BANNED

The moderator finally crossed the line and banned me from the Microsoft Forums. After trashing my posts galore, the banning is the worse insult of them all. So this makes Microsoft completely responsible.

USER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL 10/29/2552 5:00 PM PST DUE TO CREATING MULTIPLE OR ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS

This is nonsense, I am that good. I am one of the best IT experts in the English speaking world.

Now Microsoft has lost one of their best ever expert because somebody became jealous that a Vegan is better.

We have achieved not only the top gold achievements for marked answer, but also the gold achievement for a developer as well.

The loss means many forum questioners will now never get a satisfactory answer. The loss to the community is extensive.

MISSING CONTRIBUTIONS

Somebody had a problem with Bitlocker and I have a lot of experience with it as I use Lenovo laptops with TPM chips. I have a Lenovo T400 and a T500 and both machines have TPM chips so bitlocker can be used with them.

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/u/edit/?referrer=https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/7060c961-3b7c-42ba-ad84-008c357478d8/installation-failure-windows-failed-to-install-the-following-update-with-error-0x800f0922?forum=w8itprogeneral

Bitlocker and Windows have some issues and recovery keys are not saved to OneDrive properly so I recommend using a USB stick to save the key and then copy it to onedrive where it is safe.

OneDrive and Microsoft accounts use Active Directory but Paul Adare does not realize this. There are issues with AD as well which I discovered when dong some testing with Windows Server. Bugs with AD are plentiful as Microsoft continues to expand the roles it handles.

I have run into many problems with Bitlocker with corporate clients who did not realize their keys were not being stored properly. For that reason I recommend an immediate backup of the key to a USB stick so that it is available. Recovery of files from a crashed system will need the key to be able to read the disk.

PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS UPDATE

For some reason my contribution disappeared.

Sometimes rebooting can get some updates to install. Many times however there are deeper problems and the system may be corrupted. This C# script needs the PowerShell prompt:

SERVER SHORT ON STORAGE?

Again my comments are nowhere to be found:

Realistically a server should have a minimum 128GB for the system disk so that there is room for Windows updates and the other necessary files required by Windows Server. Additional storage may be needed if there are heavier demands on the server.

Generally a server uses secondary storage for application data.

WIFI FOR A SERVER

I have tried using Wi-Fi for Windows Server and it does not work in my experience. It only seems to work with hard wired Ethernet. This is likely due to the fact that Windows Server is largely seen in data centers instead of a private residence.

I have been able to get VirtualBox to use Wi-Fi properly which has allowed me to use Windows Server in a VHD container. Given the growth in wireless it makes me wonder why 802.11 is not supported by Windows Server.

My comment was not what the OP wanted but at the end of the day it never was answered satisfactorily. Part of the problems is that many are not able to clearly express themselves so it requires a very high level of sophistication to make an educated guess as to his needs.

BROTHER PRINTER

Again my comments disappeared. Somebody wanted to get the software for a Brother MFC there were having issues getting the software to run. I have used Brother machines but the last one died due to the print mechanism failure.

SERVER MEMORY USE

Generally Windows Server will use RAM to cache the disk and network to improve performance. The OP with 56GB of RAM was puzzled. The OP apparently was running a database which explains the high memory use immediately. My comments disappeared.

Windows Server and Linux both use main memory as a cache for services. Empty memory is a waste so servers use them to speed up requests.

Databases are best on a SSD but capacity is still limited and costs are still higher than many can afford. Still SSD prices are falling so I am hoping the price deflator can be maintained for another 5 years.

READYBOOST

ReadyBoost was a feature with Windows Vista to improve performance in machines with minimal memory. Most new machines with Vista already shipped with at least 2048MB and many machines shipped with 4096MB which negates the benefits of ReadyBoost. Again my comments disappeared.

HEAP CORRUPTION

A long running thread with C++ over items on the heap becoming corrupt. As an experienced developer its best to contain dynamic items in a class so that it is automatically deleted when the procedure is completed. C++ classes have constructor and destructor elements which can compartmentalize malloc(), new and delete.

As usual my recommendation of using a class object was deleted. The person quoting me is present and indicated he was unable to use a class object.

class item {
private:
char * data;
std::size_t tsize;
public:
item(std::size_t asize);
~item();
}

This is the general design for C++ classes with one constructor and one destructor. Not shown is the actual complete code, all that is shown is the function prototypes to illustrate the concept.

item::item(std::size_t asize) {
data = new char[sizeof(asize)];
tsize = asize;
return;
}
item::~item() {
delete data[];
return;
}

Now the constructor and destructor are shown with the scope resolution operator to compartmentalize the functions.

This example is how to compartmentalize dynamic objects so that there is never any memory leaks. All too often developers fail to delete allocated objects which results in orphaned memory objects. The only way to clear the memory of orphaned objects is to reboot the system.

LOTS MORE

Since my account has been banned, my profile remains but my activity is gone. Now it’s useless, all thanks to an arrogant moderator who cannot stand that a vegan can do better.

THE LAW

Mischief

  • 430 (1) Every one commits mischief who wilfully
    • (a) destroys or damages property;
    • (b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective;
    • (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property; or
    • (d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property.
  • Mischief in relation to computer data(1.1) Everyone commits mischief who wilfully
    • (a) destroys or alters computer data;
    • (b) renders computer data meaningless, useless or ineffective;
    • (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use of computer data; or
    • (d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with a person in the lawful use of computer data or denies access to computer data to a person who is entitled to access to it.
  • Punishment(2) Every one who commits mischief that causes actual danger to life is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.
  • Punishment(3) Every one who commits mischief in relation to property that is a testamentary instrument or the value of which exceeds five thousand dollars
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Idem(4) Every one who commits mischief in relation to property, other than property described in subsection (3),
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Mischief relating to religious property, educational institutions, etc.(4.1) Everyone who commits mischief in relation to property described in any of paragraphs (4.101)(a) to (d), if the commission of the mischief is motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or mental or physical disability,
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Definition of property(4.101) For the purposes of subsection (4.1), property means
    • (a) a building or structure, or part of a building or structure, that is primarily used for religious worship — including a church, mosque, synagogue or temple —, an object associated with religious worship located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure, or a cemetery;
    • (b) a building or structure, or part of a building or structure, that is primarily used by an identifiable group as defined in subsection 318(4) as an educational institution — including a school, daycare centre, college or university —, or an object associated with that institution located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure;
    • (c) a building or structure, or part of a building or structure, that is primarily used by an identifiable group as defined in subsection 318(4) for administrative, social, cultural or sports activities or events — including a town hall, community centre, playground or arena —, or an object associated with such an activity or event located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure; or
    • (d) a building or structure, or part of a building or structure, that is primarily used by an identifiable group as defined in subsection 318(4) as a residence for seniors or an object associated with that residence located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure.
  • Mischief relating to war memorials(4.11) Everyone who commits mischief in relation to property that is a building, structure or part thereof that primarily serves as a monument to honour persons who were killed or died as a consequence of a war, including a war memorial or cenotaph, or an object associated with honouring or remembering those persons that is located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure, or a cemetery is guilty of an indictable offence or an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable,
    • (a) whether the offence is prosecuted by indictment or punishable on summary conviction, to the following minimum punishment, namely,
      • (i) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $1,000,
      • (ii) for a second offence, to imprisonment for not less than 14 days, and
      • (iii) for each subsequent offence, to imprisonment for not less than 30 days;
    • (b) if the offence is prosecuted by indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years; and
    • (c) if the offence is punishable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years less a day.
  • Mischief in relation to cultural property(4.2) Every one who commits mischief in relation to cultural property as defined in Article 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, done at The Hague on May 14, 1954, as set out in the schedule to the Cultural Property Export and Import Act,
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Mischief in relation to computer data(5) Everyone who commits mischief in relation to computer data
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Offence(5.1) Everyone who wilfully does an act or wilfully omits to do an act that it is their duty to do, if that act or omission is likely to constitute mischief causing actual danger to life, or to constitute mischief in relation to property or computer data,
    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Saving(6) No person commits mischief within the meaning of this section by reason only that
    • (a) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and himself to agree on any matter relating to his employment;
    • (b) he stops work as a result of the failure of his employer and a bargaining agent acting on his behalf to agree on any matter relating to his employment; or
    • (c) he stops work as a result of his taking part in a combination of workmen or employees for their own reasonable protection as workmen or employees.
  • Idem(7) No person commits mischief within the meaning of this section by reason only that he attends at or near or approaches a dwelling-house or place for the purpose only of obtaining or communicating information.
  • Definition of computer data(8) In this section, computer data has the same meaning as in subsection 342.1(2).
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