DCDIAG and Redirected Printers

Body: I’m doing a migration this weekend in a large, non SBS site.  As part of that I’ve replaced the domain controller in a remote site with a new box.  After making it a domain controller, I ran DCDIAG to check that all was fine.  I got a number of errors in the output log that didn’t make sense.  The error below is from the DCDIAG output. Starting test: systemlog         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457            Time Generated: 11/17/2007   13:36:00            (Event String could not be retrieved)         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457            Time Generated: 11/17/2007   13:36:00            (Event String could not … Continue reading DCDIAG and Redirected Printers

The description for Event ID… in source…. cannot be found

Body: Don’t you hate it when you go to a server to review the event logs and it’s filled with "The description for Event ID (NNNN ) in Source ( SOMETHINGGOODHERE ) cannot be found." Now – in itself these don’t constitute a big problem. They may however be symptomatic of a larger issue. This is a pain as it means it’s very hard to read and decipher what is going on with a server and therefore how to fix it. I had this recently on one of my servers, and left it be for a while until last week … Continue reading The description for Event ID… in source…. cannot be found

DHCP Server Error

Body: Category – Common Errors The error below occurs during startup only on a number of SBS 2003 servers. It does not occur on ALL of them for some reason. Event Type:    Warning Event Source:    DhcpServer Event Category:    None Event ID:    1056 Date:        16/09/2007 Time:        8:25:54 PM User:        N/A Computer:    SERVERNAME Description: The DHCP service has detected that it is running on a DC and has no credentials configured for use with Dynamic DNS registrations initiated by the DHCP service. This is not a recommended security configuration. Credentials for Dynamic DNS registrations may be configured using the command line "netsh dhcp server set dnscredentials" or via the DHCP … Continue reading DHCP Server Error