To ensure that the partitions where large enough, when I created the partitions for the VM, I made them 1 GB larger than the originals. This leaves slack space in the drive that will not be used by the restore.
I looking through the defaults when in expert mode, it looks like Clonezilla grows your disk to fit the space...more trial and error.
I already upgrade his laptop with SSD, but the processor is just crap (IDK which one he had). His laptop is a low-end kind of laptop. He just want to kick things up a notch.
So his pr0n is buffering too much?
You should take his actual, real world requirements (not wants, big difference) and his budget, then find a suitable device instead of taking 2 piss-poor suggestions from your "casual computer guy" friend and making us tell you which is the least crappy. Those both suck, he only knows those devices because of advertising (which is the absolute last place to ever get advice on what to buy).
Here's a challenge: stop using Spiceworks for 30 days.
Done, many times over. Which is easy when a heavy handed mod gets a boner from ousting you from the community. Plus, after attending Spiceworld for the first time, I realize I never need to waste $$$ on that again.
Be flattered someone still gets a boner for you. I'm devolving into a chicken mcnugget
Pretty sure I'd be happier if I could slap the smirk off him.
If it's the mod that I think you're thinking of, who's name rhymes with ass, then we have something in common. However, I would also posit that, due to the haste he displayed in sending me on my way, they no longer value the people that put time in to the community in the first place and only want quantity (as opposed to quality) in IT. That makes sense given that page views are their revenue generation.
In the meantime, my challenge stands: stop using Spiceworks' community for 30 days, if you're currently using it.
Does lurking for information count? I still read stuff over there to learn, but zero posting.
I think lurking would be fine, especially if you have ublock activated.
uBlock - always on.
I enjoy lurking because I have access to the "secret" group.
I took some interview courses from the county works project and they advised that this situation is common and to always be prepared. It's up to the interviewers to initiate a video call and they can spring it on you to see how you deal with the pressure. Remember that only part of the interview process is confirming your experience, which you've documented in your resume, and the rest is to see if they like you (testing your attitude, humor, and other behavior questions).
You should be testing yourself by reading up on interview STAR questions and responses (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation,_Task,_Action,_Result). Look up some of the standard questions and write down your answers. You can also help yourself by making an elevator speech (http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/files/163926.pdf) so you can start out the interviews with this simple speech. Don't memorize one, but have topics or points to cover, and get it in a process that allows you to repeat it effortlessly, though you need to be prepared to improvise.
@Dashrender I have been using this lately for small office main copier and / or workgroup copier in larger offices.
HP Laserjet Pro M477fdn All-in-One Color Printer, (CF378A)
$380 on Amazon.
Those look nice. I've had decent luck with HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 series, and now the Epson EcoTanks. The EcoTank refills are just amazingly inexpensive compared to anything else around except the other printer models you have to mod to add the tanks to.
I could actually use a good desoldering pump too now that I think about it.
Desoldering pumps are nice, but I've never found one that will entirely clear away all the solder. They do a great job of clearing the majority of it away so you don't have to use as much of the expensive solder wick.
Is this purely a failed certificate issue? I mean that would make sense, but I've not done a lot with Exchange (and O365) besides dick-around with the settings as this organization has some major config issues.
@Tim_G According to my UPSs, I'm running my lab on about 1.2kw and yeah, I definitely notice the increase in power bill. It's costing me about $125 per month based on loca rates, delivery charges and taxes in.
Is that $125 extra or $125 total? If total, how much extra does it add for you with your setup?
It's $125 extra per month. Just for the networking and server gear.
Wow... your setup is something I'd love to have at home. But there's no way I could justify that cost per month, if you know what I mean.
I know what you mean. The only reason I have this is because most is tax deductible through my business otherwise i would find a way to do without it all.
It's invaluable for me. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Update: Within ASDI Edit we connected to:
CN=Infrastructure (Text File) lists fSMORoleOwner in the Attribute Editor. The value showed a lot of garbled code instead of clean names, etc. A part of it was referencing the Domain Controller that hasn't been in production for a long time.
@JaredBusch Thank you for the guidance. I am downloading the FreePBX at the moment and will install it tomorrow on one of my ESXi servers. Since I am totally new to FreePBX, I may take a couple of days to update you on how I went with it
But I will definitely keep you posted.
So what do you use instead of Active Directory and pushing/installing msi files remotely on end users?
You can use AD without Windows, we don't but you can. And you can do GPO without Windows, we don't but you can. Neither of those are Windows solutions. They are general ones.
You can replace Group Policy with scripts easily. And you can replace them even better with modern DevOps tools. We are moving to that, so much more powerful than anything that Microsoft offers for managing Windows machines.
Active Directory is not popular like it once was. The idea that remote access to everyone's machines is universally needed is fading away. Lots of places still need that, but a lot (like us) have realized that there is no need there. It's all marketing. It's an SMB thing to believe that AD is always needed and that we must always be able to log into everyone's machines in that manner. There are two thing we don't worry about: full control of end user machines and shared authentication. They just aren't things that are very useful. If they were, we would use Azure AD instead, which is free and does that without the limitations of AD.
Quick update...I've had zero time to devote to this because Accountant needed an ancient VB6 program enhanced and took me 1/2 of last week to do this. And this week, another manager wants me to convert an Excel Sheet to a web-based database. Office manager still demands an invoice program in 2 weeks and wants that "legacy" former IT guy to be involved...she ignored my pleas for help and friendly reminders that what she wants can't be done at my work load/skill level and the fact they don't want to pay a developer. Not counting the day to day (our VOiP system needed some work, a few PC rebuilds and phone replacements)...
And this point, it would be easier for me if I could run this Invoice Ninja (self-hosted) on my Windows Server 2012 R2 Applications/Web Server but even had struggles getting that going...
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