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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


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comment Non-invasive way for our network team to run ping/tracert/etc from various servers
@SqlRyan added another option that might be seen as less "doing your job for you"
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comment Optiplex 760 running 3 monitors
This is offtopic since we don't do product recommendations. However...you might want to look at these: monoprice.com/… they have worked very well for our office to add extra monitors.
Jul
18
comment Turn on redirected access mode for Server 2012R2 Cluster Shared Volume
Silly me, I had the lower panel hidden...
Jul
18
comment Cisco switch, white residue in switch ports
Assuming there is no warranty on these switches I would pop the case off and see what it looks like inside.
Jul
14
comment Server cabinet for (a bit damp) basement
How damp are we talking about here? High humidity, or visible water on the floors/walls? Is the basement prone to water seeping in during high rainfall or in the spring when snow melts?
Jul
9
comment Hot spare host vs cold spare host?
@sobrique in this context KVM likely stands for kernel based virtual machine -linux-kvm.org
Jul
9
comment What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
RAID on desktop class systems often causes more problems than it solves, causing data loss when the controller or motherboard fail and identical replacements aren't available. Sometimes even WHEN identical replacements are available.
Jul
4
comment Network Interface binding order on Windows 8.1
I have posted it as an answer so you can accept (and upvote) it. Glad I could help :)
Jul
4
comment Network Interface binding order on Windows 8.1
This is done by adjusting the metric in the routing table. Why do you want to avoid that?
Jul
4
comment Network Interface binding order on Windows 8.1
Why does it matter what order they are listed in? Tell us what you are actually trying to achieve - there is probably a better way.
Jul
4
comment Store PGP keys on Active Directory/Exchange?
+1 for the squimish about extending the schema. There is no undoing it, and breaking AD would make for a very bad day. But it is a valid thing to do, Microsoft apps do it all the time.
Jun
28
comment Compare between MYSQL cluster and MYSQL server
And if you want a fair comparison you need to at least give the single server 15 gigs of RAM...
Jun
24
comment Can one server see traffic to another server inside a VLAN?
@Devon that's why you need to ENSURE vlans are setup properly...just as you need to ensure physical devices get plugged into the correct switch. If you can't trust the network environment, you need to use encryption, either through SSH, IPSec or some other VPN technology. If this is really sensitive info (credit cards, SSN's, proprietary company secrets, etc) use encryption even if you DO trust the network. And use full disk encryption as well - anyone with physical access to the machines it's stored on can see your data.
Jun
24
comment Can one server see traffic to another server inside a VLAN?
@davidschwartz I read it that way too...if that is his concern, these servers need their own private vlan, separate from the others.
Jun
23
comment How much harm can a non-root user cause?
@hopelessn00b that's a horrible exploit that people can take advantage of even without a user account. Clearly you need a moat, with sharks.
Jun
22
comment Can one server see traffic to another server inside a VLAN?
@matt I believe port mirroring is the term you are looking for.
Jun
18
comment Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2
this one was released by LSI recently, May 2014. and pushed by windows update starting 6/9/2014.
Jun
17
comment Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2
Since you're already talking to Dell...I noticed there is also an H200 driver update being pushed by windows update, but no information on what it fixes...wonder if that is part of the fix?
Jun
15
comment Hyper-V suddenly gets RAW file system
Run chkdsk on all the host servers drives.
Jun
15
comment Hyper-V suddenly gets RAW file system
What is the underlying storage system? Are the VDH files on a locak drive? DAS? SAN? High availability file server? And what version of hyperv? Also, side note, why is your backup a few months old? I'm hoping you just intentionally restored from the oldest available for testing...