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    Simple Site-to-Site VPN recommendations

    I have two offices that used to be connected via a point to point T1 but after researching the amount of traffic crossing it, I couldn't justify the cost for it and have turned it down. I'm now researching ways to reconnect the two offices, ideally spending as little (or no) money as possible...
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    Building a new work rig - opinions on P8P67LE vs P67 Sabertooth

    So I'm building the following PC for work: Intel i5-2500k 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 500GB WD Caviar Black EVGA 9500GT 1GB Coolermaster 460W PSU Coolermaster Centurion 5 Case 2 x 23" Monitors I will never play a game on this machine but I would like to squeeze as much CPU...
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    Large PST file optimization

    I have a client with a large (14GB) PST file running Outlook 2003 containing about 10 years worth of mail. He refuses to use auto archive (he doesn't want his mail split up, even if it keeps his folders intact) but I've been able to at least use the compress function to make the file a...
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    Pulling form information from a hyperlink in an email

    I'm feeling retarded becaues I should know how to do this but I'm getting frustrated. I'm going to be sending out an email to our employees that I would like to be able to have them simply click on a link in their email that would automatically complete and submit a form. For instance...
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    Options, options...

    So I have Late '08 Unibody MacBook Pro (2.4 C2D) and recently bought my wife the new 13" Air. I have to say that I'm really impressed by the Air, mainly because of that SSD and the battery life. I'm having a dilema though - I'm wondering if I should: 1.) Keep my MBP and swap the regular...
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    Help/Advice for this scenario:

    We are going to have Two offices connected with a Point to Point T1 (set up as a bridge). Each office will have its own seperate DSL line to the internet. How can I make sure routing works correctly for both sides so that each uses its own internet connection but internal traffic properly...
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    VBScript to automatically add TCP/IP printer port & driver?

    I have a couple printers that I would like to automate the install with. Currently on each workstation a TCP/IP port has to be created for the printer, then the printer is installed. (Driver is located on an open share). I figure I can't be the only person trying to do this. Is anyone...
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    Unable to add new computers or users to domain - Win2K3 SBS

    As the title says I am unable to add users or new computers to the domain. The error I get is: Windows can not create the object XXX XXX because: The directory service was unable to allocate a relative identifier I'm not sure how to proceed here and have found many different responses...
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    Outlook/Avocent KVM Switches decent?

    I had used a Outlook KVM switch a few years ago and thought it was pretty good. I've found a Dell 582RR which apparently is the same thing as the Avocent 2160ES - a 16port KVM switch. WITH 8 cables is $249 which seems like a great bargain. I have 9 machines right now and this seems like the...
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    Safe to get AppleCare via eBay?

    I've been looking at this: http://cgi.ebay.com/AppleCare-3YR-Protection-for-MacBook-Pro-PowerBook_W0QQitemZ320026458551QQihZ011QQcategoryZ171QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem It would save me $150 and considering I've had my MBP worked on twice since its purchase 2.5 months ago god knows...
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    Securing Windows 2000 Pro/Server

    Recently I had a couple Windows 2000 machines get some trojans on them. While I finally got them cleaned up (although I'm not 100% kosher with them) I realized that Windows 2000 is a pain in the ass to keep secure. Do any of you have a few ideas to harden and secure these older systems? I...
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    Connecting Physical Offices/LANs together using bridge

    Heres my situation: I have two offices. Once office works just fine and has internet and a fine working LAN. The second office is not PHYSICALLY connected to the building but is about 60 feet away from the original building. I need to connect these two LANs together. I can NOT run any...
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    Got myself a new MBP

    Picked it up last friday - I've been so enamoured with it that I haven't been doing my usual lurking for the past week, Im extremely happy with it. Got the MBP 2.0 w/ a Glossy Screen. When I went to the Apple store to buy this thing at that point I was only aware of the matte screen on the...
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    Questions about Users/IE settings globally across domain

    I'm in a real estate office where everybody (60-70 people) use about 8-10 PCs (not all at the same time obviously). For a while I had the machines logging in with a generic username, the same username on every machine into a Domain. I am now finding that i want these users to log in using...
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    Migrate from Win2K3 SBS to Win2K3 Standard?

    We currently have a server running Windows 2003 Small Business Server (SBS) and we are adding other servers to the network and realizing that SBS is no longer going to suit our needs. We have a domain built around the SBS server and we need to upgrade the machine to Standard. Ideally - I...
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    Backing up a Win2K3 Fileserver and Win2K3 MSX2K3 Server

    I have 2 servers that are going live soon and I wanted to find out what people would recommend for backup. 1 server is mainly a FILESERVER running Win2K3 using RAID5. With approx 240gb (120gb x 2 mirrored). 1 server is an EXCHANGE 2K3 runningWin2K3 using RAID5. With approx 320gb (160gb...
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    Can't change Computer name after Ghosting

    I just used Ghostcast to make 10 identical laptops by making an image of one of the laptops the way I want it set up. Ghosting went well and I was able to join all the machines to the domain. Then I started noticing that whatever I changed the Computer name to - it kept reverting back to the...
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    Imaging Issues (Laptop, Ghost)

    I have 10 IBM A22m Thinkpads that I need identically configured. I have one laptop exactly as I want it and need that image on the other 9 (they are identical in configuration). These laptops ONLY have a CD/DVD-ROM drive. I have Norton Ghost 9.0 installed on the first laptop but I have no...
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    Permissions to allow anyone/everyone access to files on Win2K3

    What permissions can I set on Win2K3 to allow unchallenged access to specific shared files/folders on a server? Wasn't an issue before because all the machines on our network were attached to the domain, but now I have wireless users that need to access files on the server and they are...
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    Intermittent Booting Problem (D875PBZ + 3.4EE)

    I have a Intel 3.4GHz P4 EE on a Intel D875PBZ with a 256MB Matrox Parhelia card. It booted up and ran fine yesterday, I installed XP and related software - came back to the office today and moved the mouse, the screen came back on and remained blank. I hit the reset button and the screen...
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    Win2K3 SBE & Login Scripts Question

    1) What is the use of the Win2K3 SBE login script (SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat)? Does this need to run EVERY time the user logs in or just once? I have a vbs login script I would like to use but am worried about no longer letting the current login script run. 2) Is it possible to use specific...
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    Outlok 2003 on Windows 2003 SBE CDs

    In the four disk package that Windows 2003 Small Business Edition comes in - one is Outlook 2003 to be used for Exchange clients. During install it asks for the CDKey - I tried the CD Key that came with the Server (on the side of the machine) and it did not worked (worked fine for the exchange...
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    Push Windows Update to clients?

    I have a Win2003 SBS server. Is it possible to push all the windows updates to the client PCs automatically? Or is it possible for the server to download needed windows updates and then the clients download from that as opposed to them having to connect to windowsupdate.microsoft.com all the time?
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    (Relatively) Inexpensive way to network two offices?

    My company has their current office and is opening another office. The current office has a DS1 out to the internet. We want to be able to connect these two offices together to transfer files, etc. The problem arises in the fact they want to share the library of Publisher (ugh) files that can...
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    Can I transfer licences from Win2K and WinNT servers to Windows 2003 SBS?

    As the topic says, Can I transfer licences from my old Win2K and WinNT servers to my new Windows 2003 Small Business Server? I have the big square cards from MS for my NT4 client licenses but don't see a 25 digit code that Win2K3 SBS is asking me for.
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    Windows 2000 and MS Java Virtual Machine Problems

    I have a client with several Windows 2000 (SP4) machines. They need to access a website that uses the MS JVM. Microsoft does not make this availible but I have been able to download them. Unfortunately, I can not get any of the files to install properly, they unpack, but then warn me that they...
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    Windows 2003 Domain problems

    I recently had to replace a Windows NT 4.0 Server that was a PDC. It was replaced with a a server running Windows 2003 Server Small Business edition. I set the new server up and created a brand new domain and users and began going to the client computers (XP and 2000) and adding them to the...
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    Opterons wasted on Windows 2003 SBE? Reliability of SATA RAID 0+1

    One of my clients just received a new server I am setting up. It is a Dual 1.6 Opteron system. They had it installed with Windows 2003 Small Business Edition. Is this a waste of the Opterons processing power? Are there specific apps that take advantage of the fact that the Opteron is a 64bit...
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