Philip Elder

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Exchange Y2K22 Anti-Malware Services Safety Tweak, not Stopping Fix, and Mail Queue Stall Fix

By now most folks will have found the following fix sent out by Microsoft for the Y2K22 Anti-Malware bug: Microsoft Exchange Team Blog: Email Stuck in Exchange On-premises Transport Queues Queue Safety Tweak Before running the script check the timeout setting for mail held in the queue: Get-TransportServer | Select-Object […]

Not so Tasty Christmas Fish: Intelcom Courier – Schedule Delivery with Fee

It’s pretty obvious that we’re in the height of the Christmas purchasing season. So, when something like this shows up in the Inbox if one isn’t thinking, one clicks and pays. Right? Well, in this case the Scrooge McDuck won out over paying the “fee” so a search of Intelcom’s […]

Windows Server 2022 and RUFUS

We are setting up a new 2-node AMD EPYC Rome S2D (Storage Spaces Direct) cluster and hit a bit of a snag with the new version of RUFUS that lists the following options when formatting the drive: Windows 11 with TPM/SecureBoot Windows 11 without TPM/SecureBoot Our cluster nodes refused to […]

Printing Woes – Troubles with Drivers and BSODs (Blue Screens of Death)

We’ve been seeing mention of issues with printer and/or MFP drivers being the source of conflict with the current as of this writing Windows 10 20H2 cumulative update. Microsoft has released two out-of-band updates to try and address the problems being seen. What doesn’t seem to be clear is whether […]

AMD EPYC and Ryzen ThreadRipper Cooling: It’s Important to get the Right Cooler!

We’re in the process of building an AMD ThreadRipper based system. One thing to keep in mind when it comes to either AMD EPYC or AMD ThreadRipper is that they are _big_ processors! So, when looking to cool the processor it’s important to make sure the cooler is designed for […]

Azure Stack HCI/Storage Spaces Direct: Optimal Network Configuration

There are many ways one can go about setting up the networking for an Azure Stack HCI (ASHCI)/Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) cluster. TL;DR Our rule of thumb is to start with four 25GbE ports via two network adapters for multiple nodes requiring switches or even in smaller […]