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bio website creativeisland.net
location Kirkland, WA
age 43
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I'm a technical writer by profession, and a (somewhat unwilling and not very talented) system administrator for my wife's small business.

Oct
9
comment Can't access Windows Internal Database in SQL Server 2008 - login fails
Log file says Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 11 ("Valid login but server access failure").
Aug
5
comment What content blocker is this?
Fantastic detective work... thanks!
Jul
16
comment IIS 7 on SBS 2008 - logging is going haywire
Good idea. I'll try that.
Jul
1
comment Bulk decline WSUS updates?
Ah, I was using the WSUS interface in the SBS console, which doesn't let you do that. I'll do it through the MMC snapin... hope it doesn't confuse SBS in some way.
Jun
21
comment IT pitfalls in movies
The Wire actually did computers a lot better than most movies and TV shows, including the shipping container-tracking program in the second season that looked exactly like every goofy LOB software package out there with graphics created by developers instead of actual graphic artists.
May
5
comment Good low-cost SSL certificate providers
One of the main reasons for the cert is to allow users to log into an SBS Remote Web Workplace from their home computers, so a corporate CA won't help.
May
4
comment Clients not reporting security status to SBS 2008
Yes, update rollup 1 is installed on the server, and WSUS reports that 943729 is installed on all clients.
May
4
comment Best way to synchronise the time on a Windows 2008 Server
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816633.aspx gives a decent overview of the concept as well.