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Windows Network Admin that has been around the block a few times. Hopefully sharing info with others can help save them the time it took me to learn it.


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comment Outbound TTL of TCP/UDP connections on Server 2003 changes to 1
I'd suspect driver updates or something else buggy. Have you tried "netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt" to reset the network stack on those boxes? sounds to me like something updated and got hosed..
1d
comment Getting Kerberos ticket on Windows without joining a domain
try prefixing the login name with the name of the server... for example server\Mike if you omit the server, it is likely it is passing the local machinename like workstation\mike instead and will of course fail to auth in.
Dec
16
comment Logging user and power activity Synology DiskStation (v5)
you want it to monitor itself or be monitored from elsewhere? SNMP can probably give you the info you are looking for. I am not familiar with the Synology product line, but they support SNMP. ukdl.synology.com/download/Document/MIBGuide/… is the link to the MIB guide for it. Keep in mind, if you try to write to a log when the disks go to sleep, it will have to wake up and reset the idle timer for the disks. Of course, hopefully Synology would not have done it that way.
Dec
16
answered Starting a GUI application under a different session
Aug
5
comment How to manage local groups on a remote machine?
If you have user management access on that machine, you might be able to connect remotely to it via computer management from a remote machine and then just manage it like you would if you logged into it.
Aug
2
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Jul
23
comment WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1
Are you using port 80 or port 8530 for WSUS? This one killed me a few times, so I figured I'd mention it.
Jul
23
comment Do both Active Directory servers need to see each other for replication?
If the VPN is setup as dial out from where you main DC is, then the replication would only happen when the DC contacts your box in AWS. Though in truth you should probably setup both way as in a DR event, you'll need it to work the other way around anyways until your local copy is back online..
May
13
comment Group policy: deploying a space as a registry value
Is the Value Type a REG_DWORD or REG_SZ? I wonder if you set it to DWORD and plug in "20" as the hex value if that would work?
May
13
comment Tripwire unable to send mail
Glad you figured it out...
May
12
comment frustrating issue while transfer data from windows 7/8 through vpn(openvpn or pptp)
are you dragging the file to your desktop folder locally? Try doing the transfer from the command prompt. I wonder it the latency or lag from the connection is causing something on the desktop to hang while it waits for the transfer to finish..
Apr
29
comment unusual rate of unsolicited mail originating from your IP address
As a side note, you should also consider that if any of your users mark email in their gmail box as spam, because you forwarded the email, your server will be considered the responsible server and will contribute to possibly being blocked (or have email filtered via Blatant Spam Blocking a la Postini). I have one user that insists on using AOL that I keep having to reeducate to not mark things as spam once they get to AOL or it will block us.
Apr
29
comment Can we disable DFS on Windows SBS 2011?
I think the only way someone here can help is if they know a bit more about your infrastructure (database type for instance would be a great place to start). You might want to update your question.
Apr
26
comment Tripwire unable to send mail
what happens if you telnet to port 25 locally on that machine? Does your SMTP virtual server have any ip or relay restrictions?
Apr
25
comment Can we disable DFS on Windows SBS 2011?
What problem are you trying to solve or is the a preemptive move? Maybe we can help with the problem? It sounds like your software vendor is grasping at straws..
Apr
23
answered vvg2000 netgear multiple ips
Apr
23
comment Switch won't enable ports connected to network printers
Had a similar issue with some Extended Systems Print Servers (the old school kind with the Centronics port on them). I had to not use newer hardware as a work around while we found replacements for the units. I ended up using some Netgear EN104s in the middle between the GB switch and the printer. Messy, but it worked.
Apr
23
comment Identifying failed hard drive in RAID
I figured as much, some of their controller do it automatically when the battery is no longer usable too. Did you figure out which drive is having the issue?
Apr
23
answered Identifying failed hard drive in RAID
Apr
23
answered Access to Windows event observer with ODBC