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Active Directory Dynamic DNS broken by Juniper SRX firewall ALG

Last week a Juniper SRX firewall was put in to replace an older internal firewall. This week a load of Windows Servers dropped out of Active Directory DNS. The scavenging period in AD DNS was configured to be 7 days. Coincidence? I … Continue reading

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Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the Remote Desktop technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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If you use Windows Gadgets maybe avoid IE11 for now

I know Microsoft ditched gadgets, but I have a few really handy ones on my Windows 7 machines. Seems like IE11 breaks them, they don’t display properly anymore. That’s the built-in currency converter, CPU Usage and weather gadgets. Nasty. The … Continue reading

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