MDMarra

Philadelphia, PA

mdmarra.com

I'm a Senior Solutions Architect at a Philadelphia area IT consulting firm. I currently focus on Microsoft technologies, but I have a background in vSphere, Cisco 802.11, and OS X deployment and management as well.

I occasionally blog about work related things that interest me. Click on the website link to the left if you're interested.

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comment SQL Server Express and SharePoint
Performance will be awful on SQL Express. There are more limitations than just database size. Perhaps your client should consider SharePoint Online rather than on-prem if they can't afford the infrastructure to do it right.
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awarded Revival
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answered Getting Windows 7 to run Scripts from Other Shares then NETLOGON
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comment Server 2012 closed ports issue
"Have you tried restarting it" is not a valid troubleshooting step for a server.
Sep
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awarded Nice Question
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awarded Great Answer
Sep
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comment Does the sAMAccountName rename practice based on employment status makes sense?
What's funny is that Microsoft themselves do this.
Sep
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awarded Popular Question
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awarded Notable Question
Sep
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comment Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows
No one does it that way. Seriously. Reconsider this requirement.
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows
Why don't you just lower the lease time on the Ubuntu server to something very short, like 1 hour, configure the scope(s) on the Windows box, but don't enable them, plan some downtime over the weekend, turn off dhcpd on the Ubuntu and enable the pre-staged scoped on the Windows box? Within an hour, everything will be transitioned to the Windows box and you can keep the Ubuntu box in service without dhcpd turned on. I think you are overthinking this one.
Sep
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comment Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows
Why do you want to do split scope rather than a real HA solution? What is the larger problem that you're trying to solve here. This looks like an XY problem in the making.
Sep
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comment Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows
One thing to note is that "Split scope" is not the same as "DHCP failover". You can manually split scope whatever you want. That just means that there are range exclusions defined on DHCP servers that independently service the same scope. DHCP failover means that leases are replicated, so that any DHCP server in the failover group knows about all leases and can service all addresses in the scope (which is far superior to split scope)
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comment Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows
I blogged about this: mdmarra.com/2013/07/configuring-ha-dhcp-on-windows-server.html That link will get you a base HA install. There are, of course, other options to configure, but that's a start.
Sep
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comment Installing SCVMM on a VM and use it to manage the hypervisor hosting that VM (for a lab)
@joeqwerty probably because if the single physical host.
Sep
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comment Installing SCVMM on a VM and use it to manage the hypervisor hosting that VM (for a lab)
Why will performance be awful?
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answered Installing SCVMM on a VM and use it to manage the hypervisor hosting that VM (for a lab)
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revised How do Share permissions and Security permissions cooperate with each other for network shares?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do Share permissions and Security permissions cooperate with each other for network shares?
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