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answered Graphing temperature over time for HP iLo 4
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
I agree. Your nitpicking is legendary! :-)
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
What do you mean "64 bit Windows doesn't have it"? If I do start:run: cmd.exe on 64 bit windows, I get... a DOS emulator window.
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
Hmm.. Not sure what you mean... Have you tried running a console app outside of the DOS (emulator) window? :-)
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
for reference, I just ran it. It took less than one second, returned this line: "PHCMD120-A Online" Couldn't be any faster or simpler.
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comment Query another cluster group from SQL server?
Ok, TECHNICALLY there have been NO DOS commands since Windows 3.1. But they follow DOS syntax, and they run in a DOS emulator window... so I still call them DOS commands. I'm a rebel. And it still works fine as of Windows 2008R2... So I'll continue to do it the easy way until it quits working...
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answered Query another cluster group from SQL server?
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comment How to move SQL server install to new machine
Sorry: "Don't forget" was for Samuel's benefit. I agree with your answer 100%.
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comment How to move SQL server install to new machine
Don't forget the LDF's. They're vital.
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comment On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
@ChrisS I use Powershell extensively, and I don't think I'd be sane without it. A couple points: while there is a paid product that enables an SSH-like experience from within Powershell (something like PowerShell Server from /N software) it's not actually Powershell, it's an add-on. And I pity the poor soul who tries to install and configure SQL Server or IIS or whatever strictly through the Powershell interface. It may be possible in theory, but it's going to be very challenging and very frustrating. Especially for someone new to Windows. Keeping it real, you need RDP, sooner or later.
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comment Performing task on remote window server 2003 machine
+1 for PSexec. Either Powershell or PSexec can be used to "execute a script... and the required task will be performed on the remote machine..." But neither one is truly analagous to telnet/ssh in the unix world. To fully administer a Windows box, you need the gui sooner or later.
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comment On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
While powershell is an excellent tool for the Windows admin, it still needs a secure connection, and installing software strictly by means of Powershell (without the gui desktop) would be unnecessarily difficult. You need really need RDP to fully admin a Windows box.
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answered On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?
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answered How to find the CPU memory utilization of a Windows 2008 server
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answered Psexec: “unknown user name or bad password” in workgroup
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answered Can I open an application before a user logs in?