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'Unique' Active Directory glitch blamed for IT failure at Scottish hospitals

Antony Savvas | Oct. 7, 2013
Hundreds of appointments and operations cancelled as chaos hit Scotland's largest health board

He went on, "To that extent the issue for us is now to identify how the software programme became corrupted, and make sure if there are lessons to be learned we do take these on board and increase our resilience and our back-up."

To confuse matters, yesterday, Scottish health secretary Alex Neil, told the Scottish parliament, "[the system failure was] not a particular problem with software but the server". Although Microsoft Active Directory does of course control servers.


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