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  1. Vista format does not support Ghost, simple as that, don't loose time searching for answers to why, it doesn't and that's it. Get yourself Acronis True Image Home or Workstation and you will forget Ghost in no time...

  2. win2k8 RTM just cam out, betas and RCs are not to be compared with win2k3, even though MS for the first time ever, encouraged users to use win2k8 RC in their production environment. anyway, go for win2k8 license, and you still have right to use win2k3 and below should yuou decide that win2k8 is no good ATM.

  3. [ultimate Guide] Manage your Windows Server 2008 as Client OS (Windows Vista)

    Windows Server 2008 has already contained Service Pack 1 and it’s solving many performance and capability issues. Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain many unnecessary services, program applications and drivers that save space in HDD as well as boost the performance.

    as Microsoft MVP you should know that Windows Server 2008 DOES NOT contain Windows Server 2008 SP1, but rather SP1 of the original Longorn code, so the above statement is nothing but hoax.

  4. Anyone has any comparison Windows Server 2003 vs WHS? More, how many web sites can be hosted on a WHS?

    Since it's the same engine, on the same hardware I'd expect the numbers to be the same or essentially similar.

    I would think the same, but then, you know MS, suddenly, when least expected, you find out that they have change the rules of engagement :)

  5. thanks valter for the website.... looks like a great resource....

    Valter... what exactly does that reg edit do?

    Okay, I found the DNS forward tab and got it configured. I still don't know how to configure DNS in AD.

    Now the error has turned to warnings, so I made progress....


    I will try and figure it out from the site that valter mentioned here

    The terminology is a little over my head though (eg - single label namespace).

    Here is a quote from that site that I would like to learn how to do...

    This event will appear if the DNS Suffix on the TCP/IP properties on the Network card is invalid. In our case, the PC was setup with domainx in the field, rather than domainx.com. Once the DNS Suffix matched the AD or at least is a vaild "domain.extension" this error stops.

    Again thanks to all for the guidance and I WILL eventually understand this.

    regedit is registry editor, you have to be very careful when working in registry editor, and if you're not sure what you're doing, then better don't do anything. Anyway, before you do anything in the registry editor, make sure you make a backup of your registry (File - Export - Export Rage set to All) ... the registry change I was refering to just tells Netlogon service not to start before DNS service is started ...

    As per your 11165 error, check that dynamic updates on your DNS zone properties is set to allow secure, this should allow all computers to dynamically register with DNS server ...

  6. How do I "configure forwarding on your DNS server to your ISP's DNS servers"? In network properties, I set primary DNS to the IP of the server and the secondary to the DNS IP of the ISP. When it was setup without the ISP's DNS, (I had all of the clients pointing to the server), the internet was painfully slow. It was the expected speed when primary dns was the server and secondary was the IP (on the server). The clients are confiured to getr dns automatically.

    Also, what are reverse lookup zones?

    configure it through the DHCP and not on each client ... as per reverse lookup zones, these are mappings of the computer name to the IP address so when you ping the host on the network using host name, DNS reverse lookup zone looks in the table and locate the IP address for the particular host ...

  7. IN most of the cases the following works ... open registry and navigate to HKLM\System\CurecntControlSet\Services\Netlogon and edit DependOnService and add DNS to the list ... this is to be done on the server machine ...

    Second option might be configuring the firewall if firewall is enabled on the server and/or clients, the following ports MUST be open UDP 53, TCP 135, 445, 1025, 389 ...

    anyway, check the following link, excellent resource website for any network admin

  8. Well after almost 2 months emailing with Microsoft Support, we've pin point the problem, and it apears to be Serv-U FTP server. For some reason, when I try to opet any event in Application log, MMC calls Serv-U FTP Daemon as the source for the event viewer! :blink:

    Anyway, MS Support asked me to make a dump file and upload it to them (170+ MB), 10 minutes later, they send me the "solution", to delete the following key HKLM\System\CurentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Serv-U Ftp Server ... as soon as I have removed the aforementioned key, Application log works just the way it should. I have to try and remove FTP server and install it back on to see if that would help at all ...

  9. I am attempting to set up a website using Windows Server 2003 (Standard edition). I can view my web pages on the Server's web browser by typing in the URL of my website (i.e www.domain.tld), but I can't view them on a client web browser. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know what causes it and how to rectify it?

    PS: I am using an ADSL broadband connection with a static IP address and with the firewall disabled.

    How did you set up your internet connectin in your router through the NAT or Port Forwarding?

  10. Same here. I see no performance advantage whatsoever. None. But some people have a genuine need for sever components (IIS6 namely), or use need apps that will only install on server versions of windows (like SQL Server [non dev ed nor express ed] and such things). XP has better compatibility with "desktop" apps though.

    SQL 2005 standard can run on Windows XP PRO with no problems, and as far as I can remember, there was an article on how to install IIS6 (even IIS 5) on Windows 2000/XP. :)

    As per why Win2k3 over XP, I see no reason at all, as Win2k3 has more services and processes that run in bg than XP has, but there are still people that thinks that win2k3 runs faster than XP.

  11. Domain users shoud NEVER be able to log on locally to the server box, unless using Remote Desktop!

    I know this, so i found out a website that told how to let domain users log on the server. Nonetheless, assigning the user to the builtin Operator groups: Backup, Server, etc. still does NOT allow them to view docs and archives.

    you have to assign certain right through ACL on the folders you want users to access, but again, if you can, avoid allowing your users logon locally on the server box.

  12. First you need to NAT your connection to the server, or use port forwarding.

    On the Server box you need to enable Remote Access (Windows key + Pause button, clik Remote and turn on Allow user to connect remotelly to this computer, make sure you select users who should have remote access.

  13. No, Win2003 is no faster than XP really. The only opinions I've heard saying that it was were a couple forum posts, and they are just that: opinions of pretty much anybody (based on nothing factual or with nothing to back it up). I've never seen any hard facts, benchmarks, expert opinions or such proving so (and I doubt we ever will). The main thing is configuration here. Win2003 can be FAR heavier depending on what components you run/use. Personally, I use both everyday, and I'd say speed is pretty much equivalent. XP's great for the usual desktop systems, but sometimes 2003 is required (like if you need IIS6, Terminal Server, WM Svcs and other server components, or use apps that will only install on a "server" version of windows like SQL Server [non-dev/express ed], etc) ... Basically, changing the OS is rather pointless, your performance problem is your apps are memory starved... Just buy some RAM.

    totally agree, Mohamed I see no reason why would anyone run any Windows Server as their workstation OS. beside aforementioned, I would say that server OS requires even more resources than ordinary Windows XP, so there is really no point running server OS.

  14. Yes you can :) but router doesn't take that much power anyway (approx 7-13W) and Win2k3 box will never do the jos as good as real router uneless a third party software is used ...

    100% disagree. Yes, router consumes not much power, but if one already has a box running 24/7 (for P2P or as a NAS, video server or anything), then using it as a router/NAT box also effectively consumes 0 watts. A Win2003 box is FAR better than any router I've tried out there at being a firewall/NAT, and trust me, I've tried dozens of them (linksys, dlink, netgear, etc). The dinky little routers just don't have enough CPU power and RAM to handle very fast connections. After 2 weeks or so (using BT and emule and other stuff simultaneously), every router I've owned (WRT54G, etc) overheated, started acting up, and after about a month in total, they're totally fried. Yes, I've tried to open them up, put heatsinks on them, fans, etc. They just CAN'T handle today's broadband speeds. And the switches in most of those routers are absolute trash. Transfers a several GBs across them and they overheat and reset all the time - even then I bothered with routers, I had to buy a separate quality switch so the connections wouldn't drop all the time. The switches inside about half the routers I've tried were totally useless and absolute junk. As for using Win2003 for NAT/firewall, using RRAS I have yet to have any problem. It can definitely handle what a router just CAN'T (lots of simultaneous NAT sessions, high speeds, etc). It's a pretty solid/good firewall too (most firewalls in basic routers are a joke, they rely on NAT more than anything as a firewall, and NAT is NOT a firewall). If that's not good enough, then ISA Server on Win2003 is arguably the best firewall out there - definitely better than ALL consumer routers out there no questions asked! (If one doesn't like that, then there's tons of very good linux based firewalls too). Consumer routers suck. I've given up on them a while ago, and I wish I had not wasted as much time and money on them.

    you have right to disagree, but that doesn't mean that you're right! :) ... anyway, I wasn't talking about Linksys, dlink nor netgear consumer routers, but was aming at Cisco, Zyxel or Netgear semi-pro or pro routers, liek Zyxel ZyWALL 35, CISCO 800/1700/1800, Netgear DGFV338, all these are not so cheap and not so expensive routers that will do things any Windows or Linux box will never do (without third party sw). I've used so many different routers in past 13 years, and have tried so many different configurations on both Win and Linux boxes and was never as good as a real router. :)

  15. Few days ago while I was trying to open Application log in the Event Viewer on the Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP1, I've run into error message as follows:

    MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC

    The suggested solution, didn't help, the only available article about this issue is KB915797 and even though I did what they suggest as Continue running and always ignore errors with this snap-in and later installed suggested hotfix, nothing has changed. I still can not read Application log, while other logs work just fine. If I try to point blank and try to open any event in App log I get the well known error Event Viewer has perormed an illegal operation and needs to close ...

    I've even reinstalled MMC 3, but that didn't help either.

    Anyone else seen this before?

  16. Wow. I wish they made things clearer. That was FAR from being obvious. Thanks for the info.

    np m8 :)

    EDIT: Here is a bit more clear, same page, just scroll all the way down ...

    How does Microsoft Action Pack software licensing work?

    The Microsoft Action Pack Subscription License Agreement gives you the right to use the Action Pack software to run your own business as well as for evaluation, demonstration, testing, and education.

  17. The action pack is 350$/year. And it's not so open as you tend to say it is:

    The software included with the subscription can be used for internal business use, testing, evaluation, demonstration, training, and educational purposes only. For example, you can use the Action Pack software to host your company's intranet but it cannot be used to host a commercial website. This is considered a production environment that is outside the scope of the software's intended purpose.

    It might work for his purposes, but it's hardly the same as a "normal" license either (no production environment). And low CALs indeed...

    Regardless, AFAIK the Action Pack does NOT include SMS.

    Now you're pulling something out of context, it is considered a production environment that's outside the scope of the software's intended purpose, not just production environment. I've talked to MS about this, and it means that you can't use Windows Server 2003 to sell hosting packages but of course you can host your own web site as long as you don't make any profit through the website itself (i.e. selling products). Not to go any deeper into discussion, you're most welcome to contact MS regarding this issue. Here is the number I've used +45 80886347 :)

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