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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!


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comment ESXI/CentOs Cannot connect to internet
How can i learn how this stuff work if i don't flailing arround and ask for help ? By actually learning the fundamentals. If you learn the fundamentals, you won't need to flail around and ask for help, because you will just know the proper configuration, or be able to figure it on your own, with minimal effort.
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comment Windows 8: no way to automation?
@Dymtro no offense, but you obviously don't know what you're doing. "No touch" Windows 8 deployments aren't that hard to do. You just need someone with VMware and SCCM experience. (And PowerShell/general Windows, probably.) Not a hard skillset to find, but also not something you'll likely find for free by making whiny posts on free Q&A sites either.
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comment About digital signatures. Are they really secure?
Having the public key does make it easier to guess or compute the private key, yes. However, that fact is also why keys used in asymmetric cryptology are an order of magnitude larger than those used in symmetric cryptography. (A "standard" key length for symmetric crypto is 128 or 256 bits, for asymmetric your "standard"/common key lengths are at least 1024 bits, and more and more, 2048 bits is becoming the minunmum.) So for practical purposes, having the public key won't actually be sufficient help to compute a private key of the length that is commonly used today.
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comment Clone VM connected to domain with CRM 2011 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1
After copying VM with CRM 2011 <-- Yeah, that's probably your problem. You can't just clone a VM and slap it back in the same domain it came from. All the unique identifiers stay the same when you clone a machine, so it presents to AD as the same computer as the original clone. Maybe you should start with what you're trying to accomplish by cloning this VM, and ask how to do that properly.
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comment Where can I find an approximated sell price of MS SQL server on premise licensing (on any version) with the analysis cubes feature?
I need this for a university hypothetical project (That won't be realized) in which they propose a set of needs and the students in groups work to define a solution. Propose that you supply a pirated version. Cost of $0, and/or profit of whatever you bill the client for the software you supplied.
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comment Jave 8 Update 25 Install Over GPO - Not Working
@NonSecwitter That certainly looks like it will work - the only thing I'd say you need to be careful of is the permissions on the network share folder... and on the local machines, if you've customized those. It's the computer accounts (through NETWORK SERVICE account) that will be accessing that share, rather than the users' accounts.
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comment Jave 8 Update 25 Install Over GPO - Not Working
@NonSecwitter Well, I'll get to it later tonight and provide an example tailored to java 8u25, but you should have no problem if you can code.
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comment Jave 8 Update 25 Install Over GPO - Not Working
@NonSecwitter There's probably a bunch of other ways to do it, but off the top of my head, I'd use the java -version command. Pretty sure that with 8u25 installed, the first line of output will show as java version "1.8.0_25", but I'd have to check that to be sure. That provide you with what you need, or do you need more help in punching up the script? (Like, just how "not familiar with scripting" are you?)
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comment Multiple Virtual Remote Desktop Solution
Well, you're in the wrong place. We don't do product or service recommendations, aren't a free "design my [foo]" service, and don't teach the basics. All of which is noted in the help center and FAQ... Which you should take some time to read.
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comment Multiple Virtual Remote Desktop Solution
My question what to do now? Personally, I would recommend offering me $100,000 to set it up for you.
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comment BitLocker - No TPM & No Flash Drive
Hey! Stop beating me to the to the punch. ... Go answer some Linux questions and beat ewwhite for a while. :p Anyway, you may want to reference the Windows 8/Server 2012 Bitlocker Overview, which has a nice quote, directly to the OP's question: In Windows 8 using an operating system volume password is another option to protect the operating system volume on a computer without TPM.
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comment RAID5 array Ready for Rebuild
...and HP support said, what, approximately?
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comment SuperMicro IPMI using Windows-based RADIUS (NPS)
Make sure your gear's patched. From June of this year: Zachary Wikholm of Security Incident Response Team (CARISIRT) has publicly announced a serious failure in IPMI BMC (management controller) security on at least 31,964 public-facing systems with motherboards made by SuperMicro: "Supermicro had created the password file PSBlock in plain text and left it open to the world on port 49152."
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comment Powershell arrays and comparissons
As implied, but not explicitly stated in the answer by @fdibot , the issue is that you're actually storing an array of user objects, even if the FT only displays the property you specify. So it's not an array of SAMaccountNames, it's an array of users (which all have a SAMaccountName attribute), and you have to access the properties of those objects accordingly.
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comment use sysprep for windows custom deployment, but leave settings like keyboard, start menu the same
Seems to me like the easier approach would be to use a script to change those settings back to the way you want them.
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comment stopping chkdsk during scan of free space
Probably not a whole lot, but again, why risk it?
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comment stopping chkdsk during scan of free space
More importantly, why risk it?
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comment Azure accounts for software/IT departments
This question appears to be off-topic because we're not Microsoft. Ask Microsoft.
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comment What type of email address should I recreate to prevent this NDR?
Do you have access to the client sending the emails that generate the NDR? If so, you should be able to use NK2edit to extract the email address this client has cached.
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comment TCP ports unreachable
What can I do? Hopefully you can explain your problem better so that anyone has any idea what hell you're talking about. That's where I'd start, at least.