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DRAC5 activeX issue

You can access the Drac card using IE7, but when you goto the virtual media, you get an activex warning and then it kicks you back to the login screen.

Here are the steps needed to fix IE7:

1. From the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options

2. Go to the “Security” tab and highlight “Intenet” and select “Custom Level”

3. Scroll to “ActiveX control and plug-ins”, and set the sub-setting “Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls” to “Enable”

4. Click “OK” a couple of times to save settings and then try to access the DRAC5 KVM plugin again – it should properly install now.

source: http://carsonfriday.com/?s=opt

Time server

Source: experts-exchange
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21871521.html

On the server:
type… net time /querysntp
This will show you what time server your domain controller is currently syncing with.

NOTE: the default windows time server on the internet is completely unreliable. I suggest a change.

Now type… net time /setsntp:tick.usno.navy.mil,tock.usno.navy.mil

Your DC now has two time servers available for sync, provided by the US Millitary. Very reliable.

Now all of your clients should be syncing with the DC, either by specifying > “net time /setsntp:{servername}”…or….by logon script. > net time \\{servername} /set /y