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Online Ticketing?

28 min 18 sec ago

Just wanted to see what was out there. I'm looking for something with a mobile app that's in this century. In addition I can either self host or point a txt record to.

Please and thanks

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Code Red - Exchange C: Drive Filling During Full Veeam Backup.

29 min 37 sec ago

Hi there.

We are in the process of running a FULL Replica in Veeam - this process has taken a LONG time to run - we are currently 21 hours in and sitting at 71% complete. My estimate is that it will take 6hours to complete.

During this time - we have incurred MANY log files in our 3 databases. We are currently sitting with about 35GB of space remaining on the C: Drive, where both the Database and Logs are sitting. Database size is about 1TB combined.

Inbound mail has already stopped flowing like due to the low disk space.

Looking for a hope and a prayer here - any recommendations?

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MS activation down again?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:42

Trying a test upgrade from 2016 to 2019 -- Keys on our Business License Center page aren't recognized.

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Setting Up A Video Streaming Server/Cloud/Remote Server

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:41

-Hi, I'm srry if this isn't the appropriate venue for such a topic.
-I'm trying to learn how I can abandon google drive for my work and set up my own cloud/server/remote server (Srry still new to such things). This server needs to be capable of directly streaming video in different formats such as MKV. I was told by a friend that I would need something a bit more complex/specialized to be able to directly stream things that weren't in MP4 format.

-Absolutely any information at all or tip or suggestion or... haha - anything! - would be of use to me as I'm really at a loss on how to even get started or how to learn about this stuff. Thanks a lot for reading. Have a good day/night.

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What should a typical SLA/Maintenance contract consit of?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:22

I have a part-time IT company, that I do support and general trouble shooting for small business. I have a school interested in a SLA, where by there is an on-site tech too.

Just looking for advice and pitfalls of what a typical SLA/Maintenance contract should consit of, I have a template, but just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

Is it advisable for me to cover the cost of replacement parts on user level equipment. E.g.. HDD packs in, and replace with costs.

Any expeirence or advice you may have is welcomed.

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Hybrid O365 Environment | Updating Autodiscover Record

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 22:27

I just wanted to know when the best time would be to update the autodiscover record in a Hybrid O365 environment.

Exchange 2013 & O365. MX is pointing to O365 already. Mailboxes will be spread over both systems (on-prem and cloud). Just wondering whether there'd be any issues with updating the autodiscover record to go to O365 now, or whether it should remain pointing to on-prem until the last mailbox is moved?

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End Point Management Software

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 21:05

Why is it that the majority of big names: Cylance, Black Carbon, CrowdStrike, etc seem to be only purchasable through a 3rd party re seller or some long demo, sales cycle. For this reason alone our team is trying out Bitdefender Gravity Zone as a first go. If they prove success (which is arbitrary at this point) we are just going to stick with them. Maybe its a business play or maybe they only want to sell to massive orgs? Our startup is growing but not a sizable contract yet. Black Carbon sidelined us on the first call for a few weeks and gave us a sales rep who sounded like he didn't know what a computer was. I know Cylance got a buyout from Blackberry today (doesn't have much to do with the point i'm making). Unless there is some sort of major hiccup our startup easily settled on a solution and won't reevaluate until a CISO or major event happens that makes us move off of Bitdefender. Simply because the nature of how easy it was to trial, and setup.

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I should be able to figure this out, but it's been a long week and my brain is not doing the thing with the smarts

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:58

Moved into a new house recently, it's older, has no ethernet anywhere. Bought powerline adapters thinking it would give me good speeds in the far reaches of the house. However, the speeds are f-ing terrible. Like 1-5 Mbps to the internet. Just unworkable. Turns out the Deco wifi mesh system I bought is MUCH better, like 150 Mbps. So I bought a USB wifi adapter for the desktop upstairs, problem solved, I thought.

Except, I have a NAS and a network printer up in the same room where my desktop is , connected to a switch, which connects to the powerline adapter in that room. So, as I discovered tonight when I tried to do some work on photos stored on the NAS, speeds between the desktop and the NAS are pretty much unworkable.

What I'm thinking I should be able to do, is plug the ethernet on the desktop back into the gigabit switch in the room, same one the NAS is connected to, and have the desktop and the NAS communicate via that path, since it's all gigabit, and let the desktop use the Wifi for internet access. But, when I plug the ethernet back in, speeds to the NAS are not improved, so the traffic is either still going over the wifi, then to the NAS via the router then the powerline, or it's using the ethernet, but still routing all the way back through the powerline adapter to the router and back again.

Is my thought right that I should be able to make this work, or not?

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Friendly discord channel & Twitch internship opportunity

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:53

Hey guys,

I've been in this Devops, SRE & Infrastructure discord for a while, and everyone is really friendly. Lots of job opportunities are posted in here and they are currently talking about finding a college intern to work at as a server architect (pm the channel owner if interested)

Here's the link

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Office 2019 Pro plus vlsc

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:15

Do any of you see the Office 2019 Pro plus in the vlsc? All I see is office online server and the stand alone office 2019 products.

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Windows 10 1809 and KMS

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:00


I'm starting to put together a reference Windows 10 1809 image for our deployment processes. I have the KMS server defined, but when I run "slmgr.vbs /ato" I get error 0xC004F074 " The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted"

When I look at the event logs, the request was sent and there's no reference to the error.

I've verified there are no firewall issues and an 1803 machine can activate with the same settings and from the same subnet as the 1809 machine.

When I searched for the error code, an old article came up suggesting a hotfix that needed to be applied to the KMS. My KMS server is 2012 (plans to move to 2016/2019 in the next 6 months). I've been unable to find a hotfix for 2012 so the KMS server can support server 2019 or Win 10 1809.

Has anyone else had problems? Since this version of windows 10 was released alongside a version of server, is it possible a hotfix is necessary?


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Escaped Help Desk Hell Today - What can I do to Prepare?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:30

Long time lurker here. Just wanted to share recent success and seek newbie sysadmin advise. Went into an entry level help desk job beginning of this year, and in two weeks will be a Slsysadmin. Powershell, Azure, O365, so freakin' stoked.

Started with a strong network background, have a CCNA (even before starting help desk), got out of college in May with my Degree. Area isn't really needing networking engineers though.

That all out of the way: what can I do to prepare, technically, mentally?

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DUO Windows RDP for Administrators only

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:28

Anybody know if there is a way to enforce 2FA for the admin group only? I’d like to protect RDP and console but really only want to force it on admins.

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DFS Namespaces

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:20

Few questions regarding DFS Namespaces as I'm not too familiar with how they work, I'm looking to set them up simply for ease if every a server name changes the shares stay intact for all users. Also for folder redirection.

1) Should DFS Namespace role be setup on multiple servers for redundancy?

2) And if i setup multiple servers and one crashes do the other DFS namespace servers have everything or do you need to seize any roles? (Similar to how the DC has FSMO roles)

3) I'm following the microsoft guide for folder redirection, can I just use a DFS Namespace (instead of share) that way if I can have multiple servers if one goes down then folder redirection will work and doesn't break?

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VMware bridged network issue (why does this work)?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:58

Was having some issues when going form NAT to bridged network on VMware (free one)

The issue is I would lose connection, but later discovered why. When installing the free version it seems like VMnet0 network adapter doesn't get installed (which I believe its the one you need for bridged network setting ). Also you really have no way of adding it.

But after hours of searching I found a solution: Simply go into your Network Connections and disable all the VMware Network adapters (VMware1/2/etc) and leave only the one you use to connect to the internet enabled. For some reason that does the trick.

Would love to know why, anyone have any idea why this works?

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Honeypots in the enterprise

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:55

Anyone running honeypots in their environments? What are you running? Looking for advice or suggestions on types of open source honeypots to start with but feel free to talk about any commercial solutions as well. Any success stories?

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MLC SSDs in a server?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:45

Are MLC SSDs in server in RAID1 for a small shop ideal?
Yes or no and why?

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Looking for some guidance on making a simple reporting solution

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:22

I have a piece of software that, when it errors, it sends an email out as well as sends information out to a text file (a single text file that aggregates data all day long).

When an error occurs, i need to get the error line (from the text file), the 10 lines above it and 10 lines below it, wrap that up in an email, and send it to some set email addresses.

I have some basic bat file scripting experience. Would anyone be willing to give me some advice on what to research or where to look to make something that would solve my problem?

Right now, when we get an error email, we have to search the text file, copy out the lines of text, and then email it off.

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Setting up FTP server for an outsourced app

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:17

Alrighty so I've been tasked with setting up an ftp server that'll hold all of our company data so the app that is being developed for iPads can access it.

So, what steps can I take to make FTP safe?

it'll be filezilla since it has to connect to an existing windows share.

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How to acquire domain name when the owner is very rude dude?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:15

Hello Everybody, Thanks in advance for any assistance or wisdom provided. So I am trying to acquire a domain name from a company that does not appear to be using it The only problem is their IT team does not want to play nice. I have looked up to see if this is on MX records and WHOIS and from what I can see the registration will expire in 2020. I would like to know if there are any other ways than simply waiting for a chance to register for the domain name before they renew. Any advice is good advice and I greatly appreciate it. Have a great day, Aaron

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