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Windows Server 2003 Administration Webcast Series (Part 11 – Routing) Q-n-A

Here it is!

Here’s this week’s “best of” Q&A log from the webcast.  Sincere thanks again to my teammates for doing such a great job helping to answer questions!  I give them the credit for the information in this document.  I couldn’t do this without’cha!

Also I want to make sure also have the link to the Session Resources I posted for Part 11, and the homework assignment also.

And I’ve also posted a “blogcast” recording of some demos from this session that I didn’t have a chance to get to today.  Here it is.

Part 11 Questions and Answers:


“FYI: The last few times I have had serious problems joining these webcasts. I suspect it was because of MS AntiSpyware and/or PrevX Home. This time I powered up fresh and turned both of those app’s off. And I connected successfully. You might want to pass this info on to the appropriate people.”

Thanks for the info!  That’s worth passing along.

“KEVIN is @wsome!”

Th@nks!  Back @tcha!

“Backup Status Operation: Backup Active backup destination: File Media name: “HOA-WS03-AD-01-041905.bkf created 4/19/2005 at 9:32 AM” Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:800423f0 Reverting to non-shadow copy backup mode. Backup of “System State” Backup set #1 on media #1 Backup description: “Set created 4/19/2005 at 9:32 AM” Media name: “HOA-WS03-AD-01-041905.bkf created 4/19/2005 at 9:32 AM” Backup Type: Copy Backup started on 4/19/2005 at 9:33 AM. Warning: Unable to open “c:windowsSYSVOLdomainDO_NOT_REMOVE_NtFrs_PreInstall_Directory” – skipped. Reason: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Any idea?”

Ah yes.. the old “Backup Status Operation: Backup Active backup destination: File Media name… “ Well, you get the idea. We’ve seen this one before.  And here’s a KB article that describes it, too.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822132.




No problem.

“Hello, we’re using SBS 2003 and we have SQL, Exchange and RAS… Isn’t this dagerous because if the server goes down, Everything will go with it?? What do you recommend?”

The benefit of SBS is the cost structure for having all the applications. The downside is that they all must reside on the one server.  If you want to configure your environment so that you avoid points of failure due to one server going down, you will need to implement multiple servers. To do this, you will also need to purchase the products separately and therefore the costs do go up.

“is the demo 2003 server has sp1? does sp1 change things in routing usage?”

I have not yet applied SP1 to the images. (Shame on me!)  But either way, SP1 does not change the routing behavior of Server 2003.  The only differences might be how it now uses the Windows Firewall (when enabled) as opposed to the older ICF (Internet Connection Firewall).

“Why is the broadcast address and not for this /20 network?”

Good question.  I don’t know.  Now that I think about it, you’re right.  It should have been.  I’ll have to investigate further.

“Any word on when is the SP1 for SBS 2003 coming out?”

I cannot give you an exact date.  How about “Soon.  Very soon.”

“Does SBS provide for the same routing capability as the full version?”

Yes, absolutely the same capabilities as the “full” version of Windows Server 2003.

“I think this should be and 172.16-31.0.0/16”

Thanks.  I’ll make that correction.

“Hi, is it possible for Windows 2003 router to send packets to one network (interface) with TCP ttl=1 and to others networks (interfaces) with standard ttl?”

I do not believe this is possible. The TTL setting is “shared” for all interfaces and there is no way to specify a different TTL for different interfaces.

“What is TechNet URL to view the Windows Server 2003 Administration Series from the beginning?”


“I’m new… can I see who is on?”

Welcome!  No.

“Can a windows 2k3 server be a NAT server? If so, how to configure it, any white paper?”


Even better – check out my blog, where I’ve posted a recording of a demo that I didn’t have time to get to today.

“When would you choose OSPF or RIP?”


and RIP:

“i know that is private but what about Is the second range private or public?” The private network can be interpreted either as a block of 16 Class B network IDs or as a 20-bit assignable address space (20 host bits) that can be used for any subnetting scheme within the private organization. The private network supports the following range of valid IP addresses: through is public.

“Just getting into ISA…would ISA handle most of this?”

ISA 2004 enhances some of the control over the routing between interfaces, but still depends on the underlying RRAS component of Windows Server 2003.

“Thanks Kevin!”

You’re quite welcome!

And for those of you who liked the humor, here are the photos I used in the slides….


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Have a great day!