• Restricting access to a file share to certain computers

    Here is the scenario. I have a Windows server 2003 domain with two DC's. This is an educational environment with roughly 3,000 computers and 30,000 users. Students are logging in with their own unique credentials. My issue is that there are multiple computer labs that need a share configured to...

    Siliconron20 pointsBadges:
  • LTO 5 architecture question

    We have approx 10TB we backup to disk and then to LTO1 tape drive system with 4 drives. What's the opinion on a setup with LTO5 in this enviornment. Given it's speed should I even use disk to disk backups? Deduplication isn't a need.

    EastCoastGuy245 pointsBadges:
  • Setup IT USB drives to install/upgrade to Windows 7

    Can I setup IT USB drives for the installation or upgrades to Windows 7? Can I protect the drives from being copied to another drive or used for anything other than installs? Can it log the number of installs to the drive?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Disabled DST password oncomplete system restore

    I have posted this question as part of an old discussion but have not seen an answer so please forgive the second posting but I can really use some help on this one. I am doing a complete restore to a I515 backup system which is identical to our main system. After finishing research I have...

    JaneS485 pointsBadges:
  • Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

    DboiSOBE0 pointsBadges:
  • High Disk usage on SQL Server 2005

    We recently upgraded our application from version 3.1 to 3.5. We had run the latest schema and other DB changes on the existing 3.1 Database. This is how we upgrade to higher versions. Now the problem is, after the upgrade, the disk usage has gone very high. What are the possible reasons for high...

    Jsql155 pointsBadges:
  • server temporary freezing

    I have Dell poweredge 700 with Dell CERC SATA 1.5/6ch Raid controller card in RAID 5 I have about 20-30 stations connected to it at any moment. The disk queue is small below 1 from time to time people will experience desconnection problems such as i will try to access file and server will stop...

    Dimchik0 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange 2005 brick level backup

    How can I do a brick level backup on Exchange 2005? This has been mandated by my CTO. Can someone help me out with a step by step?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server 2005 maintenance plans

    I have several maintenance plans setup in SQL 2005, but if the backup fails I am not alerted in any manner how can I fix this? Will I need to script something or is this a built in feature?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Has anyone used StarWind iSCSI for production network? What about its reliability and performance?

    StarWind claims to turn any standard server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe Windows iSCSI target SAN. Compared to EMC and Netapp products, where does it stand in term of performance & reliability (e.g. assuming new & stable server)? Has anyone deployed it on production? What kind of hardware do...

    ITKE352,580 pointsBadges:
  • cpf3895 the save did not complete successfully

    When trying to do a system save received the msgid cfp3895 Error occurred during processing. cause: the save of the system did not complete and cannot be used. function check CPF3895 unmonitored by QSRSVDEQ. I tried running this a couple times and each time it failed. any suggestions as to what can...

    Jswagner5 pointsBadges:
  • Possible Hard Drive Crash

    When I turn on my Dell Lattitude D630 laptop the only picture that appears on the desktop is my screen saver. No icons or toolbars or even the start button. What can be the problem?

    Jamiem10 pointsBadges:
  • Are there such things as good reboots on client servers?

    IBM has claimed that they have invested billions on their mainframe platform to reduce the need for reboots. EMC and Cisco appear to be doing the same for RAID storage and routers and switches respectively. Yet on client servers reboots are treated as commonplace events. How can both practices...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Trying to run BRMS and getting error CPF8971

    BRMS getting error CPF8971

    Dkleeman5 pointsBadges:
  • Suggest one OS Cert and one scripting language.

    Hi, I am a EMC SAN Administrator planning to do one UNIX OS Certification and learn a scripting language. Should I do RHCE or SCSA as far as OS Certs are concerned. I know that a certification does not indicate good skill sets, still I feel it will help me as I dont have much Sys Admin skills....

    emcsanguy5 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange 2010

    Exchange 2010 is coming out. Which features (archiving, outlook live, improved storage - etc.) are the most compelling for a shop that still uses Exchange 2003?

    Jonathan Brown230 pointsBadges:
  • LTO3 tape drive issue after cleaning

    After cleaning my LTO3 tape drive with a cleaning tape it will not recognize my old tapes., It seems to write to new ones without an issue but the old ones with data are showing up as UNKNOWN.

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Does Windows 7 Home Premium include the Backup and Restore utility found in Win 7 Professional?

    Does Windows 7 Home Premium include the Backup and Restore utility found in Win 7 Professional?

    Ddinanno1235 pointsBadges:
  • Recovering data from crashed database

    i   i have a question. my database  is crash .i don't have present backups.but i'm having  last week backups.  and  backup  strategy sunday   10 p.m  full backup everyday  1 p.m    differential backup every one hour transaction log backup  please give me reply as soon as thanks &...

    Venkatdbait35 pointsBadges:
  • Can I hot-swap hard drives on AS400?

    I have a failed drive on 9406-620.  This leaves me with 4 drives unprotected. I'm concerned if I shut the system down it will not come back up.  Is there a way to hot swap a drive or to deactivate the 5 drives (moving date to other drives).  Ihave plenty of unused space on remaining drives....

    Ddub5 pointsBadges:

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