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I'm a grey-beard jack-of-all-trades geek.


Nov
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Sep
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Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
answered Network Latency and Timing as shown by Chrome
Jan
22
comment 2008 R2 Terminal Server: “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”
Before complaining about 800 processes being high versus Linux, add the "threads" column to process monitor and see how many of them you see... processes in Linux and Windows are different birds. Comparing them is unfair to both kernel designs.
Dec
30
comment IIS 7.5 - Change of bin files causes restart of other application
Verifying that the physical paths aren't miss-matched around under the two sites is probably a good thing to check. double-checking the list of applications tied to each apppool is a good thing, too. I've been fooled in there by almost-matching sub-site names before.
Dec
23
comment IIS 7.5 - Change of bin files causes restart of other application
Are they nested folders? What does the folder structure look like?
Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
comment How can I set up a SQL file share that doesn't need sysadmin access to write to it?
David, I'm missing something in translation here. The SQL2012 filetable feature creates a virtual share. The "table" record resides in a particular database. At the SQLServer level there are "logins", at the database there are "users". A user in a DB is connected to a single login (and often share the exact same name). If the login is an AD account, then SQL asks AD to authenticate the credentials it is given. Once the login connects, permissions to DB resources are normally granted at the database level, to the user record. you shouldn't need to grant sysadmin access at the login level.
Jun
24
comment How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?
In addition to that video, grab the SysInternal's RamMap tool. It is invaluable for digging deeper into how your memory is really being used.
Jun
24
answered How can I set up a SQL file share that doesn't need sysadmin access to write to it?
Jun
17
comment PowerShell Remoting w/ Exchange 2010: Value cannot be null
This is the right way to go, install the EMC on your management or work station for the PS extras. That way the local PS has access to the tools it needs when you connect. --- OR once you've done the EMC install use the Exchange Powershell that is installed directly. Right-click and run it as a management user if necessary. I use that all the time.
May
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May
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answered WSUS can't download anything, unclear why
May
3
comment renaming Server 2008 R2 NLB Cluster
If nothing else, this makes it clear that you can have secondary (alias) names too. So you could just add the new name as a secondary and then make the DNS update to point the secondary name at the cluster name or IP.
May
1
comment renaming Server 2008 R2 NLB Cluster
I don't have a full answer for you but one "gotcha" for this is AD replication time. Once you rename the old server you may need to wait a couple minutes before you can create the NLB cluster record that takes over the old name. Don't promise to get the swap-over done in less than 20-30 minutes!
Apr
26
comment Slower file create on faster server. Why?
When you create the VMs, are you using a base image to copy from or creating a VM from scratch and loading the os after VM creation? If you are copying a VM from a remote location, have you considered network issues? If you are copying local, from which FS in each case?
Apr
10
comment Ways to Prevent Automatic Shutdown by an IT Admin
Do you know what system they use to push the updates?
Apr
10
revised The meaning of * in Basic regex versus Extended regex
additional data.
Apr
10
answered The meaning of * in Basic regex versus Extended regex