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answered Multiple USB backup targets with Windows Server Backup
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comment Using puppet to deploy windows backup with Microsoft iSCSI
I'm not sure I understand what you have done above but I do something pretty simple which may work. We use a plain Nas. For each server I create an iSCSI target partition sized to copy everything + a margin. I mount a target on each server and configure WB to backup to that. I also share the drive (say, wb$) and when I offsite the backups I simply copy \\server1\wb$ \\server2\wb2, etc to my offsite media. Restoration requires two passes if the nas is unavailable but its not complex.
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comment Increasing the accuracy of windows 2003 NTP time sync
I've seen this from the perspective of doing remote management of clients networks. I've seen the same thing on disparate networks with nothing in common, so its not an issue with one network config. Most notable has been when it has occured to domain joined servers (not DC's) which have not been rebooted in quite some time (3+ months) and we find clock drift. I know this shouldn't occur, but I have seen it and often. Its always on servers which have an incorrect ntp setup.
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comment Increasing the accuracy of windows 2003 NTP time sync
"All domain members will automagically sync with their closest DC." - in my experience they don't always do this - you have to do a 'net time /domain /set' to get machines to sync their clocks. Not sure why, but it seems to happen quit a bit on desktops and servers alike.
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comment w32time on win 2003 not syncing
I think MDMarra has, once again, identified the problem. The message is normal if the time is very skewed. You need to correct the time on the VM host machine. It will then correct the client machines. That, or disable host machine time syncing.
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comment How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?
That sounds perfect. haven't tried it out yet but I'll mark that as the answer. Msi rollout + reboot isn't a problem.
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comment Binding IIS site to alternate IP not accessible remotely - OK locally - Windows 2008 R2
You need to break down the problem. Is routing working, is name resolution working, is firewalling working, etc. first thing to try is to telnet from another machine to the IP which you think should work on port 80. Then do the same using the dns address. If you get a connection each time then its an IIS issue.
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comment Saddled with a server with millions of files in a single directory
Got to agree. Yell at them. This is so basic a design error that I find it hard to believe it ever went through any type of control. The fix is easy enough for them. Filename kjh23423l3242l3k4j234234.tif is moved to kjh/234/23l/324/2l3/k4j/234/234/kjh23423l3242l3k4j234234.tif, they can even release a version which first looks in the root and, if it doesn't find it, looks in kjh/234/23l/324/2l3/k4j/234/234/, which will give clients a chance to move the files to sub directories. Its a bad design in any case. They should have something more intelligent built into the logic.
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comment Why *do* windows print queues occasionally choke on a print job
hmm, thats a shame - because I've seen it with x64 in the last couple of months. In this case I know the server is only running recent drivers because both server and printers are all post-2010 and I know all the drivers are pretty much the most recent versions available on that server.
Mar
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comment Why *do* windows print queues occasionally choke on a print job
@tonny, 10000 pages between reboots isn't a very high figure, so its surprising we don't see this more often. I have systems at clients which only reboot once or twice per year and they print plenty (accounts and billing depts). That could well be the cause - after all these years. The content of the print job didn't seem likely as the driver should be just treating it as binary data... usually.
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answered How to secure a website (iis7.5) that is already has a cert from a redirection from another domain