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Network Specialist - AT&T U-Verse
Former DSL Support Tech and DSL Tech Instructor
CompTIA A+/MCSE/MCITP


Internet Junkie, MMO Gamer Geek, Shoutcast DJ, and occasional 3D Artist ...and I ride motorcycles.
This means while I'm 'smart' and 'technically apt', I'm also a little bit crazy.


Apr
19
comment Determine windows server attack? Should I monitor the server and block IPs all the day?
Question: are you using Terminal Services at all? or just logging in at the 'console'? What's happening is, someone's probing your box for a vulnerable account, or a vulnerable service, so if you're not using any of the remote administration tools, it's best to just turn them off.
Mar
25
comment Why would the IPMIEVD service start and then stop on a Sun x4100 system running Server 2008?
no dependencies. BUT... see the answer posted. It was sitting right in the SUN documentation too... yet another case of RTFM (carefully). docs.oracle.com/cd/E19411-01/820-2771-16/820-2771-16.pdf
Mar
25
accepted Why would the IPMIEVD service start and then stop on a Sun x4100 system running Server 2008?
Mar
25
answered Why would the IPMIEVD service start and then stop on a Sun x4100 system running Server 2008?
Mar
25
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Mar
20
asked Why would the IPMIEVD service start and then stop on a Sun x4100 system running Server 2008?
Mar
5
comment Why can't I log in to a Windows-protected IIS 7.5 directory on the server?
this sounds similar to the old web.config settings that allowed the loading of pages from the localhost - if you pulled up the app pool remotely, it'd work, but opening it locally gave you an error. However, relocating these settings to the local registry makes more sense from a security standpoint.
Mar
2
answered Can I remove and test hard drive from Raid5 controller without rebuilding?
Feb
28
comment Using RoboCopy on multiple destinations with monitor option
Why not use a Distributed File Share arrangement? That way copying of data from one folder to the others would happen automatically. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… for more details.
Feb
27
comment DHCP or static addressing?
I would amend the answer to include this: "Clients get dynamic IP's, servers get either static IP's or DHCP 'reserved' IP's." If a system has to act as a server (even if it's just someone's workstation that's left on when they're not around) consider it a server.
Feb
27
comment What does my ISP mean when they say they will provide “4 static IPs out of which 2 are usable”?
Ah yes, the /30 netblock. This is usually set up as a routing block between an ISP and an existing network. It's not really that useful as an end-client subnet. One of the two usable addresses can be designated as the WAN IP on a local router, connecting it to the ISP (and then adding one of your local subnet IP's to it on the LAN side), and then advertise this as your "Way Out". The other IP can be used as a DMZ address, say for a web or mail server that's visible to the world.
Feb
13
answered How to make differential backup without using archive attribute?
Feb
13
comment Windows cluster for sql 2008 r2
Good info. We tend to go with 5+1's with hot spares, to add an extra layer of redundancy, but that's overkill for smaller operations.
Feb
13
comment Windows cluster for sql 2008 r2
Yah I'm always trying to keep them straight... is it a stripe made up of mirrors, or a mirror of two stripes? :)
Feb
12
answered Windows cluster for sql 2008 r2
Feb
8
comment low disk space on server but file sizes don't add up
Doesn't appear so (major design flaw in DOS DIR command, that). You might have to run both the standard DIR and the DIR /ASH and then combine the two.
Feb
6
comment What size relative to amount of memory should the page file be (in Windows Server 2008)?
Locking the page file at a set size also causes it to be completely allocated on the disk, when you reboot the box after setting it. This means it'll (probably) be contiguous. Dynamically-allocated page files can get fragmented, and that also causes a huge performance hit. I go one step further - I set up a partition just for paging and temporary files, instead of keeping it on the same drive as my OS, application, or data partitions. It creates a sandbox for paging, that nothing else can mess with.
Feb
6
answered low disk space on server but file sizes don't add up
Feb
4
comment terminal server has exceeded max number of allowed connections
This is true - I was referring to Sam's answer above as to how to get past both terminal sessions being used, by invoking the console switch (/Console or /Admin, depending on version).
Feb
1
comment Accessing Remote Desktop without Terminal Services on Windows 2003
This, right here, should be the Admin Bible. Also, Terminal Services is a role, and can be added, configured, and removed though the "Server Manager" menu. If memory serves, you can also enable Remote Desktop for Administration from Server Manager as well, once you've removed TS and rebooted the box. One-stop shop.