35,632 reputation
1171123
bio website none
location Midwest
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen 1 hour ago

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!


19h
comment Windows Server 2008 - File Permissions and Administrator
@Bibi195 Domain Admins are part of the administrators group on all domain computers. So, yeah.
1d
comment Windows Server 2008 - File Permissions and Administrator
@Bibi195 It's "hardcoded into the OS." That's why you don't have to assign full control to administrators. They'll always be able to take ownership and give themselves permissions if they want.
1d
comment Windows Server 2008 - File Permissions and Administrator
@Bibi195 Changing the owner back is optional, but generally a good idea, yes.
1d
comment Windows Server 2008 - File Permissions and Administrator
@Bibi195 No. An administrator can always take ownership of a file or folder and get full control permissions that way.
1d
comment Can't use chef-zero with vagrant files
Removed the devops tag. It's essentially a meta tag, and given the way the community feels about devops, it probably isn't a good idea anyway.
1d
comment when are laptops cheapest?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
2d
comment IO error in godaddy hosting with wordpress running
This is a question for GoDaddy. Specifically, why they're limiting your server's I/O to 1 MBps.
2d
comment Why can a and o in samAccountName be replaced with danish å and ø?
@РСТȢѸФХѾЦЧШЩЪЫЬѢѤЮѦѪѨѬѠѺѮѰѲѴ Best combination of username and comment I've yet to see on here, by the way.
Jan
23
comment Why can a and o in samAccountName be replaced with danish å and ø?
The character æ should correspond to ae (the letter a followed by the letter e), FWIW.
Jan
23
comment How to announce my laptop (hostname, ip) to my Linksys WRT54GL router (via upnp?)
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
23
comment Out of 2 VMs and their 1 host, only 2 at a time are reachable from the LAN
I suspect that for some reason only two IP's are allowed to come from the network interface, but what could be causing this and how can I fix it? The switch configuration, as @Theo notes in his answer. On Cisco devices, limiting the number of MAC addresses allowed on a switch port is called "Port Security".
Jan
23
comment APC has no system cache entries
Please edit the solution out of your answer and post it as an answer when you get a chance, then accept it. Answering your own questions is allowed and encouraged on Stack Exchange sites, and makes it easier for future visitors to your question to quickly find the information they're searching for.
Jan
23
comment Suggest a Phd research topic for a System Administrator
This question is off topic according to current topicality rules.
Jan
23
comment do you track your notes/references?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
23
comment Potential Damages from Electrical Storm
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
23
comment What's the biggest time saver you've implemented?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
22
comment Ethical quandry over security nondisclosure
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
22
comment Should I keep my ex-employer's data?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
22
comment What's a good way to email sysadmins the first time a failure happens?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.
Jan
22
comment Empowering “timid” staff for guard duty?
This question is off-topic under current topicality rules.