GPO Disable Password Expiration or Password Complexity

Big Fat Warning:  Don’t do this. How to disable password expiration Load Local Group Policy Editor (Start –> Type gpedit.msc –> Enter) Expand sections: Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Windows Settings –> Security Settings –> Account Policies –> Password Policy Set Maximum password age to 0 to completely disable passwords from expiring. How to disable […]

SQL Server 2016 SP1 Edition Limit Changes

Microsoft made the following changes in their documentation (see screenshot above) to accurately reflect the memory limits on lower editions of SQL Server. Edition Information:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-editions Estimate Memory Requirements for Memory-Optimized Tables Key Points The limits for In-Memory OLTP data is per database. The limits for Columnstore segment cache is per SQL Server instance across all the […]

My Notes and Benchmarks on VMware Flash Read Cache

I’ve spent some time exploring and studying the use and configuration of VMware Flash Read Cache (vFRC) and its benefits.  These are my notes. Useful Resources VMware Flash Read Cache 1.0 FAQ vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache Documentation On a guest virtual machine, vFRC is configured in Disk configuration area.  The virtual machine needs to […]

VMware vSphere 6.5 Test Drive

This will be an evolving post as I document/note the installation process and some configuration and testing. I’m installing VMware vSphere 6.5 under my current virtualization platform to give it a spin. I’m most curious about the web interface, now that it has moved exclusively in that direction. I *HOPE* it is much better than […]