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I'm a Senior Solutions Architect at a Philadelphia area IT consulting firm. I currently focus on Microsoft technologies, but I have a background in vSphere, Cisco 802.11, and OS X deployment and management as well.

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comment What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
You can use MDT which is a glorified file share. I think you're overestimating the work and underestimating the benefit. But, to each their own.
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comment What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
Not sure what you're talking about. OS images have been hardware independent since Vista. A single image can be used across any number of hardware models.
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answered What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
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comment 512 IP in one NIC - ubuntu - is this possible?
@user3746280 why don't you explain the actual problem that you are trying to solve. You're probably falling into the XY Problem trap
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comment add exchange extensions to AD
This is very true.
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comment add exchange extensions to AD
You can edit them through ADUC/ADAC as well.
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comment add exchange extensions to AD
@Crash893 if you can't figure out how to get to setup.exe from the install media, you may be beyond help.
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comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Every transaction creates a log entry. Mail item received, mail item sent, calendar items, etc etc etc. A very good start would be to get inbound/outbound mail per (day|hour|minute) for each mailbox in that database. Your highest ranking mailboxes will be responsible for the highest amount of log activity
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comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Ok, so I will ask one more time. What metrics are you looking to retrieve from this mail database? Are you looking for the busiest mailboxes so that you can move them to other databases? If your throughput is an issue, all that this will do is cause your replication lag to be spread more evenly, it won't make it go away.
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comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Sorry, still not understanding what you are looking for. Are you trying to identify low-usage mailboxes so that you can move them to a database on slower disk? Are you trying to find high-usage mailboxes to move them to faster disk? Do you just want to profile IO over time for mailboxes in a given database? Or something else all together?
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comment What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?
Can you define "unneeded IO?" If the IO is generated, it is needed for something.
Jul
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comment Domain Controller DCdiag error - A Global Catalog Server could not be located
Just a minor correction, 127.0.0.1 should always be last especially in 2003 where it was possible to create a replication island.
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comment Can not start Mongodb 2.6.3 on Windows as service
You may want to try on Super User. Questions about dev/test systems are generally not on topic here.
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revised 6 times slower disk write in RAID10 on Ubuntu 14.04 after rebuild
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