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Windows 2003 Server - Microsoft Remote Shutdown command switches Shutdown Command in Windows Server 2003 Shutdown is an exciting new command line program available in Windows 2003 and XP. I say exciting both in the sense that everyone loves this command, and also exiting in the sense it has a dramatic effect - downs the server. Consequently, take care when experimenting with this command - it is possible to have too much excitement! Twenty dollars gets you fifty, that sooner or later you shoot yourself in the foot and accidentally shutdown your own machine, instead of the machine that you really wish to restart. For this reason, I start will by introducing you to the abort command:

Searching for the QoS Holy Grail With the convergence of voice, video and data in enterprise networks, and the increasing need to cut travel costs, both voice over IP and videoconferencing are becoming increasingly important. When coupled with the ever-present requirement that critical enterprise applications perform at their best, even in a fiscally tight environment, the days of "best effort" service are rapidly disappearing. Quality of service (QoS) is actually an ad hoc collection of technologies and techniques. This ad hoc nature is what has created a barrier to true end-to-end strategy.

A Blog for TIBCO Architects, Developers, and Consultants Researched and written by Xmarter TIBCO Consultants Traditional deployment of business integration project requires a lot of configuration effort. The administrator needs to ensure that the configurations for multiple interactions are supported and configuration files are required for different components on different machines.

Using Logon Scripts in Pure and Mixed Active Directory Environments Logon scripts can be useful tools for configuring desktop environments for users. Some of the things such scripts can be used for include mapping network drives, connecting to shared printers, gathering system information, synchronizing system clocks, and so on. In fact, just about anything you can do from the command-line can be done using a logon script. Logon scripts have been around for a while and most administrators of Windows-based networks have had occasion to use them. On Windows NT domain-based networks things were simple: if a user needed to have his environment configured using a logon script, the administrator would first write a logon script using the batch programming language, which has been around since the days of MS-DOS.

SQL Server 2005 Part 3 - High Availability and Scalability Enhan In the previous article of this series, we started reviewing high availability and scalability enhancements in SQL Server 2005 (based on its recent Beta 2 release) by discussing database mirroring. In this article, we will continue exploring the same area of functionality, shifting our attention to failover clustering. We will also provide comparison of both features, which should help in recognizing the types of scenarios for which each of them is better suited. Failover clustering has been supported since SQL Server 7.0 so it is not surprising that its latest implementation is a combination of already familiar (and stable) technology with a number of useful improvements. As before, the solution is based on Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS), which, starting with Windows 2000 Server became an integral part of Advanced (or Enterprise, in case of Windows 2003 Server) and DataCenter editions.

Using Googles Full Capabilities. « XBOX, XBOX 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, & MORE! – Your source for the latest in console modding. Well most of you use Google to probably look up porn. Other just search stuff. And others use Google to hack. Using Google, and some finely crafted searches we can find a lot of interesting information. Windows Logon Scripts - VBScript examples to create printers, map network drives Introduction Logon Scripts In this section I will give you examples of how to build the VBScript to use in your logon script. I will help you chose which methods to use and which variables to change. There are two sections; one section specialises in mapped network drives, while the other section deals with scripts for printers. Please choose a Windows Logon Script to suit your particular task.

HOWTO undelete removed files and directories on an ext3 file sys Carlo Wood, Mar 2008 Introduction It happens to everyone sooner or later: a split second after you hit Enter you realize your mistake, but it's too late; you just deleted a valuable file or directory for which no backup exists. Or maybe you have a backup, but it's a month old... and in shock you see the past month flash before your eyes as you realize in pain what you'll have to do all over again... Fortunately, you remember that files are never really deleted, at most overwritten by new content. So, you remount the disk read-only as fast as possible.

PsExec Introduction Utilities like Telnet and remote control programs like Symantec's PC Anywhere let you execute programs on remote systems, but they can be a pain to set up and require that you install client software on the remote systems that you wish to access. PsExec is a light-weight telnet-replacement that lets you execute processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec's most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems and remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.

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