You broke the notebook from the domain and didn’t backup those offline files?

Got a phone call today from Derek.  He was having a rough day that ended on a happy note. His boss' Tablet PC had been out of the office earlier this summer when one night we did an emergency rebuild of his domain.  Later he needed a production box for another employee and grabbed that same Tablet and joined it to the domain.  What he hadn't realized until today was that his boss had been working in those offline files for an unknown period of time after the domain had been rebuilt and before the SID was trashed from joining the … Continue reading You broke the notebook from the domain and didn’t backup those offline files?

Patch Tuesday has arrived this month

For those still in a daze from SMB Nation's full days, late evenings, and travel to and from, this may be sneaking up on you, it did me, but Patch Tuesday is upon us so time to get back to work. I patch all servers via RDP or onsite, starting with our own company's production server and then customer servers after I watch our own and the community for a few days to see how boxes are responding.  Whatever you are using to push patches out to your non-servers, I choose to do those as soon as possible.  I happen … Continue reading Patch Tuesday has arrived this month

Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, is coming to Seattle to teach his two-day hands-on Group Policy Workshop

This just in from Jeremy.  If you are in the Seattle are you should consider attending. Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, author of Group Policy, Profiles and IntelliMirror (SYBEX), and writer for REDMOND Magazine, Windows IT Pro, and TechNet Magazine is coming to Seattle to teach his two-day hands-on Group Policy Intensive Training and Workshop. Jeremy runs GPanswers.com, a community forum to help people get their toughest Group Policy questions answered. He is the only Microsoft MVP in Group Policy which teaches these fundamental skills. In this two-day course, Jeremy takes people on a Group Policy journey from zero-to-sixty in just … Continue reading Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, is coming to Seattle to teach his two-day hands-on Group Policy Workshop