Sometimes for security reasons, enterprise will block the Microsoft Store. Unfortunately for me, that means I can’t disable the “power saving” feature that seems to randomly dim or brighten the screen depending on the contrast of the things on the screen at the time as the companion utility to the driver has moved only to the Microsoft Store. Here’s how it can done done with local admin rights:
Go to https://apps.microsoft.com/store/apps
Search for your App
Copy the URL with the ID, for example: https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/intel%C2%AE-graphics-command-center/9PLFNLNT3G5G
The Dream Machine Pro is a very capable machine but it being in the SMB space makes it difficult to work with at times; especially figuring out why VPN doesn’t work because it doesn’t expose any of the logs through the UI.
To be able to look at the details of the configuration, SSH must be enabled. The username name is “root” and the password is set under System. I haven’t quite figured out what the Network level SSH credentials are for. The following are useful commands to troubleshoot VPN:
It is 100% possible to hot-swap with Intel RAID when it is enabled and configure with an array of drives. As in, just pull the drive and put a new drive in while the OS is still running. There is not an option to configure it to automatically rebuild the array however. The rebuild option is only available in the Windows utility.
Pull the drive to be replace.
Push in new drive.
In Intel RSTe utility, select the volume and click “Rebuild” on the right panel.
Windows 10 setup does *not* work via PXE ram disk when the iso is directly loaded. A Pre-Environment must be loaded first for to load setup from a mapped network share where the iso image has been dumped.
This guide assumes some prerequisites: 1. working PXE environment 2. pre-built Windows PE image 3. Samba/Windows share with the dumped Windows 10 image
pxelinux config file should contain the following bit to load Windows PE.
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label Windows PE x64
append iso initrd=images/WinPE_x64.iso
PE will load into a command prompt.
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net use * \\192.168.0.220\tftpboot\images\win10
Make sure the shared directory has read and execute rights; otherwise, it will show “Access is denied”.
Intel line of server motherboards have iKVM built-in but it must be enabled with a separate licensing module that plugs into the motherboard. I got one recently and was curious as to how this “license” works.
For the AXXRMM4LITE module, it is a single SPI flash (Winbond 25X10CLNIG) with an 8-pin connector. To my surprise, the flash is completely empty. The BMC/BIOS only checks for the presence of an SPI fash.