Cool story, Bro.
I really mean it.
its really good for read only stuff. like software distribution shares and mandatory profiles.
1 and a half years later and we have all 300 computers on SSD drives including most servers.
Still not a single failure!
You can now also get an intel 60GB drive for £48 now.
Excellently timed Blog post, I was just about to ask about peoples experiences with DFS, there is indeed a lot that can go wrong!
I'm going to build 2 identical file servers and do a simple scheduled xcopy each night. Hopefully that just means I would have to redirect the files in an emergency and have complete piece of mind I always have a backup ready to be deployed.
Anyone know how to populate the start menu rather than just the all programs menu??
Aye, it's a lovely idea but just doesn't work with that amount of use. MS's guidelines suggest it's not ideal for environments with lots of constantly changing files. It was certainly a pain when things started to back up and things started going missing - it's only down to shadow copies being enabled that we didn't lose anything in the process.
With regards your public documents folder in the libraries/start menu, there are a few guides I've seen on here that mention editing the .library-ms XML files to remove the links to public folders. Then deploying those edited files from a central share to each of the client PC's, overwriting the defaults.
I'm glad I just read your blog actually, we were just about to start trying DFS-R to replicate students homedrives between 2 servers i.e. for failover reasons. But if the traffic generated by lots of users (thinking in the region of 1700) is gonna stuff things up I may have to do something else. I've only tested DFS with small folders and a couple of test accounts to see how it works :/
Indeed. We certainly don't have the budget for anything like a decent SAN or clustered servers. It would be nice but I've no idea how we'd ever be able to convince people of it. Shame really, DFS is a cracking idea - if only it could be made a little more modular. For instance, it'd be good to be able to install a NIC in each machine which is dedicated to DFS-R. Still, storage speed will have a large impact on how well it'd work and that remains the bottleneck. One day, maybe!
I believe the solution is clustered servers with shared storage on something like a SAN. That was the SAN should stay up and each of the cluster servers can be dropped for matinence without effecting users too much.
I too have tried DFS-R and it causes more problems than it solves most of the time when used in a high or heavy transaction environment despite their improvements.
Create a rule in one of the e-mail group recipeints, so i set it up in my account
so any e-mails sent to the address admin@.........sch.uk have the server reply using a predeffiend e-mail exept if it is an automatic reply
hope this makes sense
how can i fix this problem, can you send me the solution.
You might have been better posting this to one of the forums rather than a blog:
However as you have asked if your projector supports it you can do it. There may be a 'Freeze' [Freeze picture] button on your remote. Press that and you are good to go.
There are some up to date drivers here for the Clever touch Lynx 4 update
Really looking forward to this article series - how far away is the next instalment, as I'm about to start planning a couple of upgrades myself.
Thanks Stuart, it was a really useful day and your notes above are comprehensive.
Thank you for this post, lots of great info.
Did you ever get a chance to complete the Outlook Web Access portion on another post?
(loads of typos above, but hopefully it's clear. I can't seem to edit the text).
A bit more about focus peaking... How 'Focus Peaking' works
Careful, Tweak it too much and you'll have it crashing on answer just like the Droid. Oh, and watch out for PDFs...
I must admit...I was never an Apple fan - Until I used my girlfriends iPhone...HTC has gone down through the recent years and everything is developed for the iPhone!....Its working quite well after a few "tweaks"