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I need to change all the users' logon name domain name
so instead of john@companyA.com change to john@companyB.com
In user's properties Account tab.

How can it be done please?
Thanks.
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[eBook] Windows Nano Server
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 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Already have existing AD with windows server 2016 DC.
Trying to add 2nd domain controller and no luck. >> Encountered an error contacting domain ad.name.com
The server is not operational.>>>  >>An Active Directory domain controller for the domain 'ad.name.com' could not be contacted.
I can ping the DC by IP and by name no problem.  
Server is not Joined to the Domain yet.  

Any ideas?
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We have MS Volume Licenses.  When trying to activate this box it gives this error.  We do not have an 'activation server'.  This is all we have.  How to solve this issue?
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In a meeting some time back, a comment was thrown on the table that over 88% of companies in the US, with 100+ employees, are using social media.  We don't have any social media presences and are now considering it - we did started setting up just accounts for social media that was mention in that meeting (facebook, tweeter, linkedin, youtube, instagram, pinterest).

We understand this is a vast subject, and maybe complicated, but would greatly appreciated any EE that may have some experience in the topic, share their advice  in:

- what to consider prior.
- which social media get into first.
- how many should we set up in.
- doing this less monies possible (as a start).

Thank you in advance.
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I've been researching credit cards the past couple of days and there are so many different choices.

I see AMEX is highly recommended, higher yearly fee, along with Chase INK. Card is paid in full each month so interest rates don't matter.

I don't travel much for business. The business is all Web Consulting.

Any suggestions on what you recommend or to stay away from?

Thanks
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Hi,

The majority of my consulting is for individual UK Based home users and one/two - man band businesses. I have seen the recent rise in VPN services available given the need for increased privacy. I have been wondering whether these services would be of any use to my clients in the sense that if they value privacy, would it be a relevant service to offer them? A lot of these clients may not necessarily be visiting P2P sites or grayer areas of the Internet but can it still be effective in typical day to day activities.
I guess there will be trade offs in performance but  before trialing out a service myself more thoroughly i wanted to see what the EE community have to say,

thanks
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We have a pool of MS VL here in US.  We have another branch-office in China.  Can they use our US VL to build a Windows Server in China?
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Stupid question, please see attached.  When measuring the actual shortest distance between SFO to Amsterdam is shows 5,425mi.  The airplane route shows longer 10k+ miles.   Why wouldn't the flight goes the shortest distance?  Or is it how the distance vs measurement shows on the map just for user's simplicity?  

google maps
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Hello Experts,

I have a computer business that offers many different types of services for Residental and Business. I have a different pricing platform for the two. I charge $75 per hour for Business and I have certain fees that are different for residental customers. The question I have is I need a Service/Description for my Business Clients for my invoice. Any ideas on proper Service / Description that has to do with Technology?
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I have two domain controllers.  How does Azure AD Directory Sync works?  Should I install it on both DC's and have one enabled/one disabled?  If one DC tanks, enable Dir Sync on another one?  Or do I enable both?
Does anyone know how Azure Directory Sync works?
Thanks.
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NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
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We have a project on offer which would require one of my techs to travel to the other side of the country. It's about 30 hours work, we estimate, however, there is a lot of time where data will be migrating where there is no requirement for him to be present, maybe upto 3 days worth. He would need to be there for the start, maybe hang around a few hours to make sure it will migrate smoothly and then on call in case it fails, then a bunch of work at the end. I am trying to work out the fair way to charge for the work, given he will need there for long periods of time not really doing much. It's not worth bringing him back for that, plus flights etc, so I am trying to work out how others charge for that work? Do you charge a daily rate or something else? I assume the customer pays or provides accommodation and what about meals etc?The work is for a large tertiary organization.
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Trying to deploy an AD and cannot use the NetBIOS name that I want.  Saying same already exist.  
How can it be if we do not have any domain?
Can it be conflicting with a machine name someone name as such?
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Can I introduce OUs in Azure AD or is it very flat and stripped down in Azure?  Only users and groups?
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Anyone has experience connecting Chinese office to US?  One of the options is going through Hong Kong but the connection if very poor we heard.

Any other vendors or solutions we should look into?  Fiber connectivity?   Just need to have a reliable connection to one of our US data centers.  Please advise.  Thanks!
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Before designing new network for the remote offices.
What information is critical (must know) before making a decision on design, connectivity, device models, etc, etc.  Just need to be prepared before throwing a design.  Want to make is a standard base across all remote offices.  
Appreciate all the recommendations and ideas!
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Looking for recommendations for patching/updates management solution across multiple platforms (win, mac, ubuntu).
Around 400 endpoints across multiple office globally.  
Considering:   Servicennow, Kace from Quest, patchlink/heat.   Any other recommendations from other folks?  Endpoing and asset management management.
Thanks in advance!
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Hi,

I've been tasked to setup a Powerchute network shutdown Vmware virtual appliance and have it shutdown my VMs in case of a power outage or thermal disaster.

Can someone advise best practises etc. When should the servers shutdown etc.
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What would be a good tool/solution to export users and groups from authoritative source G-Suite over OpenLDAP and import into Active Directory under one OU in Azure?  Moving from on-premises onto Azure.
What are the options?
Thanks.
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Hello Experts,

Have any of you guys/girls had any interaction with The Consultant Hub? https://www.theconsultanthub.com/

If so, can you let me know if you would recommend them?


Regards

Carlton

P.S.
I couldn't find a suitable topic so I selected Facebook and Consulting (sorry for any confusion)
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We are being told by an outside technical consulting firm that we cannot upgrade servers until our entire network infrastructure has been replaced.  I need an experts opinion on the scenario and comments made by them (below).

For reasons too lengthily to go into here we are still running our internal domain on W2K3 servers. All of the desktops and laptops are "newer" machines running Windows 7 or 10.  We vertualized the BDC's and member servers 2 years ago but are still running the PDC on old (ancient) hardware.  The new server we verualized the other servers on is intended and capable of running a new domain (built from scratch) on Windows Server 2016.

Our current network infrastructure is built on Cat5 cabling installed circa 2001 and our switches are 10/100 with gigabit dual mode (62.5) fiber up-links. These are old and due for replacement also. Our facilities are spread out through several buildings nearly a city block long.  We have obtained quotes to rewire with a combination of single mode fiber and Cat6 cabling to the desktops, WAPS, etc. Those quotes came in around $100K which is some pretty bitter medicine to swallow at this time.

I suggested to the consulting firm that we move forward with the switch replacement using single mode capable units that we can configure to 100Megabit on all ports and proceed with the domain server upgrade.  Their response was as follows:

"we need to have a solid infrastructure in place in order to put the best
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Hi there,

I am curious to know if there is a process to help map all DIACAP controls to RMF ? Or if there is already a mapping that was done for this already.

Please let me know your suggestions or experience. Any bit helps

-Michelle
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I am a newly enshrined Telco Admin for Clark County Washington and need some help modifying
the dialing plan on 8 NEC 2000 phone systems.  They are finally instituting 10 digit dialing here
in a few months and need to make the appropriate changes to the 2000's to accommodate this.

Is there anyone who would like to make a few $$ consulting or assisting in the changes necessary.
Or can someone recommend a vendor who still supports these boat anchors??

Thanks!!
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Hello Experts,

I am an independent contractor. I make custom reports and maps for police departments. I use Crystal Reports, T-SQL to prepare scripts for handling data, and ESRI for mapping crime, AVL data, CAD data, etc. I have made $45 per hour since 2008. I want to raise my hourly rate - can you give me some ideas about what people charge for this skill set?

Thank you, Chop
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Consulting

A consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, education, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing and public relations, finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.