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"Switch" Huge Non Partitioned Tables in Seconds


There are many challenges with gigantic tables and modifying their schema is one of those that could make many operational DBAs cry. 368 more words


Citrix Receiver keeps opening windows!

I had a user report when he uses the Citrix Receiver to access our XenDesktop environment all sessions would reconnect and open windows. He liked XenDesktop but was annoyed by getting all his sessions opened. 184 more words


Troubleshooting Domain-Join during an OSD Task Sequence

There are two ways to join a domain as part of an OS Deployment:

  1. Using the Apply Network Settings step in Windows PE
  2. Using the 
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Scan, fix and troubleshoot disks with Powershell

I still see the old good chkdsk command everywhere in blog posts.

However, since Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server you have now the Repair-Volume… 76 more words


Ithaca Really IS Gorges. Bonus: Something Died In the Closet

Ithaca is a show pony of a place – everything is spectacular. From brilliant fall foliage to Lake Cayuga to waterfalls eeeverywhere, our sadness of leaving Burlington was short lived. 713 more words

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The Case of a Delphi Application hanging in ExitProcess

A colleague came to me with a Delphi application that would not shut down, but just hang. The application in question had been refactored such that one module was extracted into a DLL to be reused in another application. 429 more words


How To Configure Startup Apps in Windows 10 Fall Creator Update Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 RS4

Microsoft has added Startup  tab within Settings in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 RS4 .

The key benefit of this is you can easily configure the start up apps when you log in. 37 more words