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Mar
22
comment Moving Server to new Hardware - SBS 2008
I would recommend NOT virtualizing your domain controller. You could easily encounter logon or dns issues on the host after a cold boot, and you'll probably have timekeeping issues on the domain controller running as a guest OS. Every Active Directory domain should have at least one physical domain controller.
Mar
22
answered Create Active Directory User Profile
Mar
22
comment Help replacing old Windows 2003 SBS DC with a Win2008 Standard Edition DC
Could you clarify what is meant by "trouble finding shared folders"?
Mar
22
answered MediaWiki on MS Sql Server
Mar
22
answered How to setup linux permissions for the WWW folder?
Mar
20
comment Anyone else being hit by traffic on TCP port 11370
I think Vi's point is that some data won't be sent until a connection is established. Take for example an HTTP request - if you have port 80 blocked, you will never be able to see what it's requesting because the request isn't made until the connection is opened.
Mar
19
comment Which free RDBMS is best for small in-house development?
On a different project I'm currently using IIS+PHP to get Integrated Authentication (IE-only). It was a pain to set up, even getting it's own page in the documentation wiki.
Mar
19
revised Which free RDBMS is best for small in-house development?
considering change of language
Mar
19
accepted What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash?
Mar
19
comment Which free RDBMS is best for small in-house development?
I will most likely be using PHP.
Mar
19
comment Which free RDBMS is best for small in-house development?
We'll be WELL under the 4GB limit. Only a few hundred MB, at most.
Mar
19
asked Which free RDBMS is best for small in-house development?
Mar
15
comment What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash?
Totally dead. In my case, both the power supply and motherboard failed.
Mar
14
comment Migrate Active Directory to new server?
I don't think you can bring AD up to 2008 functional level until all older servers are removed. I think you meant that the schema will need to be updated using ADPREP so that it is compatible with Server 2008.
Mar
14
accepted Why are SCSI drives sized so strangely?
Mar
14
accepted How to secure a Windows app running on a shared desktop?
Mar
14
comment What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash?
Graeme, I hope you don't mind that I included your excellent suggestion at the start of my answer. Some people might not read the comments, and you're right that it should be strongly emphasized.
Mar
14
revised What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash?
added graeme's comment about step 0
Mar
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
revised What needs to be done after a Domain Controller crash?
warning about seizing fsmo roles