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[#] Tue Nov 02 2021 06:28:56 EDT from darknetuser

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2021-10-30 11:48 from IGnatius T Foobar
boss, which has caused the boss to be so happy as to hand me a juicy


bunch of extra cash for fixing the crisis.

Heh. Nice way to make some money if you can handle the abuse.

And that's really the thing, isn't it. If you make enough money you

can take a lot more of the crap.



I like to say customers pay for the privilege of messing up with the people they pay.

[#] Tue Nov 02 2021 18:47:00 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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The weird thing about this - is it is always APPLE people who have these experiences with trying to wedge Microsoft things on their Macs. 

My Surface Pro 4 and 5 have great all day battery life... or did, when new. 

Maybe this is more a Windows on Mac thing than a Windows thing - and maybe Apple is more of the problem than Microsoft. 

 

Mon Nov 01 2021 10:52:29 EDT from Nurb432

Could fit in hardware too, but its our office's fault so here it is instead:

 

New macbook. Will run all freaking day on OSX or Linux, even in a VM.  Add a windows VM to the mix and battery lasts about 4 hours. CPU pegged the entire time due to the windows VM, due to security scans and crap. 

I sort of wondered how long it would run, forgot to plug the power into the usb hub this morning. So around 10 am i found out :) 



 



[#] Tue Nov 02 2021 20:25:40 EDT from Nurb432

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Its technically a VM on Linux.. so really its just a generic Intel box as far as windows knows.  Had same problem with VM on my generic Intel box too.   So do other people, on metal. 

We are also burning up SSD in the HP's like ice cream on a hot sidewalk. 30% fail rate in a year.

While i would like to blame apple, i have to be honest,  its not their fault. its our security team. 

Tue Nov 02 2021 06:47:00 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

The weird thing about this - is it is always APPLE people who have these experiences with trying to wedge Microsoft things on their Macs. 

My Surface Pro 4 and 5 have great all day battery life... or did, when new. 

Maybe this is more a Windows on Mac thing than a Windows thing - and maybe Apple is more of the problem than Microsoft. 

 

 



[#] Wed Nov 03 2021 20:19:50 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah... this kind of behavior is not typical. All of my Win machines are SSD... and they're on constantly... *knock on wood*. 


Tue Nov 02 2021 20:25:40 EDT from Nurb432

Its technically a VM on Linux.. so really its just a generic Intel box as far as windows knows.  Had same problem with VM on my generic Intel box too.   So do other people, on metal. 

We are also burning up SSD in the HP's like ice cream on a hot sidewalk. 30% fail rate in a year.

While i would like to blame apple, i have to be honest,  its not their fault. its our security team. 

Tue Nov 02 2021 06:47:00 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

The weird thing about this - is it is always APPLE people who have these experiences with trying to wedge Microsoft things on their Macs. 

My Surface Pro 4 and 5 have great all day battery life... or did, when new. 

Maybe this is more a Windows on Mac thing than a Windows thing - and maybe Apple is more of the problem than Microsoft. 

 

 



 



[#] Wed Nov 03 2021 20:32:06 EDT from Nurb432

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Join our forest, and let our GPO hit you.. That will fix that :) 

Joking aside, its just insane what they are doing to our machines. If it wasn't for the couple of pieces of software i need on windows, id not be using it at all.   I guess one i could get published via VDI if i bitched enough, but id never get crystal installed on a shared server. 

Wed Nov 03 2021 08:19:50 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

Yeah... this kind of behavior is not typical. All of my Win machines are SSD... and they're on constantly... *knock on wood*. 




[#] Wed Nov 03 2021 21:43:33 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Group Policy is the absolute fsckin' worst. I mean, it is granular, powerful, and simply takes all of the complexity of *nix and wraps it up in an even *more* confusing Graphical User Interface. It is the point where as a Windows admin I went, "I'm an old dog... I'm not learning this one. Fuck the masters..." 

 

Wed Nov 03 2021 20:32:06 EDT from Nurb432

Join our forest, and let our GPO hit you.. That will fix that :) 

Joking aside, its just insane what they are doing to our machines. If it wasn't for the couple of pieces of software i need on windows, id not be using it at all.   I guess one i could get published via VDI if i bitched enough, but id never get crystal installed on a shared server. 

Wed Nov 03 2021 08:19:50 PM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

Yeah... this kind of behavior is not typical. All of my Win machines are SSD... and they're on constantly... *knock on wood*. 




 



[#] Thu Nov 04 2021 18:03:49 EDT from Nurb432

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GPO itself isn't the problem but if ours applies, you get all the crap we push.. 



[#] Sat Nov 06 2021 11:58:39 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Administering it is the problem. :) 

 

Thu Nov 04 2021 18:03:49 EDT from Nurb432

GPO itself isn't the problem but if ours applies, you get all the crap we push.. 



 



[#] Mon Nov 08 2021 16:24:12 EST from Nurb432

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Looks like all our contractors are going to end up getting VDI.  Seems we are having to sue people to get hardware back.. Which of course costs time and money, on our part.

 

came out of a discussion where apparently with 'shared pools' where VMs are spun/up down on demand ( with random names each time ), SCCM is being installed, so it reports back as an asset in the data feed into my system. ( but not all people are on shared, and some get dedicated VMs.. making it even more of a mess to track )



[#] Thu Nov 11 2021 18:29:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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GPO itself isn't the problem but if ours applies, you get all the
crap we push.. 

Yeah. That's why I don't bother to troubleshoot problems on my own machine anymore. I just whine at the IT department like a clueless n00b and tell them to fix their shit. I can't be bothered.

This is why I *want* a VDI. Let someone else deal with it end-to-end. As long as it has even *reasonable* performance I'm ok with it. I'm not doing anything high performance. I'm an IT Architect. The most display-hungry program I run is Visio. The most CPU-hungry program I run is the antivirus.
When I do development work it's on a remote server anyway. Give me the VDI.

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