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Avtechman last won the day on September 26 2017

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  1. I was using the built in Admin account on the DC, but plan to create another admin account to as to leave the built in admin acct alone. The other server is running WSS 2008 R2 under a different admin account (not built in). I'll read over the blog regarding the remote control, thanks!
  2. I have WSE 2012 R2 on my primary server box now running as the DC, though I haven't added any clients yet and has DP installed. Plus, I have another server box that also has DP installed as well, both licensed and I discovered that you could manage another system with DP installed (had to update the one on the older server box to the current version). Thing is when I select the other machine to manage it says that 'COMPUTER\Administrator' is not authorized to connect to this computer. You must be an Administrator on the destination computer in order to manage it'. So does that mean I need to add an Admin account for the opposite machine in order to manage the pool remotely if needed?
  3. That's pretty awesome! I tried to listen to the podcast but wouldn't play...given it was from 2014 i wasn't sure if the podcast was still available. I don't mind working with domains, just have to understand them better.
  4. Almost feels im talking to myself lol. Anyway Chris wanted to ask you about how are you liking running WS2012R2? Besides using it as a domain controller what other things are you using with it? In my case, i have briefly used R2 Essentials starting out but now have a license for Standard which some say is better anyway. Ive always been intrigued in working with server based gear and OS's. I've built my server using the SM X9SCL+-F board with the Xeon 1230 v2 cpu with 16gb ram in the Antec 302 case. In my case, I have 6 computers running Win7, two of them being workstations, 3 XP machines, and 3 laptops. I know with the Essentials role in Standard it doesn't support XP clients for backups but I can use Paragon Recovery to backup the XP boxes to a network share. I plan to run Emby server, Drivepool and Scanner all on the same box, and possibly JRiver for all my music needs. Other things id like to use my server for is network booting via PXE and i have two network printers i use regularly. I'm debating whether to delve into domains as i have tried it before but admit was a little confusing on how domains work but am willing to give it another go at it and get some understanding. I also read that 2012 can also be used to give out IP addresses as well. I have used HyperV before and it works very well, but not sure whether i need to do VM at this time. I also bought an LSI 9211 8i SAS card (already flashed to IT mode, P19 firmware) with the cables. I'm looking forward to delving deeper into the world of servers!
  5. Cool I will look into that. Haven't looked into offsite backup options yet but can probably get some external drives to backup too for offsite storage.
  6. I'm trying to determine what would be a good backup solution to backup all of my Windows 7 machines to one server. Basically, I am trying to decide what server OS to install on my new smaller server build, that will also run DrivePool and Scanner. I've read that Windows Server 2012 R2 would be ideal, but I'm wondering to install the Essential version or the Standard and install 3rd party backup software, like Paragon Backup and Recovery, etc. The Essential version has the client backup feature but of course doesn't support XP clients (but WHS 2011 does). I have two XP machines that I use for analog video capture and the best hardware was made in the XP era, so necessitates backing those up too. I may use the SM board I have along with the Xeon E31230 v2 for this setup. The main thing with the WS2012 is that it forces itself as a domain controller, which I don't need at this time. However I would like the ability to be able to utilize a print server so any machine in the house can print to it. I'm sure there are other uses but haven't looked into them yet. With this server box I plan to run Emby, JRiver for music streaming and of course storage for all my media collection. What are you guys using for a backup scheme (for clients) on your servers?
  7. Its true that XP has gone the way of the dodo, but since I do video restoration work and still do transfers from analog sources (VHS, etc.) I have two XP machines I built for that purpose since the best video recording hardware were made during the XP era. I don't use the internet with either machine so don't need the support for them. But I do network them with my home LAN to share the files between my video editing workstation for further processing and editing. The XP boxes are just capture machines and their sole purpose. Okay I will check out the cards you suggested, and read on the flashing the cards. However, I don't know if the LSI cards will be compatible with the AsRock board I have, so may consider using my Supermicro board for the card since its pretty much server grade gear. And it does have 16GB ECC RAM.
  8. Hi, I currently have DrivePool on another large server (the SM 846 Chassis) and works good though I don't have the server in operation right now. I am doing a smaller media server build with parts from a former video editing build that consist of these components: Antec 302 case, with Rosewill 3 x 5.25-Inch to 4 x 3.5-Inch Hot-swap SATAIII/SAS cage AsRock H61M//U3S3 mATX motherboard Intel i5 2500 (non-K) 3.3GHz CPU 16GB RAM (I know overkill, and WSS will only use 8GB) Silverstone 500W PSU 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD for OS 2x 2TB Toshiba hard drives I've pretty much used all the on-board SATA ports on the motherboard which is only 6 ports. With the 5.25" 4 x 3.5" hot swap cage I can use up to 10 drives in the case. My question is, what's a good recommendation for an SATA controller that Stablebit Scanner will be able to read the SMART information from. I know there are many IBM M1015 variants on Ebay, but possible that Scanner won't read the info from any drives with some of those controllers, such as the Perc H310 controller cards I have in another system. Any help would be great! EDIT: Ok being home from work now I see there are some topics regarding the controller cards. Still have to do some reading, though alot of the SAS cards on ebay needs to be flashed to IT mode, which I am not sure how to do. I do have an ESXi setup that's using an Supermicro X9SCL+-F-O 1155 board with the Xeon E3-1230 v2 CPU (which I think its equivalent to an I7). However, since the ESXi setup only has 3 VM's on it with only two active, I may just decommission it and use it for a solid physical server using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials since I have a license for it. Only down side is that it while I believe it does Windows 7 client backups, it doesn't support XP clients so would have to use another backup product for those.
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