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comment Allow Non-Technical Staff to reboot a Hyper-V VM
What's the tricky part? the script to monitor or the script to reboot? of its infrequent then I agree with @TheCleaner just give their AD account the rights and use restart-computer
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comment Allow Non-Technical Staff to reboot a Hyper-V VM
Is there any way to monitor the app for a hang then reboot when it detects its unresponsive?
Dec
12
comment Write-protect Outlook PST file
Yes you can set retention policies and there are multiple solutions for archiving mailboxes without using dark datastores like PST files
Dec
12
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
I agree with the IPv6 support, its unfortunately similar to FreeBSD.
Dec
12
comment What features of Windows 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
Depends on the app. With more corps deciding that they don't want the improvements of the apps or app store, more apps go around it which is another reason to avoid the "bury your head in the sand" security model and manage store access rather than simply disable it.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
You will lose integrated DHCP updates but not systems that register themselves in DNS with an AD integrated zone.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
I believe EEAA is correct - that's what happens for me, it may depend on where you live. Comcast's details on their specific rollout methodology are always of the "we did it" type
Dec
10
comment Pin “Run” to taskbar through group policy
you might also consider using the address bar instead of the run command. I believe they are the same shell32 call
Dec
9
comment Batch/Powershell file wont run via Task Scheduler during logoff
how did you get around the issue of not being logged on (thus not authenticated to the network) to copy the files?
Nov
10
comment BSOD on windows server 2008 R2 reason Srv2.sys Driver_IRQL_not_Less_or_Equal
ADC is used in some courseware I've seen it before (although I don't disagree that it's redundant)
Nov
10
comment Synology NAS: hdd hibernation and disk life
Noone ever suggested that disks are somehow equivalent of backups but you certainly don't need the added expenses of recovery from failed disks because you knowingly took on additional risks, additionally unless you've invested in CDP your backup is not going to contain data between backups.
Nov
6
comment Synology NAS: hdd hibernation and disk life
Personally I don't care about "under warranty" warranty won't get your data back, and the warranty is 3 years. The fact that they call out that the number of cycles is different than the MTBF hours tells me it an additional risk. So the question is is the power saving worth the risk? If the data is redundant then I'm inclined to say the risk of data loss is probably outweighed by the savings, particularly as you add disks. If however as posted the disks are used heavily anyway so that there is little savings I'm inclined to turn it off.
Nov
6
comment Windows 8: no way to automation?
That's what the ask does and what deployment toolkit gives you a framework to automate.
Oct
25
comment Windows 8: no way to automation?
Psexec runs just fine in win 8, however have you verified your access by trying to log in? Nhat exactly is the goal here? are you trying to deploy software to it or just log on? Are you trying to customize after you deploy?
Oct
23
comment What is TLS and how does it compare to SSL?
Specs for TLS 1.2 are here tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5246 and for 1.3 (currently draft) are here ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-tls-tls13-02.txt
Oct
23
comment What is TLS and how does it compare to SSL?
SSL v 3 and TLSv1 were broken in the BEAST attack luxsci.com/blog/…), and SSL v3 again via POODLE (arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/…) hopefully we can push for TLS 1.2 to be used more frequently
Sep
17
comment IPv4 Nating and IPv6 Bridging
This needs more details, how are you assigning IPs, client OS etc
Sep
16
comment How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?
Precompact defrags the drive, then fills the allocated space with 0, then copies the filled sectors to a new VHD. Sdelete -c actually writes data then zeros. -z writes the zeros to all free space. (even if it was not allocated)
Sep
7
comment Authentication Microsoft AD Users with RSA SecurID
This seems like a very tedious and expensive way to authenticate (if you can get it to work) when you could just use smartcard authentication and avoid pass the hash penetration?
Aug
28
comment Exchange 2007 not delivering to primary MX of one domain
I would not recommend changing the v4/v6 preference since you already show that you are trying v4 first. There are VERY few circumstances that will be solved by changing that and this should not have that effect.