MDMarra

Philadelphia, PA

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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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answered What's the best method to achieve full redundancy in a dedicated server?
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comment DNS setup for multihomed devices in physically separated networks
So you have three completely disconnected networks that all use the same exact DNS suffix for their Hosts? Is that right?
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comment Alternative to DFS-R on Amazon EC2 Windows Servers
@tonyroth That's not what a Scale Out File Server is or how it works.
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comment How to prevent Windows Server from adding external IP addresses for the domain controller into the DNS?
Don't multi home a domain controller this way. Deploy RRAS on a dedicated server.
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answered Why is there no 'powershell' tab in the group policy scripts dialog?
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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Once you thaw a machine, how do you coordinate and control windows updates? App updates? Push new software? That's what Intune and other configuration management software does. Deep Freeze does not, as far as I know. It will "lock in" a configuration, but once it's "thawed" it doesn't have a way to centrally update/control Config changes.
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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Deep Freeze does the opposite of Intune. Intune manages the configuration of a machine so that it can be easily updated and reconfigured. Deep Freeze locks the machine into a steady state. These are two different objectives. You need to determine which one is appropriate.
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comment How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
Nope. There is an agent that gets deployed which checks in to Intune on a regular basis, if it can't check in, it will get all policies and deployments the next time that it is able.
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answered How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?
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comment Can't join host Hyper-V to guest virtual machine's domain controller
You shouldn't use any fictitious TLD or domain name.
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