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Apr
8
comment WSUS breakeven number of computers
I have 10 computers at my house, but 6 of them are at my desk,2 are Apple, one is on a Work domain, and 1 in another room but I can update any time I want. And you may not have a server at home. At work, I can't just interupt other workers to check updates, and I've got other work to do myself. I already had a server for WSUS. Break-even at 2 or 3 computers is a reasonable estimate.
Feb
7
comment Should I expose my Active Directory to the public Internet for remote users?
Cached credentials on domain-connected windows machines are cached exactly the same way if you use "Cisco ASA VPN" "Start Before Logon (SBL), or if you use MS remote access client, or if you use a direct connection: what do you mean 'more cumbersome'? It's not particularly cumbersome:
Dec
9
comment How to make a Macintosh register a Hostname to the DHCP Server?
It is unusual to allow random hosts to change DNS settings. You normally need to be authenticated to do that. What happens on some routers, including Windows Servers if set that way, is that DHCP clients are are automatically added to DNS, using authentication credentials from the DHCP server.
Mar
30
comment Is my DNS Recursion setup okay?
ERROR CORRECTION --if you disable forwarding, your DNS does repeated (recursive) requests -- (If you enable forwarding, your DNS requests upstream recursion) --
Mar
30
comment Is my DNS Recursion setup okay?
Forwarding IS recursion. Recursion done by the DNS server acting as a client. If you disable forwarding, clients do repeated (recursive) requests to your DNS. If you disable recursion, your DNS should REFER to another DNS, and your clients then do DNS requests to that other DNS server. That doesn't solve the public-good problem either: if your clients can use the internet, they can make DNS requests.
Mar
30
comment Trans-atlantic VOIP
Asterisk is only a directory/connection service. The VOIP calls go direct customer-gateway-call centre. AUS customers to AUS gateway, AUS call centre won't see trans-Pacific Latency. Canadian customers to Canadian gateway, VOIP trunk, AUS call-centre will. Gateway Latency is always significant. TransPacific latency adds to this, but it doesn't multiply-it doesn't affect the Gateway latency. To reduce Gateway/Trunk latency, don't use a cheap gateway, don't use a cheap network provider -- different providers have different trans-pacific latency.
Mar
29
comment Application Event Log keeps getting corrupted
You get events in the event log when they are added to the event log, not when they happen. Crash events, and event log crash events, are NEVER added when they happen, its not possible, they are ALWAYS added when you query the crash dump log, whatever that is. They ALWAYS show up days or months later when you reboot or do something else that triggers the add-to-event-log activity.
Feb
28
comment WSUS - how to stop SQLexception.errors?
Unusual situation. Multiple reasons.
Feb
27
comment Cannot remove a file after its transfer was interrupted (on Windows Web Server 2008 R2 SP1)
What version of Windows?
Jan
29
comment All passwords were expired by what?
Yes, security log showed events. Thank you. See modified question for more details.
Dec
19
comment Missing/lost message, Outlook/Exchange, where has it gone?
I've checked all the Exchange folders. It's not deleted or it would be in the recoverable mail list. He's checked archive folders, I'm going to do that again. Would moving a message to an archive folder make it unrecoverable on exchange?
Dec
19
comment Missing/lost message, Outlook/Exchange, where has it gone?
I'll try cleanviews, but -- I've tried OWA. It's not an outlook view.