Tag Archives: Windows Server 2003

Windows Server Patching Best Practices

This article provides actionable advice about how to manage patches to reduce downtime while still maintaining the security of software services through the proactive reduction of dependencies and the use of workaround solutions. Patching Requirements Windows Server patches, hotfixes and … Continue reading

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How to create an external trust between two separate domains/forests

A trust is a relationship established between two different domains that enables users in one domain to be authenticated by a domain controller in the other domain. There are different type of trust in Microsoft Active Directory domain such as … Continue reading

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Optimizing Microsoft Active Directory FSMO roles

There are five Active Directory Flexible Single-Master (FSMO) roles in the domain and forest. The Active Directory Installation Wizard defines five FSMO roles: schema master, domain master, RID master, PDC emulator, and infrastructure. The schema master and domain naming master … Continue reading

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How to migrate Windows 2003 Active Directory to Windows 2008 Active Directory—–Step by Step guide

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Microsoft’s new baby in their server family is Windows Server 2008. The Windows Server® 2008 operating system ease operation of IT administrator and enterprise IT planner and designer. Windows 2008 Active Directory got improved roles, AD domain services, federation services, … Continue reading

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How to configure Microsoft Radius Server (IAS) for Macintosh OSX 10.5, Windows 7 and windows XP Pro client

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Internet Authentication Service (IAS) is the Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) server in Windows Server 2003 family. As a RADIUS server, IAS performs centralized connection authentication, authorization, and accounting for many types of network access, including wireless and virtual private network … Continue reading

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Move RIS from old server to new

Scenario: Consider present infrastructure got AD, DNS, DHCP and RIS. DHCP and RIS installed in old server. You bought new server that required to move RIS and DHCP. This is how, you can accomplish your objective. Consider ServerA will be … Continue reading

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Understanding FSMO roles in windows 2003 AD

Good preparation and correct planning are essential for Active Directory AD installation. Although it’s impossible to predict installation glitches precisely, you can at least minimize the possibility of AD installation problems if you carefully plan the procedure. Here’s what you … Continue reading

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