• Subject: Re: Windows NT Horror Stories
  • From: "David Nettles" <dnettl@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 11:04:22 -0500

I have a (singular) nt 4 server whose only purpose for existing is to
provide the
windows networking security, DNS and remote access for M$ workstations.  It
has not been rebooted in several weeks nor has the 400 been IPLed.  When 
(not if) it dies, it will/can be replaced (or replicated now).  The NT box
was 
used as the primary file server until v3r7, now shared folders and IFS have

made the split about 50/50.  The 400 is the primary workhorse server and 
should be.  DO NOT TRUST NT.  Any time spent with m$ products and you 
learn the only way to truly fix any m$ problem is to format and reinstall. 

95 is a joke for business and nt is good at tying other m$ desktops
together ONLY.  
As far as 400 having the reputation of being outdated ... heeheh check out
a 
more modern machine.  RISC is BLISS.  Finally shared folders run at 
workable speed to existing twinax pc's which are too expensive to replace, 
but go with the cat 5 if you really want to fly.  

minds of the company's execs  <---<<< biggest problem!

now that execs have a 95 machine at the house and have learned to connect
to
aol and download a few dirty pics, they think they completely understand
ALL
computer technology.  This has to be resisted by those of us in the
business of
making a living off of what comes out of the two R's. (Rochester/Redmond). 
May
hurt some feelings, may have to stomp some toes, but point is, if you let
your
employer/customer/accounting department determine your information
infrastructure
you deserve the consequences.  IBM cannot be relied upon to inform our
employer/customer/accounting department.  That is our job.  Don't get in a
territory
marking contest over which is better, IBM or M$.  Who cares! ...well except
for the 
boys and girls that work for the two R's.  Don't believe IBM 100% or M$
100%.  
They are both in the sales business and will hype at any opportunity.  Take

what both say at face value then prove it before you implement it.  We are
here to 
support the businesses that are making money with the help of this
equipment.
Take advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of both and move on already.

There! I feel much better now, thank you.  =:-) excuse the ranting and
raving, but
being a one man shop I have to vent somewhere .. the mrs is tired of it ...

later
david

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From: Jon Paris <paris@ca.ibm.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Windows NT Horror Stories
Date: Sunday, October 26, 1997 9:07 PM

>>> nice stuff coming out with NT 5.  But the summation was basically,
"It's
SOLID"...and people are writing native apps for it...<<<

Well I hope they have better luck than the folks I was hearing about at a
User
Group the other night who are in Deeeeep trouble with the NT system that
replaced their AS/400.  The least of their problems is that the NT
_servers_
need to rebooted on average 3 times a day.  Their annual spend is running
2X
budget (the project was supposed to save money), etc. etc.

Of course this is not being publicised because too many people's rear ends
would be on the line!

Yet another reason why you folks need to join Al in voicing concerns over
the
400s "image" since this site was lost on the basis of the 400s
old-fashioned
image in the minds of the company's execs.
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