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Nov
26
comment Is mac address based security for single user Web Application a good idea?
MAC address can be spoofed though. Can you not just set a username / password on the site?
Sep
4
comment High quality reading about storage systems
Interesting subject but may not meet the requirements for this site as it is not in the question/answer format. There is a reddit sysadmin discussion group which may be more suitable.
Aug
28
comment Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012
Group Policy drive mapping worked perfectly.
Aug
28
comment Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012
Not all users are local admin on the workstation - I believe this may be part of the issue. Will check out GP preferences.
Aug
28
comment Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012
This is an option I will take a look at.
Aug
28
comment Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012
No the S: isn't already used - and if it is the mapping is deleted. I'm looking into Win 8 handling it differently depending on user/admin privileges.
Aug
28
comment Network share mapping not working correctly Win8/2012
Although I haven't mentioned it does do this - we recently changed the location of the s: drive so to ensure everyone migrated over correctly we do a delete first.
May
28
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
Thanks for this Lucretius. Interestingly robocopy has hung on this server again (fortunately it's not crashed the whole server) and this was copying from an internal hard disk to an external, encrypted hard disk! (I need to figure out a way to encrypt our external hard drives and get them working with wbadmin - it's not liking my truecrypt encrypted partitions though). So although the original error is almost certainly a driver issue on the nic_team (it's the latest driver too) I'm also having problems with robocopy without crossing the network. Shame cos when it works it's great.
May
23
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
Unmanaged switch so no access to logs I'm afraid. The Win2012 logs told me very little, nothing along the lines of what I'm suspecting anyhow.
May
23
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
I'm starting to think it may be related to the NIC. The server has dual NIC, with latest drivers, so I don't think it's a driver issue. However, we have teamed the NICs, using the inbuilt Windows NIC teaming feature. I've not uncovered much but have come across (anecdotal) warnings about using Windows NIC teaming and would like further information on this.
May
17
comment Configure a “hardened” user account that an attacker would have a hard time abusing
as a general principle then, is it wise to disable internet access for a server, even if the perimeter firewall won't allow any connections in to that server?
May
14
comment ESXi running 2 x Windows 2012 setup advice
Yes you need to be very careful taking snapshots of VMs, as if you rollback to a previous checkpoint you can screw up the AD replication. Good thing about a core OS install is no GUI, no IE and minimal services/roles means small attack surface, and minimal area to update. This should mean you don't need to snapshot that often - just fire and forget.
May
12
comment Do I need 2 NIC cards to forward public IP to private IP?
Hi, you may be getting slightly confused here as NAT/PAT is typically done on the router (you can do it on a server however). The router will have 2 or more interfaces - one connects to the internet side, the other to your local network.
May
9
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
it could well be a driver issue, as we've got windows server 2012 on there which is pretty recent, and im not 100% all the hardware has totally up to date drivers. the box was supplied without and os, which i put, then put the drivers on off the cd. ill see if i can update them
May
9
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
it was logging to a text file. the system was completely unresponsive, and when I rebooted it today the server logs stopped last night at 530pm, nothing after that.
May
9
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
The flags are taken from the log file, the params I specified are: /MIR /copy:DATSOU /mt:128 /R /W
May
9
comment Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?
Yeah there's no way it should have completely hung the server. I'm happy for the network to be saturated but it shouldn't overwhelm the server. the option I specified was just /MIR (equivalent to /e and /purge) the /s must be from /copy:datsou
Apr
25
comment Number of subnets in this network
assuming that these are all class C /24 networks there is: 223.1.1.X, 223.1.9.X, 223.1.7.X and so on
Apr
25
comment Number of subnets in this network
there are 6 subnets here. not sure this question meets the rules...
Apr
24
comment SQL failover cluster on single ESXi host
Would it not be wise to setup a failover cluster spread over different physical hardware?