A Plumber's Confessions

The blog of Doug Lawty, Microsoft Services Infrastructure Consultant

June, 2004

  • Self-Defeating Prophecy

    I had Chinese food for lunch. This was my fortune: You will receive an unexpected gift. If I do indeed receive a gift, won't it now be expected?
  • Designing your Active Directory deployment in under a minute

    Dana Epp came down from the Great White North to attend the Microsoft Security Summit in Seattle. He seems to have enjoyed himself. I'm glad. In the afternoon sessions Dana saw a presentation by Steve Riley . Steve is a very dynamic speaker and, if...
  • Updated Active Directory Branch Office Guide

    If you're deploying Active Directory in a branch office environment (one or more central data centers and more than 100 branch offices with domain controllers), make sure to read the updated branch office guide . Version 1.1 has just been posted and contains...
  • TIP: Sharing Message Box Text

    Ever seen a message box that you wanted to remember or share? What did you do? If you're like most, you probably hit Alt-PrtScrn (or worse, just PrtScrn) to copy an image of the dialog to the clipboard. Then, you pasted that image into an e-mail and sent...
  • Cutover vs. Migration

    I had lunch with a friend today. He paid for it so he could ask my advice on a project he's undertaking. I'd have given him my advice without the lunch but it's hard to turn down an offer like that. Phil's a one-man IT shop at a business with under...
  • How is an IT infrastructure like your plumbing?

    Let me count the ways... People expect the system to just work. The system's complexity is hidden from most users. A well-designed system enables all sorts of solutions to be delivered. Various surges in usage can tax the system. People...
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