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If it involves computers or electronics, I probably do it.

I have experience with Exchange, Sharepoint, Zabbix, Powershell, Hyper-V clusters, and a whole host of other things.

If you need to contact me, my email address is grant@emsley.ca


May
24
comment VBS script to check the service and its status
Also, windows handles automatically restarting services on its own. You can configure how it retrys in the service properties, including the option to reboot the server if it can't restart the service.
May
24
comment VBS script to check the service and its status
Instead of randomly rebooting your server, why not fix the underlying problems that are causing the service to fail? I would be having strong words with anyone who implemented this "solution" on one of my production servers.
May
23
comment Tagged Packets on native VLAN General Port
@int2000 in both cases, packets were leaving a port on it's native vlan. If you were sending packets on VLAN2, they would leave with VLAN tags.
May
23
answered Tagged Packets on native VLAN General Port
May
22
answered Recover from a Punctured RAID array
May
21
comment Scheduled copy of production database into test database
I prefer to automate the restore from my backups. That way you get automatic testing thay your backup and restore procedures work as well.
May
20
comment Windows 7, copy configuration
@jmp242 Sysprep IS necessary or at least a good idea. blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2009/12/03/…
May
20
comment Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires with multimeter?
@roman yes. I believe the one I have is a fluke nettool. They aren't cheap, but they save a lot of time and effort diagnosing bad cables. Seriously though - just cut the end off and wire it up properly.
May
20
revised Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires with multimeter?
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May
20
answered Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires with multimeter?
May
19
revised apache forward REMOTE_USER to X-Forwarded-User
remove double negative.
May
19
comment Replace the user for windows permissions
Have you already recreated the users? Can you easily match up which id represents each user?
May
18
comment A record required for MX record?
@HåkanLindqvist Decent = knows how A and CNAME records work. Good includes knowing why you can't use a CNAME at the top of your domain.
May
18
comment A record required for MX record?
This is one of the reasons people still use www. in website addresses. It catches a surprisingly large number of people by surprise the first time they encounter it, including those who have a decent understanding of DNS.
May
18
comment Svr.sys should be running
What have you tried so far?
May
17
answered User login URL for newkly installed Zimbra mail server
May
17
answered Documenting a lab environment
May
16
comment How to stop a site from redirecting to yours?
Take advantage of all the free traffic and redirect them to a special page for ex-competitor customers. They are basically giving you free business...why turn that away?
May
16
comment Are Cisco admins expected to understand classful networks?
@chefflambe I have dealt with plenty of cisco folk who barely understood subnetting. There is plenty of ignorance to go around, regardless of what exams someone managed to pass.
May
16
comment Windows 2008 keeps forcing reactivation
Microsoft will add more MAK activations within reason, but the better solution is to switch to using KMS if possible.