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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


Apr
4
reviewed No Action Needed how to change postfix mail recipient(To:) when sending to multiple external accounts
Apr
3
comment What regular server maintenance is recommended for Hyper-v server VM's
@darkcat actually monitoring would have caught such a thing. By monitoring page load times for the webserver. And showing you a graph of cpu usage. Automated monitoring does what you can't no matter how hard you work - watch every server every minute of every day. And when you find something it didn't catch you reconfigure the monitoring system to catch it next time.
Apr
3
answered Advice: ideal hosting situation for a mid-sized company with lackluster IT?
Apr
2
comment How should I set up my Hyper-V server and networks topology?
HyperV 2012r2 has a LOT of improvements to it. If you are just starting with hyperv start there!
Apr
2
revised Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?
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Apr
2
answered Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?
Mar
31
comment Is there a way to get windows update information from linux?
I have a vbs script that reports back available updates to my linux monitoring system. Can be run as scheduled task or through winexe. Will post it for you when I get back to my PC.
Mar
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Allow Apache to run a command as a different user
Mar
30
comment Windows server mirror drive as primary backup
Backups to tape, hard drives in a NAS or backup appliance, or to internet based storage. Restore with software that cones with it. I highly recommend Unitrends appliances. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer. They are easy enough to use for a novice and they offer installation services to get it up and running fast. The appliance can even run a backup as a virtual machine if the real hardware dies, so payroll keeps going while you wait for spare parts.
Mar
30
answered Full system backup - different drive types
Mar
29
answered Windows server mirror drive as primary backup
Mar
29
comment Alternatives to SMART for Monitoring HDD Corruption
@gravidthougts it will use a fair bit of disk IO. Whether or not its acceptable performance wise will have to be tested on your specific hardware. Even so, chkdsk wont catch all possible corruption.
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
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Mar
21
answered printing from x86 terminal server to a x64 machine