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comment Inherited Ill-Conceived Hyper-V Thin-Client Environment: what now?
There's not enough here to go on. Describe the requirements the system is supposed to fulfill and how it is failing to do so. Describe the issues the Customer is having with it. Somebody spec'd this stuff based on some kind of requirements.
Jul
24
comment Google Chrome: passthrough Windows authentication
@SimonEast - I don't see it as productive. If you, or others do, so be it. I don't, personally.
Jul
24
comment Google Chrome: passthrough Windows authentication
@SimonEast - I'm going to assume you're referring to my answer (my 77th, ever), and not my comment re: "communism". re: the answer - That's absolutely true-- as are a lot of answers across all the Stack Exchange sites. I'd presume that having a date stamped on my answer makes readers painfully aware that the information is likely out of date. I don't, personally, see it as a productive activity to spend time searching for 6+ year old answers that are already low on vote counts ( as compared to the accepted answer) and downvoting them but if that makes you happy please feel free.
Jul
23
comment Windows Active Directory naming best practices?
@wasabi - I'm not aware of Office365 having any dependence on the AD domain name. Granted, I have limited experience with it, only having assisted in migrations to off-premise Exchange for only a couple of Customers, but the integration with the on-site AD is reasonably arms-length (through ADFS, DirSync, etc).
Jul
9
comment How do I set the ORACLE_HOME variable for the Local System account?
@daveloyall - I'm not following you. The System section of the "Environment Variables" dialog, accessible from the "Advanced" tab of the computer's "Properties" sheet is definitely present in Windows Server 2008 R2 (and later versions of Windows Server). An environment variable specified there will be available in the default environment of all newly-created processes after the entry is added (unless overridden by a user-level environment variable). I don't see any behavior differences in W2K8R2 as compared with earlier or later versions of Windows Server. Perhaps you can elaborate.
Jul
6
comment Access tomcat from outside LAN
Glad I could help.
Jul
4
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.
Jun
27
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.
Jun
25
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.
Jun
25
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.
May
22
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.
May
19
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.)
May
14
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
Mar
13
comment After domain rename - will I need to rejoin all users to the new domain?
I'm having a hard time parsing your comment. All domain member computers must be rebooted twice when the domain is in the process of being renamed. That's reflected in my answer and in the document it links to.
Feb
25
comment How can I figure out my LDAP connection string?
@DineshKumarP: I'm having a little trouble parsing you. The Membership Provider uses a valid credential in the Active Directory (AD) to bind to the Directory. The computer running the Membership Provider doesn't need to be a member of any AD domain, but you have to configure it with a valid credential from the AD in order for it to function.
Jan
27
comment Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5
I've recently had the 'pleasure' of working with a couple of Hyper-V hosts using 4x 7.2K NLSAS disks in RAID-5 with these controllers. I gotta say, the H310 is probably fit to use to stir paint, but not much more than that.
Jan
12
comment I deployed Flash Player via a Software Installation policy. How to upgrade?
@fyrye - I stopped using the MSI-based Flash distributions several years ago because they've been so bad. I opted to use a script to msizap the failed installations away.
Dec
9
comment How to find the creation date of a local user account?
-1 - That shows you when the profile directory was created. That doesn't tell you when the account was created since the profile directory could be deleted and re-created at any time after the account was created.
Dec
2
comment Active Directory Permissions: Delete vs Move
There's a nice summary of the necessary delegation parameters here: social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/…
Dec
2
comment To serve SSL, does the web server need outbound internet access?
@samsmith - For serving TLS/SSL, no. It's not going to go out and grab CRLs, certificates, etc. (Acting as a TLS/SSL client is a different story.)