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Feb
7
comment psremoting and credssp authentication to localhost
Is it possible to configure the "Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication" setting from a command line? It's unfortunate that Enable-WSManCredSSP doesn't cover this itself, instead adding the DelegatedComputer parameter only to "Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials."
Dec
31
comment Program to snapshot changes made during an install?
Dan's criticisms, while flamey, sound like they're totally justified if what he's saying is accurate.
Nov
30
comment Is it easy or even possible yet to manage windows firewall with powershell?
Looks like this is what I was hoping to find! I'm surprised this didn't come up with even a basic search. Thanks!
Jun
14
comment Windows Vpn Server Role in DMZ?
Finally had a chance to implement this. Worked like a charm! Just opened ports 1723 (PPTP), 500/4500 (IPSec), and 443 (SSTP) on the firewall and forwarded them to the server running RRAS, and everything's up and running. It's pretty popular already.
May
26
comment Windows Vpn Server Role in DMZ?
Ah, ok. So the VPN server role isn't dead-set on bridging a WAN and a LAN interface in its design? I'd be thrilled if this is the case; I just want to make sure it's possible before I invest too much time into it.
May
6
comment Anonymous access to SMB share hosted on Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
As I understand it, the Everyone group does not apply to this scenario since the meaning of Everyone is "any authenticated user" i.e. Everyone explicitly excludes ANONYMOUS LOGON by default. Even still, just to be safe I did enable the "Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users" setting.
Jan
11
comment Authenticate domain-user credentials on unjoined virtual machine?
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks!
Sep
8
comment How do I administrate the storage used by Windows Server Backup?
It's funny you mention DPM: I've heard of this product before, and actually have it on my short list of things I want to research. The deployment is already configured with System Center Essentials 2010, but after some googling it doesn't seem as if there's much information as to whether DPM can be configured in an SCE environment. Do you have any experience in this area?
Sep
7
comment Dell Management Packs in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2?
Hah. I'm getting the same symptoms when attempting to view the Memory Usage Performance view, and upon googling the symptom I come upon my own un-answered thread from almost three months ago. How sad.
Aug
23
comment Wake on Lan for Dell Poweredge 2950?
Well, this is embarrassing. I looked in the BIOS before writing this question and didn't find anything, however the documentation I linked above seems to suggest that it isn't necessary under Server 2000 and 2003 (and assumedly 2008). Furthermore, when I had looked in the NIC's own configuration during boot, I had assumed "Pre-boot Wake on Lan" was referring to PXE since the "boot configuration" setting was set to "Pre-Boot Configuration Environment." I took a leap of faith and enabled that setting, and it works now. Thanks!
Aug
23
comment Wake on Lan for Dell Poweredge 2950?
Great information here, thanks!
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
I know the machines that failed are indeed on UPS, but I'm waiting on confirmation that they're line-balancing; I don't know for sure that they're not purely for outages right now.
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
Haha. Yeah, I know what you mean; I've actually suggested that they get a "DR" desktop just to sit around unplugged in case all the workstations should be unavailable at once. The case for the server was just that if all the business data were in one place (also they're interested in/curious about sharepoint) then they'd still be operational in the case that one of these myriad hardware problems occur. I like the ebay idea though for cost recooping; I'll bring that to them.
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
I agree 100% with support for Dell--I'm actively trying to steer in this direction, however at this point they've got two ailing systems assembled in the last half year, both of which were very expensive; somewhat contrary to the previously given outlook, they don't want to just deep-six these custom builds in order to pick up a bunch of new optiplexes. Touchy situation, to be sure.
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
Your curmudgeoning is well-received; I know where you're coming from, but from the owner's perspective every day they lose due to machine downtime could pay for an entire machine. It's by no means mission-critical or anything, but they've got a lot of clients and a lot of simultaneously running projects, so the delays make them look bad to all of them simultaneously. The rationale is pretty much just as you describe it--"we've got the money to throw at it; just make the problems go away."
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
Yes, the machines were all custom-made, and from very nice (i.e. way overkill) parts, at that. The owner has strong predispositions against HP, Dell, and IBM, despite my urging towards Dell (who I've personally had great experience with).
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
Yeah, I agree. These failure rates seem impossible to me. And yeah; I meant that I was thinking of running a virtualized SBS in hyper-v, but I'm not sure what the underlying infrastructure for that would cost; mostly because I'm not entirely sure what would be required of the underlying infrastructure itself, heh.
Aug
17
comment Fault tolerant server structure for the smallest of businesses
To be clear, I was more interested in the SCOM/SCVMM aspects of SCE more than I was SCCM. Given my limited knowledge of WSUS and SCCM both, I'm under the impression that SCCM is a beefed up wrapper/replacement for WSUS, right? It's mainly the health monitoring I'm after, and from what I was quoted by MS it would be about a $200 deployment--which didn't seem terribly overkill.
Jun
24
comment How to properly nest a wireless router behind a wired router?
Ooh, actually I have a currently-unused WAN2 interface that can be configured as a DMZ; I may try this. Nice idea!
Jun
24
comment How to properly nest a wireless router behind a wired router?
Sorry, I prefer that my connections go snarf-free.