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 vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's
@RyanRies last I looked, Oracle made you license their products based on physical CPUs in the hypervisor, not virtual CPUs in the guest, rendering you unable to avoid the total boning by Oracle. Not sure if this is still the case, but it wouldn't surprise me.
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answered How did windows services get linked across three machines
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comment Can I replace my domain controller with Azure Active Directory?
@username55 there is a difference between Azure Active Directory and installing AD on an Azure VM. This question is about the former.
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answered What's the difference between Home folders and Folder Redirection?
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answered Active directory rename computer that has been disconnected
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comment NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)
@TomTom do you have a link? I'm sure you're right, but the "Virtualizing Domain Controllers" TechNet article doesn't mention this.
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answered NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)
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comment Security risks of using Google DNS to resolve names on a private net (192.168.x.x)?
Why are you hard coding this in the devices? Why not assign DNS servers via DHCP? What happens if you deploy these in a location where only internal DNS servers can be contacted (quite a common scenario)?
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comment Where is Internet Explorer located, in Windows 7?
@orad I don't care to argue with you about an almost 5 year old answer, but apply some common sense. The default Internet Explorer is not 64-bit. Most users do not use 64-bit Internet Explorer. If the user doesn't even know where the executable is located, you can assume they are looking for the "standard" 32-bit browser. My answer spells out the location of the 32-bit browser on either platform, since the OP did not specify which he is on. If you really care that much, downvote me.
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comment Where is Internet Explorer located, in Windows 7?
@orad I think you didn't read my answer correctly. I listed the location that 32-bit Internet Explorer is located for each architecture, since the OP didn't specify whether he was on x86 or x64. You may want to read an answer more than once before you lead with a Wrong! :)
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answered Having Windows Server ISO file and key how install it as a VM on top of Windows Azure VM OS and open its RDP port?
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