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On November 11, 2008, in news, by
The following “hot topics” were posted and resolved during the month of October
 
SBS 2003/2008
 
Problem Description [1]
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On SBS 2008 network, you may need or want to use another server or network appliance to be his DHCP server. If you have another DHCP server on the network when you run the connect to the internet wizard it will fail
 
Resolution
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To get around this you will need to launch the advanced version of the SBS console from Administrative tools or specifying the /a switch from the cmd line. Once you are in Advanced Mode go to network Tab, then the Connectivity Sub-Tab and on the task pane select Stop DHCP.
 
Once that is complete you can now run connect to the internet wizard successfully with another DHCP server on the network.
SeanDaniel.com – Small Business Server and Other Technology: Do I absolutely have to run DHCP on SBS 2008?:
http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2008/10/do-i-absolutely-have-to-run-dhcp-on-sbs.html
 
 
 
Problem Description [2]
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SBS: 2008 –Unable to browse Remote Web Workplace from Windows XP SP3 machine
 
VBScript: Remote Desktop Connection
The wizard cannot configure Remote Desktop Connection settings. Make sure that the client version of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.0 or later is installed on this computer.
 
Analysis
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When we verify the version of mstsc .exe 6.0.6001.18000 however when we check the add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer 7 it show Microsoft RDP client Control ActiveX control (Msrdp.ocx). This is terminal services client add-on for Remote Desktop Protocol 5.0. As per the above mention error message we need Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.0 or later when we install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) The Microsoft Terminal Services Client ActiveX control is already includes this ActiveX control and installs it by using the Mstscax.dll file. By default, this ActiveX control is disabled in Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).
 
If we disable Microsoft RDP client Control ActiveX control (Msrdp.ocx) add-on we get the error as follows:
 
VBScript: Remote Desktop Connection
The Microsoft Terminal Services Client ActiveX control (also known as Microsoft RDP Client Control) is either not available, or is not enabled. For more information about installing and enabling this ActiveX control, see the Microsoft TechNet Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=103719).
 
Resolution
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Please backup the favorites in Internet explorer, Reset the Internet Explorer Settings, Regsvr32 Mstscax.dll located in %Windir% \system32
Close all open all instances of Internet Explorer Try browsing Remote Web Workplace now. The Microsoft Terminal Services Client ActiveX control should be offered by the server install this ActiveX. Now we can browse Remote web Work Place
 
 
(or just reregister the dll… check out www.fixmyrww.com for the details)
 
Problem Description [3]
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Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008
Following Migration white paper
Used Answer file with basic information
 
Getting error:
Errors.log
FATAL: DcPromo_JoinDomain: The server was not promoted to a domain controller.
 

Analysis
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dcpromo.log:
 
10/07/2008 08:53:07 [INFO] Error – The Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard was unable to convert the computer account SBS2008$ to an Active Directory Domain Controller account. (5)
10/07/2008 08:53:07 [INFO] EVENTLOG (Error): NTDS General / Internal Processing : 1168 Internal error: An Active Directory Domain Services error has occurred.
 
Resolution
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On SBS 2003 machine:
-Domain Controller Security Policy
-Local Policies
-User Rights Assignment
-Enable Computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation
-Add domainname\Domain Admins
-gpupdate /force
-Restart new installation

 

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