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Healthcare sysadmin interested in effective IT infrastructure, Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange, SharePoint, and Google Apps. Coffee addict, cancer survivor, father, and follower of Jesus Christ.


Jul
30
comment Use Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Role to Manage a DHCP Cluster
Answer discovered and posted below.
Jul
30
accepted Use Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Role to Manage a DHCP Cluster
Jul
30
answered Use Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Role to Manage a DHCP Cluster
Jul
18
comment What is reverse DNS?
Thanks, @HåkanLindqvist. So if my organization gets a block of public IPs from an ISP, they own the IPs, but we are the delegate who can manage them where we see fit. My follow-up question is, can we as the delegate specify name servers and manage the reverse zone wherever we wish, or are we limited to making changes through the owner of the IPs? (Curious because an Exchange consultant made comments that made me question my understanding of where reverse zones can be managed.)
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
comment Understanding Exchange User Monitor (ExMon) Output
Accepting because this does answer the bold part of my question. Additional comments to the rest of my question are welcome!
Jun
28
accepted Understanding Exchange User Monitor (ExMon) Output
Jun
13
comment Understanding Exchange User Monitor (ExMon) Output
Would this indicate clients who are not using cached Exchange mode, or is that reflected elsewhere in the output? The column that I thought should contain that data has the same results for ALL users, but I know we have a mixture of CEM OFF (for VDI users) and ON (for non-VDI users).
Jun
12
comment How do I assess the capacity of my link for Active Directory needs?
As BigHomie stated, this task really cannot be completed without knowing what services and traffic will need to flow over the link. Most small offices should have no trouble at all. If you do find that you need to limit traffic, start by building a domain controller at each site and then investigate using BranchCache (and/or DFS) to minimize bandwidth used by file shares.
Jun
4
comment what happens when a domain functional level is set lower than forest functional level?
The answer makes more sense if you think about the fact that you can have multiple domains within a forest. If you upgrade the forest functional level, then no new domains in that forest can run at a lower functional level.
Jun
4
comment What does changing a NS record actually do?
Sounds like you got it. To put it another way very simply, NS records tell the world where the DNS records for your domain name are managed.
Jun
4
answered Turn Windows Features on or off, Windows 8, Windows Batch File
Jun
3
comment Understanding Exchange User Monitor (ExMon) Output
Single server with all roles. OWA does get some use. We also have mobile devices using ActiveSync through an MDM system.
Jun
3
awarded  Informed
Jun
3
asked Understanding Exchange User Monitor (ExMon) Output
Jun
3
comment What is the exmon equivalent in Exchange 2010? (to get detailed per user information)
Data IS available in counters now, but the benefit of using ExMon is that it also pulls Exchange logs and can show both user names and IP addresses. (Yes, I'm a bit late to the conversation, but am also looking for similar information.)
May
26
awarded  Famous Question
May
12
comment What is reverse DNS?
I know this thread is old, but could somebody clarify what it means to "own" a block of IP addresses? Is the owner considered to be the person who uses IP space (who could then manage the reverse lookup zones and PTR records in the same place that their name servers are configured for DNS host records) -- or is the owner considered to be the ISP who leases a block of IPs to a company/individual to be used for public endpoints (such as web servers, email servers, VPN endpoints, etc). To clarify my Q: does it matter WHERE public PTR records are managed?
May
12
comment Windows Server 2012 IPAM feature - “Unblock IPAM Access” error/recomended action
Does the Microsoft documentation state anywhere that adding the IPAM machine to the domain Administrators group is required? Seems like an more of a band-aid than a true requirement.
May
12
comment Use Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM Role to Manage a DHCP Cluster
Update: After fixing firewall rules on the DHCP cluster nodes, I again tried to discover the DHCP cluster with MS IPAM. This time it responded with an "unsupported operating system" message. Thus, it appears that a clustered DHCP service cannot be managed by IPAM. Of course, once a Windows service (e.g. Print or DHCP) is clustered, we must not manage it by connecting directly to a node, so it appears that clustered DHCP is not compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM. However, I have yet to find any documentation that confirms or contradicts this finding.