We have 6 year old LTO tapes. We are trying to restore data from them using a LTO4 drive. We can not read the tapes at all. Not even the label. Can this be fixed? Any ideas? The drives are backwards compatible right?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 3:15 PM
Backup, Backup and recovery management software, LTO Tape, Storage in 2010, Tape Backups, Tape storage, Windows
How can we use Windows 2008’s Network Access Control to limit intern’s computers from getting to the Internet? Where is this feature setup and do we need a client on the computers or does AD take care of this?
Answer Question | August 31, 2011 3:14 PM
NAC, Network Access Control, Security in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support
We will be upgrading users to Windows 7. We currently have XP SP3 boxes. We will need to migrate the data to new boxes. The boxes will come with 7 pre installed. Should each box be turned on and the data migrated directly or should we backup to the server and pull it in from [...]
Answer Question | September 23, 2010 3:13 PM
Data migration, Windows, Windows 7 in 2010, Windows 7 installation, Windows Operating System, Windows Upgrades, Windows XP, Windows XP SP3
We are migrating users from Outlook Express to Outlook 2010. What is the best procedure for transferring all emails and contracts over to 2010 seamlessly? What issues should I be aware of before hand?
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:12 PM
Outlook 2010, Outlook Express, Outlook Express 6, Outlook Migration, Outlook Upgrade, Windows
How can I set up a NAS device on my network? Will the users access files directly on it? Do we need to set security here or will the device be an extension of one of my Windows servers using it’s security? What is common practice?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 3:11 PM
NAS, Network Access Storage device, Network Attached Storage, Network Drive, Security in 2010, Windows
Can you change the amount of drives in a raid 5 array? For example we now have 6 136 GB drives in our raid 5 array. Can we add one more drive to the array as either a hot spare or actually part of the array? Currently the array uses all 6 drives.
Answer Question | September 1, 2011 3:10 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID Array, Storage in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
When a page is going to return a 404 on my website how can I install a custom 404 page that can point the users to the page they might be looking for? Using IIS on Windows 2003 R2.
Answer Question | September 16, 2010 5:12 PM
IIS, IIS configuration, Internet Information Server (IIS), URL redirection, Web page design, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2
Backing up servers over a 100mbps node is very very slow. Is there anything that can be done to speed this up over the existing 100mbps line? The transfers seem to be going at around 7-12mbps. The server is a Windows 2000 Advanced server and the client machines are Windows 2003 R2 servers.
Answer Question | September 20, 2010 5:10 PM
Backup, LTO, LTO tape library, LTO4, Tape Backups, Windows, Windows Server 2000
We have a user who was working on a file for a long period of time when the power went out. She had not saved it recently but shouldn’t we be able to grab a temp file? Excel 2007 on a Windows 7 laptop. 64 bit.
Answer Question | September 16, 2010 4:59 PM
Excel 2007, Temporary files, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit
I’m trying to set outgoing and incoming external email to unlimited. I realize there is a 2GB limit on internal email also setting internal to those limits. Here is what I have done so far: I have used Set-TransportConfig to set incoming and outgoing external to Unlimited. Set the internal to 2GB. I’ve used ADSIEdt [...]
Answer Question | September 24, 2010 4:09 PM
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Administration, Exchange 2010 configuration, Exchange 2010 support, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 64-bit
Where are the registry files stored in Windows 2003? Can they be modified offline with a boot disk? Can we backup and restore them offline as well? If so is this a security issue? Can someone inject a registry entry with a username and password?
Answer Question | August 26, 2011 3:32 PM
Boot disk, Registry editor, Registry settings, Security in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2003
We need to capture network packets for analysis on our Windows server 2003. How can we achieve this and is there a guide to analyzing this data?
Answer Question | September 16, 2010 3:29 PM
Data analysis, Network Packet, Packet Analyzer Software, Packet analyzers, Packets, Security in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2003
when i try to create new accounts on my domain in active directory I can make them but my active directory skips the step that allows me to add them to my exchange server and make the email account. i just installed active directory on this computer and i am able to make email account/ [...]
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 7:02 AM
Active Directory, Active Directory Users, Exchange, Exchange user settings, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP3
Should we modify our swap file on our Windows 2003 servers? I was told way back when to double the ram and use that size for your swap file. Is this still true today? Should we let Windows manage it for us?
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 8:11 PM
Windows, Windows management, Windows Server, Windows Server 2003
Where can I configure password complexity settings using group policy on a 2008 active directory network?
Answer Question | September 21, 2011 5:19 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory 2008, AD, Group Policy, Password Complexity, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Can we have a global address book in AD that will let users in Outlook choose network users email addresses? Can this be done?
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 3:50 PM
Active Directory, AD, Global address book, Outlook 2010, Windows
How do you handle new machines joined to your domain? Do you have scripts in place and GPs to automate most of your new machines setup? Can you share them with us
Answer Question | October 30, 2010 3:48 PM
Active Directory, AD, Group Policy, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Objects, Windows XP
Can we prompt Outlook 2010 users to archive older emails 2 times a year and bring up a wizard to do it? Will it also compact the folders or does this need to be done manually?
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:47 PM
Backup, Email management applications, Outlook 2010, Outlook Administration, Outlook archive, Outlook Backup, Windows
Last night my Windows Server 2008 had an unexpected power failure. It has redundant power supplies and plugs into two different UPSed power sources. So how did it restart all on its own? When I logged in (it was on) it said the last time this machine was shut down unexpectedly and asked why. How [...]
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 3:44 PM
Dell PowerEdge, Rack mounted servers, Reboot, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Reboot, Windows Server troubleshooting
1. We are running a terminal server on a Windows 2000 server. It has IIS on it. Someone was able to connect to the system, install some sort of SQL exploit tool as well as a mail blaster. How did this happen and how can we prevent it from happening again?
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:42 PM
Dell PowerEdge, Hack, Hackers, IIS, Security in 2010, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows, Windows Server 2000, Windows Terminal Server