Still no Powershell GUI dev?
456 posts • joined 23 Mar 2007
Brought up a new SCVMM server and pushed the updated client out to a few VMs. No issues, no reboot needed. So pushed it out to 3 hosts, each hosting 7 citrix xenapp VMs (so approx 200 users were being served).
The hosts didn't take too kindly to the new client, and promptly blue-screened. However, as the estate wasn't at its most stable at the time, users were conditioned to logging back on again when citrix disappeared. Not a single call came in. So I kept quiet, until now...
well, 1984-ish.. in my metalwork class at school, they had a poster on the wall. It was pretty to-the-point.
TWO WAYS TO BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT
A picture of a fired gun against a head, with brains ejecting out the other side
A picture of a compressor and its hose against a head, with brains ejecting out the other side
You could say the message worked, as I remember it clearly over 30 years later.
I'm actually quite cheered by this - 1.6 million versus 100,000.
Sometimes, it feels as though the Trumpeteers are in roughly equal numbers, so if this is indicative then perhaps things aren't as bad as I'd thought.
Had to laugh at Britain First's saluting him as a patriot. Cowardice at its finest.
My friend asked me to look at her dad's PC and dropped it off. He'd left a DVD in the drive, which duly spun into action with lesbian porn.
Opening a beer, I decided to take a well deserved break from my IT investigations. As the can reached my lips, performer #1 crouched above #2 and let loose.... well... a #2.
Beer down, computer off, knocked on door, "sorry, nothing I can do with this one!"
Funny you should ask about the whole "trust us" thing.
I've come in to work this morning to find 175 servers out of ~600 that are refusing to install Endpoint Protection AV updates. No known cause as of yet.
I'll keep working on it, but thanks for reminding me we can totally trust you not to screw things up.
I was surprised to find I had a Yahoo account - it looks like it went over when I registered for flickr years ago.
Logged in to find an inbox that was full of nothing but incredibly-obvious spam. So their spam filters suck for sure. Oh, and the page design... it was like a teenagers Myspace page.. :(
Most-Recently-Used, most likely...
There's a lot of MRU lists populated in your typical windows installation - recent word, excel, publisher documents. Recent jpegs opened, recent folders visited, network locations browsed, internet history etc. Lots of places that a "real" machine will populate with evidence of actual work.
Ignore the "how were you copying" - screenshots (that I couldn't see too well on mobile) clearly show Windows Explorer.
That's buffered IO and it absolutely WILL bring a server to its knees. Next time, watch the memory tab go through the roof and when it approaches maximum, that's when your server starts dying. If you're using Windows Explorer for benchmarking to copy files, then you're doing it wrong - the amount of memory in your server is taking up the slack and your results are therefore invalid.
Next time, use "xcopy /j".
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