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    This is a cracker!

    Found this on El Reg...

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    LOL - unfortunately the Windows EULA means they aren't accountable for their failures


    13. EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
    AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES. TO THE
    MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE
    LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MICROSOFT OR ITS
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    Re: This is a cracker!

    ^^ Sad git - reading the EULA :P

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Damn annoying that auto re-boot - have had to re-jig WSUS again

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Not much of a consultant really if he didn't close the open windows. I hope he client sacked him.

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Not necessarily he should have had just saved on a regular basis.
    The URLs could probably be fished out from IE history.

    But there is a serious point. You wouldn't want a server to be reboot automatically at random times because a particular software update had been installed.

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    @NetworkGeezer: Indeed, this is true and it regularly annoys me cos it interrupts my overnight backups!!! (I have the automatic restart thing turned off too - it seems MS like to override the setting occasionally!!)

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    my servers have to be rebooted in order due to cross server dependancies (mailnly my blackberry enterprise server arg) so this woud be a nightmare for me.

    /me looks at the wsus config

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Quote Originally Posted by E1uSiV3
    my servers have to be rebooted in order due to cross server dependancies (mailnly my blackberry enterprise server arg) so this woud be a nightmare for me.

    /me looks at the wsus config
    *remembers server room with recursive nfs-mounted dependencies* -- that was "interesting" if a new pfy did it in the wrong order.

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    And if you were really good, you'd know the amount of time it took for each server to reach the NFS mount script, thus you could boot them with to-the-second mounting accuracy

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    And if you were really good, you'd know the amount of time it took for each server to reach the NFS mount script, thus you could boot them with to-the-second mounting accuracy
    Hey Hey less of the sad , just because I know when my PDC and BDC can be started to assist with speedy checking of each other, if I hit it wrong it can slow things down by 10 minutes if they are having a bad day So its vital that the BDC is started exactly at the end of the "your server is configured for Windows Server 2000 / Windows Server 2003" screen and that works well.

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    And if you were really good, you'd know the amount of time it took for each server to reach the NFS mount script, thus you could boot them with to-the-second mounting accuracy
    man etherwake

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    Re: This is a cracker!

    A mate of mine got caught with one of these autoreboots - he was working on a CD to automatically ghost a new PC he was selling - and had created the CD and left it in his drive - course - after the reboot, ghost took over and trashed his main work PC - not a happy bunny.

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