Windows 10 and Google Drive

So I was asking my colleague to switch from Dropbox to Google Drive, mainly because is the company is subscribed to Google Apps for Work. But the pushback was that (Windows 10) search didn’t return hits as expected, and search is all-important.

I asked (the search engine) Google for help, and buried in a 2015 forum post is the solution for Windows 10, today. I’m not even sure why it’s been months and not resolved by the principals, but anyways:-

Right click ‘Google Drive’ > Security tab > Advanced > Click your username > Check the ‘Enable inheritance’ box > Click OK.!topic/drive/5EPuLuwmLGI


Hyper-V: Slow Guest Network Performance

A couple weeks ago, I discovered that guest network performance was abysmally slow, copy-pasting files from host to guest (RDP) felt like it took days instead of the (expected) minutes! This delayed the commissioning of a new application, and it bugged me for a bit. Later on, a different guest exhibited the same issue; i.e., I could actually see the images it sent over being (very slowly) downloaded in the browser…

After a bit of Google-ing and experimentation, it appears to be related to a NIC issue (our HP server uses Broadcom) and this Virtual Machine Queues (VMQ) option in Windows Server 2012 R2. It’s weird that it hasn’t already been resolved by Broadcom/Microsoft, but here’s the full Reddit link if you need more details.

Do note however that I tried out the Registry update (BelowTenGigVmqEnabled=1), but it didn’t work in my case. I’m just going to quote from the the Redditor in closing:-

My world is beautiful.