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bio website techtips.norbysoft.com
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I'm the Network Administrator for a community mental health center in Kansas. In our small I.T. department (3 staff + manager), I'm responsible for multiple areas including Active Directory, DB Administration, Exchange Administration, networking, web development and desktop application development. In addition, I just like to dabble in whatever I can get my hands on.


Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
18
suggested suggested edit on Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
Jun
18
comment Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
I have been following your Dell thread, and this unfortunately is the answer. The process went fine, I did not need to delete the VD's, just downgrade / upgrade the CMC firmware. With the single SPERC8, write caching is enabled and performance is greatly improved.
Jun
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accepted Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
Jun
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comment Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
According to Dell Support, the dual fault-tolerant configuration does not support write caching. Only the single controller configuration supports caching. Disappointing, for sure. I am following @Erik and his Dell forum threads for workarounds / updates.
Jun
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comment Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
It would appear that write-through is the only method supported. I attempted to create an additional virtual disk and the only choice it gave me was write-through.
Jun
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comment Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
@Chopper3 - Well, not really. I tried running a few different disk benchmark programs on the blades themselves, but couldn't figure out how to get them to benchmark a volume mounted as a directory, and their write tests were destructive. I bet I could run one of them on a VM though, with a new VHD. I'll try that.
Jun
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asked Dell VRTX - slow cluster shared storage
Aug
26
accepted IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication not working (sometimes)
Aug
26
comment IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication not working (sometimes)
Thank you very much, you pointed me in the right direction. I didn't know about netdiag, and it was very helpful. It pointed out that one of my DCs did not have its time service configured correctly, and that we still have some old WINS settings around. But what I think was the main cause was DNS still had _ldap service entries for the demoted DC. Once I cleaned them all out IIS started working correctly. Thanks!
Aug
26
revised IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication not working (sometimes)
Added more troubleshooting information.
Aug
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asked IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication not working (sometimes)
Aug
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Mar
22
answered Lowest IPv6 host address in an address range
Mar
12
comment How to change MAPI MessageClass in Exchange 2010?
As I stated in my question, I've already tried setting the Content-Type header to no effect. That header does get set, but Exchange is not using that header's information to change the Message Class.
Feb
13
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Dec
28
accepted New Exchange 2010 CAS cannot find domain controllers
Dec
28
answered New Exchange 2010 CAS cannot find domain controllers
Dec
28
accepted Does Active Directory on Server 2003 R2 support IPv6 subnets in Sites and Services?
Dec
28
answered Does Active Directory on Server 2003 R2 support IPv6 subnets in Sites and Services?