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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


Dec
7
comment Easiest way to let random people connect to a public printer?
@kasperd if the guests were security conscientious, they wouldn't be connecting to our free wifi in the first place. It's not like I'm forcing them to use our printer.
Dec
6
comment Understanding linux /etc/shadow file structure (Linux)
Anytime your plans involve directly reading or writing the shadow file...you're probably doing it wrong. There are standard utilities for manipulating accounts that are already thoroughly bugtested.
Dec
4
comment Using different NS servers for each subdomain
Can you rewrite that using either all the same fake name or all the real domainname? The mix of the two makes it hard to follow.
Dec
3
comment Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd
99% sure this is a permissions issue that changed with recent versions of bind...just to test can you try running a .exe file from the share?
Dec
2
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
@SimonRichter that seems to only apply to BSD kernels. Is there an equivalent in linux?
Dec
2
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
Do note that a user with root access can unset that flag and then delete the file. That is unlikely to happen by accident but it does not prorect against intentional deletion.
Dec
2
comment Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet
@user3045068 Well, if you cant change how people connect, and cant spend any money, that really limits your options. The message you want is what you get if you arent allowed to use the terminal server at all - it doesnt distinguish between lan and wan.
Dec
2
comment Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet
@user3045068 in that case I would look at replacing them with thin clients that support modern security, or with cheap low end desktops. Then use a ts gateway or vpn. The rdp client on my CELL PHONE supports ts gateways - there is no excuse for devices that dont.
Dec
2
comment Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env?
@DylanKnoll Note that there are some individual ones for cheaper - around $30 - so its worth looking for single 8Gb sticks as well.
Nov
29
comment On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?
@LightnessRacesInOrbit actually he says he thinks that. The config file he linked to sets cpu temp max to 70. That would meam 70 deg above ambient before it alerts you...which seems way too high.
Nov
29
comment On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?
That is definitely a large part of your problem! However, it still doesn't explain the sensors reading 2 deg C unless you encased the server in dry ice or something.
Nov
25
comment Create an MBR on secondary plex
Have you tried calling HP support?
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Bike shed refers to Parkinson's law of triviality - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law_of_triviality
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Spaces often require quoting in command line parameters and scripts - its not a big deal, but if you can save yourself the hassle...
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Relying on the XML files to match files to VMs is risky. I have had cases where either through accidental deletion or data corruption the XML files were gone or unreadable. Also, it's just plain faster than matching GUIDs up. But I agree you don't necessarily need to use the VM name in the filename, just the folder if you prefer. Just make sure that - by looking at nothing but the file structure - you can tell which files belong to which VM and what purpose they serve.
Nov
17
comment Checking the history of www-data user
Why would anyone be running bash as www-data in the first place?
Nov
17
comment Do Equallogic PS6010s accept non-EQL firmware disks?
Some Dell devices will work with non dell drives but loose features like health monitoring. Some just refuse to use the drives. So even if you do try it with non dell drives check if it monitors their health properly. Not being notified about impending disk failures is bad.
Nov
14
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
I disagree. From experience, there are some good technical reasons to have a naming convention where you can identify which disks belong to which VMs from outside of the Hyper-V tools. One of his options doesn't allow you to do that easily - or at all, if the hyper-v XML files are corrupt, which can happen.
Nov
11
comment 2 Windows server 2012 with multiple domain
@muhamadazam added a bunch more options (I actually wasn't done hit submit early by accident)
Nov
10
comment How to setup a group profile based for terminal server via LDAP?
Group Policy Preferences may be of great use here as well, since they can easily be setup to target specific user groups without creating a bunch of separate policies.