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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


Jun
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answered How to customize a Windows boot CD
Jun
3
answered Resizing RAID 1 Array on Dell PowerEdge with Perc 4/Di & Windows SBS 2003
Jun
3
answered How to tell what time a domain user logged in?
Jun
3
answered Split access on a Windows Server?
Jun
3
answered pix 501 - site to site vpn subnet problem
Jun
3
comment Connecting with Samba to a Windows Share returns “NT_STATUS_DUPLICATE_NAME”
It's not a bug, it's deliberately designed that way. Possibly for security, though I'm not sure why precisely. I suppose it stops you accidentally connecting to the wrong server if you have rogue entries in the hosts file or duff DNS. Personally I put the registry hack on all of my servers.
Jun
2
answered Connecting with Samba to a Windows Share returns “NT_STATUS_DUPLICATE_NAME”
Jun
2
answered List who is currently connected to an IIS web server
Jun
2
answered Robust file-copying utility
Jun
2
answered Cheap, silent and not power greedy server
Jun
1
comment ntbackup fails to save to NAS under windows sbs 2003
Hi Tim, I agree up to a point, and that point is the backup. I look after over a hundred SB2003 installations (and two SBS 2008s) so I have been burned by everything in SBS that can burn you, and I'd agree that as far as possible you should use the SBS tools provided by MS. However I would always roll my own backup.
May
31
answered What recommendations would you give for implementing VMware Server, not ESX
May
31
comment SBS 2008 pop 3 connector won't download emails
A minute is about right for the timeout. After the POP3 server has received the RETR command and sent the message size it should then send the rest of the message without needing anything more from your server. Why it isn't working I don't know. I would try uninstalling Symantec. NB just disabling it isn't necessarily enough. In any case isn't the POP3 connector in SBS2k8 very limited functionality? I'm sure our chaps gave up on it and used a third party collector.
May
31
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May
31
comment One way audio on SIP phone on one call direction.. where to look next?
Is it possible the VOIP module needs it's own IP address programming in? Apart from that I'm stumped.
May
31
answered One way audio on SIP phone on one call direction.. where to look next?
May
31
comment ntbackup fails to save to NAS under windows sbs 2003
Hi Kartsen, as you've spotted, the SBS wizard just uses NTBackup and the restores are just NTBackup restores. The wizard is pretty good at simplifying what can be some messy scripting, but as you've found it has it's limitations. The nice thing about scheduling a script is you can have your script do things like "dir \\192.168.x.y\backup\pdc 1>>log.txt 2>>&1" to help diagnose errors (in this case presumably you'll get an "access denied" error.
May
31
answered Is it possible to “detach” TS 2008 remote app?
May
30
answered MSSQL 2000 + VMWare
May
30
answered ntbackup fails to save to NAS under windows sbs 2003