I recently took on a new client who was having problems with a server on their site. They have a 1gbps dedicated connection to the Internet that was being saturated by an incoming DDoS attack. Opening Resource Monitor on their gateway yielded some interesting results – there were thousands of DNS queries being performed per […]
Technical Stuff – SYSVol DFS Replication Annoyances
So today I just happened to notice that one of our DCs at work didn’t have the latest version of a GPO. I was creating a new policy using Group Policy Preferences (amazing bit of kit btw – have a look at Alan Burchill’s how to get rid of your logon scripts video here: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2012/09/teched-2012-video-how-to-get-rid-of-your-logon-scripts-the-easy-and-free-way/), […]
Technical Stuff – Windows 8 Console Lock Timeout
Windows 8 has a fantastic lock screen that displays the time and a picture of your choosing. That is until 60 seconds are up, and Microsoft decided that this would be a great time to turn the screen off, especially when there’s already a setting that does something similar in power options.
Technical Stuff – Deduplicated Data Backup with DPM
One of our backup technicians escalated an issue to me today after they noticed it in the Data Protection Manager console recently. Nothing out of the ordinary I thought – Replica is inconsistent. Usually happens when the server is switched off incorrectly or crashes.