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iainstott

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  1. Hi guys, looking for a bit of advice, so i just splashed out on a technet subscription............ alot of money to mess about with software. Anyway, i got server 2008 setup in VmWare, just playing around with network infrastructure and active directory before i start college next week. Now what i was wondering was, if it was possible to setup exchange server on the VM and use outlook on the host to retrieve e-mails. Bit of a complicated, wierd an probably inefficient setup, but am just looking to learn everythin, and while im saving up for my own server thought i'd do a bit of research. An w
  2. Can i leave the dhcp server enabled on my router for the families pc's and laptops to get their ip from, and have my server do the dhcp for my laptop while i am playing around with the server. Its just that i dont want to have to change every comps ip setting every time i make a change. Will i have to set up my servers dhcp to lease out on a diff subnet???
  3. Ahhh dynamic DNS, remered i have used that once before a few years back, as soon as you mentioned it. Im just installing Server 08 on my desktop for a week or two as a secondary OS, while im waiting for the grafix card. So looks like im going to have a few experiments to play with.
  4. cheers guys, that stuff about the wifi was just what i was looking for. Just one more question regarding the static ip. Because i use a router and asdl connection, my ip will stay the same unless i restart the router, or disconnect and reconnect. In those circumstances would i just not edit the dns forwarding details, thus saving me the need to get a static one. I am only planning to set up personal web site and email, so there is no business dependancies involved.
  5. Hi guy's, hope someone here is able to help. I have recently bought a new computer, and am wanting to turn my old computer into a server. Roles of server are - File And Print Server - Website & E-mail Server - Automated Backup - RIS at a later date Operating system I am going to use for the server is Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64. I wouldnt mind implimenting Active Directory to authenticate client pc's on the network, and also off-load DHCP from my router to my server. Now the one thing i am having trouble understanding is 'How will my Wi-Fi Connected Laptop Connect to the domain??' T
  6. Got it after many many hours of serching. For those who might be interested Link Thank you fairyprincess for your help
  7. Thank you very much that is very handy, thank you for looking into it for me, but it only works for items it opens new windows for, if for example you click on desktop background, that opens in the same window, it still comes back with explorer.exe with no commandline. Any one have any ideas???
  8. Or anyone atleas know where i can find out???? Many Thanks
  9. Hi, does any one know how to create shortcuts to the different parts of control panel, by that i mean like in the Personalise, you have screen resolution, wallpaper, screen saver themes etc, i know about creating a link to the corresponding .cpl, but there doesn't seem to be one for everythin, so i was just wondering if there were argument involved. Many Thanks Iain
  10. Sorted now, used a debug script of another forum and it worked like a charm. For those interested here it is.
  11. Sorry been away for a while and only just got back. When it wont boot it just gets past the P.O.S.T and then nothing, just stops. Have tried setting the drives in diffeerent orders but still nothing. Have tried FIXMBR and FIXBOOT but with no posotive results. [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect One of my friends has recommended trying to debug my drives but after a little reading up am a bit affraid it will screw up my drives
  12. Dont reall know where to post this but hope someone can help. My pc wont boot unless it has a windows bootable CD/DVD in the drive. It first started when i had Vista installed but as i was planning to go back to a dual boot setup i didn't bother looking into it as i though it would fix when i re-formatted. Now i have formatted and installed XP, the problem is still there. Am not going to stick Vista on incase i need to re-format. Anyone have any ideas???? Many thanks in advance Iain
  13. Mine said it couldn't register some dll file, but is works without any problems whatsoever after the installation process. Have had that one before with the version i got on cd with my phone. But get that it cant access a registry key now with the one i have d/l from the nokia website.
  14. @neo Same here, is it the one that says something about not being able to access a registry key???
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