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Aug
23
comment Do you know of a global configuration system?
I agree, why recreate the wheel? If you want to continuously deploy updates to the entire app, you might be more interested in deployment via GPO support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
Aug
23
comment Joining PC with OS windows 7 using AD user account
You posted as an answer. Expect what you say to be treated as such. Otherwise add a comment, or ask a new question.
Aug
23
comment the context of local user of AD-joined machine? Is it of domain machine account or of local machine account?
This may help serverfault.com/questions/61191/…
Aug
23
comment Do you know of a global configuration system?
"Would it be possible to distribute updates to the entire system via active directory?" - a single XML file should be pretty easy (assuming all sites are in the same domain, which is probably not the case, now that I've had more coffee), but this method would probably not be great for an entire application. I've only typically used sysvol for very small things like a config file or login script.
Aug
23
comment Do you know of a global configuration system?
It can be handy because every domain member can access it with \\your_domain_name.com\sysvol ... If you have AD admins, they can tell you what the replication schedule is and how long it would take file updates to reach every server. If you already have AD in place, it would be an easy way to accomplish what you want - though it would be overkill to set up JUST for that purpose.
Aug
23
comment Windows 2003 activation nightmare, changed hardware
Thanks! It's good to know that this is a possibility.
Aug
23
comment Should Windows be booted interactively to run as server?
Reposting questions from SU to circumvent banning is not an appropriate use of this site.
Aug
20
comment What's the advantage of OpenVPN over SSTP?
+1 for the Janitorial CAL. Seriously though, because the licensing issue is oft ignored.
Aug
19
comment How to configure email autoconfiguration for a domain?
No worries, it wouldn't be the first time Microsoft had commandeered a bit of terminology and implemented it in a way that stomps all over someone else's standard. :/
Aug
19
comment Sync AD and Exchange Users
Hey, if you never screwed up you'd be SO BORED! That's what I keep telling myself.
Aug
19
comment Windows 2003 R2 Server not updating wildcard certificate
Unless you have any errors from the logs to post, maybe a good start is to detail the process you used to install the new certificate? Hopefully there's just an 'i' not dotted somehwere...
Aug
18
comment same SSL certificate in two servers
Yes, you'll need a different certificate for each server or a wildcard (domain) certificate.
Aug
18
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
+++ Re: changing service account passwords. This should be thoroughly documented anyway, so this process is doubly important if you're to be expected to do your job.
Aug
18
comment Recommended Win2k8 Server software to fix my RAID-0 issue
Fantastic! I was afraid for a minute there that a RAID controller existed with no ability to swap drives (it's sad that this wouldn't be surprising, huh?) - glad to hear it.
Aug
18
comment Recommended Win2k8 Server software to fix my RAID-0 issue
Hopefully there's a manual somewhere documenting how the 'create' can be used to rebuild.
Aug
18
comment Looking to replace Ghost with FSArchiver or Clonezilla, few questions about capabilities
Yes, please. It's a good question.
Aug
18
comment Exchange Server 2007 Send and Receive Connectors
I'm not sure you can send from an accepted domain, but you can with remote domains. I'd sound more certain if I had my VMs finished - don't have access to a production system right now.
Aug
18
comment Off-brand laptop batteries?
Oh sure, they worked! Scared the bejeezus out of new users booting it up for the first time (which was kind of worth it, doncha think?)
Aug
17
comment Active Directory domain rename versus migration?
Ouch, yes, I'd opt for getting exchange on an already-healthy AD, too. I was hoping you were on 07 already. Not sure you're going to be able to avoid some form of downtime with 03 - that may be why the consultant is favoring the rename? @Evan Anderson - good to know this is a terrible idea, I knew you'd show up and clear this up!
Aug
17
comment Active Directory domain rename versus migration?
Also, moving live mailboxes around is child's play with Exchange 07+, that definitely shouldn't influence anything.