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    Smarthost for MSPs

    We already have a bunch of customers who we host email for - and a bunch others who we are partner of record for (O365). Thank you for the IronPort suggestion. I'll look into them this morning. thx. I just got some literature about SolarWinds MSP Mail Assure offering and will be looking at...
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    Smarthost for MSPs

    Any recommendations on a smarthost for email SPAM / malware filtering? Only caveat being the SPAM report sent to the end user *HAS* to be rebrandable (build for an MSP who wants to maintain their logo on the emails sent to their customers). Currently using Reflexion (a Sophos product) but not...
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    PCI Compliance...

    Is it just me or do other people hate opening up their firewall to a 0.0.0.0/20 network so the PCI compliance scan can run?! From what the below blurb says, I have to let the traffic past my IPS and IDS. Following the letter of the (IT) law, a firewall itself isn't an IPS or IDS, those are...
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    BLACKROOM: A New FPS From Romero & Carmack

    Funding cancelled. Maybe it was from the hair. (?)
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    Welcome to InfiniBand...

    Ok, InfiniBand 101 question here. I have two servers, both with InfiniBand cards in them. I know traditionally I'll need an InfiniBand switch. But can I get by with direct connect of the two servers to each other (bypass the switch) or does the switch need to be in place? Kinda like with...
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    Isloate a PC

    Firewalling - yeah. OK, that makes the most sense to me, too. I can do the rules on the firewall easy enough. So on the PC side I would just change the subnet mask to a /24, like everything else, and then adjust FW rules. thanks.
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    Isloate a PC

    I have a PC I want to run some tests on. It's part of a LAN that I don't want it to be able to access. Within the IP settings for the machine I do the following: IP Address: 10.10.10.30 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.255 (just the single PC) Gateway: 10.10.10.1 So of course Windows complains...
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    New VHDX - stuck at 4096KB

    Thank you for the info. I was/am aware of that product and it probably would have solved my issue. I didn't end up using it. I found that the VHDX created at 4096KB was complete - but that for some reason the dialog box stating that it was creating the VHDX never closed. When I "cancelled"...
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    New VHDX - stuck at 4096KB

    Done this a bunch - never an issue. Environment is Hyper-V 2012 R2. I'm creating a new VM and setting up a new virtual disk using the new VM wizard. When it gets to creating the new VHDX it gets as far as 4096KB and seems to be stuck. I've let it run over night and still, stuck. I've tried...
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    Exchange 2013 Multi-Tenant Mailboxes

    Right. I read that too. Which, to me, seems to counter all logic. What that snippet tells me is that I should have all my eggs in one basket. That's what it's saying, right? If my mailbox DB has an issue, then TenantA, TenantB... TenantN all have trouble and possible down time. If they are...
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    Exchange 2013 Multi-Tenant Mailboxes

    Does anyone have any whitepapers or working knowledge on what is the best practice for hosting multiple clients on a single Exchange server? In particular, I'm looking for an answer to the question: Should each tenant be in their own mailbox database or is it better practice to have a single...
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    Migrate SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter)

    I worked it all out and made the migration. It's done.
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    Migrate SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter)

    lol. Yeah, EVERYTHING! :p I am getting the former SBS 2011 AD ready - upgrading the schema. I think this site has an accurate migration guide and it doesn't mention anything about running the prep tool on the source (SBS 2011) server. HERE
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    Migrate SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter)

    Starting a migration from SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. The migration doc says to "run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server". I've found one link online stating that when going from SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 this step isn't necessary - but I've yet to find any other...
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