Archive for the ‘Windows Server’ Category

When I first setup my standard desktop image, I struggled with weather or not to include Java by default.  Ultimately, I included Java with my standard image, but with the continual battery of security flaws and mid-week patch deployments I’ve decided to take a more aggressive approach to limiting threats.  With the latest exploit announced […]

I was busy today setting up a scheduled tasks to reboot all computers before deploying a security patch for Java, see http://www.zdnet.com/oracle-patches-multiple-java-zero-day-holes-increases-default-security-7000009736/.  Luckily I decided to verify my scheduled task was setup properly on a client computer before assuming all will go to plan.  Turns out scheduled tasks through group policy preferences is rather unreliable […]

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Email Notifications

Posted: 7th November 2012 by Seth Killey in Windows Server

If you’re like me and set up quotas on redirected storage (My Documents), you likely also want to setup email notifications so your users know when they hit the quota threshold.  The problem is when sending the e-mail alert from FSRM to an internal hub transport server the message will likely not be delivered because […]

Hiding sub-folders within a shared network drive

Posted: 26th June 2012 by Seth Killey in Windows Server

Not that this comes into play much, but from time to time there may be a project where only certain users need access to a folder under a shared network drive.  For instance, a department folder with a subset of users who needs a folder that is only accessible to them.  Of course, the obvious […]