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Jul
22
comment PXE booting with TFTPD32 For windows Server 2008
@squillman: My smartassedness knows no bounds!
Jul
22
answered Discretely restrict users from running certain programs on Windows computers
Jul
22
comment Discretely restrict users from running certain programs on Windows computers
@John: Probably not. This is a pretty terrible idea.
Jul
22
answered PXE booting with TFTPD32 For windows Server 2008
Jul
22
comment How do you document windows server configurations?
@John: It's not really all that bad. Once you get the hang of using command-line registry manipulation and some of the various specialty command-line tools (dnscmd.exe from the support tools, netsh.exe, etc) you can really do a LOT from the command-line (and, thus, from scripts) to get repeatable configurations. I started my life with "real" software in the Unix world (Xenix-- ick) and I've grown to be fine w/ the Windows way of doing things. The registry just feels like an /etc directory to me. Microsoft has gotten a LOT better about command-line admin the last few yeras, too.
Jul
22
revised Using ICACLS to set permissions on user directories
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Jul
22
answered Change Windows 2003 domain controller to ordinary server?
Jul
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comment How do you document windows server configurations?
@Chris: You're not scripting hard enough, then... >smile<
Jul
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comment How do you document windows server configurations?
@John: The configuration for Exchange, for example, is stored in Active Directory and not "on" the Exchange Server computer. When you need to "rebuild" a machine the configuration is already there in AD. Exporting and "diffing" the configuration for server-specific settings for Exchange wouldn't be too difficult. A lot of Windows admins don't look "under the hood" and realize that most of the configuration of their server computers is just a bunch of key-value pairs in either the filesystem, the registry, or the Active Directory.
Jul
22
answered How do you document windows server configurations?
Jul
22
comment How to make Windows 7 write to Samba shared folder?
Just checkin' up on some of my older answers... Did you ever get this going?
Jul
22
comment Gigabit not working with Hyper-V VMs (?)
Category 5e cables will run gigabit Ethernet fine. You've got something other than a cabling problem wrong if you're seeing such performance.
Jul
22
revised Does fail2ban do Windows?
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Jul
22
answered Cygwin SSHd Autoblock Failed Logins
Jul
22
comment How does Microsoft enforce licenses?
We weren't worried when we got the letters because we try and stay on top of licensing (and users don't have rights to install software). What did cause a little bit of concern were the various Windows XP-based virtual machines that had accumulated on a one here, one there basis over the last few years. A few retail Windows XP license purchases later and all was well, but it was something that was overlooked in the past.
Jul
22
answered Should I add my remote web server to the domain?
Jul
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revised Reading the output of perfmon
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Jul
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comment Reading the output of perfmon
@Jim: You're quite right. Apparently today is my day to be a complete idiot. I was thinking about "Page Reads / sec" when I said what I did, but talking about "Pages Input / sec".
Jul
22
revised How to avoid DFS conflict problems on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?
Bowing to public pressure and naming names...
Jul
22
answered How does Microsoft enforce licenses?