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Jan
21
comment Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation
@AaronC.deBruyn Weird. Not sure :-/ I've always seen them whenever I've downloaded stuff from MS.
Jan
19
comment Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation
@AaronC.deBruyn They're visible on the page you downloaded the ISOs from.
Mar
9
comment Will running this batch file cause permanent damage to a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 installation?
@Bigbio2002 Thanks for the explanation!
Mar
7
comment Will running this batch file cause permanent damage to a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 installation?
That's good to hear, thanks!
Jun
1
comment Services: Is there any real different between “Manual” and “Disabled”?
@Skybeam, So to answer my question... There's no difference between manual and disabled in terms of straight-up system resources?
May
28
comment Services: Is there any real different between “Manual” and “Disabled”?
You suggest looking at BlackViper for a good guide to what can be disabled... but you'll note that in his "safe" configurations he'll often change "Manual" to "Disabled" because a user is never likely to need those services. Why would he do that if there was no system resource gain?
Mar
8
comment Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day?
Until we locked down all unnecessary external ports, I remember not only did we get lots of hack attempts, but one day it was so bad that we were being hacked from two different countries -- at the same time! So yes, 100s of break-in attempts is perfectly normal.
Feb
26
comment Weird memory usage in Windows Server 2008 R2
It's a setting within SQL Server Studio. Good luck!
Feb
15
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 running at a snail's pace
Thanks. We've installed all the updates, and my someone else has decided to defragment the disks... Although I'm skeptical of the benefits of defragging, fingers crossed it will help.
Feb
14
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 running at a snail's pace
Memory is most definitely NOT the problem. We have a 16GB machine, and even when 14GB+ is free, it's just as slow as ever. (Plus, we've already set the upper limit in SQL Server.)
Feb
14
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 running at a snail's pace
I think I found it... 143MB! Wow.
Feb
14
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 running at a snail's pace
You're right, it IS a Dell server. We don't have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator installed... but I can't seem to find a straight forward link to it, either. Hmm.
Feb
14
comment Windows Server 2008 R2 running at a snail's pace
Yes, we have a hardware RAID controller on the machine. An SAS 6/iR (if memory serves). Is there a way to see that it's up to through Windows?
Oct
27
comment When should you use and not use Etags?
That link just about answers my questions, thanks!
Sep
21
comment ISA Server for x64 systems? Or recommend other Firewall/Routing/VPN software
After saying they had "no plans", forcing me down a long and painful RRAS route, they released it on BizSpark. Dargh. Lol.
May
31
comment Task Scheduler not able to execute .vbs scripts successfully
Yep, the credentials all work. It wouldn't let me save the changes unless they did. There are no permissions to alter :(
May
31
comment Task Scheduler not able to execute .vbs scripts successfully
Yes, I thought this too, but it still doesn't add up: The user is an Administrator. The tasks are set to run whether the user is physically logged in or not. And finally I even tried to ticking "Run with highest privileges". All to no avail :(
Apr
21
comment MemCached on Windows x64
Nice find! Thanks!
Mar
18
comment MemCached on Windows x64
Great answer, thanks! SharedCache sounds quite promising. Which of these have you used?
Mar
18
comment MemCached on Windows x64
Fair enough, but we can't run beta software on a live system. No matter how "mature" some guy on the internet says it is (I can't justify that, could you?). Just so you know, I didn't down rate your answer.