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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


Jun
9
comment MSTSC + gateway crashes on auto reconnect
Does this happen with all 64 bit machines? Tested with ine wuth a base OEM install not a corporate image? Try disabling printer and drive sharing, see if that makes any difference. What is the exact crash message you get?
Jun
9
comment Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk?
@Earl you really should read your server's manual. You don't create hotswappable disks - they either are, or aren't. If they are hotswappable, the drives will usually be in a carrier that can be pulled out the front of the case without opening the server.
Jun
8
comment Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk?
@Earl with RAID (and hotswappable disks), you don't even need to turn the server off. Pull out the failed disk, insert the new one. That's how you maintain uptime for a simple disk failure. Basically, the RAID controller keeps extra copies of your data spread out across the disks so even if one dies, all the data is still there. For RAID1 and 10, its actually a full extra copy of all data. For RAID5, it's just enough information to figure out what the lost data was and recover it.
Jun
8
comment Does the TCP-UDP-Proxy policy in Watchguard open me to security problems?
What does the rest of the rule say? Any port, but from where and to where?
Jun
6
comment DNS, What is the proper nameserver?
If your problem is really about email....ask questions about email. Google "XY Problem" please.
Jun
5
comment Comcast Business Gatway cg3000dcr kills VPN connections after about 3mb of transfer
See if firmware updates are available for the comcast router. I have seen some cable modem issues that cause similar behavior that were resolved in newer firmware.
May
31
comment Web Server: Need VPN?
@tom " it is a device that creates a secure network connection from our workstations to the web server" AKA a VPN server...
May
30
comment Combine drivers from multiple Win7 installs to single image
not at my pc right now but will track it down and post an answer tomorrow.
May
30
comment How to secure a public facing Remote Desktop Server?
+1 there are also a LOT fewer bots attacking RD gateways than there are direct RDP.
May
29
comment Dell PowerEdge R720 - Corrupted RAID
Not necessarily part of your current problem, but raId5 for really big disks is a bad idea. Very high chance of a second drive failing during the really long rebuilding process.
May
29
comment Combine drivers from multiple Win7 installs to single image
Are they ALL lenovo laptops? Lenovi has a tool that will fownload drivers for you, just select all your models.
May
29
comment Exchange - User not receiving email from random outside users
Do you use any external spam filtering? From your mail server, can you telnet to port 25 on their mail server? If not there is a connectivity issue. Do they (eventually, might take as long as a week or so) get a bounce message after they email you?
May
29
comment What am I doing wrong with this cat 6 patch panel wiring?
There is no such thing as a gigabit crossover cable. Gigabit interfaces automatically cross over when needed.
May
29
comment Reduce outgoing bandwidth in ffmpeg
Even UDP would send something back to let the server know you are still listening.
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.