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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.
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.)
Dec
2
comment Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy
@BlueCompute - I'd just copy the compressed files first using robocopy with the /ia command-line argument, run a for loop to compact all the files in the destination directory, then run a second robocopy with the /xa argument to copy the non-compressed files. That leaves the job of detecting which files are compressed to robocopy. This is still sub-optimal because it results in decompression and recompression of the files, but I'm not sure that NTFS gives robocopy any way to copy the file in the compressed state anyway.
Dec
2
comment Git a Windows file system as an alternative to virtual machine snapshots
That does sound pretty icky.
Dec
2
comment Outlook Web App can't access another user mailbox, Outlook 2010 can
How was permission granted to your team to access the mailbox? The output of Get-MailboxPermission | fl would be helpful.
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
I'm definitely going to have to read your scripts in detail. With just a quick perusal I'm already seeing some fun little bits I'll have to co-opt for my own use. (I'm really liking the bit in SNAKE that puts a carriage-return in an environment variable, for example.) Your level of mastery of batch is really impressive, and I'm actually a little embarrassed to have my answer sitting beside yours... >smile< You are driving nails with a screwdriver very precisely and accurately.
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
@dbenham - Is there anything "not SLOW" about batch, though? >smile<
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
I have a real soft spot for batch... I use it for a lot of stuff that I really shouldn't be because it's fun. For perverse values of "fun"...
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
+1 - You beat me. >smile<
Nov
26
comment IIS Site breaks after disabling SSLv3
I'm with @ShaneMadden on this one-- we need to see what's happening when you've got SSLv3 disabled. A packet capture of the failing state would be helpful.
Nov
26
comment Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller
Is this computer configured to use itself as its DNS server?
Nov
26
comment Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller
Tell us about how your DNS client settings are configured. Tell us about your DNS server (is it running on this Domain Controller computer, what Forward Lookup Zones do have configured).