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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Sorry for the delay.

    I've been through the logs and here is what I've found... which isn't much really as you will see from the log entry types:

    For the DNS, Directory Services and DHCP Server...
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    Re: Advice on using VPN accounts.

    The "Protection/Security" will likely be the same. I've not used NORDVPN but there are likely options you can set in terms of security such as level and type of encryption and protocol in use.

    It...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    I have found that the Exchange server is a member of the "Domain Controllers" group?

    Not sure if this is meant to be here as the Exchange server doesn't have the AD role installed. Is this normal?...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    They have no spare infrastructure, it's an overseas government department with very little funding. Took me 5 weeks to convince them to buy 3 more servers.

    I may just blow the second DC away I...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Update:

    Added a secondary DC running Server 2008 R2.

    Transfer of all the FSMO roles was successful apart from the schema master.
    I tried to register the Schmmgmt.dll library by running...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Wainui are you refering to the Domain Functional Level or Server OS?

    The functional level is set to 2008 R2 and the current server is running 2012 R2.

    The new server will have 2012 R2 or 2016...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Not much progress has been made but I did raise the domain functional level to Server 2008 R2 and there were no issues. I also found an AD Health Check Script here which I ran on the DC and apart...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    So no changes after I made the modifications. The Domain Admins group is still reverting to its defunct state.

    Some other things I found, the current DC was pointing to itself for DNS via its...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    The DC is running Server 2016.

    I haven't actually looked at group policy as being the culprit here. I will check and post findings.

    Why would you even use Group Policy that way? Surely, that...
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    Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    I have a client who is having some issues with Active Directory.

    There are 3 specific issues which I'm looking into though I suspect if I fix one it is likely to resolve the others or at the very...
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    Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Thumbs up for ESET products!

    I use their SMart Security product on all my machines, top notch and not heavy on resources.

    Anything by ESET in my opinion is better than Trend.
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    Re: Parameter is incorrect....

    You are probably getting this message because you're selecting a VHD size which is larger than the amount of free space you have on the disk.

    So in short yes I'd say that's why you're getting the...
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    Re: Parameter is incorrect....

    That won't work, when you create the VHD it will ask you where you want to store the file (vhd file) which will use existing free space on whichever disk you select.

    If you're running out of space...
  14. Thread: VDSL Issue

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    Re: VDSL Issue

    Short answer, crappy modem most likely.

    I had the same issue with Vodafone VDSL until I changed the crappy Vodafone modem to a TP-Link unit, never hd an issue after that.

    Something to look into...
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    Re: W10 upgrade what to do onwards

    Hmm ok,

    I run 2 types of backups.

    1) System backup, which is basically a backup of my OS disk I use EASEus TODO Backup Workstation for this. I run this twice a week (an incremental backup on a...
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    Re: W10 upgrade what to do onwards

    Make sure automatic updates is enabled and when updates come out install them.

    At a minimum set Windows update to install Security updates automatically. Apart from that, backup your data...
  17. Thread: Win10 Versions

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    Re: Win10 Versions

    The first machine is up to date with the Creators update and latest patch release from MS installed.

    The second one does not have the Creators update installed.... you may need to re-run Windows...
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    Re: Windows 10 pro licence

    Ian, how did you get on with the issue you had with the "expired" Windows license?
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    Re: Another backup software thread

    Second vote for Easus ToDo backup....

    The Home version is free and will do all the things you're after. Once you have it configured it will hum along nicely in the background.

    I have been using...
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    Re: Using Product Keys queries.

    Now I'm curious about how this OEM is meant to work...

    I understand that when you buy laptops, desktops and tablets from manufacturers such as Dell, HP etc the key is (by the nature of it coming...
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    Re: Using Product Keys queries.

    Not entirely true.... I've "re-installed" OEM Windows versions (i.e. using the OEM key on different hardware) many times. As long as the OEM key is only used on a single system at any point in time...
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    Re: VPN info please

    Personally I use Private Internet Access.

    Good worldwide server coverage, the app works on multiple platforms including iOS/Android, can be used up to 5 different devices simultaneously and the...
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    Re: Windows 10 pro licence

    Don't forget to take an image before the upgrade! Better safe than sorry.
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    Re: Windows 10 pro licence

    In place upgrade of Windows 10 Creators Update (From Windows 7 Pro) completed succesfully. Office 2013 remained intact and functioning with no issues.

    Only snag I ran into was post upgrade Control...
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    Re: Windows 10 pro licence

    That shouldn't be an issue, I've done a few in place upgrades with office and various other software installed with no hassles at all.

    Having said that taking a pre-upgrade image isn't a terrible...
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