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Problem

I connected an external DVD, but I couldn’t use it because I received the following error message: “is not accessible , Incorrect function”  (see photo below)

Solution

Go to device manager and disabled the default CD-ROM device.

Problem solved 🙂

Yaron.

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Problem

In windows 2003 enterprise edition, I have tried to open from the control panel > administrative tools > the local security policy of the server and received the following error: The Group Policy security settings that apply to this machine could not be determined

(I saw this behavior in windows 2003 standard sp2 as well)

Solution

  • Go to start > run > regedit
  • Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Lsa > MSV1_0
  • Modify the following two records by changing its value into 0 (in the data value box)
    • NtlmMinServerSec
    • NtlmMinClientSe
  • Restart the server
  • Fixed!

You can find additional information on the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932461

Idit.

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Problem

“Windows Time”  Service is missing on Server 2003 SP1

Solution

  1. Go start > run > cmd
  2. Run the following Command: w32tm /register
  3. Make sure the command has finished successfully
  4. Fixed!

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Problem

I connected to a server with a local user account (not a user in the domain) which is a part of Administrators group, I tried to install the windows patch and received the following error message.

Solution

  • I went to c:\windows and saw a log by the same name as the patch
  • I opened the log and searched for:  Failed To Enable , I have found the following:  
0.329: Failed To Enable SE_BACKUP_PRIVILEGE
0.329:  Setup encountered an error:  You do not have permission to update Windows Server 2003.
Please contact your system administrator.
0.329: You do not have permission to update Windows Server 2003.
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0.329: Failed To Enable SE_RESTORE_PRIVILEGE
0.329:  Setup encountered an error:  You do not have permission to update Windows Server 2003.
Please contact your system administrator.
0.329: You do not have permission to update Windows Server 2003.
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  • According to Microsoft’s article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888791 , in order to install windows update patch you’ll need the following permissions:   
    • Back up files and directories
    • Restore files and directories
    • Manage auditing and security log
    • Take ownership of files or other objects
    • Shutdown the system
    • Debug programs
  • From your server which you received the error message, go to start > run > gpedit.msc > and press Enter
  • Go to   Computer Configuration >  Windows Settings >  Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignments
  • Because we received an error in the log on: BACKUP_PRIVILEGE and RESTORE_PRIVILEGE, this means that we don’t have permissions on Back up files and directories and Restore files and directories.
  • If you double clicked the definition and you can’t add your user (it’s grayed out) this means that it comes from the domain . In my case these two definitions came from the domain controller’s group policy. I have changed this definitions back to “Not Defined” on the domain controller. Otherwise add the user manually.
  • Afterwards from the domain controller go to start > run  > cmd > gpupdate /force
  • In order to make sure it has changed in the domain controller go to start > run > rsop.msc  > Computer Configuration >  Windows Settings >  Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignments
  • After making sure that the definition has changed in the domain controller , go back to your server with the error massage and restart it.

Yaron & Idit 🙂

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Problem

I had a windows 2003 virtual machine (but this is valid to windows  XP as well) and I wanted to expend its OS drive (but it is valid for every disk drive). I didn’t have one disk which was divided to several partitions. I had several disks which were separated to different partitions.

 Solution

Important Notice: this article does not apply to virtual machines which have snapshots. (In case of snapshots please delete all snapshots first, and take a new snapshot after the change)

  • Power off the virtual machine.
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > Hard Disk 1 > Changing the size of drive c into the size that you want your drive will expand to (in our example  15GB)

             

  • Upload into the ESX server BartPE – iso file (I am using a software called:  Tunnelier, can be download from: http://www.bitvise.com/download-area)
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Datastore iso file  > the iso file from the previous bullet   > connect at power on
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Click on GO > Command Prompt
  • Write diskpart + Enter
  • Write list disk (You should see in the column Size the new size which you enter and in the column Free the free space)

             

  • Write list volume (You should see in the column Size the old size)

            

  • Select the volume you need and enter : select volume= VOL_NUM
  • Write: extend (wait for successful message)
  • Go to  > shutdown > shutdown
  • Right click virtual machine > Edit Settings > CD/DVD Drive 1 > Client Device
  • Power on the virtual machine
  • Make sure the disk c is larger than before
  • All Done 🙂

Idit.

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Problem:

I tried to create a secondary DNS zone, but I received the following error: The zone cannot be created. A conditional forwarding zone already exists for that name.

Solution

  • Connect to the domain controller.
  • Go to Start > Run > Dnsmgmt.msc
  • Stand on the server’s name > Properties > Forwarders ,and remove the domain controller that you are trying to create the secondary DNS zone.
  • Try to create the zone from the start.

Idit.

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Problem:

I have domain DomA.com  and client ServerA.DomA.com , I have additional domain DomB.com . I created a two-way  trust between DomA.com and DomB.com

I am trying to resolve the FQDN of ServerA.DomA.com from DomB.com (from start > run > nslookup > server’s IP)  but I received an error massage: 

*** DomB.com can’t find server’s IP : Non-existent domain

Solution

Configure a DNS replication  Between DomA.com and DomB.com

 By doing the following:

  • Connect to DomA.com
  • Go to Start > Run > Dnsmgmt.msc
  • Go to Forward Lookup Zones > DomA.com > Right Click > Properties > Zone Transfers > check Allow zone transfers > to any server or choose only to the following servers and write the IP of DomB.com

           

  • Connect to DomB.com
  • Go to Start > Run > Dnsmgmt.msc
  • Stand on the server’s name > Properties > Forwarders ,and remove DomA.com from it.

         

  • From the DNS Management go to Reversed Lookup Zones > Right Click > New Zone > Secondary Zone > add “DomA.com”
  • Go to Reversed Lookup Zones > Stand on a zone > Right Click > Properties > Name Servers > add DomA.com

            

  • Go to the relevant reversed lookup zone and manually add RTP record of  ServerA.DomA.com
  • Now if you will go to DomB.com start > run nslookup > and write the IP of ServerA.DomA.com , you won’t be receiving any error massages.

That’s it!  And you are ready to work.

Idit.

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