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awarded  Notable Question
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comment Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?
OK understood :) The algorithms for controlling rotary drives are far from simple though. Working out exactly when to start writing data on a rapidly spinning disk with several platters/faces heads and handling legacy protocols (cylinders/heads/and sectors & LBA) as well as the more modern addressing mechanisms is pretty complex. You also have to optimise when to read it (for when the right bit of the platter comes around) which isn't an issue on SSD. I think SSD firmware was only less reliable then because it was less bedded-in - I very much doubt it's truely more complex.
Feb
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comment Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?
@alastair Why would they be more likely to suffer from firmware bugs, given that storing data on ICs is dramatically simpler than storing data on rotating metal platters? Do you have a source link for that info, because I've heard exactly the opposite is true.
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Jul
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comment IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) - HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized
Surely the IUSR user is already a member of IIS_IUSRS by default? My server doesn't seem to mention IUSR on it's default permissions set for wwwroot.
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comment How can I upgrade an ancient Win 2000 based domain controller to Windows 2008/2012? (by replacement)
Thanks - what do you mean by "raise functional level" - do you mean promote to DC?
May
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asked How can I upgrade an ancient Win 2000 based domain controller to Windows 2008/2012? (by replacement)
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comment How can I tell if I have Windows 2012 R2 (vs the 'R1' original release')?
The critical thing was, I wasn't sure if "R2" would say anything different on this screen and "R1" obviously doesn't say R1, so thanks for the screenshot.
Dec
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comment How do you change the IP address of a DNS server?
I take your point but I like to understand what the interface has actually done. I still don't understand that. Is it not possible to somehow see this "glue" record externally? Using nslookup or something? I just hate not understanding what I'm actually doing when I'm changing something... After all the interface mentions an "up to 72 hour delay" so how can I query when this change has actually gone through to the root servers (or wherever it's mysteriously going). :)
Dec
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comment How do you change the IP address of a DNS server?
Thanks John - but how can I validate that Network Solutions have done their bit with the registration side of things? Is there a query I can do to see the new IP referenced?
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asked How do you change the IP address of a DNS server?
Nov
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revised How can I tell if I have Windows 2012 R2 (vs the 'R1' original release')?
Added the actual data in case the web page goes away.