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  1. I've got a Windows 2012 Active Directory environment and I'm looking for a way to block desktops from joining our network if they don't have antivirus installed. I've looked at NAP, but we have a couple of MacOS and Linux clients and it will block those too. Are there any other solutions which will only take action on Windows clients?
  2. I am running DNS services on three Windows 2012 r2 domain controllers for redundancy. For some reason one of our linux servers keeps being dropped from DNS. I found the event audit log showing that a system userid is doing it, but I can't figure out why. Any ideas? - System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DNSServer [ Guid] {EB79061A-A566-4698-9119-3ED2807060E7} EventID 520 Version 0 Level 4 Task 3 Opcode 0 Keywords 0x4000000002000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2016-03-09T20:13:34.650199600Z EventRecordID 670 Correlation - Execution [ ProcessID] 1516 [ ThreadID] 1648 Channel Microsoft-Windows-DNSServer/Audit Computer - Security [ UserID] S-1-5-18 - EventData Type 1 NAME dev7 TTL 0 BufferSize 4 RDATA C0A86452 Zone ZoneScope Default Source
  3. I figured out my mistake. Instead of trying to add the printer a second time using the device and printer's part of the print server, I needed to add it as a second printer in the print management. Doing it this way I can add it twice with different drivers.
  4. Deduplication is a space saving software optimization. Say you have a file server with 200 users. The company sends out a new employee handbook and 150 of those users save it to their network share. Deduplication goes out, sees 150 copies of the same thing, erases 149 of those copies, and then creates a pointer in every one of those 150 user's share to the one version it didn't erase. This is over simplified, but gets the point across. The possible ramifications of what you are showing as I read it is that you will chew up CPU and disk I/O cycles if you turn this on. You may have a small environment and this won't be a big deal. But if you have a thousand users putting documents all over the place all day long. I would be very careful of that "stopwhensystembusy" flag being false, but you have it running after business hours so it SHOULD be ok.
  5. OK, so I have a new printer on the network and I installed it using postscript drivers. However, I have learned that there is a small team of app developers who need to use it with PCL drivers instead. Is there a way to do this? I found this article for Windows 2003, but of course this doesn't work anymore: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780830%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 Any ideas other than uninstalling it and reinstalling it with the PCL drivers? Their are features of the printer which are enhanced with PS drivers (in theory) so I'd rather not do this.
  6. OK, so I have a project where I'm migrating two Windows 2003 servers on which run Active Directory, DNS, DFS, and IAS/NPS. I've set everything up according to various guides and made one of the new Win 2012 servers the Operations Master for everything. The two Windows 2003 servers were turned off today to test. All of it works fine, except name resolution with DNS is very, very slow and sometimes times out. Could this be because we haven't demoted the two Windows 2003 servers? Is there anything else I should check?
  7. We use Big Brother, but there is an open source fork called Xymon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_%28software%29
  8. Convince your boss to go virtual and then create VMs that you can migrate to. VMs are a game changer.
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