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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


Mar
29
comment Alternatives to SMART for Monitoring HDD Corruption
@gravidthoughts chkdsk has a check only switch. For media patrol you need something to compare it to - hence the raid requirement. The computer can't tell if the data is corrupt if it doesn't know what it is supposed to look like.
Mar
29
answered Alternatives to SMART for Monitoring HDD Corruption
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@snakedoc if you can't get a replacement cable do not try modufying it yourself. Changing the cable to a non apc provided one likely invalidates its UL listing which again has insurance implications.
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@SnakeDoc Also, even if the fire marshal doesn't inspect it...he will if there is ever a fire. And he'll notice the cable then. Whether or not that's the cause of the fire, your insurance company might decide it invalidates your insurance.
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@snakedoc on some UPS models you can get a replacement power cable, possibly a longer one - it would only require a few minutes downtime, and no soldering, you just open the unit and clip it in. Contact the UPS manufacturer to see if that's an option. If you do end up with an extension cable, you definitely want a locking one. And to make sure that joint isn't a tripping hazard.
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
Electrically it's fine. Fire code wise, probably not. Most don't allow permanent use of an extension cord for a device that gives more outlets (or something to that effect...consult your local fire marshal). The fines can be quite stiff.
Mar
26
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
21
answered printing from x86 terminal server to a x64 machine
Mar
21
comment printing from x86 terminal server to a x64 machine
Are these all printers attached to their PC or network printers? Are they the same or all different models?
Mar
20
awarded  Fanatic
Mar
12
comment AD - storing last 4 of employee social sec number as the employeeNumber attritubte?
Especially since other parts of their social security number can often be guessed by knowing when and where they got their SSN.
Mar
10
comment How to troubleshoot network from customers perspective?
Will they let you put a machine on their network which can monitor ping/traceroute or that you can ssh/rdp into to see how well it works from their network?
Mar
8
comment Protecting Servers from Dust
Have another air purifier in that room and if possible put extra filters over the ac air intake. If the AC can be switched to circulate air instead, do so. If they are doing the door and drywall just outside it, that room WILL be filled with dust no matter how many plastic sheets there are (seriously...drywall dust manages to get everywhere no matter how careful the workers are at cleaning up)
Mar
8
revised Smartphone email safety
double negative was wrong
Mar
8
comment Protecting Servers from Dust
In that case, be sure to protect BOTH of those rooms from dust as much as you can. Drywall dust is very fine and some will come through the ac filters.
Mar
8
comment Server-level block, deny, or redirect based on User-Agent?
@Mxx I wasn't the one who downvoted it. Just telling you what I read when I looked into this company.
Mar
7
comment Server-level block, deny, or redirect based on User-Agent?
They SAY that. But many postings online claim they do not always respect robots.txt
Mar
7
answered Protecting Servers from Dust
Mar
5
comment Sharepoint - Announcement Permissions
Specifically its the version of IE used. IE8 should work fine. 9 may work. 10+ will have all kinds of strange problems with sharepoint.
Mar
5
comment Opening a recently modified word file on server 2008 opens previously unmodified file
have you checked that neither user has enabled offline files for those shares?