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Category Archives: System Admin
Got an email overnight as the resident PowerShell guru (I guess night shift has no Google access?) about a server of ours that keeps on expiring passwords even though neither the domain nor the domain controller nor any aspect of … Continue reading
Every now and then poor planning and an incredible growth curve meet to make something special. We’re having a special maintenance cycle this weekend at OwnWebNow and rather than to test our luck I’ve extended the maintenance cycle by 5 hours to make sure … Continue reading
Dave Sobel was all over System Center Essentials at last years TechEd and frankly, I dismissed it way back then as another mee-too Microsoft entry in a hot market with an offshoot of SMS/MOM crippled down to the SMB without … Continue reading
The “new generation” of IT certifications is now official, Windows Server 2008 track has been published. Just like with the 2000 to 2003 track, there are two exams to upgrade your MCSE (now MCTS) credential to 2008. There is even a … Continue reading
Have an Exchange question thats on your mind? Well, Microsoft is hosting an Exchange Server Expert Q&A tomorrow and Thursday and I’ll be one of the folks answering the questions. Want some free Vlad support? Exchange Server Q&A with the … Continue reading
No, not an SBS Show. But a great podcast by Susan Bradley on how to apply service packs and more importantly, the test steps you should take. Really worth a listen to.
Welcome to Orlando! Today is the pre-day at TechEd, people are flying in, checking in, enjoying the sun and fun that Orlando and Central Florida offer. Welcome, have a great time! There aren’t many things that will get you in … Continue reading
The good news about Windows Server 2008 just keeps on piling up. Even without the WinFS and Virtualization features built in, Windows Server 2008 looks great and the IIS and infrastructure improvements are making a lot of us drool already. … Continue reading
Susan Bradley’s blog tagline ought to be “Protecting you from your own stupidity” because she fought for the SP2 EULA from the day it was prematurely made available as a High Priority update on Microsoft Update. We all have a … Continue reading
Second month in a row without a major Microsoft patch incident – patches apply properly, systems reboot as intended, no BSoD’s, no application incompatibilities. Just like it’s supposed to work. Are we starting to see a trend in improved patch … Continue reading