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comment Is it a best practice to install programs to Program Files?
One big issue here with Program Files being best practice is that creating directories in C drive doesn't require admin privileges and Program Files does. When trying to write software that doesn't need admin, C could be preferable (though using AppData would be the true solution in that case, for most situations). Just pointing out one potential difference. I think everything else said here stands.
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accepted Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@MDMarra Ok. I'm convinced to do something else (probably a VM). I'll mark this as an answer since I appreciate that you spent time to assist.
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@Tonny, I went back and forth about whether to implement AD here. Ultimately, I went with it because the set of long-term needs outweighed the cost here. Had I known that they were changing the system time on the previous workstation, I would have done this differently up front (as says in the question, "do I need to make this a DC yet?" Apparently not, but I do think they'll see benefits from it in the long run).
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@RobM. Could you elaborate on what the right questions are then? Telling me I'm asking the wrong questions doesn't convince me that there's a better way to handle this particular problem. Right now it's more of a DC in name than practice in a small business. It's their hardware and their business. I can advise them on what they should do, but ultimately, their needs are paramount. I'm open to other solutions, but I don't have any myself. Since the domain isn't integral to their workflow yet, I'm starting there.
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@MDMarra. Good question. It's brand new. It'll be relied on more in the future for all of the features it can provide (print and file services, etc), but by then, nobody will need to change the time.
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@MDMarra. Thanks for clarifying. From what I've seen elsewhere, I know it'd affect shares, but for the time being, that'd even be ok. There is only one computer that is domain joined at the moment, and it is independent for the time being, with a few exceptions that they could prepare for. I understand the consequences and that it's very much against best practices. This isn't a typical domain environment though.
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@Iain. If I get disappointed, we'll change course, but they'll have buy-in and understanding that we have a problem instead of having to just trust me.
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comment Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller
@grawity thanks for the questions. I responded to the first batch in an edit in the post body. I'll respond to the second next time she comes in. Thanks for the suggestion.
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comment Our wi-fi at work is ridiculously slow, will adding more range extenders improve it?
The other important thing to pay attention to here is how much your channels overlap. Make sure you're not shooting yourself in the foot by using channels 1 and 2 or otherwise adjacent channels. You ideally want your APs running on channels, 1, 6, and 11 only in the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. If you for some reason can't use two of those, make sure to put them on the same channel (ie, both on channel 1), which is better than adjacent channels due to the way they communicate and interfere with each other in each case.
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revised More than 3 seconds “Initial Connection” time (webpagetest.org)
Moved the OS and version into the top of the post.
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