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    Any advice for tomorrow? From what I can see, 90% of the exam is GPOs and OUs with a few AD questions about FSMO roles and replication.
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    Good luck! I'm booked tomorrow as well so maybe we'll be able to congrats each other =D
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    Good luck! I'm booked tomorrow as well so maybe we'll be able to congrats each other =D
    Hopefully yea Good luck. What materials have you used to revise then? MS press seems to be ok (for once) for this exam. Rest is learnt off the net from petri and CBT Nuggets. Ive really focused on group policies though after reading peoples reviews on here.
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    I bought the sybex book and Transcender practice test. Also, MS has several virtual labs on technet I went through. Most of it is review but there's a couple little nuggets of info I took away from the labs. If you want I can find you a link, they're free. Take about an hour each.

    Also im a sys admin at my job so I'm already doing 80% of what's on the test IRL.
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    Good luck for tomorrow folks
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    Good luck...I plan on taking this one in the next couple weeks.
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    Failed with a 605. 1000 / 44 = 22.7(ish) so around 5 questions out from scraping a pass. Gutted! I went through at the end and I was sure I was going to at least get a pass. Didn't help that I overdosed some medication and was up all night before the exam, really knocked my concentration out.

    Another MS exam that includes many questions that barely make sense and sometimes I wonder if they even know what they are asking for. Need to brush up on my OU placing though apparently. 2nd shot here we come
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    D'oh. You'll get it next time. I just got back to work. Passed with a 891 though. But you are right, it is trixy.
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    I passed this one quite easily with 920, i honestly think its luck of draw but have failed 3 times on the design one!! 70-297! Avoid if you are taking path to MCSE. Good luck next time. But dont beat yourself. You could have done an exam straight after and got 800+ all depends what topics your stronger at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_84
    I passed this one quite easily with 920, i honestly think its luck of draw but have failed 3 times on the design one!! 70-297! Avoid if you are taking path to MCSE. Good luck next time. But dont beat yourself. You could have done an exam straight after and got 800+ all depends what topics your stronger at.
    Oh no. Im planning on taking that one next... hopefully I have better luck lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_84
    I passed this one quite easily with 920, i honestly think its luck of draw but have failed 3 times on the design one!! 70-297! Avoid if you are taking path to MCSE. Good luck next time. But dont beat yourself. You could have done an exam straight after and got 800+ all depends what topics your stronger at.
    Your right, it's all luck. Am I right in thinking that the MS exams are adaptive? For example, if I know the answer for a question in a certain topic, and answer it incorrectly accidentally on purpose, will it give me another question from the topic that 'i'm not so good at ' ? I was thinking about this today, but only after the exam lol!
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    They are not =d Its a random set of questions which are chosen when the exam begins.
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    Gutted I didn't think this would be possible but we can hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by aordal
    D'oh. You'll get it next time. I just got back to work. Passed with a 891 though. But you are right, it is trixy.
    Since your so good at this exam i've got a few questions if you dont mind

    If I have 1 root domain, 2 child domains, then 2 departments in each child domain, how would I set permissions to minimize administrative work?

    Would I need to create a domain local group from the root domain, create global groups in each child domain, then nest these groups in the domain local group in the root?


    These were the kind of questions that tripped me up. Also, when would you need to use a universal group? Do you ONLY use these groups when you have more than one domain? i.e. a 2way forest trust?
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    I now have 2 seperate domains (both on a 10.0.0.x range) with a trust going between the two domains. I have created a domain local group in testdomain1, and i'm trying to nest a global group from testdomain2 for users to access some resources. Both domain and forest functional levels have been raised to 2003 but for some reason, when I try query the other domain for the users and groups, it just searches and searches and brings up no objects. It's almost as if it's a permission problem but a two way trust is in place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2nut
    I now have 2 seperate domains (both on a 10.0.0.x range) with a trust going between the two domains. I have created a domain local group in testdomain1, and i'm trying to nest a global group from testdomain2 for users to access some resources. Both domain and forest functional levels have been raised to 2003 but for some reason, when I try query the other domain for the users and groups, it just searches and searches and brings up no objects. It's almost as if it's a permission problem but a two way trust is in place?
    Is DNS setup right? Can you ping the other machine by its FQDN?

    This should help you with your group questions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc755692.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik
    Quote Originally Posted by mr2nut
    I now have 2 seperate domains (both on a 10.0.0.x range) with a trust going between the two domains. I have created a domain local group in testdomain1, and i'm trying to nest a global group from testdomain2 for users to access some resources. Both domain and forest functional levels have been raised to 2003 but for some reason, when I try query the other domain for the users and groups, it just searches and searches and brings up no objects. It's almost as if it's a permission problem but a two way trust is in place?
    Is DNS setup right? Can you ping the other machine by its FQDN?

    This should help you with your group questions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc755692.aspx
    I get this message when trying to verify the trust...


    The trust cannot be repaired because: there are currently no logon server available to service the logon request. But it let me create the trust fine I've tried rebooting both DCs and rejoining the trust, but still nothing. DNS is fine and can ping the FQDN no problems.

    I did however have NLB setup on both of these machines and in the past when i've had this running with DCs, whenever i've deleted the cluster, i've had DNS issues so i'm guessing its some DNS records that have been left behind. What is the best way to clear these records? I've tried a flushdns command an each machine and reloaded the DNS zones.
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    Scrap that Dynamik, i've sorted it! Cheers anyway. I needed to remove the DG from each machine and also add the IP address of each alternate server into the secondary DNS settings for each NIC.
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    I've now tried universal groups with no luck

    I can only seem to see the domain that i'm currently in when trying to add members to the universal group. I am in Windows 2003 domain level for the forest and native for the domains so it should work fine shouldn't it?

    Nesting global groups into domain locals works a treat too.
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    I don't want to sound silly, but what does "DG" stand for? You think maybe it could be a Global Catalog issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCid
    I don't want to sound silly, but what does "DG" stand for? You think maybe it could be a Global Catalog issue?
    Sorry, me shortening stuff down too much as i'm busy. Its default gateway.

    I'm not too sure to be honest, it's a spanking new setup so I wouldn't have thought so, and all other aspects work fine. It just seems like i'm doing something wrong, but not sure how as global groups nest in local groups in each others forest fine.
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    You can check the Global catalog status by right clicking the ntds settings of your servers on the sites and services snap in. You go to the properties dialog box.

    When you are looking for these users/groups are you changing the "location" to the domain where they are being replicated? Don't you need to do that when capturing "foriegn" Active Directory objects in another domain?

    Is there anything else that they are unable to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCid
    You can check the Global catalog status by right clicking the ntds settings of your servers on the sites and services snap in. You go to the properties dialog box.

    When you are looking for these users/groups are you changing the "location" to the domain where they are being replicated? Don't you need to do that when capturing "foriegn" Active Directory objects in another domain?

    Is there anything else that they are unable to do?
    Sorry for late reply. Been very busy at work. Yes, replication is fine and I can place global groups in domain locals in the opposite domain. I'm on a 2003 forest functional level as well as my domains so everythings native 2k3. It physically lets me create the universal group, but when searching for the other domain, it simply isn't there, just the domain that I am currently in. Where as when I make a global group, then search for members, it shows the other domain to query.
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    Have you tried validating your trusts? If your trusts are not validating then that could definitely be the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCid
    Have you tried validating your trusts? If your trusts are not validating then that could definitely be the problem.
    Yes the trusts validate fine
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