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Used Hardware?

Do any of you ever purchase used hardware from places such as eBay or a reseller? Do you have security concerns about it?

JCDavid by Rising Star III
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TOTP Hardware Keys

What TOTP hardware keys are people using in their environment when WebAuthN or Software keys do not meet your needs?

krichard by Novitiate III
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Seagate 20TB 7200RPM Drive

For $500 does anyone think this is worth it? 20TB is a lot of storage but I feel like SSD prices have come down so much that getting multiple SSD drives might be costly, but offer better performance. Thoughts?

What hardware do you use for testing?

As I'm testing here at home, a few people have very nicely sent me notes about what they're seeing on their Windows machines. And I realized that I have about 5 different Macs and several iPhones but no working Windows at all (our old HP laptop will ...

BScott by Community Manager
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Homelabs. Sweeeeeet.

I've been considering a "personal" jumpcloud account for my homelab. Much easier to test new things on a non-mission critical VM at home than screwing it up at work. Anyone else do this?What have you tied it in with? I've personally been curious abou...

rlyons by Rising Star III
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Why I Ditched Domain Controllers

Friends don’t let friends buy unnecessary hardware for domain controllers. I was recently consulting with a client who’s a principal at a family law firm with her folks. Naturally, that also made her the default IT person. Her last MSP wanted to char...

JCDavid by Rising Star III
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Where do you host websites / apps?

Hello!The company I work for is a web / app development & design agency. We have upwards of 3,000 sites & apps that we maintain, spread across roughly 300 servers. Currently we're hosting in DigitalOcean, it's fine. No real complaints other than thei...

steven by Rising Star III
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MacBook Air "Worrying" PC Laptop Makers

PC makers are concerned that Apple's M2 architecture may dent their laptop sales. This type of post could be fodder for the perennial Mac versus PC argle-bargle, but I don't believe that's the correct way to interpret it. Consumer choice is a good th...

JCDavid by Rising Star III
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Core Based CALs Calculator

That subject wasn't meant to be a tongue twister, but it might make your head spin if server licenses are coming out of your budget. Here's a handy "unofficial" Windows Server Licensing calculator. You pay the Number of CPUs per host times the cores ...

JCDavid by Rising Star III
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Easy Windows FileShare: Map Drives Using a Cloud Directory

I previously posted about how to use JumpCloud to manage Windows file shares. There's an even easier method that will sound very familiar to any seasoned Windows admin: using a script/batch to map drives. This post outlines how to accomplish it.Check...

JCDavid by Rising Star III
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New Label: Homelabs

After a suggestion on The IT Hour today, I'm adding a label here for home labs. Once we reach a critical mass on those types of posts, we can create a new board and move those over to their own space. @rlyons @kelly I think you were a couple of the f...

BScott by Community Manager
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Who chooses the hardware?

How do you deal with pushback from users who want more flexibility on their device or OS choice? Are you strict in the choices you give users, limiting their choices to certain models from a list? Or is it a “you get what you get” environment?Also cu...

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