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Best practice on deploying MSIs via group policies: from dedicated share or from the AD itself?

Generally, SYSVOL should be avoided as a file share for deployments. The share is required for AD to function, and combining it with other uses can lead to situations where there is an outage. ...
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If Robocopy is run from a different server, does it copy the files across the network if the source and destination are the same server?

Modern SMB 2+ client/server implementations supports server side copies and robocopy supports this feature. I just tried copying a big file from ServerA/folder to ServerA/folder2 (a Win2016 server) ...
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Autounattend.xml - strange behaviour when CommandLine is long

Recently I came across the same issue, and — as you guessed — I determined the limit to be 259 characters. However, I think that — if percent variables are included in the command line — variable ...
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Best practice on deploying MSIs via group policies: from dedicated share or from the AD itself?

I use the NETLOGON share for deploying software and personally don't see a problem with doing that. If replication traffic is a concern, dump your installers there after hours. Half a gig is miniscule....
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How to deploy a MSI that needs a per-machine parameter?

Old now, but if it were me I'd include a csv file mapping the machine name to the argument. Then use a small installer script to get the machine name, read the appropriate value out of the file, and ...
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Ways to make deployment ready pre-compressed brotli files on windows server

I was able to use PeaZip to make pre-compresses Brotli files: function make_Brotli_version(absoluteFileLocationAndName) dim command, shell command = "%comspec% /c " & _ &...
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How should databases be configured for different environments to not lose data

"So when I try to merge both in some way can there be a problem or data loss." Ah, then you are misunderstanding the concept of a staging directory in terms of development. Staging is a ...
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How should databases be configured for different environments to not lose data

You don't need to do any special config for a database to make it not lose data. You do want to have the appropriate setup for backups and possibly HA/DR depending on a given environment's required ...
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