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I'm an IT Manager for a leading global manufacturing firm. As such, you can't trust any answers I give here on StackExchange. I use this site to keep sharp on the latest trends and to converse with fellow IT colleagues.

However, if you must know about me:

  • Started IT life at 22 as a PC Tech for a 3,000 employee company back in 1997
  • Over the years gone from PC Tech to Netadmin to NetEng to Systems Analyst, then back to NetEng, then to IT Manager.
  • Worked for companies large and small
  • Green field projects overseas including China
  • BSBA in Management
  • MS-MIS
  • Certs include: JNCIA, ENA, MCSE, LSS Greenbelt, VMWare Certified, EMC, etc. etc. who cares?

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10
comment Is a Multiple Domain SSL Cert necessary for Exchange?
That article refers to non-recommended internal only names. Your internal FQDN shouldn't be .local or similar anyway, see here: serverfault.com/questions/76715/… -- But yes, if you have the ability to loop out and back into the external URL from inside your corp LAN ...OR you are willing to use split-DNS and keep the same internal and external FQDNs, then you can work around it. But my answer was based on what is recommended by MS for businesses running on-prem Exchange.
Jul
9
comment Is a Multiple Domain SSL Cert necessary for Exchange?
Outlook still uses autodiscover internally to determine the right CAS to connect to. And smartphones, etc. that are on the wireless LAN will still use Activesync. OAB and EWS also rely on the URLs.
Jul
9
answered Is a Multiple Domain SSL Cert necessary for Exchange?
Jul
8
revised Setting up a vpn server for a small office(or other solution?)
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Jul
8
comment Setting up a vpn server for a small office(or other solution?)
@symcbean - I'm not talking IPSEC tunnel, I'm talking normal client > server VPN.
Jul
8
comment Setting up a vpn server for a small office(or other solution?)
@joeqwerty - no conflict, just tell the home users to change their default home LAN network to something else. :)
Jul
8
comment Setting up a vpn server for a small office(or other solution?)
If your router/firewall has a built in VPN use that (or if it supports DD-WRT). But setting up a simple Windows VPN server...there are TONS of walkthroughs that you can Google.
Jul
7
answered What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Jul
7
comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Ahh...gotcha, so like @MDMarra said, you want to move some users to databases where those databases tran logs are stored on a different LUN than what you currently have them on, correct?
Jul
7
comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
@makerofthings7 - I'm kind of lost as to how spreading the load would help. Given 10 1MB trans logs for a DB, if you spread it out to 3, 3, 4 across 3 DBs, that's still the same 10MB of logs that has to be replicated across (assuming) the same pipe. Right?
Jul
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revised Robocopy Ext USB HD to Server 2008
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Jul
3
comment Robocopy Ext USB HD to Server 2008
Sorry @jlehtinen - it was a typo on /DAT should be /COPY:DAT . The /DCOPY:DAT is correct though and will maintain D,A,T for the folders themselves as they copy, not just the files.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Robocopy Ext USB HD to Server 2008
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Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Issue with RHEL7 and disabling NetworkManager
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Incoming hotmail connections timing out with TLS enabled
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reviewed No Action Needed Switch crazyness