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Network administrator, security analyst and amateur coder trying to stay sharp.


Mar
14
comment Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes
@AdamThompson seems like it's working!
Mar
14
comment Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes
@AdamThompson caching was set to manual. Changed it to none, I'll see if I run into it again.
Mar
14
comment Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes
@AdamThompson Not a DFS, I'll check the caching though.
Mar
14
comment Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes
Mapped drive using SMB usually. Sometimes I'll do a two-step, copy it to a directory that's not in use, then I'll log into the server and copy it over. That's usually a second to last resort.
Nov
22
comment Sharepoint High Disk I/O - WSS_Search_SBS2011.mdf
@HaydnWVN If you stop it in SharePoint it shouldn't start up again. In the services mmc you can look at the dependencies in the properties, there shouldn't be anything depending on search that you can't do without, especially if you're not using search. If you actually DISABLE it in services also, it won't start up even if has dependencies.
Oct
1
comment How to deal with mass out of office / company closure
There are cases where setting an out of office for a group of people is acceptable. For instance, we had an environment that hosted a subdomain with mailboxes. We got rid of the subdomain and pulled the mailboxes into the root domain. We wanted to keep the old mailboxes out there for a time with an auto-reply so that people sending mail incorrectly would get the message, much like a page is moved site that redirects after 3 seconds that you eventually get rid of.
Sep
17
comment How to setup Microsoft DNS so it does not contribute to DNS amplification attacks
Do you use Active directory?
Sep
17
comment Grant NON-administrator privileges to IIS 7
That walkthrough only lets you set up delegation on a site level, nothing about the entire host. Further it is only for remote administration, that is, I wouldn't be able to open IIS manager on the server itself.
Apr
19
comment Access internally hosted IIS with Windows authentication from Internet
What about Forefront Unified Application Gateway?
Apr
16
comment unable to access a NAT'ed IP via a VPN on Windows 7
The NAT is a bit of a red herring, since you are connecting to a VPN it should make your computer a part of their local network. Did you run the ipconfig while you were connected to VPN? Can you also do a route print while you're connected to the VPN? A "host unreachable" means that based on the device's routing table it's not possible to reach that host. If I had a guess, I'd think you're not fully connected to the VPN or the VPN has changed somehow and you should contact the provider. 192.168.0.8 is your local nic, it's saying that your computer doesn't know where to send traffic for 172
Apr
16
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 hangs when Editing folder permissions
I'm thinking there may be some communications issue between the server and the global catalog. A few things, how many DCs are there? If more than 1, can you check to see if there are any errors on those (in the event log)? When was the server attached to the domain (wondering if maybe the computer password expired but there were still cached credentials)? Can you resolve the domain name from the server (nslookup yourdomain.local)?
Apr
16
comment How does VPN software 'hijack' packets for tunneling?
It doesn't necessarily set the default interface to the virtual interface. The main thing is the Routing table. In some implementations, yes, the 0.0.0.0 route will be set to the virtual interface, this is in use to keep most of the traffic going through the tunnel. Otherwise it will just add routes to the internal network with the virtual interface set for those routes.
Apr
16
comment How to grant domain user local system privileges in Windows 2012
Have you contacted vendor support to see if this is even supported?
Apr
16
comment SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters behaviour on multiple failures
In other words, yes it appears to be by design and here's how you tweek it.
Apr
16
comment SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters behaviour on multiple failures
Yes, check the time-out, failover threshold, and failover period for the resources. Tweek them. Play with them. If it fails over properly within those thresholds after tweeking them then you'll know that you were just causing the failover too soon after the last failover.
Apr
15
comment Clean up event log by script
it's not, but it doesn't delete the last 24 either...this is pretty much the simplest way to archive the logs. There are other scripts out there that will do something similar that work by parsing through the log event by event. I could pull one of those out for you...maybe you could do the backup and rather than clearing the whole thing, just delete individual entries. Depending on how secure your environment is I don't think the security log will like being tampered with in this way, however.
Apr
12
comment IIS and IP configuration - somewhat complicated issue
My only thought would be to check the windows firewall and make sure it's allowing traffic through port 443 or for xsockets, or it's disabled. Also check any upstream firewalls to make sure 443 is allowed.
Apr
12
comment IIS and IP configuration - somewhat complicated issue
Just to make sure, on your win2008 machine, if you open a command prompt and type in ipconfig and press enter, the IP that is displayed is 222.222.222.222, right?
Apr
12
comment How to calculate total / max electricity consumpton for a server / or hardware equipment.?
Still the same calculation, power is all that matters because that's all you're paying for. Everything else is important for determining the quality of the electricity. Just keep in mind, as others have said that it's a maximum calculation, You'll likely draw less, but better to over budget at first, until you get a feel.
Apr
11
comment Networking Newbie
Do you have any options on the VPN? Are the servers NAT'd or are the IPs accessible publicly? I would say a good solution would be to set up a static L2TP IPSEC tunnel between them, that way you don't have to worry about it crashing when the network stack changes