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    Need to Achieve the impossible

    The only issue that this particular case may present is that it is a hotel environment - which means that when someone's video game doesn't connect over the internet, they're going to call down to the front desk and complain. Is the front desk person honestly going to be qualified to write a...
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    Anyone here use dyn.com?

    We use dnsmadeeasy.com for our customer's DNS needs. They are for sure a premium service, but rock solid. They also offer DNS failover services as well. I don't know your comfort level is with DNS, but they are a little more on the advanced side of things - or at least the interfaces that I...
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    So whats going on with service in the U.S?

    Clearly too much p0rn is being downloaded. The simple reason why is because all internet consumers have way more bandwidth combined at a botnet's disposal than Steam or any other single internet destination... and yes, I understand it is not that simple as it is a many-to-many relationship...
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    Win 8.1 network woes

    Ok, let's get back to basics then. Disable any software firewalls you may have running on both computers. If it is Windows Firewall, just search for "Firewall", and open up "Windows Firewall". Don't go into Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. If you are using any third-party firewalls...
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    Synology Rep RAGE or Ignorance?

    Sure for a company that has at least 1-2 racks of computers - but in small business where it is hard enough to get customers to buy replacement batteries and LTO tapes for failing ones, let alone invest in 1) deactivating (removing) the existing sprinkler heads, 2) installing and then...
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    Synology Rep RAGE or Ignorance?

    Sure for a company that has at least 1-2 racks of computers - but in small business where it is hard enough to get customers to buy replacement batteries and LTO tapes for failing ones, let alone invest in 1) deactivating (removing) the existing sprinkler heads, 2) installing and then...
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    How to handle updates on workstations

    Intuit would still manage to mess that up. Like I said, former printer-driver programmers. The whole lot of them. :D Note that Intuit does own mint.com, which is a web-based competitor of Quicken and it is quite popular.
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    Skype good or bad?

    If you can use skype, then keep it. If you don't use skype and can't find a use for it, then remove it. When you speak about security, there are several levels that you could be talking about here - is the software secured? Is the transport of your conversation secured? Is the identity of the...
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    Java 8 launched

    You mean Java 1.8, right? Why does Java ignore the preceding '1'? Sorry - this has always bugged me. About as much as old Apple computers with a -single- mouse button. :D
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    Synology Rep RAGE or Ignorance?

    Hey, know this wasn't really your question, but I wanted to bring up a few more points Another question is whether or not it is water-tight. :) Firefighters and/or sprinklers are going to be pouring hundreds of gallons of water during a fire. I have a customer who uses a similar setup...
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    Win 8.1 network woes

    Up until the point in your post where you said RDP worked AOK, I was convinced that you have the same problem that I have at my home, which I suspect is IPv6 name resolution over my shitty wireless router that is cabled as an access point. In my situtation, I am unable to access shared...
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    How to handle updates on workstations

    This. Intuit is a terrible developer of software. If there is a place to bend programming rules, it seems they so do at every opportunity. Too bad that there aren't many direct competitors to their software products anymore. (Online malarkey notwithstanding.) In fact, I think Intuit hires the...
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    2008 R2 Cool n' Quiet

    Just did some research, by being a MSDN subscriber you get priority support on at both the MSDN and TechNet forums. There are only select forums that Microsoft supports and they are listed here MSDN Priority Forum Support: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/aa974230.aspx TechNet Priority...
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    2008 R2 Cool n' Quiet

    What patches are you considering using? While I personally have shuned AMD CPU servers for years, I have googled and found no less than three updates that may apply to your situation: 1) KB2568088 - This enables Windows to utilize AVX with Hyper-V on the Bulldozer platform. From what the KB...
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    FAO: LigTasm Please help, Win7+Z87 RAID can't install

    To be accurate, the poster said "downloading", not downloaded. Meaning at the time that post there was no resolution. I casually helped someone (IRL) with a similar problem a few months back ago, but they decided against using the Intel raid settings over using built-in Windows RAID0 and the...
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