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  • biggles77
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    #167637

    Windows NT is 25 years old.

    Had nothing to do with NT3.1 or 3.51 as I was doing Novell Netware at that time but I did come onto NT4.0. Bloody weird that you could install it with 24MB (yes children, MB) but needed 32MB to run it. Netware 4.11 shit all over NT4.0 IMO. So much easier to type admin than bloody administrator all the freaking time. NWadmin was a much more friendly interface than the NT GUI.


    James Haynes
    Member
    #252133

    like i needed to feel older… sheesh.

    i always preferred the x500 schema over NT4.0.. previous to NT, literally everything was Netware.. then almost overnight everyone was moving to NT. never even got a chance to play with NW5.x cause we entirely switched. groupwise and the rest of it went out the door…

    which was one of the worst migrations i ever had to do. i never realized that people used the trashcan as part of the filing system. i remember trying to use the analogy that after i make a sandwich, i dont keep it in the trash for later and if the janitor dumped my sandwich that i was keeping in the trash, i couldnt get mad because its his job to empty trash and my job to properly store things that i cared about, i.e. my sandwich or emails… but i digress.

    seems like it was just yesterday. *sigh*


    biggles77
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    #214438
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    seems like it was just yesterday. *sigh*

    Yes, it sure does.

    I was doing a CNE course and the instructor told us that NDS could hold 1,000,000 Objects in 4.11. This was when NT4.0 supposedly could hold 40,000 accounts (the story was that was the number of users that were employed at Redmond at that time) but realistically only 25,000 before issues. I eventually got rid of my last NT4.0 site in 2006 but I audited some places that were still running it in production in 2009. By then I was having trouble remembering where some setting were located due to Microidiots changing the location for each O/S version. Ended up running a VM of it just to keep current on the bloody thing just in case I came across it again on my travels.

    25 years and Microsoft still haven’t got it right.

    Great analogy for the Recycle Bin. I still have Lusers thinking that dumping files in there frees up drive space. [ATTACH=JSON]{“data-align”:”none”,”data-size”:”small”,”data-attachmentid”:517702}[/ATTACH]


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192065

    My wife still uses the Outlook Recycle Bin as email storage. I once set up a GPO to empty the bin on exit, and she freaked at me!


    biggles77
    Spectator
    #214439

    Woops……………….. [ATTACH=JSON]{“data-align”:”none”,”data-size”:”small”,”data-attachmentid”:517705}[/ATTACH]


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192066

    Doesn’t everyone run an AD domain at home?
    How else do you kick the kids off their PCs at bedtime…..


    biggles77
    Spectator
    #214440

    Had an SBS box for a long time and before that AD with DC and Exchange Server. Got retired when my daughter went to Uni and decided Gmail was all she needed. No point running Exchange with just a single account. But yes, a tech who doesn’t run AD at home needs to re-examine their IT priorities, unless they are Mac or Linux specialists.

    Blood
    Blood
    Moderator
    #337398

    OMG! Recycle bin – hahaha :)

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