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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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    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Can I only connect to a Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 remotely with Windows 8? I'm on Win 7 Pro/SP1 and whenever I launch my Hyper-V Manager from the RSAT (downloaded via URL it says "The operation on computer <host name> failed" Really?!
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    Unable to download Hyper-V 2012 (free)

    I've been trying to download the MS Hyper-V server 2012 R2 for the past two days. Seems it is an issue on the MS page: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-hyper-v-server-2012-r2 Does anyone have or know of another URL to download the free version of Hyper-V 2012 R2? I've...
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    Setup config for remote server

    Hi All! I have a general question about setting up a virtualized server in a data center and then having a client use it for daily operations. Server: SBS 2011 (not using Exchange) The remote server will be performing all functions for the client (DNCP, DNS, AD, etc) minus email. At the...
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    Unable to download using IE9

    I have a client PC, Windows 7 x64 Pro, with IE9 installed. The user is unable to download files with IE9. As a test I installed another browser and was able to successfully download anything. Things tried: Uninstall and reinstall IE9; verified download is enabled within IE adv settings...
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    Cannot find drivers

    I was given an older laptop and I'm rebuilding it for my kids. It's a Gateway convertable laptop/tablet, model number TA7. For the life of me I am unable to find this product anywhere on the Gateway site, thus, I cannot find drivers for it (Intel found the chipset, WiFi, and LAN). I'm...
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    Reboot and select proper boot device

    I have two PCs now doing this at a client site. When they leave for the evening they log out of Windows 7 x64 but leave the PC powered on. When they return the next morning they are greeted with "Reboot and select proper boot device..." When they reboot the PC, Windows goes into recovery mode...
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    looking for 775 mobo

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    Klipsch Replacement Amp...

    Kinda on the fence as to the proper location for this post so move if necessary. I have the typical failed Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 PC speakers. I've already gone the route of having Eliot fix the AC/DC converter and other parts about two years ago and I don't want the sink the money into...
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    Mobo Specs off Hyper-V server

    How would I go about getting the motherboard specs of a Hyper-V server without: 1.) rebooting 2.) pulling out of the rack and popping the top I need to see the make/model so I can add more memory to it. I can get basic CPU info form psinfo but nothing specific about the motherboard. ? Ideas...
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    Directory/contents will not delete

    I have a SBS2011 server. A user unzipped a file from a Mac vendor. For some reason using the built in unzipping app from Win7 it unzipped and encrypted the contents (turned "green" in Explorer). Was able to decrypt part of the directory. Contents were wrong so we tried to delete same...
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    AAC Encoding: Intensive

    I have a PC that I'm working on for a friend. Basic specs are the following: AMD X2 Dual Core 5200+ (running at 2.6GHz) 2GB RAM SATA HDD (nothing special) Windows 7 Home iTunes rip 10.5.2.11 It takes about 13 minutes per track to rip off a CD using the AAC encoder (Settings: AAC/iTunes...
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    Wanted: micro or mini mobo that has integrated Intel nic

    So I'm looking to buy a mobo that is either micro ATX or mini ITX in the core 2 (775) family. I am surprised to see how many Intel-brand boards that all use the Realtek chips. I'd have thought Intel would use INTEL nic chips. Is there a certain northbride/southbridge configuration I should be...
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    To mini-ITX or not

    A small medical office needs workstation replacements, In the past I've always gone with micro-ATX systems. Their "newer" batch of HW has the following specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 (Yorkfield) Asus P5G41-M LE PC2-6400 (2x2GB) Intel GMA X4500 (on-board) 500GB HDD Personally I feel this is...
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    SSD Cloning: 1 X 80GB SSD to 2 X 120GB SSD in RAID0

    So I have a SBS2011 with an 80GB SSD. It's just too small. So I purchased 2 X 120GB SSDs that will be setup in RAID 1. I'd like to clone the existing SSD onto the new SSD RAID. I've read about SSD alignment and found that the Acronis Home 2011 products properly support SSD alignment but that...
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    Memory speed greater than 800MHz in 680i board

    I have an older EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 motherboard (nvidia 680i) which currently has 4 X CM2X1024-6400C4 Corsair memory in it running at 800MHz. I wanted to put 8GB of G.Skill F2-9600CL5D-4GBPI memory in there runing at 1200MHz but EVGA told me that I'll only be able to achieve 800MHz with four...
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    Use Dell drivers or nVidia, etc?

    I have a Dell XPS 720 system that has been giving me grief for a long time. . . very long - since the time it came to the house. I'm about to rebuild the OS to Win7. I can't decide if I should go with Dell (old and out-dated) drivers or with the hardware manufacture's drivers. It's an nVidia...
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    What hardware is in my laptop

    I am rebuilding a laptop for a family member - got it DOA from them. Only option was to reinstall everything from bare metal. It's an Acer Aspire 5720-4258 (Aspire 5720Z). Last thing I'm trying to do is figure out what touchpad is installed on the system - it should be either an Alps or...
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    7950GT AGP eBay

    Ok, so I've got an OLD system... it's served me well over the years... yes, I said YEARS :D Anyway, I'm trying to breath one last upgrade for the system before it's offically mothballed. Currently I have a vintage Asus 6800 Ultra AGP, yes bought new back in the day, card in there. The one...
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    8350i Hardware

    Does anyone have the official docs as to what makes up a BlackBerry 8350i? Hardware wise, how different is it than it sibling, the 8330? I am going to get an 8330 or was but then the 8350i came out for Sprint and now I waiting... I know the memory has increased but what about the CPU that...
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    To Wait or Not To Wait...

    Current Sprint customer... All the other big carriers are getting the new, cool phones. I have to stick with Sprint so changing isn't an option. Do I get a (Curve 8350i/8330 or HTC Touch Pro) or wait a while till something new comes to Sprint? I know a new Palm device is coming in January but...
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    Drowned M520...

    I have/had a Samsung M520 for Sprint but after being in water for about three hours it is now showing signs of not working correctly... surprise there. When I hit the "8" or "9" key, the phone registers that as "98". Volume up or down registers as "5". Anyway. So the phone is pretty much...
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    System specs needed for a *nix Gateway/Firewall

    I have quite a few old pieces of hardware that I'm going to stuff into a box and make a gateway/firewall for my home. I'm just not convinced the built-in protection on the D-Link is all that great. I will either be running SmoothWall Express 3 or FreeBSD with the Ports collection. Since it'll...
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    Extract file from corrupted HDD

    I have a laptop HDD with a corrupted partition. The only way I am able to correctly see the HDD contents is when I boot from an NTFS for DOS CD (no floppy on this laptop). Long story short, I need to pull a file from one of the partitions on to a memory stick. The problem is that when I boot...
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    Why Memory Limit at 384MB

    I have an old Sony VAIO PCG-C1MVP picture book / laptop. The model has 128MB soldered to the mobo and a uDIMM expansion that reportedly only accepts another 256MB. So the question is, why is this system limited to a total of only 384MB of uDIMM RAM? If I were to stick a 512MB stick in there...
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    Any Experienced WatchGuard FireBox Admins?

    I need help configuring a policy on my WatchGuard Firebox. From what I can tell my policy *should* be allowing traffic through but it's not - still blocking. Help?
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    Query-Based Distribution Group

    Windows Server 2003 SP1 running AD Exchange Server 2003 SP2 I build query-based distribution groups all the time and can't think why this one is causing me so much grief. In AD, I have an OU called "Technicians". Within "Technicians" I have regular technicians and technician team leads...
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    Ricoh eCabinet 2100 v3.0.7

    We have a Ricoh eCabinet 2100 (1u rack) version 3.0.7 which runs off of FreeBSD release 4.6 build 5. Since Ricoh has stopped manufacturing these units, best thing they ever did - stopping making these, support has been lackluster at best. Our unit has recently crashed and we're rebuilding the...
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