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accepted How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?
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comment How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?
OK, fair point that mentioning the directory where the reports exist could be useful information. That said, the question is clearly about programmatic checking and the content you pasted from Technet is obviously about clicking in the GUI. We'll probably end up parsing the report for keywords like 'failure', since there doesn't seem to be another option. When I looked into this several years ago, the SQL installer appeared to function the same way, checking the directory for the existence of a report and (apparently) failing if no such report existed.
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comment How can I verify whether a Windows cluster has previously been successfully validated?
The question is about programmatically checking, although parsing the report is one option. Unfortunately this answer only provides information anyone who knew enough to ask the question would already know.
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comment How to protect SQL Server from Hackers
Yes it sounds like your Windows Firewall is misconfigured. Maybe you have another more general rule that is allowing port 1433 (or allowing everything), or maybe Windows Firewall is disabled on the internet-facing NIC. It's hard to say without seeing the configuration. But this is really more of a question for ServerFault like Max says. Did you mean Windows 2008 R2, btw? 'RC' is Release Candidate, pre-release software for testing.
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accepted Check whether node interleaving is enabled on Dell R710 + Windows?
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revised How to debug why WAN TCP/IP throughput is lower than expected?
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comment Windows Server 2008 R2 Metafile RAM Usage
In my experience, metafile memory usage won't grow much beyond the size of the filesystem metadata (that's what it's caching, after all), so upgrading RAM to allow filesystem metadata to fit in memory is a viable solution in at least some cases. I've also recommended clients reduce the size of the filesystem metadata by removing cruft such as millions of temporary files that haven't been touched in months. It is rather awkward that Windows effectively prefers NTFS metadata in memory over application memory, but looking up clusters for a file can be horribly slow without the MFT in memory.
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comment What is the difference between TRIGGER_STATUS and FINAL_STATUS for HTTP request status codes in IIS 7.5?
With regard to vonbrand's comment, I'm guessing he's looking for details on why IIS would encounter a condition that resulted in HTTP 500 status but return 200 to the user. I think that's the dilemma -- the meanings of 'trigger status' and 'final status' are somewhat intuitive based on their names, but I have no idea why a web server would function this way.
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comment What is the difference between TRIGGER_STATUS and FINAL_STATUS for HTTP request status codes in IIS 7.5?
Thanks for the details about trigger and final status. IIRC, these were totally undocumented when I last looked. I knew about LOG_FILE_MAX_SIZE_TRUNCATE, but I'm unclear what was solved solved by adjusting this. Do you mean that FREB logged some more details that had been getting truncated before adjusting the setting, or something else?
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comment Check whether node interleaving is enabled on Dell R710 + Windows?
I don't see it mentioned in OpenManage either, but maybe I overlooked something.