DNS Cleanup, Configuration and Best Practices in a Windows 2003 Active Directory

We are running 2 domain controllers in 2 separate offices connected via a VPN tunnel. Each of them is running a local DNS server. And we have 3 public DNS servers in our data center.   First, you want to verify AD replication using replmon from the Windows Server Resource Kit or Admin Tools.   Local DNS … Read more DNS Cleanup, Configuration and Best Practices in a Windows 2003 Active Directory

Last Known Good Configuration

 You can use the Last Known Good Configuration login option to restore your computer’s registry to a state when you were last able to boot successfully. The Last Known Good Configuration option restores the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSet.   To access this utility, reboot your computer and immediately begin tapping the F8 key. This will take … Read more Last Known Good Configuration

Windows 2003 Server Network Load Balancing

Network Load Balancing   Server #1 Cluster Parameters192.168.10.178 (shared/cluster machine IP)255.255.255.0yourcompany.com Host Parameters192.168.10.175 (actual machine IP)255.255.255.0 Port RulesAll 80-80 Both – Multiple, no priority, equal load, no affinity   Server #2 192.168.10.188 (actual IP, second IP 192.168.10.178) Note: This is based on using Windows Load Balancing Services (WLBS) and intended to provide you a basis … Read more Windows 2003 Server Network Load Balancing

Active Directory Clean Leading to Fixes for CRM 4.0, DNS errors, SPN errors, W32time errors

Active Directory Replication Issues Windows Resource Kit > type replmon. Verify proper replication.   W32time error (Event ID 29 and 47) – How to Sync Domain Controller with an External Time Source Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and configure the following registry entries: HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW32TimeParametersType This registry entry determines which peers W32Time will accept synchronization from. Change … Read more Active Directory Clean Leading to Fixes for CRM 4.0, DNS errors, SPN errors, W32time errors

Dokuwiki – don’t forget the IIS permissions when restoring data folder from a backup

To make the files in the data and conf directory writable you need to give “Write” access to the Internet Guest Account (IUSR_computername) or the appropriate web server group (like IIS_WPG). This is done through the right-click context menu on folders and files chosing “Properties” and selecting the “security” tab. Upgrade packages are zipped in … Read more Dokuwiki – don’t forget the IIS permissions when restoring data folder from a backup

CRM 4.0 – Troubleshooting permissions and security issues

Check to see that your domain accounts (one used for App pool and account for your SQL service/Reporting) are added to the Security container of your database server with db_owner Role Membership.   In your Domain Controller, go to your Domain Controllers container and add both crm/SQL domain accounts as well as the name of your … Read more CRM 4.0 – Troubleshooting permissions and security issues