It’s easy to grant a DNS delegation in Windows. It’s much harder to create the subnetted reverse DNS lookup zone. The trick is that you have to switch the DNS MMC plugin to Advanced View, and everything has to exactly match the way that the delegator set it up. See this Microsoft KB article for instructions.
July 19, 2007
I was configuring some new HP servers and needed to download the latest drivers. I found umpteen million of them on HP’s site, ranging from the Network Configuration Utility to the array controller to the Insight Manager updates. I tried downloading them, and despite having several browser windows open I was only able to have two downloads, or one download and page navigation, working at a time. This annoyed me.
The HTTP 1.1 specification requires a two-concurrent-connection per server limit, and HTTP 1.0 servers have a Windows-imposed 4 connection limit. I decided to violate Internet standards, and this handy KB article explained how.
July 16, 2007
I needed to move some databases from one server to another, and it was important to retain the logins, passwords, and SIDs so that permissions moved between servers. I found this MSDN article that gives instructions for creating a script that will move the required information to the new server.
July 9, 2007
I’ve been having an issue lately that iTunes 7 will crash when it’s encoding a CD to MP3. When it goes, it takes down Internet Explorer with it, and my only option is to reboot my computer. I’ve finally tracked it down, and like most computer problems, it’s an odd combination of events that causes it. Apparently the crash itself is caused when Outlook Web Access tried to play the notification sound for an incoming email. QuickTime apparently is the program responsible for playing the sound within the browser. To fix the issue, I did the following:
- Set my Outlook Web Access options to not play the notification sound when a new email arrives.
- Set my QuickTime preferences (under Control Panel) to enable Safe mode (waveOut only) on the audio tab.
That seems to have done the trick.