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Entries from December 2004 ↓

Interview with Samantha, the SBS 2003 client workstation – the year in review

Today is the second part of our interview series.  We talk with Samantha, the SBS 2003 client workstation today about her year in review Q.  Good morning Samantha!  I see you are having your morning Mountain Dew! A.  Well, yes, I’m just not a coffee drinker like the rest of you guys. Q.  Well let’s […]

Interview with Sam the SBS 2003 Server – the year in review

[tomorrow we will interview Samantha the SBS workstation, but today we sit down one on one with Sam the SBS box to ask him how his year was] Q.  So Sam, overall, how was 2004 for you? A.  Pretty good, all in all.  I’ve added a lot more relatives to the SBS family and community this […]

Windows NT 4.0 Server 1996-2004

Windows NT 4.0 Server, operating system, died, Friday, December 31, 2004 in Redmond, Washington. Born 1996 in Redmond, Washington, he was the son of Windows NT 3.1 and Dave Cutler. Windows NT 4.0 server worked for many years in many corporate offices and was for many years a beloved member of many firms. He is […]

Internet Explorer – what actions to take

If you’ve been seeing some of the tech news, you’ll know that a group overseas called Xfocus published some details of Internet Explorer vulnerabilties on the web right before Christmas.  And while the press can say [clearing their throats] “Microsoft hasn’t responded”, I can say that every time I sent in an email to the […]

OH CANADA – just a reminder that 2005 will bring you a SBS event to remember!

Date: January 11, 2005 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Microsoft Canada – Mississauga OK Toronto and area SBSers! The first meeting of the year for the Toronto Windows Server User Group (TWSUG) – and it is all SBS. And look a the drawing cards we have for the event! Session 1 – Migrating Windows […]

Running with Scissors… uh …..I mean admin rights

When we were little kids we were told by our parents to “don’t run with you have sharp objects in your hands” … like..scissors.  So remember my rant how I don’t trust any browser?  I want to revisit that a bit again tonight.  Active controls in a web browser are, I think, like “running with […]

XP Home [s] CANNOT join a domain

To the poster in the newsgroup who said “I wish they wouldn’t keep it a secret” that XP Home [s] cannot join a domain. Let’s blog this up a bit so it’s more googlable shall we? XP HOME platform are for “Homes, houses, condos, apartments, shacks, shantys, leantos, outhouses, etc., etc., etc.“ but they are […]

The things you “leak”

I’m bringing out to the blog an argument I’m having with someone on IM about the private versus “private” and Ipconfig posting issue just to make a point about the risks of life in general on the Internet. I’m arguing that in a mere email, there is as much risk of information “leakage” about a firm as there […]

When is something “private” not Private

Tony posts that one should santitize the Ipconfig/all posting that is done in the newsgroups and I’d like to clarify one point he’s made.  He says that you should clean out the 192.168.16.x and 10.0.0.x addresses in your post and I disagree.  While those are class c and class a “private” ranges they are so […]


DHCP. As it’s stated here on a web site: What is DHCP? DHCP stands for “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol”. What is DHCP’s purpose? DHCP’s purpose is to enable individual computers on an IP network to extract their configurations from a server (the ‘DHCP server’) or servers, in particular, servers that have no exact information about […]