Month: May 2009

New Active Directory 2008 Forest Recovery Documentation

So you have implemented Active Directory 2008 .. I hope you did some investigation in backup/restore and offcourse you must update your disaster recovery documentation now.. to help you on your way Microsoft has released a new whitepaper on Forest Recovery for Windows 2008… read before and while fixing your AD.. (preferably before ) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=326C8A7A-DCAD-4333-9050-A6303FF3155C&displaylang=en

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"Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection"

When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” dialog. Everyone seems to think that the \tsclient<drive> is a regular network share.. but it is not!.. it’s a software feature of Terminal Services service. However, if you find yourself in the position where you must use the mapped drives for installing software, either copy the software first, or map the \tsclient<drive> first.

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Poor man's iSCSI

If you want to implement iSCSI it’s best to keep the normal network traffic and the iSCSI traffic apart from each other. And that usually means buying a 2nd switch capable of reaching high speeds and jumbo frames. Off course for production systems I recommend spending a few bucks.. however if you only want iSCSI in you lab, there are easier ways of creating a switch!.

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