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03.05.2018 07:44:00 Quelle: https://open.wien.gv.at/

30. OGD-Phase

Mit der 30. OGD-Phase am 06. April 2018 kommen neue Daten der MA 20 zu Energienutzung hinzu, außerdem werden bestehende Datensätze der MA 20 ergänzt. Neu sind auch die Daten zu „Gehsteigbreiten in Wien“ und „Generalisierte Dachmodell, Dreiecksvermaschung“. Eine Aufstellung der neuen sowie aktualisierten Datensätze zur 30. Phase findet sich im Changelog.

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03.05.2018 07:43:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell E7450, E7470 E7480 SSD failures

Hey r/sysadmin

We've seem to be getting multiple failures of the E7450 E7470 and E7480 SSDs. They are the 256GB Intel ones. Wondering if anyone has seen something similar. They all seem to be failing around the same time in batches without seeing any kind of correlation from when it was purchased.

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03.05.2018 07:41:00 Quelle: http://feedproxy.google.com/

Cluster in Windows Server 2019: Unabhängigen Dateifreigabenzeugen einrichten

Unabhängiger Dateifreigabenzeuge in Windows Server 2019Das Quorum-Modell verlan­gte bisher, dass der Datei­freigaben­zeuge auf einem Server konfi­guriert wird, der sich im gleichen Active Directory-Forest befindet wie die Cluster-Knoten. Ab Server 2019 gilt diese Eins­chränkung nicht mehr, so dass man dafür sogar einen Server ver­wenden kann, der kein AD-Mitglied ist.

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28.03.2018 14:06:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

McAfee making its way around on our all PCs

Hey Reddit,

Somehow all our PCs are getting infected with McAfee, any idea how to troubleshoot this? No one has deployed anything new recently

Edit: Comes packaged with Dell's Endpoint Security Suite Pro. Knew cylance was a virus that couldn't be trusted.

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26.03.2018 10:56:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Pivotal Software files for IPO, with Dell to remain in control

$500m/year run rate fuelled by Cloud Foundry subscriptions, but big losses too

Dell’s Pivotal Software subsidiary has filed for an initial public offering.…

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26.03.2018 10:53:00 Quelle: http://feedproxy.google.com/

Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted): Service-Branch für Windows 10 konfigurieren und auslesen

Update und Sicherheit in der App EinstellungenMit Windows 10 1703 hat Microsoft das Service-Modell von Current Branch (for Business) auf den Semi-annual Channel umge­stellt. Dadurch ändern sich die Bezeich­nungen und Optionen in den Ein­stellungen für GPOs. Möchte man wissen, welchem Update-Kanal ein Com­puter folgt, dann gibt es dafür ebenfalls neue Registry-Keys.

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26.03.2018 10:53:00 Quelle: http://feedproxy.google.com/

Microsoft kündigt Windows Server 2019 an: Mehr Cloud-Integration, Update für S2D, Linux-Subsystem

Windows Server 2019 LogoIm Rahmen des Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) steht nach Windows Server 2016 nun mit der Version 2019 das nächste Release an. Es soll im zweiten Halbjahr 2018 erscheinen und weiter dem gleichen Lizenzmodell folgen. Neuerungen gibt es vor allem beim Management via Browser, bei Storage Spaces Direct und Containern.

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16.03.2018 10:29:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Happy days are here again: 2017 set record for infrastructure sales

$142 billion in kit shipped last year, half from Dell, Cisco and HPE

Analyst firm Canalys has claimed 2017 saw record shipments of data centre infrastructure.…

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12.03.2018 16:33:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

We three kings of Dell EMC are; bigging up storage we traverse AFA

Execs tell earnings call how they will rescue unit

Analysis  Three top Dell execs told the earnings call that they were taking the fall in storage results seriously, were doing all they could to fix them, and that early signs were encouraging.…

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12.03.2018 16:33:00 Quelle: http://blog.wiwo.de/

Die Dediu-Konstante: Zwei von drei jemals verkauften Apple-Geräten noch aktiv

Zwei Indikatoren, die zeigen, wie gesund das Apple-Geschäftsmodell weiterhin ist – ablesbar unter anderem an einer steigenden Geräte-Lebensdauer. Der finnische Marktforscher und Analyst Horace Dediu hat sich auch in der Vergangenheit immer wieder mal mit spannenden und erkenntnisreichen Analysen rund um Apple … Weiterlesen

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12.03.2018 16:33:00 Quelle: http://blog.wiwo.de/

In Deutschland ist das Festnetztelefon noch kein Auslaufmodell – in den USA schon

Während in den USA Mobiltelefone den Festnetzanschluss abgehängt haben, liegt der Anteil bei beiden in Deutschland noch fast gleichauf. Über einen bisher wenig beachteten Unterschied zwischen Deutschland und den USA bin ich kürzlich gestolpert: In den vergangenen Jahren habe ich ja … Weiterlesen

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12.03.2018 16:31:00 Quelle: https://www.hyper-v-server.de/

Hybrid Cloud Community am 22. März bei Dell in Frankfurt

?Noch schnell bevor es zum MVP Summit nach Redmond geht eine Event Ankündigung: Am 22. März ist die Hybrid Cloud Community zu Gast bei Dell in Frankfurt (Anmeldung und Adressinformationen findet Ihr auf der https://hybridcloudcomunity.de Seite).Wir hoffen das viele von euch Zeit haben und zum Event kommen!?

Der Beitrag Hybrid Cloud Community am 22. März bei Dell in Frankfurt erschien zuerst auf Hyper-V Server Blog.

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26.02.2018 19:38:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell BIOS Update 2.7.1 for 13G models released

Hi /r/sysadmin ,

so Dell released their new BIOS update for 13G models to mitigate Meltdown/Spectre..
Have some of you already rolled this BIOS update out and have you seen any "unexpected reboots" or other problems?

Here is the link to the KB:
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln308588/microprocessor-side-channel-vulnerabilities-cve-2017-5715-cve-2017-5753-cve-2017-5754-impact-on-dell-emc-products-dell-enterprise-servers-storage-and-networking-?lang=en

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23.02.2018 11:29:00 Quelle: https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/

Souveränität in der digitalen Welt – eine Illusion? Veranstaltung zum Europäischen Datenschutztag 2018

Der digitale Wandel und das steigende Aufkommen datenbasierter und datengetriebener Geschäftsmodelle führen dazu, dass vorhandene Konzepte und Mechanismen des Datenschutzes bei neuen Anforderungen gegebenenfalls neu justiert werden müssen. Anlässlich des Europäischen Datenschutztags am 28.01.2018 wird sich mit dem Begriff der "Digitalen Souveränität" auseinandergesetzt.

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23.02.2018 11:29:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Intels announced PCs packing 5G, and thats just plain wrong

Chipzilla needs more than its old PC-making pals to win 5G

Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.…

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16.12.2017 04:28:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Looking for a high frame rate screen sharing solution for an Art School.

Hey guys, hope this is the right place for this...

I work for an Art School that is looking to replace its outdated, trouble prone, screen sharing system(robotel smartclass). It is a hardware system that is no longer made, and the company doesn't offer an updated solution. For all of its problems, it does one thing very well. It can broadcast an instructor machine to all the students with full frame rate and resolution. Every software solution I've tested, lan school, xest, has an issue with dropping frames and general lag. We need something that can show video and 3d animations with no frame drop and in full 1080 resolution(minimum). Our machines are Dell 7910's with 32 gb ram xeon 2620 and quadro k4000 cards. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Software or Hardware solutions are welcome.

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15.12.2017 22:30:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Airwatch Set Up - What a nightmare

I am hoping one of you may be able to help me out, as the airwatch team, could be one of the slowest moving corp setups I have ever had the displeasure of speaking with.

I am trying to set up an airwatch on premises server.

I installed the databases and I am trying to set up the console server. On the identity manager step I am getting an error about my SAAS configuration script.

There wasn't any script that I could find to do with this?

Have any of you hit this block, if so, how did you get past it?

Also if any of the airwatch/dell/vmware upper management is reading this, I would love to send you a PM about what a crap end user experience I've had so far considering we shelled out over 43k for a product we can't install on our own due to the convoluted structure of the product.

Thanks all,

After though... before you suggest calling Dell/Vmware/Airwatch, I did they can't help me for at least 2 weeks and I need a server set up by the 21st, which they knew in the prospect calls.

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15.12.2017 16:32:00 Quelle: https://open.wien.gv.at/

29. OGD-Phase

Mit der 29. OGD-Phase am 15. Dezember 2017 wurden Daten zu den Unterrichtsfächern der Musikschulen Wien, Sanierungszielgebiete der Stadtentwicklung, Daten zum Klimaschutzprogramm der Stadt Wien, Lärmschutzwände der Abteilung Brückenbau und Grundbau, Hochwasser-Daten und Wasserschutz- sowie Wasserschongebiete der Abteilung Wiener Gewässer publiziert. Aktualisierungen gab es zu Brückenstandorten Wien, der Flächen-Mehrzweckkarte und den Rasterdaten des Oberflächenmodells von […]

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15.12.2017 10:32:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Thoughts on HCI

Our Dell rep is trying to get us into ready nodes and was wondering what everyone else’s thoughts on hyper converged are.

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15.12.2017 10:32:00 Quelle: http://blog.wiwo.de/

Die Entwicklung der Logos von Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM & Co. – in Relation zum Umsatz

Die Evolution von 13 Unternehmens-Logos, darunter acht Ikonen der IT-Industrie wie Twitter und AirBnB – im Vergleich zum jeweiligen Konzern-Umsatz. Das Thema Unternehmens-Logos und die damit verbundenen Design-Trends nehme ich seit vielen Jahren regelmäßig hier im Blog auf, etwa Mitte des Jahres … Weiterlesen

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13.12.2017 16:17:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Hyper-V and very large data

We have an upcoming requirement to store a lot of data. 20TB of image files.

We have a Dell R730XD as a Hyper-V host. Attached to it is an MD1400 with 12 x 8TB drives. RAID 10 will yield about 44TB.

We don't move a lot of that data around at any one, but when we do, we need it to be fast.

I intend to have VM File server.

My questions are about how best to use the capacity on the MD1400.

  • Should I make one big RAID disk, or several smaller?

  • On the RAID disk(s) should I use ReFS or NTFS? Looks like the balance has now swung in favour of ReFS.

  • Within the file server VM should I store the data in a giant VHDX, or several smaller VHDXs?

  • Inside the VHDX(s): ReFS or NTFS?

I'd like to hear other peoples thoughts and experiences.

edit: formatting and a few words for clarity

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13.12.2017 10:17:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Ethernet adapter/driver problem on Optiplex 5050

So recently we just got in a new order of 3 Dell Optiplex 5050 systems.

These were ment for our IT class to set up Windows Server 2016 on.

I installed windows server on all 3, and for some reason the computer won't recognize that there is a ethernet driver/adapter

if you enter the adapter settings the folder just shows up as empty and if you enter device manager it says there is something wrong with the drivers.

the computer does recognize Ethernet when in bios/uefi / startup (anytime before you enter the OS)

i can for example plug in an ethernet cable connected to our admin network and start PXE booting with image, but as soon as it is done loading the files and the Microsoft deployment toolkit, it ususally just fails telling me that the files are inaccessible or it could not find them.

Sometimes it gets halfway trough the pxe process before failing

i have tried:

making a bootable usb with windows server 2016 using rufus (for legacy) and booting and installing it using legacy

Remaking the bootable usb with uefi (both options have been tried) and installing it with uefi

deleting network drivers and searching for new hardware/rebooting

finding all drivers associated with the servicetag and installing them including bios and chipset

installing other OSes

messing with the bios NIC settings, turning on ethernet .. etc...

anyone know what may cause this?

images: https://imgur.com/a/ixhUO

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12.12.2017 22:16:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Best Business Class Laptop Suggestion?

I am thinking about going with the Dell XPS 15 9560. I am looking to purchase 40 of these and my boss told me that money is no object. We are both a programming/IT management company so although I know programmers will love this machine, I am worried about the lack of an RJ45 port. I know a usb-c to rj45 adapter can be purchased but this is kind of annoying and not sure how it works within Windows in terms of setting a static I.P. and stuff like that. I am looking for 16 GB of ram, 512 GB SSD, i7 processor, and preferably a 15 inch screen. I'd like to know if there are still any powerhouse business laptops that have RJ-45 connectors, optical drives, etc.

EDIT - Thanks everyone for all the help, you guys have been very helpful! I decided to go with this laptop - http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-laptop-17t-1yu08av-1?jumpid=ma_2017-cyber-sale~laptops~11~CTO~1YU08AV_1~HP_ENVY_Laptop_-_17t with everything upgraded. Not neccessarily business class but it has everything we need.

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12.12.2017 22:16:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

SSD in Workstations

Just starting to get some experience with SSD's, running one to boot from and a SATA for data on a home PC, so far so good. Looking for some 'real world' opinion.. Spec'ing out new workstations for office, going with Dell Precision 3260's. i7 w/32GB and so forth. Budget gives me a lot of flexibility, am considering dropping SSD's into them vs. SATA w/32GB Optane. These will be AD PC's, apps local but data isn't, was interested in opinions.. anyone running SSD's on workstations? Has the experience been positive? Do SSD's have the longevity of traditional HD's? I see a few threads where some are running them on servers, very cool, but need some insight to how they play on the end user side. Thanks!

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12.12.2017 16:16:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

vm storage option 1-2k iops

I'm beginning to work on researching converting our existing dev ops environment to a mostly virtual infrastructure. The environment is 100% linux based and right now is a mixture of stand alone dedicated servers and some light weight VMs (part of a test cluster we setup using RHEV). There are about 20 servers total but a majority of them are very very light use, some are only used once every few months for RPM building for example while others are heavier IO for backups, production web hosting and production database.

I ran dell dpack live optics for 24 hours on every server. The total storage is 23TB (but over half of that is backups, historical + backups of backups). IOPS at 2.5k peak and ~1200 @ 95% -- avg. daily writes just under 1TB (that includes all the current backup operations too). 70% reads / 30% writes

We are an SMB and have some money to spend on the right solution for sure but not a huge budget by any means.

I'm looking for ideas for primary VM Storage to meet requirements above. Ideally a SAN would be nice but may be cost prohibitive and could be overkill for 2k IOPS?

Another consideration is using hyper converged setup (ships with rhev/ovirt now) using glusterFS bricks in each host node.

I'm thinking if I do secondary backups (separate from the primary VM storage) I may be able to get by with <15TB for primary storage. Definitely would prefer shared storage so I can make use of high availability options in RHEV/Ovirt

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12.12.2017 16:16:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

trying to set up a log server

Probably an extreme noob question but I've never set up a log server. Right now, I manage about 8 Dell switches and I want to send the log files to a server where I can more effectively examine them, as well as other logs from workstations and servers, etc.

I'm checking out NXLog Community edition right now..

Any input/advice?

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12.12.2017 10:17:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Were about to purchase 15 OptiPlex 3050 with display mount kit

Hey there,

we are about to purchase 15 OptiPlex 3050. Don't laugh, I know for most of you this is a ridiculously small amount. :)

The system is great, I got an evaluation package by Dell, I just have two small doubts lingering.

  1. Do you or your users hear the fans in the Optiplex? We want to equip them with SSDs, and the evaluation device has one, too. But I still hear a quiet but high pitched humming from the fan. But since it's an evaluation package, it gets shipped around a lot, so it might just because in one of the dozend shippings, something loosened up.

  2. I am doing a lot of reimaging on it, because it is also the first time I get the chance to mass deploy Windows using an answer file. (WDS is still too much effort for only 15 devices). However, the power button seems weird. Sometimes it glows white, but there is nothing happening. Other times, upon starting it, it just powers off after 5 seconds or so. Maybe I'm just stupid, or maybe it's the UEFI. I don't know.

I would appreciate if one of you could share your impression on the OptiPlex 3050.

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12.12.2017 04:13:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

End of the year heads up!

First and foremost I'd like to thank you all for allowing /u/bad0seed and I to participate in the community. It's been one hell of a year and a pleasure.

With the end of the year approaching and some of you having left over budget or working on end of the year projects. Make sure you are maximizing the end year promotions. Every manufacture no matter what calendar they use for their end of year will give an incentive to close business in December. HP, Tegile, Dell and Meraki have been HUGE for us.

Also please keep in mind that some pricing will take longer because of the flood of requests and the last 2 weeks of the year is when the skeleton crews start. So manufactures like Cisco will have half their staff running. If you have to have your purchases on site by end of December, get the orders in immediately. Work with your vendors/VARs to escalate when needed.

If you have any questions always feel free to reach out to us and Happy Holidays!

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11.12.2017 22:16:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Server winners and losers: HPE, Dell EMC still sitting pretty at the top, but uh-oh Lenovo

Beware the 'Others', who now make up 48% of shipments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell EMC top the league tables for server revenue and sales in Q3, but face rapid growth from its global competition, according to a new Gartner report.…

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11.12.2017 16:16:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Intel ME/TXE Advisory (INTEL-SA-00086)

Hey All

So as some of you know, there is this vulnerability which we are waiting for Chipset/ BIOS updates to be released.

We have remotely deployed a script for all machines in the environment to detect and return which machines are vulnerable. We now have this list, including their respective model numbers.

I have taken the information from here: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln308237/dell-client-statement-on-intel-me-txe-advisory--intel-sa-00086-?lang=en about when each update is planned for release.

Here's the thing though, a number of the models have passed the date. For example:

Latitude E5570

12/08/2017 (MEFW Update)

12/8/2017

Supposedly an update through Management Engine Firmware is available since the 8th.

Then there is:

Latitude 7480

12/10/2017 (BIOS Update)

12/10/2017

Supposedly a BIOS update that was supposed to be available yesterday.

Now for the BIOS update, I checked on the Dell Driver download page, and there are no new BIOS updates fixing this vulnerability.

As for the MEFW update, perhaps someone knows exactly what this means, and how to remotely manage this firmware to trigger available updates? We can't ask the users to mess around with the management engine.

Any advice on where to get these fixes would be much appreciated, before our client loses their shit and thinks we're not doing anything about it.

Thanks in advance.

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11.12.2017 04:13:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Resell Dell Wyse 5010 (near ATL)

My new company went the direction of VMWare instead of Citrix, but I have 10 new Dell Wyse 5010 Thin Clients bought this year. Anyone looking for new thin clients, know someone looking, or know where to sell enterprise equipment? Dell Warranty good until August 21, 2020. I know I'm not the only hoarder of electronics on this page. I just need more room for storage.

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10.12.2017 16:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell PERC 4E/DC in HBA (SCSI) Mode?

I just got a Dell PERC 4E/DC and both channels are in RAID mode, now I could use HW RAID but for some reason it’s slower than my last card in SW RAID, so I want to see if HBA mode + SW RAID would get better performance, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to switch a channel to HBA mode (called SCSI mode by dell). I’ve seen this cards brother the 4E/DI do this, and I’m at a dead end as far as manuals go (I’ve read them all with no luck), anyone have experience with these? Could it be a firmware update I need to get? Is it possible to flash it to a standard LSI BIOS? Side note: Parallel SCSI is old, but I am an avid user and it’s my favorite interface.

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09.12.2017 22:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell VRTX - Can anyone comment on if CMC Enterprise license is necessary for homelab uses?

I've been trying to pick up a Dell VRTX for a long time, and finally am in the process of obtaining one.

However, I always try to find enclosures that have as many of the factory features as possible so that I don't have to buy anything extra. In this case, I always ask sellers / vendors for service tags so I can look up the previous config on Dell's site, specifically to see if the system had the CMC Enterprise License included.

The system I am probably going to buy does -NOT- have the Enterprise license, and from Dell it's nearly 1000 bucks.

I am wondering if anyone here manages or has used a Dell VRTX, and if they think the Enterprise features are necessary or would be nice to have for a home lab.

Thanks for any input!

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09.12.2017 22:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell OpenManage Enterprise - Tech Release

Dell released a new systems management console. - OpenManage Enterprise Wiki

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09.12.2017 04:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Windows 10 OOBE setup wizard silently truncates passwords

This is incompetence beyond belief, even for Microsoft.

In addition to it's cringetastic autoplay Cortana dialog that sounds like my mom reading jokes written by committee, the OOBE wizard contains a design error I usually only experience on junk-tier Chinese embedded web UIs.

Like many sensible people I use xkcd 936 style random passwords, which make documentation and setup a breeze. This year was my first time deploying new Win10 notebooks straight from Dell, so I had to do the out-of-box setup myself. As you likely know this involves creating a local user account prior to joining to domain.

I made it through first boot just fine every time, going about normal setup tasks, but would get stumped after the first reboot. I couldn't login to the local account with the newly documented password. I had no choice but to factory restore and repeat setup, only to have this happen again.

The first time this happened, I figured I must have just used a really easy to screw up password, so I generated a new one which happened to work. But the second and third time it occurred, several weeks apart and with different models, I started to think I was going slowly insane.

It was only on the most recent notebook, having just factory reset again, that I noticed what was going on while I was typing the password into the wizard painfully slowly. The wizard was throwing away the last several characters of the new password! Without warning! With no instructions telling you to avoid this! Then, the first time you boot to the real logon screen, your input is unmolested, and therefore doesn't match.

For reference, the actual Windows password length limit is 127 characters. The wizard cuts you off after 24-ish, probably because it was written by a time traveler from 1986 who thought "that should be enough for anybody" and was not provided any technical requirements telling him otherwise. I suspect this same interloper may have been employed by every airline and bank in America.

The only indication this is happening, which I didn't notice many times, is if you look carefully at the password box as you type, when it hits the limit, it stops adding new dots to the textbox. There is a "reveal password" toggle, but it isn't active while typing, and who needs that anyway.

Through experimentation, I found all three of my current Windows passwords - which I use to sign in at work every day - are silently rejected by the official setup utility, a miserable and unpolished application likely built by a different team lacking the information and experience necessary for such a vital interface. This breaks fundamental UI design principles and forces less secure passwords, for no deliberate purpose. This is a design failure I first discovered on my junkbox Supermicro IPMI interface, and would never expect from a product sold by MS or Dell.

What a horrible new user experience! I wonder how many non-technical people must have reached this dead-end with their brand-new computer. It's a showstopping bug that requires wiping your whole computer or taking it in for repair if you aren't informed of this specific failure type.

This is an embarrassment, Microsoft. Sadly, this is only one of many needlessly redesigned Windows 10 interfaces, executed amatuerishly, that add more limitations and introduce new bugs for no apparent reason. What a shame.

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09.12.2017 04:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

(RANT) Why is Dells web configurator so utterly worthless?

You check a box. It does a little loading symbol for 20 seconds while it recalculates the total, freezing the whole browser. You eventually scroll down to the next section. It freezes. When it unfreezes, it checks 3 options you didn't select. Then you uncheck them one at a time, waiting 20 seconds between each click, and each time it snaps back to the top of the configuration options list, scroll back down, change a quantity, wait 30 seconds, select another option, wait 20 seconds, then it arbitrarily has switched you to a different chassis configuration and added 2 different hard drive form factors that you didn't select, in addition to the ones you had already selected, which it now warns you that they are not compatible with the chassis configuration you didn't select.

While waiting for it to unfreeze, it makes you think it's going to respond but then it doesn't. You can scroll but if you click, it does nothing. Then the chassis configuration changes again. NO DELL, I DON'T WANT FLEX BAY HARD DRIVES ON THIS SERVER. WE WERE PAST THIS. I WAS ADDING HARD DRIVES. WHY DO YOU KEEP SELECTING THAT CHASSIS CONFIGURATION?! And why does it now have 15 DIMMs selected? I selected 4, not 15! Then after 35 minutes of trying to correct the proper configurations, the site freezes for a good solid minute and it's back to the base configuration.

This is why I have spare keyboards on standby.

I thought, hmm, maybe they just hate everyone and want you to use Edge instead of Chrome. But nooOoOoOo. It's even worse in Edge. Page won't respond due to a "long running script". And when it does, it has once again selected a chassis with up to 24, 2.5" hard drives and 2, 2.5" Flex Bay Hard Drives.

I just want a server, Dell. An R730xd. 24 bays. No more. No less. Let me configure it like I want it? Please? Shut up and take my money?

Please?

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08.12.2017 16:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

OTRS - first IT, then everything else - can it work?

Hello fellow sysadmins,

since august, i'm looking for a solution for the "people call people and write emails, but nothing is written down" dilemma.

As the IT guy i am, my first thought was: most of the processes in a mid sized german company could be modelled with a ticket system.

Well, here i am. My roadmap so far (it's only a thought, nothing already announced and started):

-install otrs, configure it, and use it >only< for support -there will be a queue for every department, if needed - support,IT,sales, controlling,marketing, and so on. -after a period, check if it works and/or fixes the problems we need it for -after the check, i'll look into the other divisons, one by one, and investigate if it would be useful to use OTRS for those people.

The positive outcome i hope for is that once everyone gets used / trained into the ticket system, the number of calls, questions and mails melt down, because everything is done in the ticket system.

Hand over a action that arises out of a sales action? Hand over the ticket. Marketing needs a new wordpress plugin after evaluating it? Ticket.

Especially the number of mails will be minimized because you can send mails into and from OTRS.

And so on, you know the drill.

I know that it involves a bitch-ass operator, because people will never freely change the system or adopt new ways of working.

I'm also aware that people outside of IT are resistant to Ticket systems, even if it makes sense.

So, please, tear my idea down, show me the breaking points, or make me happy with a thumbs up because it could work.

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08.12.2017 04:14:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Dell makes a loss, but the trend lines look promising for profits

Server business screamed ahead in Q3, PCs grew, storage stalled and debt is down

Dell's posted third quarter results that suggest it is on track to deliver its first profit since acquiring EMC.…

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07.12.2017 16:15:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Public cloud backup kid throws a Spanning out of the Dell EMC works

Innovation deep freeze ends with private equity ownership

Analysis  Public cloud backupper Spanning says it has a new release of innovation energy now that Dell has shopped it to private equity.…

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07.12.2017 16:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Can you get me that rundown?

I feel like Jim in The Office right now.

My boss asked me to generate some "Patch Aging Reports" from the various tools that we use. I'm not exactly sure what information that would include.

Does anyone here have an example of what they would expect a patch aging report to contain? What tools do you use if you are generating these types of reports?

Tools available to me:
Qualys
SolarWinds Patch Management (WSUS overlay and Third Party patching)
Skybox
Dell KACE
PDQ Deploy/Inventory

Thanks in advance r/sysadmin !

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07.12.2017 16:15:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell EqualLogic volumes failing to create snapshot?

Getting a nightly error with a volume... then two volumes... and now three volumes...

Snapshot schedule **Default** failed to create a snapshot for volume VMStore; failed to schedule a creation.

Definitely enough space available on those volumes, I believe they're all set to 10%, all using the same default snapshot schedule.

This isn't a huge deal, I can't recall ever having to rely on snapshots in the past... but just curious why this is starting to happen.

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05.12.2017 22:13:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Thoughts on USB-c docks

we run two to three primary laptop types (MBP, Dell Lattitude 7xxx, Dell XPS 15).

For our newer laptops, we've been buying Dell W15 docks to connect to two monitors, KB, mouse.

Only real complaint is that the dock has HDMI, miniDP, and vga. Not having much luck with running miniDP adapter and HDMI. In some cases, users are reporting visual issues with running an HDMI cable and a vga display (on identical monitors).

Does anyone have any recommendations on docks to checkout. Our users with three monitors don't like this dock (only handles FHD on two monitors).

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05.12.2017 16:14:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Sanity check please for my upgrade plans

Background (feel free to skip this):

I have a decent background in networking and system administration.... from the Server 2003 era. A relative runs a small business and had their single IT/delivery/shop guy pass away unexpectedly and he asked me to help out. I did a quick site survey and found a lot of things that even out-of-date me knows are wrong. I've written enough information about the company on my main account that I am concerned with the security (see networking below) if somebody were to identify them as a target so I'm on a throwaway. I can grok pretty technical responses, but I am a bit overwhelmed with options that all claim they are the best.

What is there now:

28 employees (7 remote with laptops for MS Office and email)

Single SBS 2011 server

  • Dell T20 tower (8GB RAM, software RAID 1TB drives, some underpowered CPU)
  • Exchange, file sharing, DNS, and AD in use with SharePoint turned off enough to throw errors
  • Backup to USB drives
  • Seems to occasionally randomly lock up
  • WSUS seems to not be working well

Networking:

  • Unmanaged Cisco 24 port switch
  • Cisco ASA 5505 firewall appliance (seems pretty out of date)
  • A couple users connect remotely using the VPN access of the ASA
  • Cisco Aironet 1700 WiFi access point
  • Cable internet with no failover

Client machines:

  • All Dells of various models from the last few years (Intel Core i5 or i7 with overall acceptable hardware for business users)
  • Win 7 Pro
  • Most Office 2016 with a couple Office 2013 (Home and business licenses)
  • A few in-office users use a specialty software running with hardware dongles for licensing and shared database on server
  • Quickbooks pro on a couple machines
  • Users are setup with folder redirection
  • Remote users have jetpack devices for internet

Support contracts:

  • About that

What they really need:

  • Email
  • Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Share files securely (in-office and remotely)
  • AD
  • A real backup process
  • Ability to keep all machines updated including installing software and GPO on remote machines
  • Ability to connect to remote machines and support users that aren't local admins
  • An MSP probably, but that's not where he's at yet

Now to the "plan"

I really want to get them out of the email hosting business and move things to a provider like Office 365. It looks like hybrid doesn't work with SBS 2011 so I need to do a cutover migration. The documentation for this is... well lacking with what I can find. I want to try to do this in a way that will have the least impact on the users and that I don't have to touch every machine if possible. There is autodiscovery setup currently with an SRV record that appears to be working.

Their file sharing needs are actually pretty minimal. They need to have shared databases for their specialty software and for QuickBooks. I'm exploring the option of just putting everything in Azure or AWS, but I'm concerned about latency, how to federate authentication, and how difficult it appears to control backups. I could be way off with this.

The Home and Business licenses for Office are a pain since they're tied to a bunch of different Microsoft accounts. The current plan is to wait this out and switch to the plans that include Office with 365 in the future when a new version is available.

I need recommendations on tooling for systems management, backups, antivirus, etc. I'm currently looking at Kaseya and Solarwinds. He is a bit price conscious and their needs are pretty basic so there will be some cost/benefit trade offs here probably.

The ASA is severely out of date firmware wise and is already heading to end-of-life so this probably on the list for replacement. Since they have the specialty software with hardware dongles some users will probably still need to VPN in and connect to their desktops. There's quite a few options here so any suggestions are welcome.

The on-premise server can be pretty basic since it just needs to do basic AD work and possibly file sharing. I am concerned about disaster recovery and downtime impacting the business so my current plan is:

  • Actual server class hardware, not just a desktop masquerading as a server (I'm looking at you T20)
  • Hardware RAID 10
  • Virtual server(s) running Server 2016 (not sure what best practices are here for running services like AD and file sharing together are)
  • Physical backup solution as part of a 3-2-1 setup

I've also been reading about just ditching the on-premise server completely and going all "cloud", but again, I'm unsure about the things I listed when talking about file sharing. This is currently the largest capital outlay.

I probably made some glaring omissions so please let me know if I'm missing anything or looking at things the wrong way.

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04.12.2017 22:13:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dells computer systems are down.. Estimated 3 hours ...

Something happened at Dell today, they are down... FYI don't if you are trying to get support.

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03.12.2017 10:13:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Specing out two servers for a HyperV Cluster

I have never been in charge of the procurement of new servers and thus have never really been in charge of calculating IOPs, memory, CPU usage etc for new servers. I've just administered the server VMs etc (debian & RHEL/CENTOS linux & server 2008, 2012). I'm at a new company now with more responsibility and I now am in charge of creating a HyperV cluster of two hosts and a SAN along with whatever networking hardware is needed. I think I am going to go with two maxed out (on mem, CPU) Dell R720's for the hosts. I'm not 100% sure what to pick for the SAN or the network switch for the SAN... (price is an issue so we are buying used HW). I know these servers should be more than enough for the time being. We will be growing pretty rapidly as the owner of this startup has been in this industry and done this before. Right now the usage is miniscule and not indicative of use even 6mo from now. We currently have 5 users but may have up to 15-20 in 3-6mo. Exchange, Sharepoint is via O365. We will be hosting a Dev environment and failover for ECom, storing about 10 motion-activated camera files, backing up EOL, doing File & folder redirection via GPO, etc. I will probably have 1 Server 2016 VM to start (haven't looked into HyperV failover on this yet...) and at least three Linux VMs off the bat along with a few W10 and Linux VDI's. This is set to increase obviously.

This may seem like overkill at first. But that's not the point. I just really want to know what the methodology is that people use to spec out a virtual server host, SAN, and underlying network.

Any tips appreciated. I'd hate to make a mistake and regret it later!

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02.12.2017 22:12:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell ESXI SD Cards

Hopefully this is super simple. I currently have an R620 that has some failed SD Cards from which ESXi boots from. I know that in the past the SD Cards had to be a specific kind. Does anyone know if that is still the case?

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02.12.2017 22:12:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Dell ReadyRail for T630 / T640 compatibility?

So we recently got a new 42U Dell rack and inside it are a bunch of sliding rails, apparently abandoned by the previous owners, which I'm trying to figure out whether we should save or junk. I'm new to Dell servers and RU gear, and having a hard time figuring out what servers these rails are actually compatible with, and thus if they're worth salvaging.

The rails are 3U sliding rails, marked "Rail Type C4", with cable management arms. There are about a hundred different part numbers marked on various subassemblies, with manufacturing dates in July 2014. Some searching suggests they are for the T630 and maybe T640, which are tower servers with some sort of optional rackmount chassis.

Dell's compatibility matrix suggests that the rails only fit the T630, but I'm skeptical of this; I'm pretty sure the racks didn't have anything that high-end in them before.

So my question to you all is... are there 'off label' compatibility between various Dell rails and servers? I don't quite understand whether "ReadyRails" refers to the rails-to-posts system or the server-to-rails system, but is there some standardization such that other servers might fit these rails? And more generally, is it worth keeping these rails around with the possibility of using them for some future server, given that I'm fairly sure we're not going to buy any T630s or T640s? (We're looking more at the 2U models and various storage enclosures.) If the rails fit into the chassis on other units, I'd probably keep them even if I needed to fabricate some sort of bezel or attach 1/2 U plates or something.

Worst case I guess they're very expensive shelf slides...

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02.12.2017 04:11:00 Quelle: http://go.theregister.com/

Big Mike is going to make HPEs life a living Dell: Server sales surge

Box sales overall up 20% in Q3. PS: Was Lenovo's IBM x86 server buy a mistake?

Dell is set to overtake HPE and become the number-one server vendor in terms of revenue and unit shipment numbers, according to IDC. Meanwhile, Lenovo's server shipments are under severe pressure.…

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01.12.2017 16:11:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Network issues after 1709 upgrade

So, I've been testing out the 1709 upgrade internally, and I'm having consistent issues with the WiFi, and sometimes even the wired connections on every laptop I update.

So far WiFi just completely stops working. On one laptop (a Dell 5550, imaged just hours before the 1709 uprade) it says it's on, but it's not finding any networks. On two others (both Dell 5570's, one was just imaged, the other was in use for months, it's my laptop) the WiFi NIC completely disappears. It's not listed in Device Manager as in installed or missing device, and if I try to rescan for devices, DM just sits there "scanning" indefinitely.

The upgraded machines were a mix of 1703 and 1607 devices in various states of patching, but WiFi was functioning fine prior to the 1709 upgrade, and stopped after the upgrade. I'm about to check again for updated drivers, but the fact that Device Manager just hangs checking for devices makes me think this is a bigger problem than just a missing/non-functioning WiFi adapter.

Has anyone seen or heard of issues like this with 1709 before? I'm seeing some network issues were reported with 1709, but nothing to this extent. The other main device types we support are Surfaces, but I don't have any in-house I can test on right now. That being said, it seems like I can pretty reliably brick any Dell laptop just be updating it to 1709...

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01.12.2017 04:09:00 Quelle: https://www.reddit.com/

Migrating to a new hyper-v host

Here's the scenario. I have a older dl385 Gen 8 that hosts 8 or so VM's. This server is coming up on year 5, it's running out of space and is in need of replacement. I initially started shopping around for AMD servers and they appear to be in short supply. Dell should have some out next year at some point and HP, well they have the DL385 gen8 and thats about it. Plus I do not know how live migration is going to play between the Opteron and the Epyc cpus.

Downtime is a factor here. We are a 24/7 company and this particular HV server hosts our mission critical applications. I would like to go intel but that means I cannot live migrate and the powers that be won't allow for the appropriate amount of downtime needed to do offline migrations. A few of these VM's are 350-400G each. The rest are in the 100-200G range.

I would just like to sanity check my idea here. My thought was to just pick up a new intel server, set up hyper-v replica, once things are replicating kick everyone out of everything, run a final replication and then fail over. I see this as possibly needing maybe 30 minutes of downtime vs the hours it would take to actually migrate. What do you all think?

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