I ate 2 boneless bbq wings
Isn't that just marketing chicken fingers to adults?
Good afternoon from Eastern Canada! I'm part of the IT team for a manufacturing company with offices throughout Canada and the Eastern US. Cheers!
So the laptop is my main driver and runs the 3 displays + it's own.
The lower display to the right is for a workstation that's used for building / maintaining our windows 10 deployment images as well as a GNS3 install that I need to find the time to use to mock-up our WAN / VPN topology.
The fireplace on the arm is a drastically underpowered 20" inspiron all in one touchscreen that had been doing nothing for years so I've taken it, put linux on it and it's just a toy / conversation piece.
EDIT: fireplace has now become an ASCII aquarium
It feels like the OP thinks that this is a seller's forum as opposed to a group of IT professionals looking to help each other out. Or just trolling to waste time. Or a college kid who was given an assignment and is looking for us to provide the answer.
And the issue I have most with this is the way this is stated.
interest free 12 month loan for a new laptop
So if he fails to pay this back in 12 months is there a fee or rate hike?
Probably automatic payroll deductions. One of my old places would offer this to employees, honestly just to help them keep up to date with tech and let them take advantage of our business pricing as opposed to paying retail.
Doing a test install of XS 7.1CU2 at one of our sites on the West Coast. Thank %whatever% for time zones
Did you purchase licensing for XS or are you using the free version?
We're licensed, VDI and related products so it just makes sense to bundle the hypervisor in there too (I assume, I don't deal with the $$$ side of things too much)
Yeah so long as you're licensed using XS makes sense, but if you were using the free edition it would be past time to evaluate moving to XCP-ng.
Oh for sure, if I ever get the HW for a home lab it would probably be XCP-ng just to keep to something known (*ducks, waiting for eventual comments on KVM )
User Profile Disks
Before you start moving things around, I'd try to get some monitoring in place to see where your bottleneck is now. If the server's disks just can't keep up it doesn't matter where things are located with regards to networking.
Given what you've described, it's a reasonable expectation that there might be gains to be made on the network side of things, but don't forget the basics:
.... I'm all about eeking the most out of what's already there before throwing something new into the mix...
"Planning" along these lines is the only reason I can think of the veeam agent being a hard requirement
NONE of this is based on planning, at all. This is 100% politics and the OP has no say in it. It is a non-technical mandate from powers on high that are not considering any business need or ramifications.
Agree 100%... The road to hell is paved with good intentions; wanting backups is never a bad thing, trying to do them like this is just asking for trouble.
The only thing I can think of, which is most likely not correct, is that Windows reads the WindowsImageBackup folder alphabetically. That is to say since LABS comes before LENOVOLAP alphabetically, it hits the Windows 10 image in LENOVOLAP and then says "nope, everything else after this is null" and then doesn't even get to STAFF? I dunno man, it's weird.
Yeah, it's a super basic tool, it's probably not expecting more than a single backup in the directory.
^^ This sounds like what's happening.
If you're tied down to using an external drive and $0 tools, maybe consider using clonezilla or the Veeam's free windows agent. If you've got an afternoon and space for a linux VM (or even just a decommissioned desktop / server for a Proof of Concept test) take a look at FOG (https://fogproject.org/).
@scottalanmiller Yep, it's in the docs export to json from the default, setup the mongodb instance and then import. Also have to update the server config with the mongodb connection string but it all looked pretty simple and straightforward
@scottalanmiller @PhlipElder we're using http://www.iristel.com/business/products/sip-trunking for our Canadian sites. I don't look after the telecom stuff but from what I understand they're closer to a 1st tier provider and actually resell to many of the other sip providers
@DustinB3403 SfB can be setup to automatically forward calls to a given number if their SfB is unavailable. Other option to consider is having them use the SfB app on their cell. Similar user experience to most modern cell diallers and keeps the calls within the company's control
Is there a way to point devices on the LAN to the LAN address instead of the external address?
FFS, we just had this conversation in your other thread.
You use an internal based DNS name. for clients that are only ever in the office.
This prevernt you from having to add your public domain to your internal DNS.
Sorry, I see this as a slightly different thing. I do have external access now, and I would like users who may be out of the office to prefer internal when available. This is probably not a big deal though, no need to get your panties in a bunch
The only way to get internal clients to use different DNS than public clients is to have an internal DNS Zone that is the same name as your external public DNS name. But doing it that way means you need to copy over all public DNS records to your internal DNS zone now except now you will point hosts names to internal IP addresses for those you want
yeah, if that is the case, I will keep it simple and just run external full time.
That’s not how that works
I am not sure what you are saying. If I do nothing, then users are going to be looking at the external domain and can access it that way as the default. I dont have to point it to the internal name.
good sunday morning to you all. blue skies & sunshine.
expecting something around 26 degrees C for the 25th.
Nice , much better than us over here. We’re expecting around 40C
Most of the fall here felt more like the middle of winter, then on the first full day of winter we got something like 50mm of rain and 10 degrees C.....
Is probably one of the copied files from the old server, did you check which files are encrypted on the server?
Yes, chatting with @scottalanmiller he found that all Server Windows 2016's have EFS on by default. I have just never seen a pop-up telling me to back up the key before.
Gotcha, this happens with Windows 10 too.
Our shop has seen some Windows 10 Laptops that seem to have Bitlocker turned on by default. Which is a little scary if you don't know it's on and to backup your key.
Ffs, that's dumb. As far as key backups go, anyone on a domain can enable automatic backup to AD, it's saved us more than once at work. The setting is automatically pushed via GPO so any machines that have BL enabled have a copy of the key saved on the computer object
I heard Moose meat is pretty tasty. I might have to come to ol Canada and have @MattSpeller introduce me and a Moose (moose on the receiving end of a large caliber weapon).
It's good but can be difficult to cook since it's typically very lean. Works really well in simmered dishes like a stew or ground up and used in place of beef on pizza. For anything else most people mix the ground moose with ground pork, otherwise it winds up being too dry. I'd never tried it myself until we moved to the spouse's hometown. Where's I'm from (PEI) there's no big game, so my first taste of moose was at the age of..... 23... I think?
In an effort to not (try to) invent the wheel again,.. I need to be able to run some tools while in the field for testing. But - it seems that I will be footing the bill for the hardware to do this.
Enter ChromeOS as an inexpensive alternative to a full Windows or Linux based system... But then what? there are 'Specialty' software we use to access systems across a closed network.
RADmin is an example. It is used over RDP and Reminna as our remote access agent. - Okay.. no big deal.
CrossOver - appears to be a tool that will allow you to run Windows programs on a ChromeOS system. Has anyone used this ChromeOS yet? Does it work or does it have issues?
I have used crossover on linux in the past. It was a nice product then (6? yrs ago or something like that) but was basically a polished version of Wine with a lot of the settings pre-configured. Personally, instead of going for a new chromebook, I'd take a long look at a refurb business class machine. I haven't bought from these guys, but we've had good luck in general with off-lease refurbs https://us.refurb.io/ They've also got a Canadian store which is always a plus for me
I'm partial to Dell, and dellrefurbished.com has 45% off on some E6440 laptops.