3
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1answer
131 views

What are the drawbacks to using mod_log_rotate and rotatelogs.exe together?

On Microsoft-based platforms, are there any drawbacks or hidden pitfalls to using rotatelogs.exe for ErrorLog directive(s) and allowing mod_log_rotate to handle CustomLog directives for rotation? As I ...
4
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1answer
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Why do system administrators set the taskbar to not show the date and time on a server?

What is the point in specifically setting the date time not to show? It's so annoying when you are RDP'ed to a server in full screen to figure out the time. I'm not asking for a solution. I want to ...
6
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2answers
230 views

Should Production Windows Web Servers (IIS & SQL) be in a domain?

We have a few web servers and a few database servers. To date, they've been standalone machines that are not part of a domain. The web servers don't talk to each other, and the web servers talk to ...
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4answers
306 views

Are there compelling reasons to separate BOOT and DATA on a server, to increase performance?

I think that it is easy to see some benefits of separating BOOT and DATA into two partitions or drives; it makes for each backup. However, I was always under the impression that it is better to ...
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3answers
440 views

Using revision control for Windows server configuration?

Does anyone have experience with Puppet or cfengine like setups for a Windows server environment? Is there such a thing? I am looking to track configuration file and file security changes over a ...