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Mar
26
comment Which private IP addresses can I use?
Very nice answer. Covers most of of the complications.
Mar
26
comment Which private IP addresses can I use?
@2called-chaos That is an entirely different scenario with no bearing on the question. (Question is about using private addresses on the internal network of a hosting provider.) Please don't confuse things.
Mar
25
comment recomended order for changing AD groups?
That seems to be my best bet. I'm no expert when it comes to PS, but it doesn't seem too complicated to do it like that.
Mar
25
comment recomended order for changing AD groups?
Making new UG's is in most cases not an option. I would have to re-apply access-rights on millions of files across a dozen severs and NAS boxes.
Mar
25
answered Jenkins/Hudson - LDAP group *lookup* does not work
Mar
25
comment recomended order for changing AD groups?
I have no choice in how to do this. It is mandated by the enterprise admins that we get rid of ALL local groups like this. (By the way: It is not a single domain migration: It is a reduction of some 56 country-based sub-domains to 5 continent based sub-domains. Our country domain will be absorbed in the Europe domain.) My LG's have GG and UG members with users from at least 17 sub-domains.
Mar
25
comment How can i get Windows XP 64bit pro to recognise memory?
If memory serves XP64, SP2 uses the 64-bit Win2003 core and has the same support schedule. (Until middle of 2015 if I'm correctly informed.) Over 4 GB should work. I have one sitting around the corner that has 12 GB of RAM. Are you REALLY sure it is 64 bit ?
Mar
25
asked recomended order for changing AD groups?
Mar
16
comment Is it necessary to burn-in RAM for server-class hardware?
@FlorianHeigl I don't advocate burning in RAM for the sake of it, but I will never endorse putting a server into production, without it being stress-tested over at least 24 hours. RAM is usually not the problem. Flaky HDD's, RAID controllers, IPMI cards, power supplies, CPU's, VRM's... I have seen it all. (And often the server survives the initial install just fine. It's the load and/or heath that does it when it has to really work.)
Feb
19
comment Does it make sense to use Windows Active Directory in a small group of say less than six users/ computers?
@EvanAnderson The pendulum swings again :-) I have been in the business for nearly 30 years now. Seems we go back and forth every 5-10 years. Technology changes (like terminal/mainframe - (thin)client/server - apps/cloud) but the basic concepts remain the same. Sometimes even the technology doesn't change, just the usage: E.g. Usenet with pay-servers are all the rage for the heavy downloaders, but usenet has been around since the early 80's.
Feb
16
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Feb
12
comment Is it best practices to have separate login for a domain for domain admins?
Same in my company. Normal desktop-account, admin account for local admin access on client computers AND a separate server admin account. Both admin accounts get no email and no internet access. The one single issue is that the server-admin account needs local admin rights on the workstation or else UAC interferes with running MMC locally with RunAs as the server-admin account. (Can use RDP to a server and run everything from there, but that is really hampering at times if you need to copy/paste or compare with data that runs on the desktop-account.)
Jan
29
comment Cisco switch restart doesn't reload config
It happens to all of us... (Certainly to me...) The good news is that you will probably never make this particular mistake again ;-)
Jan
24
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Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on SVN + HTTPS = Could not read status line: connection was closed by server
Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Escape variables in command prompt cmd
Jan
16
comment How many packets will it take to send particular data?
The world wide web is just a protocol (http/https) on top of the internet. To get a tcp/ip packet from one place to another on the internet it can pass through dozens of different underlying network systems, each with a different MTU. Example: If I send 1 ip frame to my next-door neighbor via the internet (we are both on the same cable ISP) there are at least 6 MTU's involved. My Wifi, my ethernet, Cable to the ISP, at least 1 hop in the ISP network, cable to my neighbor, his ethernet.
Jan
14
comment Configuring VLANs on HP 1910 switch
I'm curious about the same. This never made sense to me either and the HP manual isn't very clear. It just states the options (duh, the web-interface is clear enough) but doesn't really explain the consequences of any given choice.
Jan
10
comment How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?
I can confirm that this is correct. I had to install a W2K8 server fresh earlier today and could replicate this before I joined it to the domain. The Guest account has to be disabled manually. If that is done the behavior is what I would consider normal: After a timeout user is prompted to supply correct (from the servers perspective) credentials. (PS: I have never understood why that bloody timeout is so long. It is not as if the original credentials will magically become valid during the timeout period. So why bother waiting ?)
Dec
18
comment Windows RDP: which options to remotely kill a process which prevents rdp connection
If all that fails it seems the RPC service is down (or to busy to respond). In that case a physical reboot is the only thing... All remote access mechanisms in Windows rely on RPC. That is why I always recommend VNC or TemaViewer as a fallback mechanism (they do NOT need RPC).