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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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    RAID-5: Increase disk usage

    looks like I can restore to a larger drive using "-k1" http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/doc/02_Restore_disk_image/advanced/09-advanced-param.php
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    RAID-5: Increase disk usage

    I have an old Dell PowerEdge 840 (SBS 2003) with a PERC 5/i adapter connected to 4 disks in RAID-5. Over the years the original 150GB drives have all be replaced with 500GB drives. The obvious is that we're only using 150GB per disk out of a possible 500GB. I was about to backup the...
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    Debian Useradd

    I need some Debian 6.0.9 "squeeze" assistance. I have been asked to add a new user. I'm familiar with the 'useradd' script and can make it work; however, I don't know all the permissions I need to add or the group that needs to be added to this user. Can I copy an existing user account's...
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    Migration Prep Tool

    Ended up driving in and putting the disc in for all of 5 min...
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    Migration Prep Tool

    Fudge. I am remote from my server and am running a server migration. I need to run the migration prep tool on the source server and the disc is in the destination server. Been searching for a while for the migration prep tool for SBS 2011. Doesn't appear to be online. Anyone have a...
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    SYSPREP - Answer File

    ... or would it be better to simply not activate windows, CloneZilla the PC then on first boot activate (plug in the license key) and rename the PC. That might be easier. (?) thoughts?
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    SYSPREP - Answer File

    Hey - I need to rollout 80 Windows 7 PCs all configured the same with the exception of COA sticker and host name. I have a machine that is fully configured as I want it and I ran a SYSPREP on it. This is my test machine so I can screw with the process till I get it right. When I turned it on...
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    Odd Issue

    No one has had an issue like this before? It's great being unique. :) humm. just found this: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=652379
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    Odd Issue

    I have a server (SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003 SP2) and when users on the domain send mail to any craigslist ad (...@sale.craigslist.org) it will NDR with 4.4.7. If I putty telnet sale.craigslist.org 25 I get "host does not exist" (and I get the same from my local PC - not on that LAN). Any...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    MysticRyuujin: Naw, it's all good; I appreciate the ideas you offered. thanks. I ended up having two problems that at first I didn't know were two different problems. First problem was that an incorrect hosts file was being used on the Hyper-V server. It was put there when it was "in-house"...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Ok, it's working as it should have. That was nasty.
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Finally got the remote manage of Hyper-V to work. Issue there was that an incorrect HOSTS file on the hypervisor itself was causing some sort of problem. Reset the HOSTS file back to standard/factory and I was immediately able to connect from the 8.1 management PC. Issue #2: I still can't get...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Thanks for your help. I'm really trying to avoid a drive out to where this server is - it's really remote. ISO and Internet... crossing my fingers.
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    So I'm struggling to find out is the problem on the server or the Win81 PC that I run the HV management from. It's odd because I can connect to the same server using 5nine on a Win7 PC. So I'm leaning towards the problem being on the PC, not the sever. Either way, end goal is to hit F8 during...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    MMC is not an option unfortunately.
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    I can't access the Hyper-V manager locally - it doesn't have anything but a command line window and another simple DOS management screen. MS stripped all the GUI out. I don't have another 2012 R2 server to play with and I only have one 8.1 PC.
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    I have a 2003 VM in a continual reboot state during startup and with 5nine I am unable to hit F8 so I can go into a pre-boot menu and select "don't restart on system failure" (or whatever the wording is) so I can read the blue screen of death code.
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    on the Windows 8.1 PC I have the Hyper-V management pack installed. As a test on another Windows 7 PC I have 5nine Manager for Hyper-V installed and running. In the 5nine program I am able to connect to the Hyper-V server and I can see the VMs. On the Windows 8.1 running the Hyper-V...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Firewalls on all domain machines have been disabled via GPO for this test. Rebooted multiple times, in services.msc service Windows Firewall states "disabled".
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Yes. It was originally set to "manual". So I change the startup type to automatic. I then manually start the service. Nothing, no progress. I search online for this issue, it says that the service needs to be set to manual... so I change it back to manual. Rebooting each time... just to...
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    All of a sudden unable to remote manage Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Rebooted a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and now from my 8.1 Windows client I'm not able to remote manage the hyper visor. When launching Hyper-V Manager: then Also unable to remote manage the disk: Any ideas???:confused: The Hyper-V server is remote. I have a VPN tunnel between here and there...
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    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Remote Management

    ... some time later.... looks like I had to fix some DNS issues. I was able to successfully resolve the HV server by host name from the LAN, but the HV server was unable to resolve by host name from it's LAN to me.
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    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Remote Management

    I'm getting "The RPC server is unavailable" error on remote management through 5Nine - same wording for server management from an 8.1 PC.
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    Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Remote Management

    Thanks for the Corefig URL. Trying it out. Another issue I just ran into is I moved the server from my LAN to a datacenter (different subnet). I have a VPN between the two locations and I can PING the HV server, but I can no longer manage the machine with my Windows 8.1 (and will try with...
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