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MSLicensing Key

MSLicensing Key is the key on the registry of the Windows Client machine that was used to make a Terminal Session to the Terminal Server and it denotes the CAL that was issued from the Terminal Server to the Windows...
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Terminal Server | Citrix issue | User not able to login

Terminal server issues: User not able to login This issue is observed when a user tries to login to a terminal server. The issue is of CITRIX but occurs after the start of a terminal server session. We have the...
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Winlogon Event ID 1219 | with error message “RPC Service is not available” | on Terminal Server

The error RPC Service is not available is seen with a Winlogon Event ID 1219 while users try to login to a Terminal Server Issue: RPC Service is not available   Details of the above mentioned issue description: The error...
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Windows Server 2003 | Directory Services-Users getting kicked out from Terminal Server session | null session pipes

Eligible Product: Windows Server 2003 SP1 Problem Product: Windows Server 2003 SP1 Problem Description ============================================ It is an Active Directory domain. When users/clients log into Citrix server in child domain, then if they log in with Active Directory account it...
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Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder

Taken from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614 Applies To: Windows Editions before and inclusive of “Microsoft Windows 2000 Server”   SYMPTOMS You may be unable to remove the Read-Only attribute from a folder using Windows Explorer. In addition, some programs may display error messages...
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You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

This article applies to: Windows Server OS before and incl. of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Client OS before and incl. Of Windows 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549   SUMMARY This article contains step-by-step instructions on how to use the Attrib command to work around...
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Issue: VB Script dll not running

Issue: unable to get VB Script dll running. When trying to install some software and it is not running.   To resolve this issue, I registered: c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll, c:\windows\syswow64\vbscript.dll, c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll, c:\windows\syswow64\jscript.dll and all appears to work.  ...
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Memory Leak Userenv 1053 1097

Event Type:                     Error Event Source:                Userenv Event Category:            None Event ID:   1053 Date:                                    4/18/2008 Time:                                   10:07:57 PM User:                                    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer:                       RUS-BG1P Description: Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (Not enough storage is available to complete this operation....
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CPR summary of a Winlogon spiking issue

NOTE: This article is taken from an inbound routed email. Last week I created a subcase for CPR to review a winlogon dump.  The CPR engineer investigated the issue and was able to determine what the issue was after looking...
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Netlogon Event ID 5792

Netlogon 5792 Event ID Registered:   On Winstondc2 Event Type: Information Event Source: NETLOGON Event Category: None Event ID: 5792 Date:  6/13/2008 Time:  9:35:55 AM User:  N/A Computer: WINSTONDC2 Description: Site 'IDAHO' does not have any LDAP servers for non-domain...
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Netlogon Event ID 5719

Netlogon Event ID 5719 Details Product: Windows Operating System Event ID: 5719 Source: NetLogon Version: 5.0 Symbolic Name: NELOG_NetlogonAuthNoDomainController Message: This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain %1 due to...
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Steps on how to reset the NETLOGON Database

Step 01: Stop the Netlogon service. Step 02: Move the Netlogon.dns and Netlogon.dnb files to a backup folder and restart the Domain Controller. Note: Netlogon.dns and Netlogon.dnb are located in the Windows\System32\Config folder.  ...
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Troubleshooting NETLOGON Event 5774, 5775, and 5781

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259277 SUMMARY One or more error messages may be logged in the System event log if the Netlogon service registration or deregistration process does not succeed. This article describes these error messages and offers some troubleshooting considerations.   MORE INFORMATION...
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Directory Services Does Not Start If Ntds.dit File Is Missing

When you start a Windows 2000-based domain controller, you may receive the following Lsass.exe error message: Directory Services could not start because of the following error: The system cannot find the file specified. Error Status: 0xc000000f. Please click OK to...
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Lsass 0xc00002e1 - "Directory Services cannot start" error message when you start your Windows Server based or Windows SBS Server based domain controller

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258062 "Directory Services cannot start" error message when you start your Windows Server based or Windows SBS Server based domain controller     SUMMARY   This article leads you through a series of steps that may help you diagnose the...
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KDC Event ID 11

Event ID KDC 11 in the System log of domain controllers   This is the Knowledge Base Article for KDC 11 Event ID Microsoft Support KB 321044 There is a script to be used inspite of ldifde dump. Please allow...
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Explanation of Kerberos error KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED

Problem Operating System: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise [2003]   Problem Description The following error is repeated in the event log. The target server name may reference more than one server.   XP Message ===================== Event Type: Error Event Source: Kerberos...
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Kerberos does not work through NAT

Problem Description Kerberos does not work through NAT   Resolution Kerberos does not work through NAT (confirmed through deployment planning guide) Per rfc, host address is encrypted and part of the ticket This is to prevent spoofing....
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Description of Common Kerberos-Related Errors in Windows 2000

SUMMARY Windows 2000 provides support for MIT Kerberos version 5 authentication, as defined in IETF Request For Comment (RFC) 1510. The Kerberos protocol is composed of three sub-protocols. The sub-protocol through which the client pre-sends the ticket for admission to...
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NAT Netlogon and Kerberos Primer

Created : 09/18/2006 TITLE: NAT Netlogon and Kerberos Primer [ ]   Problem Description   # Issue:   Common Knowledge appears to state that is Network Address Translation (NAT) is in place then trusts, logons, and Kerberos will not...
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A Kerberos client always sends client addresses in Windows 2000

Article ID : 317896 For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 318071. IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that...
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New resolution for problems with Kerberos authentication when users belong to many groups

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327825 Problems with Kerberos authentication when a user belongs to many groups   SYMPTOMS   When a user belongs to many groups, that user may have problems with authentication or with Group Policy settings. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles...
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Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol over Network Address Translation (NAT)

Kerberos authentication protocol might fail in environments that use Network Address Translation (NAT) or DHCP..? What is causing Kerberos authentication to fail in these environments? Is this something I need to worry about in my Windows Active Directory (AD) environment?...
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PRE: MOSS: Unable to connect SharePoint application using Kerberos authentication

Problem - You have configured Kerberos on a web application, but you are getting 401.1 and 401.2 errors when attempting to connect to that web application.   Environment - MOSS 2007.   Action Plan Gather the following information and do...
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Troubleshooting Active Directory replication failures that occur because of DNS lookup failures, event ID 2087, or event ID 2088

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824449 SUMMARY   This article describes an action plan for administrators and for support professionals to follow when domain controllers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cannot replicate Active Directory because of DNS lookup failures....
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Events 407 and 408 Are Reported in the DNS Server Event Log

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279678 SYMPTOMS   You are unable to query a Microsoft Windows 2000-based DNS server, and the following errors are reported in the application event log for DNS Server: Event ID: 407 Source: DNS Description: DNS server could not bind a...
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New group policies for DNS in Windows Server 2003

support.microsoft.com/kb/294785   SUMMARY   Windows Server 2003 resolves the problem of centralized DNS management by introducing group policies to configure DNS clients. For example, the following parameters are available in Windows Server 2003: ·        Enable or disable dynamic registration of...
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Deployment and operation of Active Directory domains that are configured by using single-label DNS names

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684 Information about configuring Windows for domains with single-label DNS names     SUMMARY   This article contains information about the deployment and operation of Active Directory domains that are configured by using single-label DNS names. The desire to remove...
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How to use DNSLint to troubleshoot Active Directory replication issues

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321046     SUMMARY   This article describes how to use the DNSLint utility to troubleshoot Active Directory replication issues. The Active Directory is a distributed database. It is used to store information about objects on a network and to...
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No _msdcs zone in DNS management console

+ Customer does not see _msdcs zones in DNS management console. + Looked into the Domain Controllers named Mercury and Saturn by connecting through Adsiedit. + Found that on Saturn Domain Controller (through ADSIEDIT) the Active Directory didn't had the...
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Fix the file access issues on a Domain Controller

Fix the file access issues on a Domain Controller   In this case we will fix the file access issue of a client for a file share on a Domain Controller. The client configured a Group Policy, after which they...
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Basic Debugging of an Application Crash

One of our common issues is troubleshooting application crashes (for example, the Print Spooler or a third-party application).  These crashes usually result in the infamous Dr. Watson error. First, let's discuss terminology.  A crash is when something experiences a fault...
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DCOMCNFG

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wdyy0xsw.aspx DCOMCNFG is a Windows NT 4.0 utility that allows you to configure various DCOM-specific settings in the registry. The DCOMCNFG window has three pages: Default Security, Default Properties, and Applications. Under Windows 2000 a fourth page, Default Protocols, is present. Default Security...
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HOW TO: Implement Share Caching Options in Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=214738 Windows 2000 includes a feature called "Offline Files". You can use Offline Files to cache files that you commonly use from a file share. There are three different share caching modes: ●     No Caching: No caching of files or...
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Offline Folders

An age-old challenge when supporting mobile users is deciding where to locate the important data that your users need to perform their jobs. Users generally prefer that you locate the data on their laptop hard disk so that they can...
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Troubleshooting Offline Folders: Known Bugs and Issues

Cannot Make NetWare Server Folders Available Offline Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227993 - When you select a folder on the network that is located on a Windows-based computer, the Make Available Offline command appears on the File menu in Windows...
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How to Create a User-Defined Service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137890 How to Create a User-Defined Service   SUMMARY The Windows NT Resource Kit provides two utilities that allow you to create a Windows NT user-defined service for Windows NT applications and some 16-bit applications (but not for batch files). ...
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LDP - LDAP Query to list locked accounts

LDAP Query to list locked accounts.   When you need to see a list of all user accounts that are locked using LDP tool, then you might need the following query to query the Active Directory using the LDP tool....
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Implementing the Change Password feature with Outlook Web Access

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297121/ Implementing the Change Password feature with Outlook Web Access   SUMMARY This article discusses how to implement the Change Password feature in Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) to allow OWA users to change their domain passwords. This article also...
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Measures to follow before proceeding with resetting the security database on the DC which is also a SQL Server

Measures to follow before proceeding with resetting the security database on the DC which is also a SQL Server   1.      We need to take the backup of the sql database before we go ahead with resetting the local security...
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How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918992 INTRODUCTION This article describes how to transfer the logins and the passwords between instances of Microsoft SQL Server 2005, of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on different servers. For more information about how to...
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Basic Steps for demoting a Domain Controller which is also a Microsoft Exchange Server to a Member Server

If we have a Domain Controller in the Active Directory that is also an email server, i.e. both Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange services are installed and enabled on the Server. And now if we want to just demote the...
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Issues while accessing files hosted on Encrypting File System over the Network

We have been getting such issues wherein the Client Window hangs while accessing the Encrypted files over the Network, sometimes remains in that position forever. The issue is pretty consistent and happens will almost all the Users. However, there are...
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LDIFDE and CSVDE Dump

Ldifde and csvde commands with Examples LDIFDE and CSVDE are quite similar. Both utilities can be used to import and export objects into active directory. The syntax for CSVDE and LDIFDE is the same.  The main difference is that CSVDE...
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An example of Domain Rename

Knowledge Measure – Case Notes An experiment done on a test server for Domain Rename Operation. The case Notes of which are as follows:   Scenario DOMAIN= MICROSOFT.LOCAL DOMAIN NETBIOS = MICROSOFT DC 1 = OSAMA (holds all 5 FSMO)...
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Domain Rename / DC Rename - Domain Rename Made Easy

Domain Rename / DC Rename - Domain Rename Made Easy   Reference Articles: Steps on How to Rename a domain controller   How Domain Rename Works   Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools   Implementing an Active Directory...
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How to Rename a Windows 2000 Domain Controller

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296592/ How to Rename a Windows 2000 Domain Controller   SUMMARY It is not possible to rename a Windows 2000 domain controller as long as it is in service as a domain controller because of the extensive changes that need...
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405948.aspx Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools   Download Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools 364 KB Updated: Aug 19, 2004 Understanding How Domain Rename Works 300 KB Microsoft Word file Updated: Dec 18, 2003 Get...
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Access is denied

When you face the issue of access is denied, please refer to the following sequence of steps for troubleshooting: • Binding Order of NIC Cards • SMB • DFS Service -- > started and Running • Permissions on SYSVOL •...
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The Format of the specified network name is invalid

The Format of the specified network name is invalid. • Binding Order of the NIC Card • SMB • DNS • Enable NETBIOS over TCP/IP • The "Register this connection in DNS" - Checked...
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Not able to access Domain via \\domainname\sysvol errormessage: "No network provider accepted the given network path"

Not able to access Domain via \\domainname\sysvol errormessage: "No network provider accepted the given network path" • Binding Order • TCP/IP Net BIOS Helper Service • MaxPacketSize and EnablePMTUBHDetect in case of WAN • Disable TCPChimney, EnableRSS, and TCPA in...
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Not enough storage is available to complete this operation

Not enough storage is available to complete this operation To resolve this problem, add the MaxTokenSize registry entry and the MaxUserPort registry entry on the affected domain controllers. To do this, follow these steps: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Kerberos\Parameters New DWORD Value. 'MaxTokenSize' =...
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The authentication service is unknown

The authentication service is unknown. • Check the NetLogon Service. • Binding order of the NIC card. • Update the NIC Drivers...
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There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper

There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. "No more endpoints available" means the RPC endpoint mapper, which runs on port 135 TCP, was not able to use a port above 1024 for a service that runs over...
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Run the Dfsutil /PurgeMupCache command

Run the Dfsutil /PurgeMupCache command As taken from KB 887303 Run the Dfsutil.exe program with the /PurgeMupCache switch to flush the local DFS/MUP cached information. The Dfsutil.exe program is included in the Windows 2000 Server Support Tools and the Windows...
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Make sure that the domain controllers are not in a journal wrap state

Make sure that the domain controllers are not in a journal wrap state As taken from KB 887303 To see if a domain controller is in a journal wrap state, view the File Replication service log in Event Viewer, and...
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Make sure that the Bypass traverse checking right is granted to the required groups

Make sure that the Bypass traverse checking right is granted to the required groups As taken from KB 887303 The Bypass traverse checking right must be granted to the following groups on the domain controllers: · Administrators · Authenticated Users...
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Examine the contents and the permissions of the Sysvol folder

Examine the contents and the permissions of the Sysvol folder As taken from KB 887303 By default, the Sysvol folder is located in the %systemroot% folder. The Sysvol folder contains the domain's Group Policy objects, the Sysvol and Netlogon shares,...
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Make sure that Distributed File System (DFS) is enabled on all computers

Make sure that Distributed File System (DFS) is enabled on all computers As taken from KB 887303 All domain controllers must run the Distributed File System service because the Sysvol share is a DFS volume. Additionally, the DFS client must...
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Make sure that the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is started on all computers

Make sure that the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is started on all computers As taken from KB 887303 All computers on the network must run the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service. To verify that the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is running...
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Examine the Server Message Block signing (SMB signing) settings on the client computers and member servers

Examine the Server Message Block signing (SMB signing) settings on the client computers and member servers As taken from KB 887303 The Server Message Block (SMB) signing settings define whether the computers on the network digitally sign communications. If the...
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Examine the DNS settings and network properties on the servers and client computers

Examine the DNS settings and network properties on the servers and client computers As taken from KB 887303 In the local area connection properties, Client for Microsoft Networks must be enabled on all servers and client computers. The File and...
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You cannot publish V2 Template to issue

You cannot publish V2 Template to issue Issue:   If you install enterprise CA on Windows 2003 Standard Edition you cannot publish V2 Template to issue. Now if we do in place upgrade of OS to windows 2008 Enterprise edition,...
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Trust Issues

Trust Issues Q1. After how long the domain trust within forest will be broken if the FSMO dc in a trust domain is down. Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect. Ans. The trust itself will not be affected...
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SD propagator - Manually initializing the SD propagator thread to evaluate inherited permissions for objects in Active Directory

SD propagator Manually initializing the SD propagator thread to evaluate inherited permissions for objects in Active Directory Manually initializing the SD propagator thread to evaluate inherited permissions for objects in Active Directory http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251343 SUMMARY Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and earlier...
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Group Policy Debug Log Settings

Group Policy Debug Log Settings   The below article has got information about enabling different debug loggings which are required for troubleshooting various Windows issues.    UserEnv Debug Logging   Userenv logging is useful when troubleshooting group Policy application related...
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FSMO Issues : Unable to Sieze Schema Master Role

FSMO Issues Unable to Seize Schema Master Role Unable to Seize Schema Master Role TITLE: Unable to Seize Schema Master Role Problem: Windows 2000 Server Problem Description When you try to seize the Schema Master Role you may recieve the...
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Tech Update/Refresher - Growing DIT issues

Tech Update/Refresher - Growing DIT issues DIT Issue Problem: Issue with growing NTDS.DIT file on a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller Description: You might find sometimes that the size of the Active Directory Database file which is "NTDS.DIT" grows indefinitely...
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DCPROMO Troubleshooting

DCPROMO Troubleshooting These are the following steps that you may follow to troubleshoot DCPROMO issues. These steps will help you overcome most of the DCPROMO issues with and flexibility. The Following steps is a series of general steps that you...
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Error message when you use the Active Directory Installation Wizard to add a member server in a Windows Server 2003 SP1 domain: "The Directory Service cannot perform the requested operation because a domain rename operation is in progress"

Error message when you use the Active Directory Installation Wizard to add a member server in a Windows Server 2003 SP1 domain: "The Directory Service cannot perform the requested operation because a domain rename operation is in progress" When you...
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"Schema mismatch" error message occurs when you try to run the Active Directory Installation Wizard

"Schema mismatch" error message occurs when you try to run the Active Directory Installation Wizard   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838179 "Schema mismatch" error message occurs when you try to run the Active Directory Installation Wizard   SYMPTOMS When you run the Active Directory...
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You receive LDAP bind errors after you run Dcpromo to install the first Windows Server 2003 computer in a domain

You receive LDAP bind errors after you run Dcpromo to install the first Windows Server 2003 computer in a domain http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834317 SYMPTOMS After you run the Dcpromo.exe tool to install the first Microsoft Windows Server 2003 computer in a domain,...
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Dcpromo.exe Does Not Work if the Domain Naming Master Is Not a Global Catalog

Dcpromo.exe Does Not Work if the Domain Naming Master Is Not a Global Catalog   SYMPTOMS When you are running Dcpromo.exe to create a grandchild domain, the operation may not work if the domain controller that holds the domain naming...
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"Logon failure: the target account name is incorrect" error when promoting domain controllers or creating replicas

"Logon failure: the target account name is incorrect" error when promoting domain controllers or creating replicas SYMPTOMS When you try to promote domain controllers in new child domains or create replicas, you may receive the following error message: Logon Failure:...
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DCPROMO Error message: The wizard cannot gain access to the list of domains in the forest

DCPROMO Error message: The wizard cannot gain access to the list of domains in the forest SYMPTOMS When you attempt to use Dcpromo.exe to move a Windows 2000-based, or a Windows Server 2003-based server into an existing domain, the following...
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Dcpromo Demotion of Last Domain Controller in Child Domain Does Not Succeed

Dcpromo Demotion of Last Domain Controller in Child Domain Does Not Succeed SYMPTOMS The domain naming master Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) role holder is... The domain naming master Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) role holder is assigned to the...
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Windows 2000 DS - Getting Access Denied while running DCPROMO

Windows 2000 DS - Getting Access Denied while running DCPROMO   Issue: Getting Access Denied while running DCPROMO on a Windows 2000 Server   Resolution:   + Verified that the DNS was working properly. + Verified that the server was...
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Troubleshooting Active Directory Installation Wizard Problems

Troubleshooting Active Directory Installation Wizard Problems   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727058.aspx   Overview Active Directory Installation Wizard relies on a number of systems in Windows 2000 Server, including DNS registration and resolution, LDAP query and response, Kerberos authentication, Active Directory replication, FRS replication,...
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DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion

DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756637.aspx DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion Applies To: Windows Server 2008 The Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database changes state (active or inactive): During an operating system upgrade. When a server becomes a domain controller. When a server...
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How Dcpromo.exe Adds Display Specifiers to Active Directory Forests

How Dcpromo.exe Adds Display Specifiers to Active Directory Forests http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308592 How Dcpromo.exe Adds Display Specifiers to Active Directory Forests SUMMARY You use Active Directory promotion (Dcpromo.exe) to add domain controllers to Windows 2000 server forests. This article describes the role...
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How to use the Install from Media feature to promote Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers

How to use the Install from Media feature to promote Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers Kb 311078 System state > Alternate Loc > Dcpromo /adv The Install From Media (IFM) Feature allows System Administrators to actively promote a new Domain...
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Active Directory Installation and Removal Issues

Active Directory Installation and Removal Issues http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/distrib/dsbi_add_fvhd.mspx?mfr=true Active Directory Installation and Removal Issues To install and remove Active Directory, the Active Directory Installation Wizard (Dcpromo) is used. It is important that certain requirements are met to prevent an unsuccessful installation...
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Adding or Removing a Domain During Dcpromo Requires Access to the Domain Naming Master FSMO Role Holder

Adding or Removing a Domain During Dcpromo Requires Access to the Domain Naming Master FSMO Role Holder http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254933 Adding or Removing a Domain During Dcpromo Requires Access to the Domain Naming Master FSMO Role Holder SUMMARY The domain naming master...
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How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000

How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369 How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000   SUMMARY   This article describes how to promote or demote a domain controller to a stand-alone server...
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Ports for Domains and Trusts - How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts

Ports for Domains and Trusts - How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179442 How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts SUMMARY This article describes how to configure a firewall for domains and trusts. Note: Not...
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Error Message: Request timed out.

Windows Server 2003 SP2 only Error Message: Request timed out. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms819617.aspx Explanation: The ping command timed out because there was no reply from the host. User Action: Ping your local address 127.0.0.1. This will tell you that TCP is functioning....
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EnablePMTUDiscovery

EnablePMTUDiscovery EnablePMTUDiscovery is a registry key that can enable the windows operating system to discover the working MTU size in effect itself by sending packets of variable size to the destination. By sending packets of data in variable sizes the...
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"Access Denied" error message occurs when you impersonate an account in ASP.NET and then call STA

"Access Denied" error message occurs when you impersonate an account in ASP.NET and then call STA http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325791 "Access Denied" error message occurs when you impersonate an account in ASP.NET and then call STA COM components SYMPTOMS If you impersonate a...
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Replication fails with access denied and getting FRS event 13562 - crashonauditfail

Replication fails with access denied and getting FRS event 13562 - crashonauditfail TITLE: Replication fails with access denied and getting FRS event 13562 Problem Windows 2000 Server Problem Description One Domain Controller fails to replicate getting access denied error. FRS...
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"You may not have appropriate rights" error message when you try to open the Domain Security Policy console or the Domain Controller Security Policy console from the command prompt

"You may not have appropriate rights" error message when you try to open the Domain Security Policy console or the Domain Controller Security Policy console from the command prompt SYMPTOMS When you try to open the Domain Security Policy console...
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How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server INTRODUCTION Windows Server includes W32Time, the Time Service tool that is required by the Kerberos authentication protocol. The...
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How to Troubleshoot Black Hole Router Issues

How to Troubleshoot Black Hole Router Issues http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314825 How to Troubleshoot Black Hole Router Issues SUMMARY This article defines the term "black hole" router, describes a method of locating black hole routers, and suggests three ways to avoid the data...
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How to force Kerberos to use TCP instead of UDP in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows 2000

How to force Kerberos to use TCP instead of UDP in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244474 How to force Kerberos to use TCP instead of UDP in Windows SUMMARY The Windows Kerberos authentication package...
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Access this computer from the network

Access this computer from the network   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/gp/524.mspx?mfr=true Access this computer from the network   Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment   Description   Determine which users and groups are allowed to connect to the computer over the network....
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AD replication not working after schema update.

AD replication not working after schema update. ISSUE: AD replication not working after schema update. + The customer did an adprep /forest prep on the Windows 2003 DC (having all FSMO roles). + The Schema Update was unsuccessful. + Active...
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NETLOGON 3210, 5719

NETLOGON 3210, 5719 Issue: You might see a combination of event id's NETLOGON 3210 and NETLOGON 5719 in the event viewer after deploying multiple workstation, client or member server(s) from the same system image. Cause: The cause of this issue...
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You Cannot Start the Active Directory Users and Computers Tool Because the Server Is Not Operational

You Cannot Start the Active Directory Users and Computers Tool Because the Server Is Not Operational http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323542 CAUSE: These issues may occur if TCP/IP filtering is configured to permit only port 80 for TCP/IP traffic. RESOLUTION: Port 389 is used...
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How to optimize Active Directory replication in a large network

How to optimize Active Directory replication in a large network   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244368 How to optimize Active Directory replication in a large network   SUMMARY This article describes how to optimize Active Directory replication in large network configurations.   MORE INFORMATION...
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How to perform an authoritative restore to a domain controller in Windows 2000

How to perform an authoritative restore to a domain controller in Windows 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241594 How to perform an authoritative restore to a domain controller in Windows 2000 SUMMARY This article discusses how to perform an authoritative restore of the Active...
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How to use the EventCombMT utility to search event logs for account lockouts

How to use the EventCombMT utility to search event logs for account lockouts http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824209 How to use the EventCombMT utility to search event logs for account lockouts   SUMMARY This article describes how to use the EventCombMT utility (EventCombmt.exe) to...
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Userenv 1058

Userenv 1058 Event Type: Error Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event ID: 1058 Date: Date Time: Time User: User_Name Computer: Computer_Name Description: Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domainname,DC=com . The file must be present at the...
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Userenv 1054

Userenv 1054 Event ID: 1054 Source: Userenv Type: Error Description: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted). Group Policy processing aborted. Add the Registry:...
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Event ID 1054 is logged in the Application log in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP Professional

Event ID 1054 is logged in the Application log in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP Professional http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324174 Check DNS Settings in the TCP/IP stack Extra: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/transform.aspx?ProdName=Windows+Operating+System&ProdVer=5.2&EvtID=1054&EvtSrc=Userenv&LCID=1033 Event ID 1054 is logged in the Application log in Windows Server...
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Userenv 1097

Userenv 1097 Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event ID: 1097 Date: date Time: time Type: Error User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer: servername Description: Windows cannot find the machine account. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted. • Check the Netlogon...
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You receive event ID 1097 and event ID 1030 error events when you restart a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller

You receive event ID 1097 and event ID 1030 error events when you restart a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller Can occur in case of Scripts / Folder Redirection http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832215 SYMPTOMS Every time that you restart your Microsoft Windows Server...
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Userenv 1053

Userenv 1053 Event Type: Error Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event ID: 1053 Date: Date Time: Time User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer: Computername Description: Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (<error-message>). Group Policy processing aborted. For more information,...
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SCECLI 1202 Events due to a crashed hardware

SCECLI 1202 Events due to a crashed hardware   Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events: ·         Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events :: skar.us :: KB Article Dump ·         Microsoft Support KB :: Original Article       HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable (Full Version)...
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Group policies are not applied; "Event ID 1058" and "Event ID 1030"

Group policies are not applied; "Event ID 1058" and "Event ID 1030" SOX071011700061 Problem Description We were getting event ids 1030 and 1058 on the XP clients. The description of the event ids were: Event Type: Error Event Source: Userenv...
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You receive a "There is not enough space on the disk" error message when you copy files to or install updates to a partition

KB 837325 You receive a "There is not enough space on the disk" error message when you copy files to or install updates to a partition http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837325/en-us You receive a "There is not enough space on the disk" error message...
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The Sysvol and Netlogon Shares Are Missing After You Restore a Domain Controller from Backup

KB 316790 The Sysvol and Netlogon Shares Are Missing After You Restore a Domain Controller from Backup http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316790/en-us The Sysvol and Netlogon Shares Are Missing After You Restore a Domain Controller from Backup SYMPTOMS After you restore a domain controller...
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Recovering missing FRS objects and FRS attributes in Active Directory

Recovering missing FRS objects and FRS attributes in Active Directory http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312862 Recovering missing FRS objects and FRS attributes in Active Directory SUMMARY File Replication service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LMREPL service in Microsoft Windows...
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How to Reset User Rights in the Default Domain Group Policy in Windows Server 2003

  Article ID : 324800 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324800   How to Reset User Rights in the Default Domain Group Policy in Windows Server 2003   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324800   How to Reset User Rights in the Default Domain Group Policy in Windows Server 2003...
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"The Permissions for This GPO in the SYSVOL Folder Are Inconsistent with Those in Active Directory" Message When You Run GPMC

  Article ID : 828760 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828760   "The Permissions for This GPO in the SYSVOL Folder Are Inconsistent with Those in Active Directory" Message When You Run GPMC   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828760   "The Permissions for This GPO in the SYSVOL Folder...
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How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree and its content in a domain

    Article ID : 315457   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315457 How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree and its content in a domain   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315457   How to rebuild the SYSVOL tree and its content in a domain   INTRODUCTION The article describes...
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SYSVOL junction inherits NTFS permissions from the drive root

  Article ID : 319808 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319808   SYSVOL junction inherits NTFS permissions from the drive root   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319808   SYSVOL junction inherits NTFS permissions from the drive root   SUMMARY If you run the Dcpromo tool, you can specify a...
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Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS

Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/284947   Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS     SUMMARY...
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FRS: Disk Defragmentation Causes Excessive FRS Replication Traffic

FRS: Disk Defragmentation Causes Excessive FRS Replication Traffic   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282791   FRS: Disk defragmentation causes excessive FRS replication traffic   SYMPTOMS When you use disk defragmentation utilities to optimize logical drives that host File Replication service (FRS) replicated content, the...
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Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets

Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329491   Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets   SUMMARY This article describes the correct staging area space for replica sets. The File Replication service (FRS) creates staging files...
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Update the FRS member object

Update the FRS member object http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787188.aspx Use this procedure to update the File Replication service (FRS) member object after renaming a domain controller. For more information about this procedure, see article 316826 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82821). Administrative Credentials...
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Backing Up and Restoring an FRS-Replicated SYSVOL Folder

Backing Up and Restoring an FRS-Replicated SYSVOL Folder   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc507518.aspx   The System Volume (SYSVOL) folder provides a standard location to store important elements of Group Policy objects and scripts. A copy of the SYSVOL folder exists on each domain...
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FRS Logs

FRS Logs   http://technet.microsoft.com/library/Cc978208   FRS creates text-based logs in the systemroot \Debug directory to help you debug problems. The Ntfrsapi.log file contains events that take place during promotion and demotion — namely, creating the subkeys in the NTFRS registry...
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Microsoft Windows File Replication Service 2000/2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Microsoft Windows File Replication Service 2000/2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 DOWNLOAD: Download Microsoft Windows File Replication Service 2000/2003 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 Alternate Link: Download the same file from Microsoft Download Center, here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14924 Monitors the...
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How to restrict FRS replication traffic to a specific static port

How to restrict FRS replication traffic to a specific static port   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319553 How to restrict FRS replication traffic to a specific static port   SUMMARY This article describes how to configure a static port for File Replication service (FRS)...
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How to troubleshoot journal_wrap errors on Sysvol and DFS replica sets

Troubleshooting journal_wrap errors on Sysvol and DFS replica sets   Troubleshooting journal_wrap errors on Sysvol and DFS replica sets http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292438 How to troubleshoot journal_wrap errors on Sysvol and DFS replica sets SUMMARY The File Replication Service (FRS) is a multithreaded,...
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Replication Service replica sets : Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets :: D2, D4 : Authoritative and Non-Authoritative Restore of FRS Replica Sets

Replication Service replica sets   Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets   Replication Service replica sets : Using the BurFlags registry key to reinitialize File Replication Service replica sets :: D2, D4 : Authoritative...
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How to Troubleshoot the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003

How to Troubleshoot the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327341 This step-by-step article describes how to troubleshoot the File Replication service (FRS). The following procedures are all performed by a member of the administrators group on a...
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Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets

Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets The staging area size limits in Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 are: Default size: 660 megabytes (MB) Minimum size: 10 MB Maximum size: 2 terabytes   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329491/ Configuring Correct Staging...
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Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS

Antivirus programs may modify security descriptors and cause excessive replication of FRS data in SYSVOL and DFS   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284947&sd=tech SUMMARY The File Replication service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the Lmrepl service in the 3.xand 4.0...
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Description of FRS entries in the registry

Description of FRS entries in the registry   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/221111 SUMMARY The File Replication service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LMREPL (LanMan Replication) service in the 3.x/4.0 versions of Microsoft Windows NT. Windows 2000 domain controllers...
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Troubleshooting File Replication Service

Troubleshooting File Replication Service   Readers of this article, please have a look at this article too. In my opinion you should look at this: ·        How to Troubleshoot the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003   Troubleshooting FRS...
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Configuration and operational recommendations for the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server

Configuration and operational recommendations for the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840675   Configuration and operational recommendations for the File Replication Service in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server   SUMMARY This...
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Pre-staging the File Replication service replicated files on SYSVOL and Distributed file system shares for optimal synchronization

KB 266679 Pre-staging the File Replication service replicated files on SYSVOL and Distributed file system shares for optimal synchronization   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266679 Pre-staging the File Replication service replicated files on SYSVOL and Distributed file system shares for optimal synchronization   SUMMARY...
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FRS event log error codes

FRS events FRS event log error codes http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308406 SUMMARY This article describes the Event Viewer events that may be caused by File Replication Service (FRS). These events are displayed in the FRS log. MORE INFORMATION • Event ID: 13500 Event...
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Event ID 13559 may be logged in Event Viewer in Windows 2000

Event ID 13559 may be logged in Event Viewer in Windows 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887440 In Microsoft Windows 2000, the following event may be logged in Event Viewer: Event Source: NtFrs Event ID: 13559 Event Type: Error Description: The File Replication Service...
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FRS Issues: (with Filters)

FRS Issues: (with Filters)   #Issue 01 Only certain files not replicating with FRS - mixed file types   Only certain files not replicating with FRS - mixed file types SOX060314700027   Problem:   Some files were no longer replicating...
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How to Troubleshoot Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares on Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers

How to Troubleshoot Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares on Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers   How to Troubleshoot Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares on Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers   MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL -- DO NOT SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH CUSTOMERS...
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How to migrate FRS replica sets to DFSR replication groups

How to migrate FRS replica sets to DFSR replication groups   How to migrate FRS replica sets to DFSR replication groups SOX060801700014   Problem: Customers may want to migrate their FRS replica sets to DFSR replication groups.   Resolution: First...
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DFSRMIG - Returning to FRS replication after completing a migration to DFSR for SYSVOL (Unsupported Best Effort)

DFSRMIG - Returning to FRS replication after completing a migration to DFSR for SYSVOL (Unsupported Best Effort) DFSRMIG - Returning to FRS replication after completing a migration to DFSR for SYSVOL (Unsupported Best Effort) SOX071023700023 [TO RE-WRITE THIS ARTICLE]...
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Event 13508 FRS replication issue cannot bind w/authentication to computer.

Event 13508 FRS replication issue cannot bind w/authentication to computer.   Event 13508 FRS replication issue Cannot bind w/authentication to computer. SOX051117700034   Problem   13508 on multiple servers.   Unable to run ntfrsutl with the following errors ERROR -...
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JRNL_WRAP problem occurs while performing authoritative FRS restore (D4)

JRNL_WRAP problem occurs while performing authoritative FRS restore (D4)    JRNL_WRAP problem occurs while performing authoritative FRS restore (D4) SOS060202700001   Problem: Background ---------------- The original FRS problem is caused by the JRNL_WRAP_ERROR problem. Following KB 292438, perform the authoritative...
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Replstor causes FRS to fail || 3rd party Replication engine!!

Replstor causes FRS to fail || 3rd party Replication engine!!   Replstor causes FRS to fail SOX030324700033   Problem:   I have found that replstor and 3rd party replication engine can cause replication in FRS to fail. This application is...
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Windows Server 2003/FRS stops after 30 seconds, event ID 13501 logged

Windows Server 2003/FRS stops after 30 seconds, event ID 13501 logged      2003/FRS stops after 30 seconds, event ID 13501 logged SOX050526700015   Problem:   When starting the FRS service, it times out after 30 seconds with the error:...
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FRS - File replication across forest boundary.

FRS - File replication across forest boundary. FRS - File replication across forest boundary. SOX050526700034 Problem: Customer had 2 Win2k3 member servers. Each member server is located in separate AD forest. They have domain based DFS setup in WIndows 2003...
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Do WebDAV attributes replicate with FRS?

Do WebDAV attributes replicate with FRS?    Do WebDAV attributes replicate with FRS? SOX010226700085   1. Does FRS support WebDAV? a. Does FRS recognize updates using PROPPATCH as an update to the file and therefore trigger replication b. Does FRS...
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FRS - Files do not replicate but Folders do.

FRS - Files do not replicate but Folders do.   Number  : SOX050915700004   No Files in Sysvol would replicate. Only folders moved from one server to another.   Filemon shows:   12:57:31.375 PM ntfrs.exe:1952 IRP_MJ_SET_EA C:\WINNT\SYSVOL\domain\DO_NOT_REMOVE_NtFrs_PreInstal l_Directory\NTFRS_4daff750-43f3-427e-b70cc48c812838fd ACCESS DENIED...
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PLAT-DS\PT\PRE\2K3\13552/13555 FRS not replicating: FrsErrorMismatchedJournalId

PLAT-DS\PT\PRE\2K3\13552/13555 FRS not replicating: FrsErrorMismatchedJournalId   PLAT-DS\PT\PRE\2K3\13552/13555 FRS not replicating: FrsErrorMismatchedJournalId   Number          :           SRX060605603381 TITLE: PLAT-DS\PT\PRE\2K3\13552/13555 FRS not replicating: FrsErrorMismatchedJournalId   ID: SRX060605603381 CRT: Jun 5 2006 MOD: Jun 6 2006   Phone Log   ============================================ Problem Product :...
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Windows 2000 Corrupt FRS database with an error

Windows 2000 Corrupt FRS database with an error   Windows 2000 Corrupt FRS database with an error   Number          :           SOX031113700034 TITLE: Windows 2000 Corupt FRS database with an error Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX031113700034 CRT: Nov 13 2003...
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win2k/FRS/13539 13552 13555

win2k/FRS/13539 13552 13555   win2k/FRS/13539 13552 13555   Number          :           SOX040302700058 TITLE: w2k/FRS/13539 13552 13555 [SRWINNT ] Problem Windows 2000 Advanced Svr ID: SOX040302700058 CRT: Mar 2 2004 MOD: Mar 2 2004   Problem Description 3/1/2004 7:24:29 AM 1 0...
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Found.000 folder contains FRS data

Found.000 folder contains FRS data   Found.000 folder contains FRS data   Number          :           SOX031007700098 TITLE: Found.000 folder contains FRS data Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX031007700098 CRT: Oct 7 2003 MOD: Oct 7 2003   Problem Description User has...
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W2K/DCPROMO demotion fails, FRS cannot be stopped

W2K/DCPROMO demotion fails, FRS cannot be stopped W2K/DCPROMO demotion fails, FRS cannot be stopped Number : SOX030908700073 TITLE: W2K/DCPROMO demotion fails, FRS cannot be stopped Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX030908700073 CRT: Sep 8 2003 MOD: Sep 8 2003 Problem...
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How to determine why FRS replicated files

How to determine why FRS replicated files   How to determine why FRS replicated files   Number          :           SOX050201700062 TITLE: How to determine why FRS replicated files Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX050201700062 CRT: Feb 1 2005 MOD: Feb 1...
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13539 - FRS cannot replicate SYSVOL domain because the path name

13539 - FRS cannot replicate SYSVOL domain because the path name   13539 - FRS cannot replicate SYSVOL domain because the path name   Number          :           SOX030723700014 TITLE: 13539 - FRS cannot replicate sysvol domain beca Problem Windows 2000 Server...
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FRS Does Not Replicate Files or Folders If the System Account Does Not Have Full Control of the FRS replica tree

FRS Does Not Replicate Files or Folders If the System Account Does Not Have Full Control of the FRS replica tree   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319473   The File Replication service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LANMan Directory...
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FRS: My NTFRS.JDB files seems too large.

FRS: My NTFRS.JDB files seems too large.   FRS: My NTFRS.JDB files seems too large.   Number          :           SOX030709700042 TITLE: FRS: My NTFRS.JDB files seems too large. How ca Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX030709700042 CRT: Jul 9 2003 MOD:...
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Win2K\\FRS 13508

Win2K\\FRS 13508   Win2K\\FRS 13508   Number         :           SOX020213700104 TITLE: Win2K\\FRS 13508 Problem Windows 2000 Server ID: SOX020213700104 CRT: Feb 13 2002 MOD: Feb 13 2002   Problem Description Customer is getting event id 13508 when he promote a machine...
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FRS appears as if it is not replicating. Junction for SYSVOL is missing.

FRS appears as if it is not replicating. Junction for SYSVOL is missing.   FRS appears as if it is not replicating. Junction for SYSVOL is missing.   Number          :           SOX021010700142 TITLE: FRS appears as if it is not replicating....
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W2K8R2 DCs log NTFRS Error 13576 When Added to FRS Replicas

W2K8R2 DCs log NTFRS Error 13576 When Added to FRS Replicas   W2K8R2 DCs log NTFRS Error 13576 When Added to FRS Replicas   Number  : SOX081120700057 Created  : 11/20/2008 Region  : US TITLE: W2K8R2 DCs log NTFRS Error 13576...
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FRS stays at 13565/Sysvol does not get shared out

FRS stays at 13565/Sysvol does not get shared out   FRS stays at 13565/Sysvol does not get shared out   Number         :           SOX061220700042   TITLE: FRS stays at 13565/Sysvol does not get shared out Problem Windows Server 2003 Standard ID:...
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W2k3S:/FRS replication & sharing problem

W2k3S:/FRS replication & sharing problem   W2k3S:/FRS replication & sharing problem Number  : SOX041011700076 Created  : 10/11/2004 Region  : US TITLE: W2k3S:/FRS replication & sharing problem **Problem** Windows Server 2003 Standard ID: SOX041011700076 CRT: Oct 11 2004 MOD: Oct 11...
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Windows 2000/2003 - FRS/Microsoft Excel (.xls) files are renamed as an 8-digit hexadecimal number

Windows 2000/2003 - FRS/Microsoft Excel (.xls) files are renamed as an 8-digit hexadecimal number   Windows 2000/2003 - FRS/Microsoft Excel (.xls) files are renamed as an 8-digit hexadecimal number Number  : SOX040331700023 Created  : 03/31/2004 Region  : US TITLE: Windows...
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Domains: FRS Event ID 13544

Domains: FRS Event ID 13544   Domains: FRS Event ID 13544 SOX010723700093   Problem : Customer has been promoting and demoting a server. After the final promotion, he's now getting an FRS error: 13544: The File Replication Service cannot replicate...
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Win2ksrv AD frs Event id 13548

Win2ksrv AD frs Event id 13548 w2ksrv ad frs Event id 13548 Number : SOX010330700185 Created : 03/30/2001 Region : US TITLE: w2ksrv ad frs Event id 13548 Event id 13548 Source: NtFrs Descrip ID: SOX010330700185 CRT:Mar 30 2020 MOD:Feb...
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FRS CPU SPIKE: NTFRS Service spiking the CPU

FRS CPU SPIKE: NTFRS Service spiking the CPU   NTFRS Service spiking the CPU, FRS CPU SPIKE Number  : SOX060530700007 Created  : 05/30/2006 Region  : US TITLE: NTFRS Service spiking the CPU, FRS CPU SPIKE Problem Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...
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FRS service stops intermittently windows 2003 sp2

FRS service stops intermittently windows 2003 sp2   FRS service stops intermittently windows 2003 sp2 Number  : SOS070814700002 Created  : 08/14/2007 Region  : China TITLE: FRS service stops intermittently windows 2003 sp2 Problem Windows Server Std. 2003 EN ID: SOS070814700002...
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Win2008 DFS and FRS administration - missing DFSGUI.MSC

Win2008 DFS and FRS administration - missing DFSGUI.MSC Win2008 DFS and FRS administration - missing DFSGUI.MSC SOX080522700014 # Issue: The DFSGUI.MSC (legacy DFS Managment snap-in from Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003) does not appear to exist on Windows Server...
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Assert Error in FRS

Assert Error in FRS SOX031219700164   Problem :   customer was getting Assert errors in FRS that did not correspond to any known issues. He also could not get Windows Update to run. We tried to load a hotfix and...
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FRS replication may not start when seeding partner is in seeding mode himself

FRS replication may not start when seeding partner is in seeding mode himself   FRS replication may not start when seeding partner is in seeding mode himself SOX060724700012   Problem :   Summary ============================= This customer had the problem that...
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FRS event 13539

FRS event 13539   FRS event 13539 SOX030819700077   Problem :   Windows 2000 domain with 2 domain controllers running SP3 FRS not working properly between the two DCs, getting the following error: event 13539 13539 NtFrs N/A CLADENVER_2 "The...
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FRS slow to work.

FRS slow to work.     FRS slow to work. Number  : SOX041123700054     RESOLUTION As per the data we received from you, everything seems to be working. You are sourcing from Japan to the US, and the link...
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Events ID 13555, 13552 and 13539

Events ID 13555, 13552 and 13539   SOX031017700020   Error: FRS is generating events ID 13555, 13552 and 13539 when it's restarting. Errors make reference to a replica set that the server (member server) used to belong to. The replica...
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DCPROMO failure: FRS-The dependency service or group failed to start (1068)

DCPROMO failure: FRS-The dependency service or group failed to start (1068)   SOX030119700052   Error:  When attempting to promote a Windows 2000 server to a domain controller, the following error is displayed:  "Error - File Replication Service: The dependency service...
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Rebuilding the FRS Structure on the Local Server Machine

Rebuilding the FRS Structure on the Local Server Machine   In case we need to re-build the FRS structure for the Default Replication Group of SYSVOL on the Server’s Disk, we can follow the following steps:   ·        Check Basic...
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Live meeting held open the EVENT_FRS_CANT_OPEN_STAGE 13550

Live meeting held open the EVENT_FRS_CANT_OPEN_STAGE 13550   Number          :           SOX040705700001   This article is Internal to Microsoft. It is of use to people only who use Live Meeting for Troubleshooting purposes. It might come in handy in difficult situations....
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What is Authoritative and Non-Authoritative Restore of FRS Replica Sets? The no longer unknown D2 and D4 Processes

What is Authoritative and Non-Authoritative Restore of FRS Replica Sets? The no longer unknown D2 and D4 Processes   The D2 and D4 procedures are used alternatively to restore data to a missing DFS Share. One picks data from other...
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FRS journal wrap

FRS journal wrap   PROBLEM: Ø  FRS replication not working for DC dc01   SYMPTOMS: In case of FRS Replication Failure due to a Journal Wrap error, we can identify the issue using the following Symptoms:   Have event id’s...
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Static RPC Port Assignment for the FRS Service

Static RPC Port Assignment for the FRS Service   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTFRS\Parameters RPC TCP/IP Port Assignment = 1600 (decimal)   RPC TCP/IP Port Assignment Taken from: FRS Tools and Settings   Registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters   Version Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000...
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FRS Subscription and subscriber objects

FRS Subscription and subscriber objects   INTRODUCTION Whenever we setup a DFS Share on the Domain with Replication Setup between the folders on separate Servers. In Pre-Windows 2008, this will use the FRS Service to replicate data. Remember that FRS...
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DFSR Troubleshooting

DFSR Troubleshooting   All hotfixes in dfsrinfo.cab   905700 You may receive an RPC server is too busy to complete this operation...," &_ 912154 You cannot create a diagnostic report for DFS replication on a...," &_ 912850 Unable to access...
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DFSR events

DFSR events Events Event id : 4004 #error 9003 the replication group is invalid --------------------- The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the replicated folder at local path D:\Public. Additional Information: Error: 9003 (The replication group is invalid) Additional context...
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Repair options that you can use to recover if you accidentally make an incorrect Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) member authoritative in a Windows Server 2003 R2 environment

Repair options that you can use to recover if you accidentally make an incorrect Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) member authoritative in a Windows Server 2003 R2 environment Repair options that you can use to recover if you accidentally make...
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Lower the DFS LDAP Timeout value

Lower the DFS LDAP Timeout value We have lowered the DFS LDAP Timeout value to 3 seconds using the following command dfsutil Server Registry LdapTimeoutValue set 3 <servername> We were initially told that this timeout value could not be modified...
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You may receive DFS referrals that contain a list of random DFS targets, random SYSVOL or NETLOGON referrals, or experience slow performance when you access a shared folder in a DFS namespace on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

You may receive DFS referrals that contain a list of random DFS targets, random SYSVOL or NETLOGON referrals, or experience slow performance when you access a shared folder in a DFS namespace on a Windows Server 2003-based computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905846 To...
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Wanted to remove DFS root from servers that have been decommissioned.

Wanted to remove DFS root from servers that have been decommissioned.   I was getting “RPC server unavailable” while trying to remove the decommissioned server from the DFS GUI. I was able to remove the DFS root from the decommissioned...
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Reset the DFSR Database

Reset the DFSR Database   + Found SOX070212700038 : followed it ##### Followed these steps to rebuild the database: 1. Stop the DFSR service on the server that is logging the 4004 event. 2. Navigate to D:\System Volume Information\DFSR (drive...
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Recover Data from DFSR Staging Directory.

Recover Data from DFSR Staging Directory.   Recently we worked on a case where customer was replicating one share using FRS. He did not wait for initial replication to finish and he stopped the replication, then he created new replication...
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Troubleshooting slow replication in DFSR

Troubleshooting slow replication in DFSR   >> We can enable auditing for DFSR and see the files takes how much time to replicate   >>started with Easy assist session and enabled auditing on hub server: Create the following registry *key*...
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DFSR - Recovering a compressed file from staging (BEST-EFFORT WORKAROUND)

DFSR - Recovering a compressed file from staging (BEST-EFFORT WORKAROUND) Number : SOX080610700012 Problem Description # Issue: Customer needs a file recovered from the DFSR staging directory. The file is compressed. # Environment: Windows Server 2003 R2 Resolution # Workaround:...
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Tips for diagnosing why clients are referred to unexpected DFS namespace targets

Tips for diagnosing why clients are referred to unexpected DFS namespace targets http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2006/04/13/425169.aspx I've seen three recent posts in our microsoft.public.windows.server.dfs_frs newsgroup from DFS Namespaces customers who are trying to determine why clients are being referred to unexpected targets. Here...
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DFS Site Information Is Not Updated When You Move Server to a New Active Directory Site

DFS Site Information Is Not Updated When You Move Server to a New Active Directory Site    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260857    SYMPTOMS After you move a server that is a replica member of a Domain Distributed File S... After you move a...
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Migrating DFS namespace from v1 to v2

Migrating DFS namespace from v1 to v2 Made a v1 namespace with name Eps.local \V1 and in ADsiedit.msc ---domain --system--DFSconf-v1 (ftdfs) that shows its a v1. now exported it into an XML file called V1.xml on C drive through command...
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DFSN Troubleshooting

DFSN Troubleshooting dfsutil | purgemupcache | spcflush | pktflush local/site/domain set target priority get the nearest DFS (1) DSSITE > configuration (2) Set Target Priority > (3) Out-of-Site > OK...
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Answer DFS From One Domain To Another

Answer DFS From One Domain To Another http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverfiles/thread/831c55ce-78fd-4989-a7f7-8a1b708fa3f4/ We have 2 domains staff.company.local and student.company.local The student domain has a DFS patch in place as follows; \\students.company.local\dfs\homeareas We do have trusts in place between the two domains, but from the...
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DFS root was on a DC which was demoted and formatted.

DFS root was on a DC which was demoted and formatted. SOX050307700007 DFS was a single un-replicated root. Was previously hosted on a DC which was demoted and formatted. Points to multiple replicated target links. The root target data still...
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DFSN Cases

DFSN Cases Ø Also, it appears that we cannot make changes to the DFS Namespace when the primary domain controller is offline. We have DFS in scalability mode. Is that expected behavior? The answer... DFS uses the PDC operations master...
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A file sharing connection to a Windows Server 2008-based server drops unexpectedly if the server has Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 11.0.4202 (MR4-MP2) or Symantec Antivirus 10.2 installed

A file sharing connection to a Windows Server 2008-based server drops unexpectedly if the server has Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 11.0.4202 (MR4-MP2) or Symantec Antivirus 10.2 installed   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961654 SYMPTOMS Event ID: 4226 Source: Tcpip Message:TCP/IP has reached the...
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Networking\SMB\File transfer fails over network with network related errors

Networking\SMB\File transfer fails over network with network related errors SOX070102700032 > Take network trace at the client and the server > reproduce the error > Take a trace of both sending and receiving computers during the failure and the success...?...
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DFSR Replication is not working: Error: 9003 (The replication group is invalid)

DFSR Replication is not working: Error: 9003 (The replication group is invalid)   Customer Name: Justin Vashisht   Case Number: SRX080606600411   Phone Number:   Customer Email:       S: (Subjective)   ===============   DFSR Replication is not working...
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Windows Server 2003 - DS - The terminal servers licensing period has expired

Windows Server 2003 - DS - The terminal servers licensing period has expired Number : SRX080311601035 TITLE: PST\Win2k3\DS\the terminal servers licensing period has expired SRX080311601035 Mar 2008 Phone Log ============================================ Problem Product: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Customer Problem Description ============================================...
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Dcpromo May Generate "Access Denied" or "Cannot Find the File Specified" Error Message

Dcpromo May Generate "Access Denied" or "Cannot Find the File Specified" Error Message   When you run Dcpromo.exe to promote a Windows 2000-based server to a domain controller, Dcpromo may not finish successfully and may generate one of the following...
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When you run Dcpromo.exe to create a replica domain controller, you receive the "Failed to modify the necessary properties for the machine account. Access is denied" error message

When you run Dcpromo.exe to create a replica domain controller, you receive the "Failed to modify the necessary properties for the machine account. Access is denied" error message   When you run Dcpromo.exe to create a replica domain controller, you...
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How to override the license server discovery process in Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

How to override the license server discovery process in Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services win2k3 Terminal License Server Discovery 1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService\Parameters new key "LicenseServers" Now Locate and then click the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService\Parameters\LicenseServers 2. New key for...
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Establishing preferred Windows 2000 Terminal Services license server

Establishing preferred Windows 2000 Terminal Services license server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239107 License server Discovery on the Terminal Server (using the TSLS's IP address) Win2k Terminal License Server Discovery Establishing preferred Windows 2000 Terminal Services license server HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService\Parameters Name: DefaultLicenseServer Data type: REG_SZ...
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You cannot connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal server if your Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services license is expired

You cannot connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal server if your Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services license is expired http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837321 You cannot connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal server if your Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services license is expired Important...
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Error message when many users log on to a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server through RDP connections: "Winlogon has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Win2k3 Terminal Server Error - Winlogon has encountered a problem and needs to close Error message when many users log on to a Windows Server 2003-based terminal server through RDP connections: "Winlogon has encountered a problem and needs to close"...
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TermServLicensing 38

TermServLicensing 38 You cannot activate a Terminal Services license server in Windows 2000 Server or in Windows Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887444 You cannot activate a Terminal Services license server in Windows 2000 Server or in Windows Server 2003 SYMPTOMS When you...
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Pacthelp

Pacthelp This is Microsoft Internal. I do not know if Pacthelp supports mails/calls from non-Microsoft Representatives. You should only speak to Pacthelp, when you need urgent critical help with Licensing. They assist in getting access to Lost Licensing Information as...
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How to transfer Terminal Services CAL from one client computer to another

How to transfer Terminal Services CAL from one client computer to another 1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK. 2. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MSLicensing\Store\ 3. Delete the TS CAL key, probably LICENSE001....
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Event 17 is recorded in the System log on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that is running Terminal Services Licensing Server

Event 17 is recorded in the System log on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that is running Terminal Services Licensing Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887443 Event 17 is recorded in the System log on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer that is running Terminal...
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RDP Fails to Connect With Citrix Errors

RDP Fails to Connect With Citrix Errors SOX051026700052 TITLE: RDP Fails to Connect With Citrix Errors [ ] Problem Description Citrix users were unable to logon to any Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. Attempts to logon with the Citrix ICA...
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How to locate a telephone number for the Microsoft Clearinghouse

How to locate a telephone number for the Microsoft Clearinghouse Clearing house (888) 571 2048 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291795 How to locate a telephone number for the Microsoft Clearinghouse SUMMARY This article describes how to locate the appropriate telephone number for the Microsoft...
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Userenv 1517

Userenv 1517 Install UPH Clean http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837115 You experience log off problems on a Windows XP-based, Windows Server 2003-based, Windows 2000-based, or Windows NT 4.0-based computer INTRODUCTION When you try to log off your computer, you cannot log off, or event...
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Userenv 1000, 1500, 1502, 1505, 1508

Userenv 1000, 1500, 1502, 1505, 1508 PROBLEM ========== You might experience random "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" errors on a newly built Windows 2003 SP2 Terminal Server. SYMPTOMS ============ -The following events would be logged: Userenv...
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Userenv 1054 - A negative ping time is displayed when you use the ping command.

Userenv 1054 The following error message is logged in the Application log: Event ID: 1054 Source: Userenv Type: Error Description: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could...
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Userenv Errors 1504 and 1509 in the Windows XP Application Event Log After You Apply a Redirector

Userenv Errors 1504 and 1509 in the Windows XP Application Event Log After You Apply a Redirector http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826379 Userenv Errors 1504 and 1509 in the Windows XP Application Event Log After You Apply a Redirector Hotfix SYMPTOMS Users have assigned...
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How to enable and use Userenv Log on Windows

Userenv For Information on Interpreting Userenv Log Files and tracking User Environment Creation, use the following article link(s): Interpreting Userenv Log Files Userenv :: Tracking User Environment Creation How to enable Userenv log in Pre Vista / Windows Server 2008...
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Domain Controller Diagnostics Tool (dcdiag.exe)

Dcdiag http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776854.aspx Domain Controller Diagnostics Tool (dcdiag.exe) Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1 What does DCDiag.exe do? This command-line tool analyzes the state of one or all domain controllers in a forest and reports any problems to assist in...
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Monitoring Active Directory Health

Monitoring Active Directory Health http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180912.aspx Monitoring Active Directory Health Active Directory Management Pack (ADMP) monitors Active Directory — and the external components that are related to Active Directory — to ensure that their ongoing behavior falls within the bounds of...
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Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events

Scecli 1202 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324383 Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events Article ID : 324383 Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events This article describes ways to troubleshoot and to resolve SCECLI 1202 events. MORE INFORMATION The first step in troubleshooting these events is to identify the...
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Active Directory Diagnostic Logging

Active Directory Diagnostic Logging http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/distrib/dsbi_add_oudd.mspx AD Logs Summary of Log Files Used in Active Directory Windows 2000 maintains specific log files that pertain to Active Directory. For example, when installing or removing Active Directory by using the Active Directory Installation...
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Directory Services Debug Logging Primer

Directory Services Debug Logging Primer http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/04/02/directory-services-debug-logging-primer.aspx Bhaskar here. In Directory Services we support a whole bunch of components which each have their own debug logging. A while back I pulled together all the information from various KB and TechNet articles...
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How to read FRSDIAG

How to read FRSDIAG It’s very  important to know how to read logs, specially logs like FRSdiag, DFSR Diag etc.  This article can help you to get maximum out of FRSDiag, I will roll out separate articles which can help...
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Troubleshooting Common Login ‘n’ Startup Issues

Troubleshooting Common Login 'n' Startup Issues To troubleshoot, To fix and To resolve common issues that are related to User Login and Start Up; we can look into a couple of things before calling the support professional. If you are...
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Folder Redirection Common Issues

Folder Redirection Common Issues When you redirect the Documents folder on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer to a network share, the folder name unexpectedly changes back to Documents http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947222 SRQ081110600636, kb947222   When you redirect the Documents folder...
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Dcpromo Demotion

Dcpromo Demotion The command to demote a Domain Controller (forcefully) is as follows:            dcpromo /forceremoval   The logs are found at the same location as for normal dcpromo operation; which was used to promote the server as Domain Controller....
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Account Lockout

Account Lockout Account Lockout is the Lockout of an user’s / service account due to entering incorrect credentials more than what is specified in the Account Lockout Section of the Password Policy for the Domain; after which you cannot use...
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Csvde

Csvde http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/library/cc771621(en-us,WS.10).aspx Csvde Applies To: Windows Server 2008 Csvde Imports and exports data from Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) using files that store data in the comma-separated value (CSV) format. You can also support batch operations based on...
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Disk read errors

Disk read errors What are Disk Read Errors? The errors that occur due to failure of reading the file / folder on the Disk Drive (Internal Attached Hard Disk Drive OR External Attached Storage) are Disk Read Errors. They may...
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GINA Registry

GINA Registry What if you want to publish your own version of the Windows Logon screen? What if you want to alter the look and feel of the Windows Login Prompt?   Use Window GINA dll registry location. Windows Uses...
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Event Id 1030 & 1058 USERENV App log, DCGPOFIX won't run, cannot access SYSVOL share

Problem Description You may experience these symptoms: 1) Event IDs 1030 & 1058 in the Application Log with text similar to: Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domain,DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\domain.com\sysvol\domain.com\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt. ini>....
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How to check and resolve Operating System Compatibility Issues

How to check and resolve Operating System Compatibility Issues     To determine if a package applies to Vista / Windows 7 / OR Other version of Windows Installation If you have got a package and you want to see...
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To decode an error message:

To decode an error message: Here we will see a command that will decode an error message for you for a given error code.   Whenever you are stuck in the middle of a situation and you don’t have the...
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DSRM

DSRM Configure Your Server Wizard sets a blank recovery mode password http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271641 English Language Version After you have installed the hotfix, you can use the Setpwd.exe tool (located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder) to replace the null password with a strong...
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How to troubleshoot lingering object issues :: one article

Lingering objects Troubleshooting What is a Lingering Object by the way? • If an object is deleted and the changes are not replicated due to some reason. Then the Domain Controller on which the object deletion occurred does not have...
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Basic Troubleshooting steps

Basic Troubleshooting Steps These are the basic troubleshooting steps that will come in handy for almost all of the relevant issues with in an Active Directory Domain Environment where in it needs troubleshooting. These are some basics that need to...
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Account Lockout Troubleshooting

Account Lockout Troubleshooting Download tools that you can use to troubleshoot account lockouts, as well as add functionality to Active Directory. ·        Click here to download Account Lockout and Management Tools ·        Alternate Download Location: Official Link to download Account...
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Netdom command to reset trust

Netdom command to reset trust   Netdom command to reset trust: netdom trust Trusting-Domain /Domain:Trusted-Domain /UserD:danc@Trusted-Domain /PasswordD:* /add /twoway /UserO:jimd@Trusting-Domain /passwordo:*:   Trusting domain: Resources             The trusted domain is where your resources reside; which are to be accessed.   Trusted...
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Userenv :: Tracking User Environment Creation

Userenv :: Tracking User Environment Creation Userenv is a method of tracking the user environment creation on the client computer. It logs the series of events that occur when a user logs into a Windows Client Computer.   When to...


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