Recent content by Easius

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    good VLAN switch for business?

    Used Aruba tons, the only odd thing about that switch is it's their "Instant On" series, which I think means requires a cloud account to manage. They are good switches, just know that's a cloud model (Unsure if you can change it to local managed).
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    VM gaming with a Grid K520

    I've done this a good amount with vmware, be warned you need enterprise + licensing for vmware to do vgpu.... Are you looking at VMWare or another hypervisor?
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    Is there a way to change selection of multi-monitor for hyper-v VM?

    Check out something like display fusion and see if it meets your needs.
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    Weird Outlook sync issues - Exchange

    Regarding the OP - at 97GB ost I would look at archiving mail for sure. Reducing per-folder item count helps performance alot. Make sure he has an SSD and rebuild his profile as well. 2GB is a very old metric from back in the ANSI days. The newer versions of exchange/outlook are just fine...
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    Help - customer got hit with ransonware, any info on this one?

    Just got called by a company that got hit by an exact looking one... didn't dig too deep just suggested reverting to backups.
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    What to do with old 10/100 switches?

    If we need to limit traffic we do it at a software/setting level. Not at a legacy hardware legacy limitation. We recycle/throw a couple pallets of equipment away a month. Dealing with finding enough people to take it who will use it isn't worth the time unfortunately.
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    So now that W7 is EOL, can you still activate W10 with W7 keys?

    So while it does "work" (/Activate) it does not mean it is properly licensed per Microsoft. I was looking at upgrading a large number of workstations this way recently - so I called the microsoft licensing department to see if this would count as a legitimate install. They told me that...
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    Is file encryption necessary?

    HIPAA compliance requires encryption in your case. What MDM do you use?
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    Is file encryption necessary?

    Necessary for your files is defined by you, not us. Would it matter if your PC goes stolen and all your data was accessed? Maybe there's nothing that you would care if stolen - but you just think your files shouldn't be openly accessible. Maybe your of the mindset of "I've got nothing to hide -...
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    Philips SHP9500 Headphones (Ships) @ Amazon 59.99

    Great cans but make sure you understand what open back means and how it affects you. These do not isolate sound, they bleed a lot of sound and also let a lot of sound in. They sound excellent (And are extremely comfy as others have mentioned) but are easily affected by any other noise in the...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    Hello - Based on your signature I assume both machines are running windows? Are they both on the same subnet/network and not a guest WiFi? What are you trying to share - a set folder? What OS/build is the "host" computer running? Newer builds of Windows 10 block SMBv1 by default - which may...
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    start on boot

    What distro? Creating a service is probably a good way to go about it.
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    Assembling a high capacity NAS

    This guy has experienced what he is saying. I know because so I have I. ALL DRIVES DIE & data corruption is real. The worst server recovery I have ever have to done was from an array that was corrupting data for months before we realized. Millions of documents rarely accessed. Most of our...
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    Gaming Chairs VS Office Chairs

    A few of my coworkers have this chair... our work offers to buy us them if we want/need. I find the cushions to be quite firm for my taste but the chair feels solid and well built. I enjoy the full back. Personally I still stick with a mesh chair and like it... no idea on brand :D
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    Thin pc

    Depends what the goals are for "playing with it". Raspberry does not support SSE2 AFAIK which would mean it doesn't even meet minimum sys requirements for vmware blast. I'm sure it would still run - but might be a poor experience. The celeron they linked I think will give a much better...