Can you please assist me on how to add a Computer DNS in Windows Server 2008 and if there is a tutorial somewhere send me a link. The issue came back as now i cannot log in to the new computer added and i looked to the older computers there is a computer Domain Name System(DNS) but in the new one it does not allow me to add the computer DNS - i guess that is a problem i have
We have a small office with Windows server 2008 and 7 domain users . We are getting an error message "A DUPLICATE NAME EXISTS IN THE NETWORK" in each user during logging in .Anyone with idea on how to remove this duplicate name please we need a help
One of my clients has finally got fed up with users abusing free internet access, and has asked me to lock each user's accessible content down to only those sites they need for their job. He doesn't want to spend money on a decent firewall or additional software to do this.
The domain is spread over a large area and several floors, and I would lose a day walking around each system to put a content password on each PC, together with the approved sites per user. It is a Server 2003 Active Directory environment, which does not provide such a facility directly.
The hard-to-manage solution would involve only approving a small site list and distributing that through policy. But, this gets out of control when you have multiple groups of people using different site lists and you're constantly adding new "work related" sites all the time. Also, if the users install other browser software besides IE, they can easily bypass this restriction.
The better option is install a proxy server and route everyones browser through it. You get much better management capability, higher security and no little ways for the users to bypass it.
BTW: The money that your boss doesn't spend on a firewall is going to be burned up managing this through policies. Either way, he's spending money on this. There's just no way around it.
Yes - mine, regrettably, in this case. I have several clients who pay me a monthly retainer for SysAdmin, which provides me with a nice line of revenue between projects, so I have to get the job done. I was hoping to find a way of doing it from the server room, and thus avoid losing an entire day to the task.
Obviously building a small firewall/proxy with a free linux distrib is the cheapest way to achieve this. This computer can even be built on a virtual machine, so it does not require buying some additional hardware (apart from network cards for proxy's interfaces).
The time you're going to spend on it on the long run, if you do it the way your boss would like you to, will be much more expensive, and much less effective, than having a centralised solution where you can set rules and log traffic. Having to log on each and every computer to setup a solution is never a good idea ; and much of the settings are of a per-user basis, that means you have to log on the computer with the credentials of the user itself (thus you have to ask him its password). Last, what you can setup using GPO's can be easyly defeated by using a different browser.
The key idea is iptables and a proxy solution (I'm using squid for the latter).
- iptables will allow you to do a transparent routing from port 80 to the port of the proxy service ; that means you won't have to configure browsers to use a proxy server.
- squid will allow you to setup a bunch of rules and access lists based on computer's IP address and/or username. You can also use predefined categorized site-lists that allow you to block much of unwanted traffic.
Finally, be careful with legal questions ; in my country, it is not legal to log traffic without informing people you do.
We have a small office with Windows Server 2008 and eight Domain users, i deleted one Domain user which is no longer working with us but then we discovered that we need some important files from this domain user. I tried to recreate the domain user but when i log in it gives me empty screen. We do Back ups every week.
Any one please who has idea on how to retrieve the files from the deleted domain user
thanks for the feedback but can you expand more what to do when i log in as administrator because i logged in and found nothing in mydocument, Desktop and other location. I think may be there are further steps to view Domain files