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Experiences with IPv6

  IPv6 has and continues to cause a lot of confusion for network administrators. I suspect that a lot of it is down to misunderstanding about the new system and therefore people blame it for problems because it is new. In forums, I see a lot of people who simply post that the problem is "IPv6" and it should be disabled because it is "known to cause problems". I have been asked to clean ... [More]

Creating a Combined 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7 Installation DVD

  I wanted to update my Windows 7 installation DVD so that it not only installed any version of Windows 7, but also both the 64 bit and the 32 bit. It would be used on both a memory stick and DVD.  While searching around the internet, I found various techniques using various third party tools. However as I didn't have any of the third party tools and wasn't about to buy them for this s... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 2 - Network Rebuild - Servers

This is part two of a three part case study of a recent network rebuild I carried out. For part one - click here:  Servers Now to the interesting bit.  The server design was in my head for months, and then got completely redesigned following the client wanting to go with my suggestion of... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 1 - Network Rebuild - Intro and Workstations

Very occasionally, you get to do a job which you really enjoy. Being able to put lots of things that you have learnt over time in a single client deployment and make a very satisfying job.  At the end of 2010 I completed just such a deployment.   I could go on for hours about this deployment, as there are so many little things that were done, which I haven't had the chance to do before... [More]

Usernames Tried During Authenticated User Attack - Updated

Back in June 2009, I blogged on an authenticated user attack on a client's server. As part of that blog post, I included the list of names that were attempted. The same server was attacked again in the last few days, and the list of usernames attempted changed very slightly. I have included the list below. So qua... [More]