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Jan
13
answered Probelms Installing Exchange 2010 Installation Organization Prep failed|can't Prepare Schema Server
Jan
13
answered Can a database created in MS SQL Server Express be exported to MS SQL standard?
Jan
13
comment Authenticating Debian against AD using only LDAP
I honestly think the correct answer here is to find the people in the IT department behind this dysfunctional policy and give them a high-five (in the face with a sledgehammer). It seems counter-productive to try proceeding under the current circumstances.
Jan
12
comment IIS 7.5 - Can I Disable NT Authentication if a Certain String Appears in the URL?
You want to let the user decide on how they authenticate to your website based on a string in the URL? Does the word "Security" mean anything to you at all?
Jan
8
comment Colossal Failure After Domain Rename
Sorry @Reaces - now fixed.
Jan
8
comment Colossal Failure After Domain Rename
@gh0st "I don't understand why this has been so difficult to fix." Because, respectfully, it's a very silly thing to do. You don't hack off one of your limbs and re-attach it with a couple of band-aids and expect that to be the end of the matter, yet renaming a domain is much the same level of operation to carry out on a domain, and causes similar amounts of disruption. Simply put: Don't rename a production domain or delete random AD entries from DNS - it is highly unlikely to result in less work than building a new domain and migrating objects.
Jan
4
comment Server4You vserver outage 2012-11-26
I'm not sure why you're commenting on a two-year old answer @cybermonkey but if you're the customer of a poor provider then they can't do "anything they want" with your server, they can only do whatever you allow them to do because you're the customer and you're continuing to pay them to deliver poor service. You can indeed do something about that: Take your business elsewhere.
Jan
1
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit Screen Frozen and Remote Desktop Freezes but Server Continues Working
What sounds "terrible" here is that you're apparently letting users log in to "AD servers" (by which I assume you mean domain controllers). This is an awful, dreadful idea. And incidentally, I've never had the problem you're describing on any windows servers, including terminal servers used by hundreds of users. If files are routinely being corrupted in your Windows server setup then something is wrong with your configuration.
Dec
31
comment make fail2ban use public blacklists
It kills me that people seem to think that public blocklists/RBLs are a good idea. Back in the NANAE days at least, I seem to recall that most of the people operating or using them acknowledged that RBLs were a terrible idea, excused only by the fact that everything else we tried to do to stop spam was even worse.
Dec
23
revised Download exported Mikrotik config
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Dec
22
comment Exchange 2010 Database Dismounted, Corrupted
What the heck is a "database shell"? To be honest, the correct answer at this point is 1) hope you have recent backups, 2) Call Microsoft PSS.
Dec
20
comment Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often
So much this. If you have data that's worth backing up then surely its worth backing up with a reliable system. Also, I've seen failing tape units that appear to write successfully but the data they were writing could not then be restored reliably or even read at all by other drives. Doing anything other than repair/replace of the drive right now is insane, unless you don't need backups of the data it's supposed to be protecting, in which case why are you trying to back it up at all?
Dec
15
reviewed Close Making Git repository
Dec
15
reviewed Close Azure IO performance sql server
Dec
15
comment Is there any way to see if the mail sent by my server was received by the recipient server?
Well you might be able to verify that the message was accepted by their public-facing mail server (and that might be enough depending on the OPs needs) but yes, that in itself is no guarantee that it actually ended up in someone's inbox waiting to be read.
Dec
14
comment “Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud”
I suspect (hope) they mean they're going to ship physical media to an offsite backup facility but to be honest, I would be extremely wary of anyone who uses the term "cloud" in a technical proposal. It's a marketing term and even there I would suggest its losing whatever currency it once had.
Dec
10
comment How can I make MS Exchange think that a samba PDC is running a version of windows later than Server 2003?
There are some times where "near enough" just isn't good enough. This is one of those times.
Dec
3
comment Is a sonicwall tz105 firewall necessary for my network?
If you're using a sonicwall, it should be perfectly possible to see what traffic its looking at and the choices its making based on browsing category and threat level.
Dec
2
comment Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?
It's the only "proper" way of doing things that I'm aware of, which isn't to say that its the only proper way of doing things, or that there isn't some wireless access point out there that supports creating as many SSIDs as you have users in order to assign them all their own password, or some other similar hack.
Dec
2
comment Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?
If you have decent business class wifi and an appropriate infrastructure then you may be able to configure your wireless access points to support RADIUS authentication back to whatever central authentication service you use. If not, throw them out and get real ones.