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Installing exchange server

I would like to install and configure active directory service and exchange server on a separate system NOT affecting the existing DC and exchange of my organization. how to go about it? pls reply

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You can set up a subnetwork but it has to have a separate domain controller.

Consider using Virtual Server or VMware for testing as well.

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How we can remove active directory in windows 2003 safe mode ?


hello,

you just try to remove as force.

go to run, after this type " dcpromo /forceremoval ".

it will do this for you, if any issue on active directory or ad database.

you can do this command in normal or safe mode.

thanks,

Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...

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Server 2003 & client configuration


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Reset Password Windows Server 2008, 2008R2


As the popular use of Windows Server 2008, large amount of trivial things come up with us each minute, the occasion that we reset password Windows Server 2008 becomes also common. Therefore, Windows Server 2008 password reset is the necessary technique for us now!


Windows Server 2008 is one of Microsoft Windows Server serials of operating systems. Besides Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 is the latest and more secured versions from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 has newly added many new functional features included that system administrators of small and large companies will enjoy.


Most of us use Windows 2008 Server as a workstation. That means a group of computers and devices on a network that are controlled as a unit with common rules and procedures. And the host manages these computers through its admin account and password.


If you forgot windows server 2008 password of local admin, I think it is easy for you to recover the password. But what if you forgot windows domain password? Things will get trickier and all of the computers in the domain paralyze. These passwords also called AD password. Before solving your password problem, you need to know what Active Directory Domain Controller is.


What is Active Directory Domain Controller?
A domain controller is a server that is running a version of the Windows Server operating system and has Active Directory Domain Services installed.


When you install Windows Server on a computer, you can choose to configure a specific server role for that computer. When you want to create a new forest, a new domain, or an additional domain controller in an existing domain, you configure the server with the role of domain controller by installing Active Directory Domain Controller(AD DC).


There are differences between Domain and local. A Windows Server domain is a logical group of computers running versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that share a central directory database. A user may be granted access to a number of computer resources with the use of a single username and password combination.


A Domain Controller allows password authentication throughout a network. What this means is that your password is checked on the central server no matter which machine you log in from. A Domain Controller can also control access to files and directories which can be setup so users have access to all their files no matter which machine they log in from. This also makes adding and removing users among other things much easier as all that is required is a change on the Domain Controller itself rather than every machine on a network.


If you need reset domain administrator password (also called AD password), it will be a tricky thing. However, Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery can allow you to reset password Windows Server 2008 domain.


Steps for Windows Server 2008 password reset domain:
Step1. Google Windows Password Recovery Corporation, download and install in any available computer.
Step2. Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. (A blank CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive is needed)
Step3. BIOS set. Boot computer from the created CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set BIOS setup.
Step4. Reset Windows server 2008 or 2008R2 password to Re123456.

on Jan 10, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have win2003 i want it serover what can i do


Hello,

You can do a lot with this operating system.

Some of his features are: DOMAIN Controller, Active Directory, Ftp Server, DHCP, Web Server, Terminal Server, File server etc.
Here i have some very useful links.

About Windows 2003 Server Editions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2003
Futures: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/evaluation/features/default.mspx

Configuring DNS Server: http://www.petri.co.il/install_and_configure_windows_2003_dns_server.htm

Configuring DHCP Server: http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-server-2003/install-and-configure-dhcp-server-in-win-server-2003-step-by-step-guide/

Configuring File Server: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/File_Server_Windows_2003.html

Configure Printing Server: http://www.brightrev.com/how-to/enterprise/55-best-practices-for-setting-up-a-windows-print-server.html

Configure FTP Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323384

Configure Active Directory: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/windows-2003-active-directory-setupdcpromo/

Configure Web Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324742

All these are only some of his features.

I hope is useful to you and your friends

Mar 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...

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DHCP installation problem


First of all, read this M$ article on setting up DHCP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/139904

Secondly, check the following:
1. You have defined a valid scope and ACTIVATED it
2. You have AUTHORISED the DCHP server in Active Directory (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759688(WS.10).aspx)
3. Make sure that there are enough unused IPs in the address pool
Make sure that the DHCP server service is running - and check the EVENT LOG for errors
4. Make sure that there is no other, especially unauthorized, DHCP servers (i.e. router with DHCP enabled)

Actually the best article overall to review is http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781697(WS.10).aspx, which gives a big picture view regarding the role of DHCP autorization and what can happen in a mixed environment

May 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...

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How to reset Windows Server 2008 domain password


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on Nov 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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2003 server


Hey deepak,

Yes, you can change password in 2003 server without any cd.

The thing that manages all the information about Passwords, User Accounts, Printers, And providing permission to all clients that are present on ur network, is "Active Direcory Service"

You must install Active directory to use it's funtionality.

to install active directory-

Go to start -> Run
then type "dcpromo"

Follow the wizard as per your network domain description and requirements.

Restart your computer.

Go to start -> Administrative tools -> and select Active directory users and computers.

In Active directory user and computer snap-in
Expand ur server and click Users.

You will be now able to see different accounts available on ur computer.

Select and right click Administrator and select change password or create password.

Type your password with including any of the capital letter and an digit like "Password01" check and uncheck different parameters given.

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Aug 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Features of active directory


Active Directory think of it has management system for all network LAN PCs in your domain. You can add users to certain enterprise groups, you can disable accounts, push and pull software application better then you can in SMS domain. I use to to clone user accounts or create new user groups. Very easy to learn. To install on Server requires a domain, DNS. If you're using Windows Server 2003 and setup the server to manage active directory all the options for the installation process will appear for installation. There are a lot of info online and in books if you need more info. There are training classing offer at MS Solutions Centers.

Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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About exchange server


Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services.

Stop all services related to Exchange.

Then, delete the Exchange directories.

Reboot.

Jul 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Regarding ActiveDirectory Services in Windows system


Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including: using the same database, for use primarily in Windows environments. Active Directory also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory stores information and settings in a central database. Active Directory networks can vary from a small installation with a few hundred objects, to a large installation with millions of objects (though not easily [3]).
Active Directory was previewed in 1996, released first with Windows 2000 Server edition, and revised to extend functionality and improve administration in Windows Server 2003. Additional improvements were made in both Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008.
Active Directory was called NTDS (NT Directory Service) in older Microsoft documents. This name can still be seen in some AD binaries.
There is a common misconception that Active Directory provides software distribution. Software distribution is run by a separate service that uses additional proprietary schema attributes that work in conjunction with the LDAP protocol. Active Directory does not automate software distribution, but provides a mechanism by which other services can provide software distribution.

Jul 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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