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Mar
10
comment How to view status of software RAID 1 resynching?
@DavidSpillett you can usually get around those delays if you add a battery backed write cache to your controller cards (in high-end builds) -- And in prosumer builds, by using SSD/RAM based caches can also help a lot (like IRST, LVM, or Primocache, etc.) -- if you do any RAM caching though, I highly recommend going with ECC memory and a UPS...
Mar
10
comment How to view status of software RAID 1 resynching?
RE: The resynching applies to the whole disk, not just one partition or used portion. -- But when you create a mirrored set, you choose how much of the drives you plan to mirror (in megabytes), and it creates a partition of that size on each drive in the set. -- What resynching would it be doing to the other partitions on the disk which were not a part of the mirrored partition?
Mar
8
comment Windows Spanned Volume data recovery possible? Technical advice only please
@EEAA while that's certainly a best practice, but it's not useful or constructive to the question being asked. We're all taught that spanned data can be recovered, but never how. -- We're asking how.
Mar
8
comment Windows Spanned Volume data recovery possible? Technical advice only please
Okay, and when the last disk in a spanned file system fails, how do you actually recover the data from the rest of the span? -- If you have a span of 8 disks, and one of them (the very last one) dies, what software do you use to get the data back?
Feb
13
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Feb
13
comment ECC RAM, Background Scrubbing, and IOMMU BIOS Settings
The AMD link is broken, can you please summarize per normal Stack Exchange guidelines?
Dec
19
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Dec
18
asked In an Azure WebRole where is %AppData% redirected to?
Dec
18
comment Not able to ping from an Azure VM
If all the domains you need access to are websites, you can just open a socket to them on port 80 and send a well formatted GET request and see if you get back an HTTP 1.1/200 OK... back...
Dec
18
comment Not able to ping from an Azure VM
Azure blocks all incoming/outgoing ICMP traffic for security reasons -- turning it on or off in your VM will have no effect. -- You'll need to use a different method to determine if the hosts you want are up or not.
Nov
4
comment exiting fullscreen mode of Hyper V client
Nice! -- and don't worry @cmroanirgo, you're not the only one. XD
Nov
21
comment Change domain password from non-domain computer (AD)
Maybe it's their home machine or maybe they're joined to another domain and they VPN into this one, the question is valid: How do you change your domain password from a non-domain joined machine.
Jun
7
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Agreed on that. For now I'm running it in a VM on VirtualBox -- with my physical drives mapped as network drives -- which was really painful until I found this registry fix which allowed me to access the network from Visual Studio while running it as an admin. :-) [FYI: I'm also using source control -- I just like to be able to open up files remotely also.]
Jun
4
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Also, I strongly disagree that the analogy is a stretch. Taking away the ability to run apps as an administrator would be completely akin to giving my computer a flat tire. I have a Microsoft Visual Studio project that fails to compile during the code signing phase if Visual Studio is not launched with "Run as Administrator". I've attempted to troubleshoot this, but have found no solution, either on google, blogs, or stack overflow (this is not an isolated incident). The ability to run apps as an admin is a must for some users (even when only using Microsoft software).
Jun
4
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Oh, I am absolutely fixating; also in case there was any confusion: I'm not arguing your answer is incorrect. It was very good, I even upvoted it! -- But I am fixating on a very real problem that I'm having -- hence, the question I posed to you to determine if this alternate solution will work for me or not: "can limited user accounts run applications as administrator?"; I take it from your reply that my initial assumption was correct.
May
16
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
RE: "I've dodged using the EnableLinkedConnections value ... [by] having users logon with limited user accounts." -- can limited user accounts run applications as administrator? I thought they couldn't. (If they can't then I don't see how this dodges the issue -- I mean, if I complained to a mechanic that my car's engine squeals when I'm driving 80 mph, I wouldn't accept the fix of him flattening my tires [while it would make it impossible to drive 80 mph, it would not fix the actual problem].)
Jan
12
comment Ramdisk vs Build-In IO Caching on Windows
Part of his question was "does windows have settings to tweak this"? -- So, is there a way to configure the cache manager? -- can you do things like fine tune the amount of RAM it users per disk, how aggressive it is, or what caching strategy it uses, etc?
Jan
12
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