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answered Is it possible to have messages sent to Exchange go directly to folders?
Mar
12
comment Raid 1 Hard disk failure - Windows 2012 on HP proliant N54L
yeeeeeaaahhh The N54Ls hardware raid is um...well... not very fantastic. Ran into the same problem with it and despite the fact it should work, when I replaced the failed drive, the server decided to mash up the new drive and the existing drive in the RAID1 array. It also refused to allow the 2nd drive in the array to boot. You could try swapping the slot the drive is in with the primary and see if it will boot, but that netted me no luck either. In other words, like HopelessN00b said, you will probably need backups. Good luck!
Mar
12
answered Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest
Mar
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answered How to store admin passwords in a way that can be accessed by multiple admins?
Mar
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answered How do you repair Exchange 2007 after dirty service shutdown due to backpressure?
Feb
27
answered Installed a new Sonicwall at MPLS provider's DC, got it working by luck but have no idea WHY it's working like this
Feb
27
comment Executing VBS via Task Scheduler not working. It works if logon to server and launch
Does the user that the script is running under have the same permissions? Almost seems like a permissions issue...
Feb
27
comment Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection
We've had this happen too, Windows gets quite grumpy when My Docs responds slowly. Oddly on DFS shares a \\domain\<root> seems to work where a \\domain.com\<root> tends to stall. It wasn't consistent across the board, but check to see if the shares are accessible when Office is having issue. We never found a good solution except to remove the .com from the mapping for My Doc and Desktop.
Feb
27
comment Need assistance Creating special Batch file
I'm with @Zoredache on this one. You can get away with using VBS as well for this if you need something a bit simpler or PS seems overwhelming. Let's see what you've already done first though.
Feb
27
answered How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?
Jan
27
comment Server 2008 File Sharing - Only view certain folders on share?
it works that way because they have to be able to navigate to the folder. They wouldn't be able to do that if they can't see the parent folder (unless they linked to it...but not 100% on that).
Jan
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comment Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services
Well, it isn't a scheduled task, but rather an eventid driven task. Keep in mind the task scheduler can do things that aren't just timed, but rather triggered from other events. (Like logon, pc startup, events in the event log etc). So if you wanted to do something after they are disconnected, you'd need a trigger to do that. This is one way to make that happen. Most people overlook the power of Scheduled tasks and assume it can only do things based on time.
Jan
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comment Logoff Script on Remote Desktop Services
Wow, ok downvote awesome. Let me try to explain it again. The user isn't necessary in the Event Log for my method. Simply filter your Get-RDSession command to filter for the user you want to logoff, and for the session to be disconnected {$_.SessionState -eq 'STATE_DISCONNECTED'}. Even if the trigger fires when normal users log off, the Powershell would ignore active sessions. It is same script you have now, only add a filter for disconnected so if the user is logged in a second time or if they are connected, it doesn't log the disconnected session off.
Jan
15
comment Terminal Server CPU usage at 100%
Might want to mention VMWare or HyperV or something else as processors are handled differently in each. Are you using Windows Terminal Services or Citrix or something else?
Jan
15
comment Is there a way to know what version of Exchange a users mailbox is on via AD?
Not from ADUC, but you could use Powershell to query Exchange and get the info.
Jan
15
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduped 356GB to 1.32GB
@MarkHenderson if you setup a new drive and copy everything to it, does it work then? Just idly guessing. Maybe it is similar to DFS where the process of seeing the initial data has to be done or it will fail to work correctly. Your results are odd, no question. Hopefully you figure it out, I am curious to know what happened..
Jan
15
answered Strange results in windows search
Jan
15
comment PC with windows 7 block entire network during Update installation
That is a very odd coincidence. I'd suspect the increased traffic load from WSUS updates might cause the switch to crash or have issues maybe. You might break up the PCs into separate groups and not update everyone at once. Maybe do 20% of the PCs on each work day. Might be prudent not to update everyone at the same time until you iron this out. My gut says its in the networking hardware though.
Jan
15
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduped 356GB to 1.32GB
Is it possible it is doing dedup assuming the data to be relatively the same from one night to the next. Meaning, if you have the first and last backups, the only thing each night would be a snapshot of the differences, like VSS. In theory, it might be possible to dedup it to 0 given the first and last copies might be enough to regenerate the file in the middle. But since it failed a restore, I'm going to wait to see what you come up with as an explanation. But your test isn't promising..