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Jul
21
answered Is disabling UAC on a Windows 2008 server a bad idea?
Jul
21
comment DHCP in Windows 2003/2008 DC or in Router?
@Matt: The first server computer that responds to a client request issue the lease in that circumstance. There's no guarantee that it will operate in a predictable manner. That's why I have issue with such a configuration.
Jul
21
comment Cannot delete orphaned domain contorller
What do you mean by "the forcing removal did not work"? Are you receiving an error message when attempt to do the metadata cleanup from NTDSUTIL?
Jul
21
answered Reading the output of perfmon
Jul
21
answered Cannot delete orphaned domain contorller
Jul
21
comment DHCP in Windows 2003/2008 DC or in Router?
@Joel: DHCP behaviour with the "split scope" is non-deterministic with respect to which server the client computer obtains a lease from. That's my issue with it as a failover strategy. I don't like to add anything non-deterministic to my networks if I can help it (Ethernet non-withstanding).
Jul
21
comment What is your email retention policy?
Thanks for the edit. Is the basis for the policy coming from the legal department, or from IT management, out of curiosity? (I've seen this kind of thing come from legal deparments and I've never been in a position to ask on the lawyers why such policies should apply to email but not, say, to all other types of files, both electronic or otherwise. I'd love to do that sometime... Perhaps we need Jeff and Joel to start, like, a "Affidavit Explosion" site... >smile<)
Jul
21
revised Maximum size of an indexing service catalog
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Jul
21
answered DHCP in Windows 2003/2008 DC or in Router?
Jul
21
comment How do you keep track of machines, password, accounts etc?
I just ask Bruce Schneier-- he already knows all my passwords, and yours too.
Jul
21
comment Why is my system constantly downloading from 255.255.255.255:bootps?
Fire up tcpdump and capture some traffic. That should tell you a lot about what's going on. Seeing a sustained amount of BOOTP/DHCP traffic is definitely odd.
Jul
21
comment Create a user with a specific SID?
The setacl program has, arguably, one of the worst command line syntaxes known to man. It beats "sc.exe" easily-- and that's saying something.
Jul
21
answered DHCP server that can detect and handle rogue IP addresses
Jul
21
comment Loopback to directory
Just be sure that you're on at least a 2.6.26 kernel or this will silently bind mount with the same options as the original mount-point. See: lwn.net/Articles/281157
Jul
20
comment Recommendations for learning to use Server 2003 (or possibly 2008)
Correct. The whole "business doesn't do technology for technology's sake" thing, taken to a dollars-and-cents perspective. (Even being able to articulate the idea of "business doesn't do technology for technology's sake" puts one head and shoulders above a lot of "IT people" that I've met... >smile<)
Jul
20
comment What is your email retention policy?
I did a contract gig at a public company with a policy like that, and users ignored it. I don't want you to "rat out" work, per se, but I'm curious if such draconian policies actually work. The "rebellion" against the policy that I saw directly related to the "useless" that was created when email was moved out of a tool designed to manage email (Outlook) and placed into a container (the filesystem) that was profoundly useless at helping to manage email. I saw a lot of printing and filing of email at this particular company... I believe that trees hate them.
Jul
20
comment What is your email retention policy?
I'm tempted to give this a "SFINAL" tag... as in "Server Fault Is Not A Lawyer".
Jul
20
answered Create a user with a specific SID?
Jul
20
comment What should I do if a domain controller is stolen?
+1 - I take Joe's opinions (the guy Paul linked to) under very serious advisement and I'd recommend you do as well. I recall that post going by in my feed reader. I just checked and I see that I "starred" it there. It's good stuff.
Jul
20
answered Recommendations for learning to use Server 2003 (or possibly 2008)