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Just another sad, but unremarkable tale of a bright kid who squandered his potential and ruined his life by turning to a career in IT.

Since first embarking down this dark path, I've done a little bit of everything, from small businesses to large datacenters, Linux to Windows, networking and security, DBA roles and, in my darkest moments, even some light mainframe operations.

These days it's Microsft products paying the bills, for what difference it makes. Whether it's a multi-domain AD environment with tens of thousands of users, a small cluster of Linux webservers, or a tangled web of network cables, systems are all just complex tools to do complex jobs, perpetually in need of someone to make them perform better and ensure they're always available when someone needs them.

Since being a lawyer seemed too boring, being a doctor seemed too hard, and my idea of a good time usually involves using a powerful computer anyway, I really can't imagine doing anything else.

Recently certified Genius of network:

Dear HopelessN00b Genius of network... it's easy for you to speak. If I could explain my problems in my language probably also an hysteric like you could help me, but in another Language (english) is no easy for me. Anyway thanks, I'll continue to try online. Ps. I make this job from 1998 when you were probably coming out of college. So before to speak... think!


Dec
19
comment Powershell Array search for keys
@Joel PoSh v4, through the Windows Management Framework v4 is available on Server 2008 R2, but not Server 2008.
Dec
19
comment GPO edit mess , system error
And the question is...? Access is denied to \\80TEST.TEST\sysvol\80TEST.TEST\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}‌​\gpt.ini, so Group Policy processing is aborted. Not sure what's unclear in that error message.
Dec
19
reviewed Approve Cisco Anyconnect: Vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled
Dec
19
reviewed Close Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP
Dec
19
comment Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP
@PavanGR The short answer is that you can't stop them from making off with the source files if they want to, so I'd strongly advise that you not go down this path of making a complicated system that will ultimately do nothing but annoy your workers and make them less productive.
Dec
19
reviewed Close client crash after installing libpam-ldap and nscd and getting users authenticated by ldapserver
Dec
19
comment Fujifilm ASK2000 - how to print from Linux
@Kornel You should post those as comments to Signal15's answer, if you want him to get notified, and increase the chances of him seeing them.
Dec
19
revised Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
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Dec
19
revised phpMyAdmin (on external webserver) error #1045 on all our computers on our network
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Dec
19
comment I was trying to restore a copy of Exchange database from tapes
Exchange 2003 went end of life 8 months ago‌​. (And good riddance, I say.) If at all possible, you should upgrade to a newer version rather than trying to fix your unsupported one. As a bonus, the newer versions have a much better interface, can be managed via PowerShell and so on.
Dec
19
comment Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead
@Hyppy If by "now", you mean since about 15 years ago, then yes. Windows does support NTP "now". :)
Dec
19
comment Fujifilm ASK2000 - how to print from Linux
@Kornel Yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath either... but I do like signal15's answer. I'd probably try that right after not holding my breath to hear back from Fuji.
Dec
19
answered How to Sign in a domain of Ubuntu Server from Windows XP?
Dec
19
revised How to Sign in a domain of Ubuntu Server from Windows XP?
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Dec
19
answered Fujifilm ASK2000 - how to print from Linux
Dec
19
reviewed Edit Can't lock vz with proxmox
Dec
19
revised Can't lock vz with proxmox
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Dec
19
comment Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP
@tombull89 This is the exact reason why DLP is useless to stop intentional data leakage (well, that and/or the existence of pen and paper). The only thing it can do to any degree is stop the accidental leakage of data.
Dec
19
comment Impact of Over Provisioning to a half used disk
RE: endurance, that will depend to some degree on the SSD. Can you tell us which one you're using? (A lot of the newer ones reserve some space from the full capacity to be used to replace capacity as the reads/writes wear out sections of the disk.)
Dec
18
comment Error message when logging into ZPanel
I'm confused as to what's unclear/what you don't understand about the error message. Call your hosting company's tech support and/or customer service, and be prepared to pay more for a higher bandwidth cap.