hi all
Have been a LONG LONG user of Linux as a server (hosting VM's XP / W7 mix) and file / print sharing.

I used to avoid MS like the plague as far as SERVER environments are concerned - probably because my first experince was Windows NT (Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) which was SO HORRIBLE that it put me off Windows servers for ages.

(Note I'm using a server in a HOME environment where we have around 8 machines (most of which are actually mine for testing -- not a corporate environment which has other considerations).

The problem now with the latest Linux distros that they are trying to be "A Better Windows than Windows". You can of course customize them but I haven't got the time or patience to do this any more. To select what packages to install / leave out now is a 100% pain and if you do it wrong the chances are the system will give errors.

I've looked at the new SUSE 11.2 -- slick and polished - bit I don't NEED "an alternative Windows".

I've just been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 (got it from Technet) and I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with it so far. I've installed the STANDARD version - you don't need datacenter or Enterprise version for a home server.

It runs vmware server on it just fine (although I might go the whole hog and use the Hyper-V virtualisation -- need to do a bit more research).

I'm quite happy letting MS do the updates than having to mess around with Kernel compiles etc.

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A:Windows 2008 Server or Linux for server

Windows servers have come a very long way in the last few years, I will never use a linux server ever again.

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Cust. has an existing Win 2000 advanced Svr. There are about 25 PCs w/ 2000 & XP. Currently they do not log on to the Svr, but boss would now like them to. Tried, and they could not get onto existing domain. I kept getting a DNS lookup error? To add I could ping the Svr and see the shared drive on the network but it had a red x on it?

A:2000 pro PC cannot logon to 2000 advanced server domain.

Does the server has a static IP address? try setting the server's IP address as the clints DNS server (you just input the IP address of the server in the clients DNS server address in the network properties).

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I have tried to re-install Cannon Printer but windows reports unable to start the service - "MP Service". The start type is "automatic" Even if i manually try to start the service, windows report "unable to start the service" I appreciate any help.

A:Unable to Start service Windows Adv server 2000

Howdy pkhurana...

Never heard of "MP Service", try right clicking on the service - Properties - Dependencies tab and look for what this service depends on to start up, then check each of the dependencies for problems...

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Has anyone got Microsoft Home Server 2008 running and is Windows 7 able to delve into it?

I ordered 3 trial copies, and I wanted to know if I will be able to access my information on it. I will be putting all of my movies, pictures, and other such stuff on it.

I still have Vista in my quadboot if it becomes a problem.

A:Home Server 2008

I hope to be able to do this over the holidays. Gotta fix a heat issue in the machine I will be putting WHS 2K8 on.

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I am unable to use RDP on my windows 2008 server. It is NOT a domain controller and I am unable to log in to it from any computer using remote desktop. It was working fine until just a couple of days ago.

Was told I may have a browser hijack. Attached is a log file from hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:42 PM, on 8/15/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\FreePDF_XP\fpassist.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 For Windows Servers Enterprise Edition\kavtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file://ES2010/Intranet/Content/Index.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file://ES2010/Intranet/Content/Index.htm
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A:Unable to use RDP,RDP server 2008

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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?

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

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IP Network: Dhcp server works fine. (CISCO ROUTER)

Windows 200o servers, Windows 2000 clients (up to dated, sp4, rollup1 etc) IS6sp1

Some pc's with IP dhcp , works ok
Some pc's with fixed IP, works ok

After changing fixed IP on a client to dhcp-IP, the client can not find the DHCP server.
change back to fixed IP, PC works fine again.

DHP server and other DHCP clients still working fine

Local Area connection status: only outgoing packets, no incoming.

reboot, or ipconfig /renew no solutions

Does someone know this problem ?

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When opening Explorer in Windows 2000 Server and clicking on View - Explorer Bars - Folders I am unable to see any folders in the left hand pane, just a grey area and a black X above it. the right side shows the folders just fine, and when selecting any other selection (favorite, search, etc...) in the explorer bar they work just fine. Thanks in advance

A:Unable to view Folders in Explorer (Windows 2000 Server)

Have you tried setting All Folders back to Default thru Control Panel re-booted and tried to change the settings to your liking ? ?


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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




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So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?

A:Workgroup VS Home Server 2008

Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero

So basically I need a little clarification. I want the know differences between homegroup networking on windows 7 ultimate VS Windows server 2008. I have two computers at home running xp and the other running windows 7. They are both on my homegroup so we can all transfer files. What I want to do is I want to install a 500gb HDD on one of the computers and make the drive our media source. I want to install home server on a partition on my primary computer if I go that route. But is that worth it?

Homegroup allows for sharing, server allows for sharing and having more than one user open the same file.

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Oh man. Whats MS doing. Cant use this on 64 bit systems yet. Installed fine on 32bit board downstairs-The Server bit, but the connector on my main 64 bit PC dont work.

I heard they are working on a 64 bit version of the connector, but why the hell dont they do this before they release it

So..anyone else got this Server running on 64 bit? Ive looked around the web and yes you can install the connector on 64 bit machines with a workaround but you basically cant bloody use it as intended. Useless.

Rant over.

A:Home Server 2008 and Vista 64

I'm still scratching my head over Server 2003 SP2

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Thanks in advance for any help!
We are running Server 2008 R2 SP1. We incorrectly let an updating service upgrade IE9 to IE11 and we have tried taking steps to roll back to IE9. We successfully uninstalled IE11, but uninstalling IE10 is proving to be a problem.

In Program and Features -> Installed Updates, we see IE9 listed, not IE10. However when we open IE, it opens IE10.
We also ran and rebooted the following command from an elevated prompt:
FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"
But after the reboot, IE10 still opens. I am at a standstill, so if anyone else has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!

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Hey all,

I'm inexperienced with Windows Server 2008 and am setting up a "lab" or test server here at the company I work for's network.

In the intial configuration process, when setting up the Active Direct Domain Services, I'm stuck at the DNS server

Questions are...

-Do I install it?
-Will this interfer/mess up things with our main file server?

Sorry, a bit amateur with this stuff

Any help is appreciated

A:Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server..?




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Iam unable to install KB2670838 on Server 2008 R2 SP1. This is Prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11. I got message every time "Some Updates were not installed" The following updates were not installed KB2670838. I have Tried
several time even after disabling the Symantec. 
WindowsUpdate log says:
2018-02-16 13:09:18:609
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Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2018-02-16 13:09:18:687
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Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installable rule, updateId = {7A967290-323C-4217-A32C-E4AA1574D7D7}.202, hr = 80070BC9
2018-02-16 13:09:22:306
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Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2018-02-16 13:09:22:415
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Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2018-02-16 13:09:22:415
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Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installed rule, updateId = {63C4444D-12C3-4B3C-BD15-DE7D2294457E}.201, hr = 80070BC9
2018-02-16 13:09:22:431
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Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2018-02-16 13:09:22:431
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Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installable rule, updateId = {63C4444D-12C3-4B3C-BD15-DE7D2294457E}.201, hr = 80070BC9
2018-02-16 13:09:22:447
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Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2018-02-16 13:09:22:462
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