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comment Powershell - Create folders and shares from a CSV
This seems to me like a very legitimate question. Not sure why it was downvoted.
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comment Files listed on WinShock (KB2992611) what do the different file sizes for the same file name mean?
I don't know, but the lsass.exe executable on all my webfarm servers have been hitting high CPU since this KB2992611 patch. It's really bad.
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Aug
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comment Why would IIS use two different PHP installs?
Just curious, try running a "pear config-get" instead of "pear config-show"
Aug
11
comment Why would IIS use two different PHP installs?
It's possible that a subfolder on the website contains a Handler Mapping pointing to the old version, where the top level website points to the correct one. If this is not running at the top level, check each folder's IIS Handler Mapping settings. Just in case, you can also check each folder manually for a web.config file, which is where specific folder settings are stored. Make sure there isn't a <handlers> element in there somewhere.
Aug
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
@MichaelHampton It's a very highly available application with clustered servers to take over should one fail, so we never use RAM to store state information. The other option would be to use a database. Again, that involves code changes that I'll have to get through red tape. In the meantime, I'm just looking to see if my math calculations above are correct.
Aug
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
The Samsung Pro is MLC, a bit better than consumer grade TLC, but not as tough as the enterprise SLC. Of course there would be a mirror... which would then replicate to a second server through DFSR housing on another mirrored pair.
Aug
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answered Why would IIS use two different PHP installs?
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
@mdpc That would be ideal, and the code for checking and updating the timestamp is contained in one centralized function, so that would be possible. Though, I'm still considering the SSD option until I would have time to add and test the code for that.
Aug
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
@ewwhite This will hosted on an SSD directly attached on a Windows server, so most likely NTFS will be the file system.
Aug
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
@mdpc I was considering 8k for the inode update. Is there more than that?
Aug
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comment Wearing an SSD out with Zero Byte Files
@MichaelHampton Agreed, but this is a legacy application. What would you suggest? We have to maintain state in a high availability application for tens of thousands of users. Sure, we could add a database to hold state, but that's a lot of work for just doing something "properly".
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answered DNS recursion is insecure, but necessary for internal applications?
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accepted WDS error: Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation
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answered WDS error: Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation
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