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Jul
6
comment Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 and SQL server 2008
I didn't do anything special at all. Just created an account on a SQL instance on a different machine and pointed the BES installer do it. I was using BES 4, the 5 installed may look for SQL 2008 and block the install.
Jul
4
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Jul
3
comment Replace the broken file copying UI in Windows 2008 Server 64-bit Explorer
Are you sure the copy isn't failing? I've never seen files get left when doing a move. A copy yes, but that's to be expected.
Jul
3
comment Site hacked, looking for security advice
As another Windows Admin ... here, here. +1
Jul
3
answered Site hacked, looking for security advice
Jul
2
comment Why hasn't rsync caught on in the Windows world?
With Windows 2008 (and up I assume) robocopy comes included with the OS so there's no need to install it any more.
Jul
2
answered AD domains & DNS domains
Jul
2
comment SQL 2008 publisher -> SQL 2000 subscriber: Is a pull subscription possible for merge replication?
No problem, happy to.
Jul
2
comment information about ethernet cards
This is true, cat5 can happily run GigE without a problem. However if you are walking into a government setup or want something certified for GigE, cat5 isn't going to cut it. It's official rating (unless something is changed which I haven't read which is possible) is that its for 100 Meg. That said, my office is all cat5 running GigE.
Jul
2
answered Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 and SQL server 2008
Jul
2
answered SQL Server 2005 mirroring 2-1
Jul
2
comment Limit on number of databases to mirror (MS SQL 2k8)?
A SQL Server should always be setup using RAID of some sort, either RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10 depending on what's needed for this particular setup. As far as local HA @MCW can look into log shipping, replication or clustering. Clustering is the most effective as it provides near instant failover, however it requires shared storage which makes it very expensive to setup. It also moves all the databases from one node to the other as a group so interdatabase dependencies aren't an issue which they can be when using database mirroring.
Jul
2
answered information about ethernet cards
Jul
2
revised information about ethernet cards
couple of small corrections
Jul
2
comment Binding the RDP listener to 127.0.0.1 only
If you want RDP to listen only on 127.0.0.1, why not simply not allow RDP to run on the server, or change the TCP port that RDP runs on. What's the end result that you are looking for? RDP (especially on Windows 2008) is already encrypted via a certificate and can be configured to only accept connections which support this higher level of protection.
Jul
2
answered Limit on number of databases to mirror (MS SQL 2k8)?
Jul
2
answered Binding the RDP listener to 127.0.0.1 only
Jul
2
answered Websphere portal multiple logins from the same browser
Jul
2
comment In-place upgrade from Windows Server Standard to Enterprise or Datacenter
What, just because I've got nothing better to do at night but build VMs to test stuff out for people on the net?
Jul
2
comment How to run SQL Server 2005 and 2008 on the same box?
Well the first thing you'll want to do is close the firewall from the general internet. That's just an invitation to having your SQL Server broken into. Telnet from the other machine to ensure that there isn't a firewall issue between the machines. The machine connecting to the instance may be blocking outbound connections going to port 1444. What's the error when you try and connect from the remote machine?