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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


Aug
7
comment Backup without the help of softwares
Your question is nonsensical. All operations on a computer use "softwares". Tar is software. Gzip is software. All of linux is a collection of software. Without software your computer is primarily useful as a paperweight.
Aug
7
comment Determine if IPs are backed by VPS
Why do you need to know? What you ask probably isn't possible. But if we know why you want to know that we may come up with alternatives.
Aug
5
comment There is nohup, is there a nousr1 command?
The better question might be what is sending it the usr1 signal in the first place? If nothing is, the exit message may simply be misleading.
Jul
29
comment What is causing this seemingly excessive ICMP traffic?
Can you post the full packet capture?
Jul
23
comment How to ensure Netgear GS724TP is not blocking Dropbox Lan Sync - port 17500
Managed switches don't block things unless you configure them to - so if you DIDN'T setup any sort of filtering on the switch, then that's not the issue.
Jul
23
comment USB Thumb Drive not recognized in Hyper-V Manager
This is a good way to use your USB drive, but it is NOT a solution for installing the OS, which is what the question asks about. You can't RDP to a HyperV VM that has no OS installed on it yet...
Jul
22
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"
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
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.