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Storage Spaces Performance Analysis – Part 3

After part 1 and part 2 of this series, it’s time to wrap things up – at least for now. Let’s see some SSD benchmarks! This time the test specs go like this: Intel R2224WTTYS 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 64 GB Kingston DDR4 LRDIMM 2133 MHz Q4 RAM 2 x LSI 9300-16i HBA […]

Storage Spaces Performance Analysis – Part 2

In part 1 I went through the basics, now it’s time to get a bit more exotic. I promised to do some SSD testing, but first I had to check out performance when things are virtualized. The setup’s pretty much the same as before. I only did the fancy charts for RAID5, but it’s quite […]

Storage Spaces Performance Analysis – Part 1

Preamble We’re building a new company from the ground up and I’ve decided to go the software way in regards of storage. We’ve used to be using LSI MegaRAID but the experience was less than stellar. Performance is fine, but random driver failures caused a fair amount of trouble during the years. I also have […]

BitLocker with Active Directory

Preamble Here’s the deal: you want to deploy BitLocker on your workstations you want to backup the recovery keys and TPM info to Active Directory your domain and forest functional level is Windows Server 2012 R2 (at least that’s where I performed all this) If your level differs, it may still work, but according to […]

Fixing SYSVOL replication on Windows Server 2012 R2

Replication can get broken for various reasons. One vivid symptom is when you’re unable to run gpupdate because it complains about access errors. In this case, you can check the SYSVOL share on your DCs, e.g. if there’s a mismatch between dc1\SYSVOL\domain.name\Policies and dc2\SYSVOL\domain.name\Policies, it means that replication is broken. The SYSVOL where the number […]