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"Supported" doesn’t mean the same thing to Software Vendors and Service Providers

by @ Friday, May 29th, 2015. Filed under tech

When people tell me MSFT or some other software vendor supports something why don’t you as a service provider support it I chuckle and say "Oh really, what kind of SLA guarantee do they offer? What kind of penalty for not meeting the defined goal agreement?" Plain and simple… Service Providers and Software Vendors have […]

Windows 2000 Professional SP4 in Windows Server 2012 R2 F/DFL6 Domain

by @ Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Filed under tech

I had heard several times that Windows 2000 won’t join a Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest, especially in Windows Server 2012 R2 Functional Mode. I did not find this to be the case. The hardest part was finding the old Windows 2000 MSDN CD in the basement (I ISO’ed it so I can lose it […]

Managed Service Accounts and Group Managed Services Accounts?

by @ Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech

Do you or don’t you? I am trying to gauge use/interest in the MSA technology so thought I would reach out and ask. Please respond to these polls if you get a chance. If you don’t see your answer please feel free to add an answer or respond in the comments. If you visualize some […]

AD Admin Access is a Privilege, Not a Right

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech

I have never successfully been able to stabilize an environment while someone thinks they have god given rights to have Domain Admin rights based on any number of perceptions they have about themselves and their abilities but no real feet to the fire responsibility for the Directories core functionality. You know those people, they complain […]

Cool Archive Site for Old Software

by @ Friday, April 17th, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5


by @ Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Filed under tech

Rating 4.00 out of 5

They said it couldn’t be done… NT4 in a 2012 R2 FFL6 Domain

by @ Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. Filed under tech

I now have a Windows NT 4.0 Member Server joined and able to log into a 2012 R2 FFL6 Domain. Don’t ask me why… If I told you I would have to kill you. I will see about writing up how I worked through the WireShark traces to figure out what needed to be tweaked […]

1500VA CyberPower UPS on sale at Amazon Save $50

by @ Monday, April 13th, 2015. Filed under tech

Just wanted to give heads up, the 1500VA 900w CyberPower UPS is on sale at Amazon today for a daily deal. I have 4 of these in the house already and just ordered another 3 (max order limit). It is Prime Eligible too if you are a Prime member and if you aren’t a Prime […]

OpenSource from Microsoft on CodePlex

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5

OpenSource from Microsoft on GitHub

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Filed under tech Rating 3.00 out of 5

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