RE: changed ip

Jeffery Warren ( )
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 14:17:54 -0500

Not entirely true. Many components on NT Server can be stopped and started
without rebooting the computer. SQL Server, Exchange Server, even RAS.

Unfortunately, many of the things that affect the hardware drivers do
require rebooting. Video, network, mouse, and drives, just to name a few.
Part of this "blame" is the consideration of third party vendors, and M$
decision to be open. They're not putting the right constraints on these
developers to make plug and pull device drivers.

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Martin []
Sent: Friday, June 06, 1997 6:52 PM
Subject: RE: changed ip

At 11:11 AM 6/6/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I got it. Weird Microsoft said that happens sometimes and they don't know
why. They said reboot usually fixes it and sure enough. Thanks for the

You mean you didn't reboot?? Don't you know that Microsoft Operating
Systems is just code for "you must reboot your computer in order to do
anything!" :)

I still don't see how M$ can call NT a mission-critical OS when you have to
reboot the server everytime you want to change anything important?!?!?
Novell figured out how to dynamically load and unload parts of the
operating system when they came out with NLMs, wasn't that about 1987 or
1988? Here it is, 10 years later, and M$ still hasn't figured it out!



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