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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
6
comment DISKWarn Running out of space
@HarrisonSamuel When Hopeless said "get some help", I believe he meant more PAY someone to help. The level of support you appear to need goes well beyond what we are able to (or willing to) provide for free here. So much so that you may want to consider managed hosting rather than a dedicated server. Dedicated servers are great for experienced linux admins. Not so much for the inexperienced.
May
5
comment Consistent Naming of 10gbps Interfaces on Dell Host
You want the interface names to change depending on whether or not a cable is plugged in? That sounds like a troubleshooting nightmare.
May
5
comment backing up microsoft outlook data for all client computers on network
It will provably be cheaper, and certainly more reliable, to pay google for more storage than to roll your own backups of PST files. How do you plan to handle off site backups (in case your building catches fire)? Leaving mail on the server gives you that with no extra effort or parts to fail.
May
4
comment Clients getting server ip as their default gateway
@kasperd that's true. I left that option out because I've seen too many bad PXE implementations that don't work well with multiple DHCP servers. And having to list all their MAC addresses will confuse the next guy when one of the PXE machines gets replaced.
May
3
comment shrink my hyper-v unallocated drive
@joeqwerty the screenshot was from inside his VM. He removed some partitions in the virtual machine, but still needed to shrink the VHD file. Easier to get if you had seen his previous question: serverfault.com/questions/591666/…
May
3
comment shrink my hyper-v unallocated drive
Is the drive VHD or VHDX?
May
3
comment Will win8 boot if I disable UEFI?
UEFI isn't really junk...it allows you computer to stop pretending its 1999.
May
2
comment specific machines on subnet randomly lose connectivity, but the rest of the network is fine
From one server that web0 can ping, and one it can't, use arp to check what it thinks the MAC address for web0 is. I suspect its an arp issue caused by the bonding.
May
2
comment My AD domain and DNS domain names are the same. Can this be resolved with SRV secords?
doing that will break DFS, group polocies, and probably other things...rather dangerous advice. See serverfault.com/questions/31686/…
May
1
comment My AD domain and DNS domain names are the same. Can this be resolved with SRV secords?
That will work for www.example.com, but not example.com
May
1
comment Serving Applications from Linux server to Chromebooks/Browsers?
@askvictor missed that somehow. Answer revised for chromebooks.
Apr
28
comment Application log storage/review tool
On my phone so can't post a full answer, but here you go: rsyslog.com
Apr
28
comment Rescue a Raid 1 from a dedicated server
RAID is not a backup. You do have backups, right? Right?
Apr
28
comment Hyper-V running out of MAC addresses? Any known issue?
Another key of interest is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization\Worker\CurrentMacAddress which should have the next available mac address to use. Does flipping the vm to static then back to dynamic help?
Apr
28
comment Hyper-V running out of MAC addresses? Any known issue?
Just to be sure the range is set properly, check the registry keys under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization?
Apr
28
comment How to investigate the cause of a 100% CPU event that lasted for hours?
If there is nothing in the logs, your best bet may be to have a cron job dump the output of ps to a file every 5 minutes and wait for it to happen again. Then you will have a record of what was running at the time.
Apr
28
comment How to investigate the cause of a 100% CPU event that lasted for hours?
Do you have any sort of monitoring system or is that graph just from the VPS provider? Looking at disk and memory usage for that timeframe may be helpful.
Apr
26
comment Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2
@michelz want to make your "contact dell support" comment into an answer?
Apr
25
comment What are the mathematical implications of an overly-restrictive password policy?
This question would be better (and likely has already been answered) on security.stackexchange.com
Apr
25
comment Hyper V with a DELL MD3000 Poor I/O
By thin provisioned you mean dynamically expanding VHDs? They can have a pretty big performance impact sometimes.