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Jul
15
comment Does two pfsense + CARP necessarily require two WAN IP?
Would you care to share how this is done?
Jul
1
comment Can IIS be configure to forward request to another web server?
This is just plain wrong.
Jun
11
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
@Dan any links to the Microsoft recommendation you mention (regular reboot)?
May
14
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
+1 for creativity. I can set up a load balancer and that's honestly the way to go.
May
13
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
@usr, that's definitely the goal, but not the reality in my experience. Bad software can leave the system objectively "worse-off" from a memory management point of view until restart.
May
13
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
regarding the printer drivers, etc: I did read either here or somewhere else reputable that MS made great strides in this department - and in reducing need for reboot in general - between Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 20032R2 SP3. So I'm not sure that the drivers issue has relevance. Actually I've noticed newer versions of Windows (Server) seem to handle print drivers and spooling surprisingly well.
May
13
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
@usr do you have any evidence for this?
May
13
comment Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?
Thanks for the suggestion on the drain mode. That's a great idea.
May
13
comment Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?
@strongline to be clear, I plan on implementing the suggestion of automatic reboots and setting expectations. In the best case, this would be end of the story. However, if this kind of tool existed, it would be nice if I could at least make a "best effort" at saving any disconnected sessions prior to reboot to pacify those users who did not log off
May
12
comment How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?
@Massimo because they would consider this too heavy-handed... they lose work every time I reboot without sufficient notice, ie to reboot at all they need to know by "noon" of that day, and even then it is only after some grumbling and discussion, etc.
Jan
17
comment Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager
@HopelessN00b I ended up deleting the IsInstalled key and now it works. Thanks.
Jan
17
comment Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager
Yes - but I am now wondering, as a user (not admin), is there a way to tell whether I am in IE ESC?
Jan
17
comment Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager
@HopelessN00b thanks for the link - I should have mentioned I saw that already. The problem is that those registry settings are already set on the RDP server, so mandating them through group policy would have no effect...
Jan
17
comment Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager
@HopelessN00b, this is an RDP server, where users go to work from home as an alternative to VPN. Also, I was asking specifically which GPO setting is responsible for ESC. As far as I can tell there is not one out there.
Jan
17
comment Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager
@MichaelHampton not that I know of, but where is that policy set?
Dec
15
comment Remote Windows user's password will not update
Brilliant - that worked. I'll read up on Kerberos.
Dec
13
comment Tell Import-Module to run once
Thanks, that makes sense. I was doing the Import first and then the Set-ExecutionPolicy second, which was stupid
Dec
11
comment Configure RRAS to send DNS search domain to Mac L2TP VPN client
Thanks Joe. I was assigning them using the other option.
Dec
10
comment Gracefully log all users out of QuickBooks via command line
I am still holding out for someone who knows a way to log users out of QuickBooks, but this isn't a bad idea as forcibly logging off RDP users may be desirable for other reasons.
Dec
8
comment Gracefully log all users out of QuickBooks via command line
I'm glad it's not just me. I realize there is plenty of bad software out there but having never used QB before I was stunned by just how bad it is. "Multi-user mode" and the "database server manager" are a joke. But accounting is definitely not a joking matter! Are you aware of any decent alternatives, possibly open source and web-based?