Have you ever asked yourself how system administrators get around certain problems (cheaply, if not for free)?
Simply put in a comment with what you would like to better understand and I will try my best to write an article about it.. So go on, give it a go. Add a comment of a problem you have and we will see what solution we come up with.
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I would like to know some more about setting up a good DFS-R when used in conjunction with software deployment.
I would also like to know if there is a Exchange 2010 AD detection mechanism that can tell me if something is wrong. Recently i installed 2 new Exchange 2010 servers and they seem to play up all the time.
Also do you have any good ways to ensure that 2003 DC servers and 2008 R2 DC servers can co-exist? We seem to constantly have random issues. not sure if they are related to Firewall service, UAC or some other new features in 2008 r2 server.
Please give me a few days to write something up. Very good topics by the way!
Just wanted to let you know the article im writing is coming soon – but to let you know there are some great articles already out there so ill be doing a summary and pointing you to the most accurate detailed articles.
I tried to boot a XP computer using Safe Mode with Command prompt option, but I still get the graphical login screen (Ctrl-Alt-Del). How do I avoid this login screen?
Thanks in advance for your time.
After working for Microsoft Support for over 5 years i cant say i have ever experienced this problem. If you boot up and press F8 during boot-up you will get the traditional prompt, where you can choose the 3 different types of safe mode. They have always worked for me (sometimes wouldnt let you log in but the prompt always directed me to the correct OS mode).
Is the logon prompt Safe Mode or normal mode?
I would recommend doing an in-place upgrade on the system as that will resolve problems with the Boot menu, among other thngs. You will need to reapply windows updates after.
I wont create an article for this because Windows XP is archaic and this blog is not really for desktop troubleshooting.
Hope my suggestions help you.
Also just to add some more info – if you dont have the disk here is an article i stumbled on that may help you get a new replacement disk:
I’d like an easy way to ensure my customized OWA login screen isn’t overwritten by Exchange updates. Can I just mark the files as Read Only?
I will write an article about this in the next two weeks. Going to USA for a week so when i get back ill get into it.
Just a heads up the problem you will have is if the update actually modifies the files. I know there are problems for companies that run multiple CAS servers that use custom OWA pages. I originally did but abandoned it for this very reason.
Keep a look out.
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