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comment Windows Active Directory naming best practices?
I am not aware of any email server product that requires you to use the AD domain name as the users' email address suffix. Exchange has never required any kind of correlation between the AD domain name and email address suffixes.
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revised Server2k8: Prevent membership in a group based on membership in another group
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comment PHP installation on IIS: ISAPI or CGI?
@Pacerier - I didn't write it. Were I to want to do it I'd refer to Windows Server 2003, colloquially, as W2K3.
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comment PHP installation on IIS: ISAPI or CGI?
@Pacerier - It's just a colloquialism. From a pedantic point of view the question should be edited to make it more clear, at which point the name "Windows Server 2003" should probably be substituted, since that's the formal name of thae product (sans the "Edition" portion of the name-- but since this is an IIS question it applies to all editions of the product). I don't think it would add any particular value to the question to edit it.
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comment PHP installation on IIS: ISAPI or CGI?
They aren't, in any meaningful sense. In the past some people thought they were. When the ISAPI ecosystem was "young" there were many ISAPI applications that suffered from stability issues (mainly because they were "leaky" when it came to resources). Some people saw CGI-based applications as more stable than ISAPI-based applications. CGI-based applications, starting as a fresh process for each request, didn't suffer from the resource leakage problems that a long-running application might. Now that the ISAPI ecosystem has matured any of these perceived advantages are, to my mind, gone.
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comment I deployed Flash Player via a Software Installation policy. How to upgrade?
@satchel_74 - I've, historically, been very wary of the "Immediately uninstall..." setting in GPOs since, basically, you're putting an uninstall instruction that cannot be removed with supported tools into the GPO. I've used MSIZAP on 32-bit Windows 7 machines w/o problems. I haven't extensively tested it and I'm, honestly, not sure what the behavior would be on 64-bit machines. (I don't believe there was ever an x64 version of MSIZAP.) It's a tool I try to avoid using whenever possible, ultimately.
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comment New implementation of home and department shares; help me get it right the first time?
@phil - It's a frustrating situation. I'd love to see a "magic bullet" that solves the problem. (I used to think that something more like Sharepoint "Document Libraries" or tag-based solutions might be a good solution, but they become disorganized hell, too. Basically, anything that requires people to do work to categorize data seems to fail in the face of vehement indifference by users, managers, etc.)
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comment AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain
@zman - It sounds like you're asking for an explicit link to a Microsoft document indicating that a domain rename in an Exchange 2010 environment isn't supported. I don't have such a link handy, but here's a reference to Exchange 2007. (It's not supported in Exchange 2007 or later.) technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd577077(v=exchg.80).aspx
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