Disable IPv6 On Windows Server 2008

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Ran into a non-obvious problem the other day on our Windows Server 2008 boxes. I thought we could disable IPv6 by simply un-checking the IPv6 adapter checkbox. This apparently isn’t true. Within my DNS, WINS and WSUS servers, the Windows 2008 boxes were still registering using the IPv6 address instead of the IPv4 address, which was causing a few problems. Some of those problems had to do with name resolution errors. As an example, some of the servers were not receiving the group policy updates. We were also getting TCP…
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Group Policies Not Applied After Switching Domains

Ran into an issue where the group policies were not being applied to the workstations. Not the most ideal situation, but I found myself having to drop some Windows XP workstations after the domain controllers had been demoted and taken off-line. Normally, you would remove the workstations from the domain and put them into a workgroup prior to demoting the domain controllers, but I just wasn’t able to do that this time around (Long story). This is the problem I ran into. While on the old domain, I was pushing…
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Setting up a T1 Controller on a Cisco ASR1000

I’m not too verbose with Cisco, and I’d barely call myself a network administrator. But I’ve done enough to realize each Cisco router seems to be a little bit different. For example, on some routers the interface is the only thing you need to configure. But on some routers, you must also configure the controller as well. That was the case on our Cisco ASR1000 series router. As such, I had to configure the T1 interface as follows: config t controller t1 0/2/2 channel-group 2 timeslots 1-24 framing esf linecode…
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Windows Server 2003 – Clustered Disk Signature Problem

I ran into an interesting problem with one of our Windows 2003 clusters the other day. I presented a new 2 TB LUN from our EVA8400 to one of the cluster nodes and for some reason the physical disk signature never replicated to the secondary cluster node. The result being, when I failed the cluster over to the secondary node, the disk immediately failed to come online, as did the share folder which was dependent upon the physical disk. My solution was quite simple, although I still don’t know what…
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Roy Sullivan Struck by Lightning 7 Times!

Some would say Roy Sullivan was the unluckiest man to ever walk the planet. Or some might say he was the luckiest. Roy Sullivan managed to survive being struck by lightning seven times throughout his life. You might be thinking, there’s no way that’s even possible and this is just another internet myth. But the fact is, all seven lightning strikes were documented and recorded by the superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, R. Taylor Hoskins, and all his injuries were verified by various doctors. Nicknamed the “Lightning Man”, Roy earned…
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Worst Debate Moderator of All Time – Martha Raddatz

The worst debate moderator EVER is hands down, unequivocally, Martha Raddatz. I was squirming in my chair at how bad she was, and I was only 15 minutes into the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan before I stood up and walked away. Oh my goodness that was horrendous. Martha was attacking Ryan just as much as Joe Biden. This was an assault by the moderator! Unbiased? Haha, what a joke. I think it was after the first question that Martha Raddatz turned to Ryan and attacked…
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Why I’m Not Voting for Obama

I’ve started a list of all the reasons why I won’t be voting for Obama, and it’s getting really long. When I look back at these items, I get a bit scared because some of them are borderline criminal, or flat out lies. It’s sad because Obama could have been an amazing leader. A man who could have helped obliterate the racial lines that still plague our country. Instead, he has used his charisma to chastise the rich, drive a wedge between the two political parties, and push false hope…
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