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October 30, 2019 at 8:11 am in reply to: Problem saving files from Windows 10 to 2016 server network drives #624355
Have you checked DNS? Make sure the A and PTR records match and that they also match the address given to the server/client systems.August 7, 2019 at 5:58 am in reply to: How to keep up with Windows patches in your enterprise #620445
It is immediately apparent that anyone will struggle to read this. It may be better to do away with the conversion to text and just have the audio.August 2, 2019 at 9:57 am in reply to: How to keep up with Windows patches in your enterprise #620361
This is unreadable.
Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter
If you really want to stop updates (not advisable at all because your machine won’t be protected against malware leveraging known exploits), mark your Internet connection as metered.July 8, 2019 at 5:38 am in reply to: How to keep up with Windows patches in your enterprise #619857
And the dreaded Preview updates. A lot of people decline them as they are intended for further testing. However, when synchronised with WSUS they are automatically approved. There are third-party tools available to deal with this, but considering it’s such an important technology it would be great if there was an automated way to deal with these within WSUS itself. Has Bryan come across any solutions to this?
Have you made sure that the ‘Home Network’ option is correctly set up? Are you using Homegroup?
Have you also tried uninstalling your firewall and testing (yep – uninstall, not ‘disable’). If it works after uninstalling, reinstall the firewall and make sure it is allowing relevant traffic on your network. You may need to contact your firewall provider’s support forum or knowledgebase for help with this.April 9, 2019 at 6:04 am in reply to: Print server long time to install drivers to clients #616139
Have you considered trying Group Policy Preferences: https://www.red-gate.com/simple-talk/sysadmin/general/managing-printers-with-group-policy-powershell-and-print-management/April 4, 2019 at 10:49 am in reply to: Print server long time to install drivers to clients #616003
Do you see the same delay when using Active Directory (Devices and Printers > Add a Printer > Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer) to install the driver as when double-clicking the printer share from the server (\\servername\printer-name)?
Are the DNS entries for the printer correct?
Have you checked your RAID controller’s documentation to ensure that your SSD is supported and that the correct cables etc are being used? Also, it is probably a typo on your part, but to be clear have you updated the server’s BIOS? You mention BIOS of the RAID controller.March 22, 2019 at 7:09 am in reply to: Why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's Mixed Reality apps #615629
Thank you.March 20, 2019 at 5:53 am in reply to: Why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's Mixed Reality apps #615580
Great! But…. is it possible to take out the ums ohs etc., and to tidy up pauses and repeated words? It’s easy to process when listening to the audio, but makes reading it difficult.
Yes, it is good, but you need a lot of free space on the system drive to accommodate the size of the event logs that Netwrix configures. If space is at a premium you can follow the Netwrix support links to override the size of the log files and then choose the option to archive them, clearing off archived logs to separate storage as required.March 15, 2019 at 5:19 am in reply to: Why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's Mixed Reality apps #615456
Excellent points, Isobrado. Dedication to continued, persistent development of new technologies is vital to those who choose to invest on a potentially global level.March 13, 2019 at 7:19 am in reply to: Microsoft is about to start nagging you to get off Windows 7 #615362
The issue lies with each individual customer’s perception and knowledge of Windows 7 vs Windows 10.
The bottom line is that we all know that Windows 10 beats Windows 7 hands-down.
However, those that use bespoke applications will be reluctant to migrate, especially if their application works well and/or they do not have the resources to port it to a later version of Windows (or the code simply cannot be ported). Then there are those who are of the opinion that a migration to Windows 10 will be fraught with problems – particularly considering the poor press Microsoft has received over its feature updates despite Microsoft’s assertion that a very small percentage of customers have been affected (and support for updates is free).
Taking an aggressive stance on anything always gets people’s backs up. Perhaps Microsoft will take a gentler approach this time.March 13, 2019 at 7:08 am in reply to: Why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's Mixed Reality apps #615361
Science fiction becoming reality…. :)March 12, 2019 at 6:14 am in reply to: Why it's not too early to start learning about Microsoft's Mixed Reality apps #615334
This clearly targets environments where the ability to image different scenarios is essential to business growth. The Wayfair example illustrates this very well. I think that this will be one of those technologies that upon launch will appear limited, but once those with a creative streak get their hands on it, the applicability of the technology will rapidly transform the way business in the office and especially sales are conducted. Will its role be more of an aid, rather than a replacement?
I would audit your permissions using Sysinternals’ AccessEnum and ShareEnum. At the very least it will give you an idea of how everything is configured from the root down. You can export the Users node data from AD, or depending on the size of your directory, manually check all group membership against the results of AccessEnum and ShareEnum to identify any possible misconfiguration.
This also brings to mind hybrid setups. We have not yet embarked on the 365 journey but during my research, I looked at having two copies of the data – cloud, and on-premise. However, I then read several articles stating that hybrid setups can prove tricky to manage but I don’t know if that is because they are intrinsically tricky or if you require a doctorate in 365 to manage it effectively.
I was reading an article about this where respondents had said their on-premise setups have had less downtime than Office 365 over the last couple of years. What’s the best way to mitigate against this? The issue is not the downtime per se, but the fact that network administrators have no control over the remote network at all. At least in your own network, you can immediately set about basic troubleshooting, rebooting etc., to get the network back up within a few minutes.