With the new world of Windows 10 and its never-ending stream of feature updates, Microsoft has introduced a new set of “built-in” applications.  Some of these “applications” can be removed as part of an MDT or SCCM task sequence or manually from PowerShell.  However, there are some applications which Microsoft does not allow to be…

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A common question many have when first using Windows 10 is “where is the Control Panel?” The Control Panel has been replaced with Windows 10 Settings. The new look and feel of the Settings window is aligned to be used across various types of platforms and devices, in addition to being used by both a…

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A RESTful API is an application program interface that uses HTTP requests to GET (retrieve), PUT (update), POST (create) and DELETE (uh, delete) data.   One of the guiding principles of REST is the separation of client and server. By separating the user interface concerns from the data storage concerns, we improve the portability of…

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As IT Professionals it is very easy to get caught up in the new hotness.  We are often, by temperament, interested in whatever is new and shiny.  This is highly laudable but we have to continue to focus on doing the basics and doing them well. In the last week we have been hearing reports…

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The initial trouble ticket usually comes through as a problem with replication. Whether it’s an MSP alert or an onsite admin noticing that replication is out of date, a very large replication job (sometimes upwards of several terabytes) is gumming up the works. You log in to the AppAssure console, and immediately notice the lack…

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While iManage continues to be the market leading and a very powerful legal DMS, many firms are starting to consider a move to the cloud via a partnership with the longest running and most mature hosted DMS provider, NetDocs.  When making such a change there are countless things to consider including the design and customization…

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In this blog post, I’ll discuss some issues pertaining to Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery virtual standby machines. Rapid Recovery is a solution that backs up volumes at the block level, meaning the backup results are volume images. These images can be mounted as physical disks for file restore on the Core (backup server), or…

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On June 20th 2016, a fire, caused by an electrical fault, broke out at 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia – home to several prominent Philadelphia law firms, including longtime Adaptive client Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP. The fire caused the evacuation and shutdown of several floors of the building, including those housing Weber Gallagher’s data center. In the not…

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A lot has been said about jumbo frames.  Some say it’s not worth the effort while others proclaim it to be an absolute requirement.  Regardless of where you stand on the debate it is generally accepted that jumbo frames can yield performance improvements on isolated iSCSI networks.

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While working with Windows 2012 R2 server and implementing various applications, one issue that I have come across while installing SQL 2012 SP1 is the prerequisite for.Net 3.5 and although the feature is present in “Roles and Features” (.Net Framework 3.5) feature is not installed because .Net Framework 4.5 is already installed by default.  However…

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