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comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
I can imagine organizations small enough that IT personnel have a fair understanding of much of the business, yes. But keep that desk analogy in mind. Tidying up everyone's desk (or personal files area) for them is, in my opinion anyway, not a good thing for anyone involved. Warning them that their untidiness has exceeded company standards, and they need to cleanup their own stuff, would be a better approach. A script that can do the tidying, could instead just warn them.
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comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
What's the real root issue from the sysadmin's POV? Are you trying to use less disk space? Are users themselves complaining about lost files? Is there some security risk involved? Or does it really just boil down to "what a mess, it should look cleaner" ?
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
Pyrolistical, it's probably far too late for you to see this, but turn your statement around and phrase it as a question: When does pagefile slow anything down? A good answer to that would prove your theory.
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comment Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?
SSD reads are fast, but memory reads are faster. Pagefile lets you put what's frequently in use, into memory for speedier access. SSD does help on bringing old paged-out stuff back into RAM, which is clearly a good thing. But if SSD were a clean replacement for RAM, then we'd be phasing RAM out and going SSD entirely, right? See this e7 blog entry with some stats that help dispel the idea that pagefile will wear out an SSD: goo.gl/Q4nI
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