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Jan
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revised Disable Windows Server Network Locations
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revised Disable Windows Server Network Locations
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Dec
13
comment Windows Server unable to synchronize NTP time reliably
We were never able to get it to work reliably. I think you are right: reliable time sync in Windows Server is impossible without a domain controller. Which is totally lame.
Dec
12
comment Windows Server unable to synchronize NTP time reliably
yeah, we didn't want or need a domain controller, just a bunch of peer servers.
Dec
4
comment Should network hardware be set to “autonegotiate” speeds or fixed speeds?
just so that the final answer is here, somewhere, it was bad Broadcom drivers. We could not find any set that worked. Switching to Intel NICs fixed it 100%. blog.serverfault.com/2011/03/04/broadcom-die-mutha
Dec
4
comment Should network hardware be set to “autonegotiate” speeds or fixed speeds?
Just to make sure the final answer is here, somewhere: it was a driver problem with Broadcom. We could not resolve it with any known driver set. The only "fix" was to switch to Intel NICs.
Dec
4
comment Should network hardware be set to “autonegotiate” speeds or fixed speeds?
It was ultimately bad drivers, but the only fix we could find was to switch to Intel NICs. We now have a lifelong vendetta against Broadcom NICs.
Dec
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revised Probability of Blade Chassis Failure
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Dec
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comment Probability of Blade Chassis Failure
@tomtom but does the supermicro twin offer redundant psus? We just built one and I did not see that option anywhere. We bought a cold spare psu to have on hand just in case.
Nov
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revised Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?
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revised Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?
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answered Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?
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