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comment How do I get SQL Server to release its memory?
If your sysadmin doesn't understand what Page Faults represent and why having memory consumed but no real Page Faults taking place is not a problem, I don't know how to help you. You can't fix stupid. One thing you can do, however, is to use sp_configure to configure the max memory down when you're not using the system, and the configure it back up when you need it. This seems pretty silly, however. sp_configure is generally something you should set once and leave alone.
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answered How to get a different network's segment IP and MAC in Windows
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answered Does this SMART selftest indicate a failing drive?
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comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
I find it incredibly suspicious that everything he asked for is either designed to be impossible or somewhere on the security scale between telnet and a Post-It with a password stuck to the monitor.
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answered Ubuntu 10.04: Two interfaces on a same subnet with a same gateway
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comment Is a 64 or 32-bit VirtualBox guest better on a 64-bit host?
I wouldn't agree with that, @sascha. The AMD64 (EM64T, x86-64) extensions double the number of general purpose registers from 8 to 16, and any program complied for AMD64 will take advantage of this additional workspace because it must be present. It depends on what the system is doing if these registers will help or not.
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comment PureFTP: Denying upload of certain file extensions
Note that these type of blocking scripts generally do not examine the files themselves; they only look at the extension. Thus, they can be circumvented by renaming the source file.
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comment Intermittent high ping/latency problem
@joeqwerty Ah, I tried two different sites and got 325s for both. My bad luck they were both 15 hops! It looked like a strange default value. I wonder why they didn't do 30 seconds per hop.
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answered Intermittent high ping/latency problem
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answered How to install Active Directory Users and Computers for Windows 2008
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comment How do I protect my company from my IT guy?
@Tchalvak "Trust but verify" has to go both ways for two domain admins (in my case, me and the consultant). When you're domain admin, you can only have peers and subordinates. There is nobody above you. I audited authentications from the remote account and audited most actions they performed. It's not that hard to set up; the logs are just not that informative typically.
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comment How do I protect my company from my IT guy?
@Matthew Of course the IT guy can do that. You can't stop that. You can't. If someone is a Domain Admin, they can trash the domain. Period. "I create a new DC in a VM, move all FSMO to the VM, then delete the VM." or "I delete random fields from the schema." All you can do it put in as much redundancy as you can, and the audit constantly.
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