Top 10 issues indentified in Mid Market networks

From page 28 of Windows IT Pro magazine — an interesting article about the top 10 issues found in MidMarket networks (many of them AD related)


http://windowsitpro.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/100259/100259.html You’ll have to subscribe to get the full article


1.  Insufficient space in Sysvol for successful EBS setup —
DCPROMO Space Requirements for Active Directory Database and Log Files:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;222019


2.  Sysvol stage space >80% utilized and could cause D replication failures
DCPROMO Space Requirements for Active Directory Database and Log Files:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;222019

3.  A subnet detected in the Environment isn’t defined in AD
Associate an existing subnet object with a site: Active Directory:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816616.aspx

4.  Flexible single master operation FSMO roles are held by DCs that are distributed across mutlple AD sites
How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;255690

5.  Conflicting IP address subnet definitions
Associate an existing subnet object with a site: Active Directory:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816616.aspx

6.  The internal/external network binding order is incorrect
Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;269155

7.  Dynamic DNS registration isn’t configured correctly for one or more DNS servers in the environment
How to configure DNS dynamic updates in Windows Server 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;816592

8.  WMI Service on a server in the environment doesn’t respond.
Domain Controller Server Object Not Removed After Demotion:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;216364


9.  One or more DNS servers defined in AD isn’t responding to queries
Frequently asked questions about Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;291382

10.  The time service isn’t running on one or more DCs in the environment.
Start, stop, pause, resume, or restart a service: Management Services:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736564.aspx

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