NYSystemsAnalyst

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Feb
23
accepted Installing IIS on Windows 2003
Feb
23
answered Installing IIS on Windows 2003
Feb
23
asked Root Certificate Not Applied to Imaged Machines
Dec
22
accepted Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
Dec
21
comment Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
I tried to convince them that being offline for a day or so would be required, but was told that was unacceptable. If there is no alternative, then that is that and that is what I will present to the team. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), this is not my project. I'm just an adviser and as such have little authority in the ultimate decision. I just want to present options and facts. Thank you for your input.
Dec
21
comment Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
Well, this project isn't my project. The team just came to me for advice, and according to them, having the database offline for even one day to do a full restore is unacceptable. I'm not inclined to pursue this further with management as it is not my project, but I would like to present them with as much information and as many facts as possible to allow them to make a decision.
Dec
21
comment Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
Not planning for a restore really isn't an option. Replication would be nice, but we lack the hardware and the budget to purchase additional hardware. In addition, the backup solution implemented by our network / systems group is to backup the databases to .bak files, then backup those .bak files to tape. I have no control over this process. Therefore, we need to find a solution involving backups / restores. I'm sorry, but a catastrophic database failure is any failure of the database that is not recoverable. This may or may not be a catastrophe depending on the value of the data.
Dec
21
revised Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
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Dec
21
asked Maintenance window and recovery for a large database
Nov
18
accepted Active Directory Self Service
Nov
15
comment Active Directory Self Service
This looks interesting, though I don't see any pricing info on their website. I'll be passing it on to my manager.
Nov
15
comment Active Directory Self Service
Thank you for the suggestion, but the pricing (~$1500 / year) is more than we can afford at this time.
Nov
15
comment Active Directory Self Service
Of the remaining three, the certificate one is unresolved. The IIS one required a re-build of the server (not a solution). The printer issue resulted in purchasing a new printer (again, not a solution). Now, unless you have something constructive to add regarding THIS question, please do not add anymore useless comments.
Nov
15
comment Active Directory Self Service
For one of those questions...yes, I failed to accept an answer and I have remedied the situation for that instance. For the others, there was no acceptable answer. Just because there are proposed answers does not mean one of them is an actual workable solution. Therefore, no answer was accepted nor will one be accepted unless someone proposes a proper solution.
Nov
15
awarded  Scholar
Nov
15
accepted Will Windows 2008 or Windows 7 interfere with a network of Windows 2003 servers
Nov
15
asked Active Directory Self Service
Sep
7
asked Certificates expire without warning
Aug
23
comment SQL service log on account
You can leave the SQL Browser as Local Service. Change the SQL Server account and the SQL Agent account to be an actual domain account.
Aug
11
comment SQL service log on account
@Jeff: It does not need to be a new account. However, it is a best practice that the SQL Server service use it's own account.