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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
25
comment SBS 2011 CALs and Server 2012 / 2012 R2
@bradbouchard we aren't trying to be pety...its more that licensing is a legal thing and giving out legal advice over the internet is generally a Bad Idea.
May
24
comment Multiple SSL certs for wildcard domain
@errolfitzgerald HAProxy supporrs SNI which will work with many (but not all) browsers, or you can assign more IP addresses to the haproxy, so it has one for each certificate you use.
May
24
comment VBS script to check the service and its status
Also, windows handles automatically restarting services on its own. You can configure how it retrys in the service properties, including the option to reboot the server if it can't restart the service.
May
24
comment VBS script to check the service and its status
Instead of randomly rebooting your server, why not fix the underlying problems that are causing the service to fail? I would be having strong words with anyone who implemented this "solution" on one of my production servers.
May
23
comment Tagged Packets on native VLAN General Port
@int2000 in both cases, packets were leaving a port on it's native vlan. If you were sending packets on VLAN2, they would leave with VLAN tags.
May
21
comment Scheduled copy of production database into test database
I prefer to automate the restore from my backups. That way you get automatic testing thay your backup and restore procedures work as well.
May
20
comment Windows 7, copy configuration
@jmp242 Sysprep IS necessary or at least a good idea. blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2009/12/03/…
May
20
comment Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires with multimeter?
@roman yes. I believe the one I have is a fluke nettool. They aren't cheap, but they save a lot of time and effort diagnosing bad cables. Seriously though - just cut the end off and wire it up properly.
May
19
comment Replace the user for windows permissions
Have you already recreated the users? Can you easily match up which id represents each user?
May
18
comment A record required for MX record?
@HåkanLindqvist Decent = knows how A and CNAME records work. Good includes knowing why you can't use a CNAME at the top of your domain.
May
18
comment A record required for MX record?
This is one of the reasons people still use www. in website addresses. It catches a surprisingly large number of people by surprise the first time they encounter it, including those who have a decent understanding of DNS.
May
18
comment Svr.sys should be running
What have you tried so far?
May
16
comment How to stop a site from redirecting to yours?
Take advantage of all the free traffic and redirect them to a special page for ex-competitor customers. They are basically giving you free business...why turn that away?
May
16
comment Are Cisco admins expected to understand classful networks?
@chefflambe I have dealt with plenty of cisco folk who barely understood subnetting. There is plenty of ignorance to go around, regardless of what exams someone managed to pass.
May
16
comment Windows 2008 keeps forcing reactivation
Microsoft will add more MAK activations within reason, but the better solution is to switch to using KMS if possible.
May
14
comment send files to dozens of servers quickly
uftp-multicast.sourceforge.net looks promising but I have no experience with it.
May
13
comment Debugging slow transfer rate from server
If you start multiple transfers simultaneously does the combined speed add up to near the expected 50Mbit/s? ie. Is it slow over all, or slow per-connection?
May
13
comment Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2
Yay! Someone is finally taking this seriously. Hopefully they come up with a permanent fix soon - limiting my hyper-v server to 4GB of RAM isn't going to work very well :)
May
8
comment Proving email messages have been read, and by whom
Exactly what was the method you used to connect outlook to gmail? POP3? IMAP? Email forwarding? Forwarding gmail emails to a printer that prints it out, then feeds the printout into a scanner, then emails the scan to your work address?
May
8
comment Proving email messages have been read, and by whom
When you say "and is levying charges on me" do you mean actual legal charges? If so, consult a lawyer, not the internet.