Archive for the ‘Windows Upgrade’ Category

How To Reduce Size of WinSXS

A bit more research later and I found that Vista SP2 has a similar Service Pack Cleanup Tool in the same C:WindowsSystem32 directory called COMPCLN.exe. You can start the program by using the following instructions: Click Start > Run Type in CMD and press [enter] At the command prompt, type COMPCLN and press [enter] Press […]

DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355

——– Warning: DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355 A Time Server could not be located. The server holding the PDC role is down. Warning: DcGetDcName(GOOD_TIME_SERVER_PREFERRED) call failed, error 1355 A Good Time Server could not be located. ——– Quick resolution worked for me changing time server: The procedure for doing this on a PDC Emulator running […]

Transferring the FSMO Roles via Ntdsutil

To transfer the FSMO roles by using the Ntdsutil utility, follow these steps: These steps works for transferring roles from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. Log on to a Windows 2000 Server-based or Windows Server 2003-based member computer or domain controller that is located in the forest where FSMO roles are being transferred. […]

Preparing your Active Directory for Exchange 2007

When implementing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in your Active Directory you had to perform an setup /ForestPrep and setup /DomainPrep. With Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 things get a little more complicating since you now have to perform four steps: setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions setup /PrepareSchema setup /PrepareAD setup /PrepareDomain or setup /PrepareAllDomains The last two steps bear […]

Configure the WSUS Server

Configure the WSUS Server and Create Computer Groups for Computers Next, you configure WSUS for synchronization and approving updates by using the Administrator Console interface and then modifying Group Policy settings in Active Directory. Modify Synchronization Settings In this section you synchronize your server with the Microsoft Windows Update servers. Procedure UM.5: To configure the […]

upgrading 2000 dc with exchange 2000 to 2003 How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Exchange 2000 in Windows 2000 forests Notes • If Exchange 2000 Server is installed, or will be installed, in a Windows 2000 forest, read this section before you run the Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep command. • If Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 […]

Upgrading Windows 2000 DC to 2003

Inventory the domain controllers that are in the domain and in the forest 331161 Hotfixes to install before you run adprep /Forestprep on a Windows 2000 domain controller to prepare the Forest and domains for the addition of Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers Use Dcdiag.exe from the support tools to verify that all the […]