• Microsoft job interview question – what is the best “right” answer?

    Posted on behalf of WhatIs.com member Michael B.: Suppose you go home, enter your house/apartment, hit the light switch, and nothing happens - no light floods the room. What exactly, in order, are the steps you would take in determining what the problem was?

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  • SPAM

    I am running Exchange 2003 and Win2k3 servers. we get a ton of spam, and I want to stop it. What in your opinion are the best SPAM softwares and why? (such as strong points and weak points) let's hear it....

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  • Changing the owner of a view

    How do I change the owner of a view? I have tried using sp_changeobjectowner which fails because the dependant table is owned by the same user that I'm tring to change the view to. Do I really need to drop and recreate the view? If I attempt to update the uid in sysobjects I get a message claiming...

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  • Active Directory

    Dos anyone know of a way to search Active Directory for an email address? When I go to add a particular email address to a group, AD says that the address already exists and can't be used again. I can search Users for email addresses, but not Groups...

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  • MS Access to SQL Server Image

    I have a Sql Server 2000 database. We don't have Web resources available, so I must write a User Interface in MS Access 2003. What I want to do is have the user supply a path and name for a document. Then I want to load the document into the Image field of the SQL Server DB. I have found some code...

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  • Upgrade step from win nt and win 2000 to win 2003

    I have windowsNT and window 2000 servers with active directory which i want to upgrade to windows 2003,all servers meet requirement for new vesion.Now can same help me on how to upgrade?what steps should i take

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  • Changing out PDC’s and rolls

    We are upgrading our servers and will be replacing our PDC if a new server ? we have two domains and we will be replacing the PDC in both domains. Can some point me in the right direction as to the best way to do this with no down time. Once we have the new servers up and running smoothly as PDC?s...

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  • SQL Server database was succesfully restored, but its replication state is indeterminate

    I tried to restore the a SQL server database to a different server from a backup. I restored it on two servers unsuccessfully. The following are the messages displayed after the restore: The database was succesfully restored, but its replication state is indeterminate (This is odd because the...

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  • Difference between Subdomain and Childdomain

    Hi What is the difference between Subdomain and childdomain. If possible give one reason. Thanks in advance. Manjunatha Reddy

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  • export sql server to iseries files

    when I attempt to export a file most vchar and char fields default to datalink type via odbc. The iseries does not like the datalink type as then it can't find the link. When I try to force the vchar field it creates the file but then on the copy tells me the field is not found Any suggestions

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  • Triggers in SQL SERVER

    Hai everybody, this is my first query to this datacenter. pblm is i need to write a trigger in sql server which should fire automatically everyday at a particular time say 9.30 am. once again iam remainding its to be written in sql server. also whts the equivalent operation of logon event and...

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  • Windows 2003 and NT4 Domain

    We have only one domain server. It is NT4. We have purchased a new server with Windows server 2003 on it. It is working on our domain. We be retiring the NT4 box very soon. As a start to this process, can i promote the Windows 2003 server to be a domain server while the NT 4 box is still our...

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  • Looking to update from SQL7 to 2005

    We are looking to upgrade from our version 7 to either 2k or 2005. I would like to just goto 2005 but I am not sure I can "Sell" it to the management. Anyone have some solid reasons to skip 2K and go right to 2005 even though it is bound to have some issues once it is releasd?

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  • ADI DNS

    Does anyone know how to get ADI DNS to show the partitions ForestDNSZones and DomainDNSZones? If i look with ADSIedit they are listed but they do not appear in dns MANAGER and I can can not set zone transfers to any dns server. DNS otherwise appears to be working fine on the three DNS ADI Domain...

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  • Deleting cached profiles

    Hi I have 20 pcs in various conference centres. Everytime a user logs on they create a local profile. We do not use roaming profiles. Is there a way to automatically delete the profile when a user logs off the PC. All PC's are XP boxes

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  • active directory computer accounts

    Simple really, I have many more computer acounts in my active directory than I should. I know that these are from old PC's which should have been removed from the domain. Is there any way I can query the directory to find out the last time a computer was used. thanks

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  • Copying Windows RAS Properties to Different Users

    I have a user who uses a dial-up connection to perform her daily duties. She is getting ready to go on maternity leave and their is someone who will be filling her position temporarily. The new user needs to be able to use the same dial-up or RAS properties as the full-time employee. The dial-up...

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  • OWA internal 500 error for MAC users

    This is a recurring/intermittent problem. Exchange 2003. User on the LAN changes his/her password. Can access email, etc. Goes home and tries to access OWA on a MAC and gets the internal 500 error. After this occurrence, it is not possible to log in to this users email using OWA from ANY computer,...

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  • Security tab on xp

    Hi I am sharing a drive on another computer and everytime I try to access the shared drive from my machine I get the following error. (this only happens on the folder "program files") All other files appear to work correctly. \computernamecdriveprogram files is not accessiable. you may not have...

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  • Principle of Least Previlege in windows 2003 Server

    Dear All 1. Is there any way to findout which rights, permissions, GPOs assigned to a particular user/group in the active directory environment. 2. How to import the host entries into the DNS Server. Thank you Lakshman

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