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Oct
6
comment Is there a way to completely suppress SSL-related warnings at the OS level on Windows or at the browser level for any major browser?
Ah okay, now we have an idea... I can see how to make that work going FROM the source TO the virtual machine I am using, but if I am stripping SSL or playing with the certificates, won't that make it impossible for the sender to handle the message on the other side when i send, say, some updated config values
Oct
6
comment Is there a way to completely suppress SSL-related warnings at the OS level on Windows or at the browser level for any major browser?
@rubynorails that's awesome information. it is very much helpful to me!
Oct
6
comment How bad is it to run Exchange 2016 on a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller for a small organization with assuredly fewer than 25 users?
@JamesRyan not a troll question, and that's not true. The OS takes up memory, you know that. Exchange + OS memory requirements are strictly greater than Exchange memory requirements.
Oct
5
comment Is there a way to completely suppress SSL-related warnings at the OS level on Windows or at the browser level for any major browser?
SSL is often the default protocol for many an open source project administration suite, Windows-based "role" service, etc.
Oct
4
comment How bad is it to run Exchange 2016 on a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller for a small organization with assuredly fewer than 25 users?
@KatherineVillyard +1 I wish you would answer with that information or a bit more, that's kind of what I was looking for more of... the specific implementation details that break Exchange or break AD DS when on the same machine.
Oct
4
comment How bad is it to run Exchange 2016 on a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller for a small organization with assuredly fewer than 25 users?
@Iain I think I made that pretty clear... I want to know why it is not best practice and what can be done to mitigate the negative effects.
Oct
4
comment How bad is it to run Exchange 2016 on a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller for a small organization with assuredly fewer than 25 users?
@ewwhite updated question to give a bit of color... let's say virtualization is not an option because they don't have the resources or they are alreayd virtualized and cannot support virtualization on top (i forget the name of the setting in vmware)
Oct
4
comment How bad is it to run Exchange 2016 on a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller for a small organization with assuredly fewer than 25 users?
@barbecue let's assume we're talking about "reasonable" rates of usage, say, 20 MB per user per day in each direction or a total of 1000 MB / 24 hours =(1000*1024*1024)/(3600*24) or < 14 kbps on average
Aug
16
comment Resetting an ESXi root password
@RobM strongly disagree, and so does Google. None of the existing answers provide explicit instructions and this does. Google' own machine learning algorithm has chosen this answer above the others to address the question posed by the query "reset esxi root password" (no quotes)
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.