What is the difference between Windows 2000 Active Directory and Windows 2003 Active Directory? Is there any difference in 2000 Group Polices and 2003 Group Polices?
What is meant by ADS and ADS services in Windows 2003?
We have an active directory domain with several domain controllers. Many users (more than 100) and OUs exists within the forest. We have a single tree. Most of the users have roaming profiles created by my Systems Administrator .
Earlier we have set up a group policy for OUs preventing access to the desktop properties (except for HR OU). That works properly. We have an OU for HR people who have given some more advanced features and they need to do some modifications because we are providing HR services most of the time.
We are running windows 2003 standard edition on our server with exchange server 2003 (OS Windows 32bit). I wanted to add an additional network adapter to our exchange server in order to configure the public Internet Protocol (IP). When I click manage users and computers in active directory in windows server 2003, I get this error message;
Active Directory Domain Services
Naming information cannot be located for the following reason:
The server is not operational.
Recently my server has been slowing down and so I decided to format the operating system and re install afresh. Afterwards i decided to run quest recovery manager for active directory forest edition. I want to recover the active directory domain service. I am hoping I will view the comparison reports and see what objects and attributes have been deleted or changed in active directory to enable efficient,focused recovery at the object or attribute level.
In the process, I encounter this sort of an error message which am hoping somebody understands and will get me help as soon,
I am trying to add another Server 2008 R2 domain controller to a 2003 domain within our existing forest. We already have 6 Servers 2008 R2 domain controllers in this domain. I encounter an error message at the end of the DC promo and prevent the server becoming a domain controller. Full error:
Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
I want to ask a question with regards to publishing printers in Active directory. I am running a windows 2003 server domain in mixed mode. On my print server, I select the option “List in the directory” and when I add a printer from one of the client computers I am able to see all the printers. At any rate, even though I have the GPO enabled, I don't see any printers in AD. If I then go to the Users and computers right click on new and select printer and enter the UNC of the device, I get a message box that says;
I'm learning on how to install and run windows server 2008 in a non production environment to make sure I understand how to configure it. This is a brand new environment - there are no other AD or DNS servers. I'm running the AD DS wizard (I have not installed DNS on this server yet - it mentioned it would set up DNS during the AD DS setup - should I have set it up first?)
I am getting some issues with some users that accidentally hits the Shutdown button under the Start Menu that tends the Terminal Server on the Application mode to shut down. So I added a Logoff button through a GPO but I am still thinking If it is possible to remove the Shutdown button or disable it on the Start menu in which users can still be able to restart without knowing that there is no Shutdown button?