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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
8
answered Non-R2 vs R2 versions of Microsoft products
Jun
30
comment Exchange Server 2013 has dependency on old PDC
Is the new domain controller a Global Catalog server? Exchange Servers will only talk to GCs, not non-GC domain controllers.
May
30
awarded  Necromancer
May
1
revised SQL Server running under a domain account cannot register its SPN
Added link and note abhout setspn.exe
May
1
suggested suggested edit on SQL Server running under a domain account cannot register its SPN
Apr
30
answered Unable to determine forest/domain functional level
Apr
30
comment Some computers in my subnet do not recognize names of other pc's
Are they having problems with NetBIOS names (no domain), e.g. \\FileServ5, or with DNS names, e.g. "\\fileserv5.contoso.com", or both? (I would expect NetBIOS names to fail as they rely on broadcasts which should not be going between the subnets.)
Mar
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
2
comment Performance of MSSQL Server Express Edition
Indexed views can be created and used in all editions of SQL Server, including Express Edition. The Enterprise edition's optimizer has extra functionality - it may use the indexed view even if the view is not mentioned in the query.
Jan
12
comment Exchange 07 to 07 mailbox migration using local continuous replication
What's your goal here? To move all the mailboxes to ex1?
Dec
16
comment What is the best way to build an Exchange 2010 CAS based on an existing production server?
Both Windows Server and Exchange Server setup can be automated with answer files. If you know there will be demand for these in the future then put the time into setting up a Windows Deployment Services infrastructure (with WAIK for extra functionality) to deploy the machines. Exchange Server 2010 unattended setup. Windows Automated Install Kit.
Dec
16
comment Can Exchange pull messages from a POP3 catchall mailbox
An Edge Transport server would do nothing for this situation.
Dec
16
comment Exchange 2013 Virtual Machine: Backup just mailboxes and clear logs
From Exchange 2013 Virtualization at TechNet.Microsoft.com: "However, virtual machine snapshots aren't application aware, and using them can have unintended and unexpected consequences for a server application that maintains state data, such as Exchange. As a result, making virtual machine snapshots of an Exchange guest virtual machine isn't supported."
Dec
16
comment Exchange 2013 Virtual Machine: Backup just mailboxes and clear logs
"&should be able to survive almost everything". Except for inconsistent files, which is what you get when you use disk snapshotting or VM snapshotting or SAN mirroring any other tactic like that. This is why Volume Shadow Copy was invented.
Dec
12
comment Join hyperv server 2012 to domain?
Thanks Andy, I stand corrected.
Dec
12
comment Join hyperv server 2012 to domain?
You should never get a chicken-and-egg problem because you should always have one bare-metal domain controller. For Small Business Server you can only have on DC, so if it is a guest (to which I'd ask, why?) then I'd make the Hyper-V parent a workgroup member.
Nov
27
comment How do we recover from a AD Domain that is now not responding as a DC at all?
It sounds like you are at the "last resort" point, Greg. :-( Building a new AD forest sounds good; at least you'll know you are getting a good forest, no inherited any issues from the old one. Good luck.
Nov
26
comment How do I setup Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services to allow multiple users to connect to multiple servers?
Note that Remote Desktop Licensing is not free - it will cost you money over and above what you have also paid for your server and workstation licensing. (The two connections you get with "Allow remote connections to this computer" are included with the server license and do not cost extra.) Best advice - install the management tools on the administrators' workstations.
Nov
26
revised How do we recover from a AD Domain that is now not responding as a DC at all?
Criticised the answer above mine - I think is is very bad advice to flatten the forest before exhausting all other options.