Anti virus scanning exclusion lists

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General Exclusions for All Windows Platforms

  • Pagefile.sys
  • *.pst
  • %systemroot%\System32\Spool (replace %systemroot% with actual directory)
  • %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore (replace %systemroot% with actual directory)
  • %allusersprofile%\NTUser.pol
  • %systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy\registry.pol
Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller
  • : \ WINNT \ SYSVOL
  • : \ WINNT \ NTDS
  • : \ WINNT \ ntfrs

Why we have selected Hyper-V again (against VMware)

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Just finished some quick but rather indicative tests of VMware vSphere with View 5 and MS Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
We are long time looking for virtualization platform that would allow decent quality of 3D graphics and modeling applications.

Implementing RemoteFX on HP ProLiant

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Quick check list and brief instructions on hyper-V RemoteFX set up
RemoteFX requirement:

  • Processors must support Second-Level Address Translation (SLAT). Intel-based processors, Extended Page Tables (EPT) == SLAT. AMD-based processors, Nested Page Tables (NPT) == SLAT.

SAN vs local server storage and virtualization

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The Old Story
Every year purchase new server(s) loaded with as many disk as it can handle. Install software and transfer data from the old servers (3-4 years old) that go out of business due to reliability consideration and increased need of storage space.