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Experienced Microsoft solutions architect. I wish I had more time to answer questions.

Sep
17
comment IPv4 Nating and IPv6 Bridging
This needs more details, how are you assigning IPs, client OS etc
Sep
16
comment How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?
Precompact defrags the drive, then fills the allocated space with 0, then copies the filled sectors to a new VHD. Sdelete -c actually writes data then zeros. -z writes the zeros to all free space. (even if it was not allocated)
Sep
7
comment Authentication Microsoft AD Users with RSA SecurID
This seems like a very tedious and expensive way to authenticate (if you can get it to work) when you could just use smartcard authentication and avoid pass the hash penetration?
Aug
28
comment Exchange 2007 not delivering to primary MX of one domain
I would not recommend changing the v4/v6 preference since you already show that you are trying v4 first. There are VERY few circumstances that will be solved by changing that and this should not have that effect.
Aug
28
comment Exchange 2007 not delivering to primary MX of one domain
Since telnet works after a failure does the retry work?
Aug
28
comment Can I trust windows 2012 regarding the amount of installed memory?
The intel spec sheet for this proc says "Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 8 GB " so the number of channels and type of DIMMS supported by the motherboard will determine the actual available memory sizes
Aug
28
comment Why can a user log in via more than one UPN
as an update another way this now works is with adfs 2012 alternate login credentials feature
May
8
comment SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 server - licensing issue
The definition of hosting is clear in the case of web hosting providers. There are no definitive licensing answers here (see the reason this question is closed) the best you will get is an educated guess regardless of vendor. If you want licensing expertise- ask the vendor. No matter who it is I am positive you will get an answer for their licensing people.
Jan
18
comment Force Windows Server 2008 to use legacy BIOS bootloader instead of EFI
@milind, you'll have to tell the engineers at HP that they've simply gotten it all wrong in those early UEFI firmware systems that allowed you to choose.
Nov
19
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
@IanRingrose, I'd prefer dull developers that actually wish to make software to help the business rather than "freethinking" developers that care more about having admins rights than actually building software in the frameworks provided.
Oct
24
comment Change Windows Server 2012 color scheme without Desktop Experience feature
Yes you need the RSAT (remote server admin tools) installed on a win 8 workstation
Jul
16
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
@Nathan C. This also exactly answers the question. Read-only doesn't supercede full control. As the answer says "An attribute applies regardless of the security principal attempting the operation. " However as Chris S pointed out, the optional legacy attributes are mixed with the NTFS attributes.
Jun
20
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
Its actually possible to be different in 2012 and up
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
As I mentioned in the answer I've not even finished fully answering the question. Links have been provided to both the spec and support articles explaining exactly how the system works. Even when I quote the actual question you choose to ignore it. That's fine with me. If folks want to downvote a partial answer that's fine too. I've wasted more time answering your comments than answering the question. It's clear that you've chosen to mix NTFS and FAT attributes. I'll (once again) go over the difference for you in my answer.
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
The question was about the relationship between attributes and security Acls. "file permissions/security settings and the attributes; specifically read-only, that a file can have. ". The Read only attribute it seemed to be referring to was the read only attribute checkbox, not the permission.
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
My point is that hidden and read only are not attributes in NTFS but used by applications. Fat attributes do not exists in NTFS as the links I provided show. The link that Greg provided shows the file attributes provided as constants. As an example I can set a file as 0x2 (hidden) but the fat attribute is not required to be modified to show hidden as well.
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
attributes. Yes the write attributes ACE prevents modification of the NTFS attributes (and as a side effect prevents modification of $standard_information data) by default permissions are inherited and not explicitly set on file creation so all users can modify attributes
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
you are confusing permissions vs attributes you are not changing an ntfs attribute you are modifing the contents of the $STANDARD_INFORMATION NTFS attribute.
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
There is no such thing as a "hidden" NTFS file using an attribute. Files can be hidden using streams. NTFS supports any attributes required by any application using the extended attributes field ($EA) which is why you can store unix file permissions in an NTFS filesystem
Jun
19
comment Windows File Permissions and Attributes
Fat attributes are not a part of NTFS and cannot be set by NTFS support.microsoft.com/kb/96621 technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781134(v=WS.10).aspx