Every once in a while, Microsoft does something that makes you happy. I remember during the Windows server 2003 beta program, I entered in some feedback which in short stated, it would be nice if you didn’t have to attach a script to a group policy, but instead just have group policy do it for… Read More »
Adobe PhotoShop CS4. The end all be all in graphics editing and design has outraged me this week. I have been working on an issue with ALL of our Mac OSX clients where the users are reporting that saving to the network from PhotoShopCS4 is failing more often than not. After weeks of troubleshooting and… Read More »
This is a continuing on from Part One of my comparison between the “Cloud” service providers Amazon and Rackspace
Recently, the company I work for decided it was time to make a push into the “Cloud”. We host many web services for many of our customers and all the way up until now, we have always done things the old fashion way of having a dedicated server onsite. Last year we thought outside the building and purchased a server out on Rackspace and so far we are nothing but happy with its performance. This year we make the next move and have decided on the virtual cloud. Our choices after looking at a slew of providers was either Amazon EC2 service or Rackspace cloud. The reasons we went with these two were because Rackspace, in my opinion, is the leading corporate hosting provider available and the service we get from them is second to none; and Amazon is seemingly infinite in size and you can just about guarantee a high level of network availability.
After we started working with both Amazon and Rackspace, our developers were worried about the bandwidth and/or network latency on these servers. They didn’t feel it was up to par and was worse than they anticipated. That was where I stepped in and started running various analysis’s. The rest of this article will print out the details of my findings where you can then make a judgment of your own.
One thing Microsoft leaves out of its Group Policies is the ability to configure mapped network drives and network printers. I guess Microsoft assumes that we all know how to write scripts to do these things. Here is a script that will retreive group membership from Active Directory and map your drives and printers accordingly based on the information in the csv file.
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