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comment How does Windows find/discover the Domain Controller when you log in?
I really meant allowing people to log in if the primary DC failed... If the backup wasn't a DNS server and/or the clients weren't configured to use it, it would presumably be impossible to log in as the clients wouldn't have a way to "know" there is another DC?
Jan
6
comment How does Windows find/discover the Domain Controller when you log in?
@RyanRies My question is not a duplicate of that. I didn't mention the word "sites". I was trying to figure out how a client can find the IP of ANY domain controller in order to log in.
Jan
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accepted How does Windows find/discover the Domain Controller when you log in?
Jan
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comment How does Windows find/discover the Domain Controller when you log in?
Ahh OK - so I just need to ensure all clients have the backup domain controller set as one of the two DNS servers (i.e. in DHCP or IPv4 NIC settings) and I should be OK?
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Jun
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comment Why doesn't IIS 7.5 FTP respect the passive port range for plain ftp?
AGGGH! This is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. I even remembered that you had to restart FTP but forgot that you have do do this from within services.msc and not IIS manager! Thank you.
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revised Can I add a static route to a VPN network if the default gateway IP is dynamic? (Windows 7)
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Jun
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comment Can I add a static route to a VPN network if the default gateway IP is dynamic? (Windows 7)
Actually I've just figured out. See my answer. It can also be done using DHCP provided routes, but it seems this would require Windows 8+ and is not supported by Windows 7.
Jun
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answered Can I add a static route to a VPN network if the default gateway IP is dynamic? (Windows 7)
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Feb
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comment Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?
OK understood :) The algorithms for controlling rotary drives are far from simple though. Working out exactly when to start writing data on a rapidly spinning disk with several platters/faces heads and handling legacy protocols (cylinders/heads/and sectors & LBA) as well as the more modern addressing mechanisms is pretty complex. You also have to optimise when to read it (for when the right bit of the platter comes around) which isn't an issue on SSD. I think SSD firmware was only less reliable then because it was less bedded-in - I very much doubt it's truely more complex.
Feb
10
comment Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?
@alastair Why would they be more likely to suffer from firmware bugs, given that storing data on ICs is dramatically simpler than storing data on rotating metal platters? Do you have a source link for that info, because I've heard exactly the opposite is true.
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