Friday, July 23, 2010

Microsoft DSA File Replication Service error

Error Log:
OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/7/2007 1:52:20 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/7/2007 1:52:19 PM NtFrs Information None 13503 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service has stopped. 
5/7/2007 1:51:52 PM NtFrs Information None 13502 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is stopping. 
5/7/2007 9:53:33 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/7/2007 9:53:07 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/5/2007 9:56:35 PM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/5/2007 9:56:09 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/5/2007 9:56:11 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/5/2007 9:55:41 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/3/2007 3:10:11 PM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/3/2007 3:09:41 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/1/2007 10:48:05 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/1/2007 10:47:41 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
4/30/2007 11:33:57 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
4/30/2007 11:33:29 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/7/2007 2:32:28 PM NtFrs Warning None 13562 N/A OXYGEN Following is the summary of warnings and errors encountered by File Replication Service while polling the Domain Controller Oxygen.mainoxygen.com for FRS replica set configuration information. 

The nTDSConnection object cn=6799379c-c6a0-49d5-b5c5-036ea1f11c28,cn=ntds settings,cn=oxygen,cn=servers,cn=default-first-site-name,cn=sites,cn=configuration,dc=mainoxygen,dc=com is conflicting with cn=backoxygen,cn=ntds settings,cn=oxygen,cn=servers,cn=default-first-site-name,cn=sites,cn=configuration,dc=mainoxygen,dc=com. Using cn=6799379c-c6a0-49d5-b5c5-036ea1f11c28,cn=ntds settings,cn=oxygen,cn=servers,cn=default-first-site-name,cn=sites,cn=configuration,dc=mainoxygen,dc=com 



5/7/2007 1:52:27 PM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/7/2007 1:52:20 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/7/2007 1:52:19 PM NtFrs Information None 13503 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service has stopped. 
5/7/2007 1:51:52 PM NtFrs Information None 13502 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is stopping. 
5/7/2007 9:53:33 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/7/2007 9:53:07 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/5/2007 9:56:35 PM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/5/2007 9:56:09 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/5/2007 9:56:11 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/5/2007 9:55:41 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/3/2007 3:10:11 PM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/3/2007 3:09:41 PM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
5/1/2007 10:48:05 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
5/1/2007 10:47:41 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 
4/30/2007 11:33:57 AM NtFrs Information None 13516 N/A OXYGEN "The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer OXYGEN from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now ready to be shared as SYSVOL. 

Type ""net share"" to check for the SYSVOL share. "
4/30/2007 11:33:29 AM NtFrs Information None 13501 N/A OXYGEN The File Replication Service is starting. 



Solution:
The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup
failure.
 Rectify error in DNS Lookup First.

refer 

Recovering missing FRS objects and FRS attributes in Active Directory

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1 (for IT Professionals)

Brief Description
The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. MBSA 2.1.1 is a minor upgrade to add support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Download
Quick Details
Version:2.1.1
Date Published:11/4/2009
Language:English
Download Size:1.5 MB - 1.7 MB*
*Download size depends on selected download components.


Overview

To easily assess the security state of Windows machines, Microsoft offers the free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) scan tool. MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Microsoft Windows systems.

MBSA 2.1.1 builds on previous versions by adding support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As with the previous MBSA 2.1 release, MBSA includes 64-bit installation, security update and vulnerability assessment (VA) checks, improved SQL Server 2005 checks, and support for the latest Windows Update Agent (WUA) and Microsoft Update technologies. More information on the capabilities of MBSA 2.1 and 2.1.1 is available on the MBSA Web site.

MBSA 2.1.1 runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems and will scan for missing security updates, rollups and service packs using Microsoft Update technologies. MBSA will also scan for common security misconfigurations (also called Vulnerability Assessment checks) using a known list of less secure settings and configurations for all versions of Windows, Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0, 6.0 and 6.1, SQL Server 2000 and 2005, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 and 2003 only.

To assess missing security updates, MBSA will only scan for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs available from Microsoft Update. MBSA will not scan or report missing non-security updates, tools or drivers.

Choose the appropriate download below for English (EN), German (DE), French (FR) and Japanese (JA) for x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) platforms.



System Requirements
·         Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista; Windows XP; Windows XP Embedded
o    Windows Server 2008 R2
o    Windows 7
o    Windows Server 2008
o    Windows Vista
o    Windows Server 2003
o    Windows XP
o    Windows 2000


More detailed system requirements are outlined in the main help and readme.html file that is
included in the tool. More information is also available at the MBSA Web site.
Instructions
Note: Please view the readme.html file before running MBSA the first time. The readme.html file contains important information on system requirements, scan options, and tool support options.


  1. Click the Download
    button on this page to start the download.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click
      Open or Run this program from its current location.
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a
      later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

Additional Information

Please refer to the MBSA Web site for answers to commonly asked questions about this and other Microsoft security tools.

For further information about product detection capability, refer to the detection support article.

Files in This Download

The links in this section correspond to separate files available in this download. Download the files most appropriate for you.


File Name:
File Size
MBSASetup-x64-DE.msi
1.7 MB
MBSASetup-x64-EN.msi
1.7 MB
MBSASetup-x64-FR.msi
1.7 MB
MBSASetup-x64-JA.msi
1.7 MB
MBSASetup-x86-DE.msi
1.5 MB
MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi
1.5 MB
MBSASetup-x86-FR.msi
1.5 MB
MBSASetup-x86-JA.msi
1.6 MB

Active Directory Performance Testing Tool

Active Directory Performance Testing Tool (ADTest.exe)

Brief Description
ADTest.exe is an Active Directory load-generation tool that simulates client transactions on a host server to assess the performance of the Microsoft® Active Directory™ within Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 and Microsoft® Active Directory Application Mode™.


Download
Quick Details
File Name:adtest.msi
Version:5.2.3790.1064
Date Published:10/7/2003
Language:English
Download Size:1.0 MB
Estimated Download Time:3 min 56K

Overview

ADTest is an Active Directory load-generation tool. It allows you to simulate client transactions on the host server. By varying client load, you can relate the transaction rate to resource utilization on the server and get some idea about the requirements for your environment. Because ADTest can perform generic Active Directory requests, it can also create an organizational unit structure inside Active Directory. You can add many organizational units and user objects in those ADTest-created organizational units. You can also add attributes to the user objects. Once you have created the Active Directory structure you require, you can use ADTest to perform various Active Directory requests, including Modify and Search. Several pre-built tests have been written to reproduce some typical activities you might want to evaluate. Examples of these pre-built tests are: an interactive logon, a batch logon, a search for a random user, and a modification of an attribute of a random user. By varying your hardware environment or other test parameters, you can gain insight into the performance sensitivities of your particular setup.

Remember that benchmarking and performance exercises are useful for comparing platforms or for getting a general understanding of the hardware requirements for common implementation scenarios. However, because these tests are run in constrained environments, such as an isolated lab, they do not necessarily translate directly to deployable scenarios. Therefore, it is important to understand that while this tool is meant to help you prepare for a fairly comprehensive server-sizing and capacity-planning effort, any data generated is only meant for general sizing, benchmarking, or deployment recommendations.

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003

You can target ADTest.exe against servers that are based on the following platforms:

  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

You can install and use ADTest.exe on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Instructions

  1. Click the Download link to start the download.
  2. In the File Download dialog box, select Save this program to disk.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save the file, and then click Save.
  4. In Windows Explorer, go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, double-click the file to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions.
The downloaded file is a Microsoft Software Installer (.msi) file. By running the file, you install the tool and documentation on your computer.

When you install a tool, you are prompted to choose an install directory. If the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit is installed, install the tool in the Resource Kit directory to avoid an overly large system path and to ensure more reliable upgrades. When you install the Resource Kit, the recommended directory is C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools.

Group Policy Inventory

Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe)
Brief Description
Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe) allows administrators to collect Group Policy and other information from any number of computers in their network.

Quick Details
File Name:gpinventory.msi
Version:1.0.1361.27800
Date Published:10/3/2003
Language:English
Download Size:306 KB
Estimated Download Time:1 min 56K

Overview

Group Policy Inventory (GPInventory.exe) allows administrators to collect Group Policy and other information from any number of computers in their network by running multiple Resultant Set of User Policy (RSOP) or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) queries. The query results can be exported to either an XML or a text file, and can be analyzed in Excel.

Typical usage scenarios

RSOP Queries:
  • Do a software inventory for users and computers in a domain or OU
  • See which applications are installed on computers in the domain
  • Track the rollout of new GPOs on a domain
  • Find computers that have not downloaded and applied new GPOs

WMI Queries:
  • Do a complete hardware inventory (processor, memory, hard disk space, etc) for all computers in the domain
  • Scan all computers to see if a particular hotfix is applied
  • See the amount of disk space that is available on computers
  • Test a WMI filter before implementing it in the domain

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP

You can download and use GPInventory.exe on any of the following platforms:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003

Additional Requirements:
  • .NET Framework version 1.0 or later

Instructions


  1. Click the Download link to start the download.
  2. In the File Download dialog box, select Save this program to disk.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save the file, and then click Save.
  4. In Windows Explorer, go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, double-click the file to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions.
The downloaded file is a Microsoft Software Installer (.msi) file. By running the file, you install the tool and documentation on your computer.

When you install a tool, you are prompted to choose an install directory. If the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit is installed, install the tool in the Resource Kit directory to avoid an overly large system path and to ensure more reliable upgrades. When you install the Resource Kit, the recommended directory is C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools.

Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic

Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer for Windows Server 2003 (KB940122)

Brief Description
The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.

Download
Quick Details
File Name:WindowsServer2003-KB940122-x86-ENU.exe
Version:940122
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:KB940122
Date Published:8/28/2007
Language:English
Download Size:1013 KB
Estimated Download Time:3 min 56K

Overview

The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Instructions


  1. To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.
    • Click Run to start the installation immediately.
    • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.



Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer for Windows XP (KB940122) 

Brief Description
The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.

Validation Required
This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Please click the Continue button to begin Windows validation. As described in our privacy statement, Microsoft will not use the information collected during validation to identify or contact you.

Windows Vista users must pass Microsoft Genuine validation requirements to enable certain product features and to obtain non-security updates and product support from Microsoft. For more information, go to the Windows Genuine Advantage FAQ.

Quick Details
File Name:WindowsXP-KB940122-x86-ENU.exe
Version:940122
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:KB940122
Date Published:8/27/2007
Language:English
Download Size:1013 KB
Estimated Download Time:3 min 56K

Overview

The Microsoft Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer (GPDBPA) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is designed to help you identify Group Policy configuration errors or other dependency failures that may prevent settings or features from functioning as expected.

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Instructions

This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Click the Continue button in the Validation Requiredsection above to begin the short validation process. Once validated, you will be returned to this page with specific instructions for obtaining the download.

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