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Remote server won't allow acces to files


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adding a DC shouldn't effect DFS at all
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Didn't think so, but DFS is so fickle I wanted to get a second opinion just to be sure.

Alright, I guess I got my work cut out for me now. So, first I need to get a good machine to use for the VM, then install VMware and server 2k3.
Then, I need to setup a few dummy files, DFS, and do a DCpromo. Jerk the plug on the internet and try to access files from a user's workstation. :)

You got any plans this weekend?
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yeah....turning my email off on my phone and being out of state (in the opposite direction of KY) hehe
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Ok. Thanks for the help. I'll let ya know in week or so what I find out.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320230

Here is a good read. This talks about the risks of losing permissions during a DCPromo when you demote a Server 2k3 from DC to Member

And has some possible work-arounds.
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mmmm microsoft KB....nothing better for a good nap hehe that does seem like a valid work around

also...i love active directory problems so...keep posting em heheh
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Dumb question, I should know this.....

How to tell if AD is already installed on a 2k3 Server?

Edited by M420, 23 December 2008 - 11:40 AM.

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usually the first key is to look in the administrative tools section in the start menu...if any of the domain functions are there (sites and services, users and computers, etc) then it's domain enabled (should be at least)

or do start > run> cmd> "dcdiag" (without the quotes) if it returns anything other than "command not recognized" then it's a DC
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