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Jun
23
comment What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
@Daniel: This is not an issue in my scenario (see my OP above). I only have 2 domain clients and I don't expect having to join more than that anytime soon.
Jun
23
comment What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
@Evan Anderson: What about setting up the Windows firewall as described in my post Edit above? Wouldn't that achieve more or less the same effect as setting up IPSec?
Jun
23
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Jun
23
comment What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
Thanks for your reply! Would my idea above (see the edit) alleviate these two concerns?
Jun
23
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Jun
22
asked What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
Jun
22
accepted Can't log anymore with RDP on my server after adding it in my domain
Jun
22
comment Can't log anymore with RDP on my server after adding it in my domain
Thanks, I'll try changing the GPO so that RDP id explicitly allowed.
Jun
22
comment Can't log anymore with RDP on my server after adding it in my domain
That's the weird thing - I have not changed my default GPO at all. I would have expected settings to stay the same unless I explicitly state otherwise.
Jun
22
asked Can't log anymore with RDP on my server after adding it in my domain
Jun
4
comment Server monitoring?
-1 I beg to differ. I've tried Polymon, but found anything but intuitive. I struggled for about an hour to get even a simple CPU usage monitor going and gave up after lots of trial and error and several softwre crashes. I wish I could recommend anything else instead, but so far I haven't found it.
Jun
3
accepted Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
May
30
comment Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
@Raffael: a): because I did not know of the solution I write in my answer below at the time of writing this OP. b): Because the DNS made easy API does not support anything with regards to failover. It can only be used to change regular DNS records, but not to flip primary / secondary server addresses in an automatic failover configuration.
May
30
comment Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
@Raffael: The web app I describes just tries to return the status of the local db. Tt does nothing with regards to switching the DNS record. That is what I need the DNS provider for. Have a look at this website if you are interested in the details: dnsmadeeasy.com/enterprisedns/dnsfailover.html
May
30
revised Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
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May
30
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May
30
comment Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
@Tom: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your objection. Please see my edit above for more details.
May
30
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May
30
comment Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
@Jesper: 1. It's trvial to write a small web app that monitors the db server and returns it's current state. 2. I did mention that I am going to set up two SQL Servers with mirroring. MSSQL Mirroring always supports automatic failover. 3. Problems with low TTL can be avoided quite easily if only the web server instances have to honor it. I agree it can be problematic if relying on end user clients to honor the TTL, but that is not the case in my scenario.
May
29
comment Looking for a DNS Hosting provider with automatic failover and role switching
Actually there is an easier way (as I just noticed). See my answer...