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I have 15 years experience as a Windows system administrator. I'm currently working as an independent IT consultant and am available for consulting engagements. Feel free to contact me at:

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comment Hyper-v host loses network connection, but VMs stay online
When the problem occurs what are you doing to troubleshoot it? What are the symptoms of this loss of connectivity? How is your Hyper-V host configured for networking? Are you using a dedicated physical NIC for your vSwitch or are you allowing the management OS to share the vSwitch?
9h
comment Server 2012 R2 System Disk Filling
Take a look at the WinSxS folder and then increase the size of the virtual hard disk and OS volume so that you don't have to deal with this again. I've found 60GB to be a pretty stable size. - technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251566.aspx
11h
comment how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?
Both Veeam Backup and Trilead VM Explorer allow you to perform file level restores of the files within Hyper-V VM's. That's what I would recommend.
11h
comment how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?
That's not how you should be backing up your VM's. You can use Windows Server Backup to backup your virtual machines from the Hyper-V host, you can use Windows Server Backup from within Windows Server based virtual machines to back up the virtual machines from themselves, or you can use any one of a billion backup products that are available, like Veeam Backup or Trilead VM Explorer.
13h
comment no internet access for client computer on server 20008 r2 running as dc and dhcp
More detail needed. Do the computers have the appropriate ip configuration (ip address and subnet mask)? DNS settings? Default Gateway? Are you trying to use the server as a router?
13h
comment Active Directory Multi Domain Enviornment
We have an existing active directory infrastructure and are looking to add another domain to the forest - Why? I've always been told that its a good practice to deploy redundant domain controllers within your environment - Yes it is and you should. the organization is maxing out budget wise, and it will be difficult deploying redundant domain controllers within the data center for both domains - Not if you use virtualization. If the domain2 DC went down, would it still be possible to authenticate users for domain2 from the domain1 DC? - No.
16h
comment New files in old Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Database folder
People answer here freely of their own time and expertise. If you want priority responses then maybe your best course of action would be to contact Microsoft PSS and open a support case. Secondarily, I asked these two questions so that I and others had a better understanding of the problem, not because I had a ready answer for you.
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comment New files in old Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Database folder
the new location isn't seeing any modifications but files are still being altered in the old location on C:. - Can you give us more detail on what that means? Also, how did you move the files? Is the F: drive a separate physical drive/drive array?
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comment AWS: Kitterman SPF record test failing
Why are you looking at the SPF record? You should be looking at the MX record. The SPF record designates which server(s) SEND email for a specific domain. The MX record designates which server(s) RECEIVE email for a specific domain. Your problem is RECEIVING email TO your domain, not SENDING email FROM your domain.
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comment Setting up reverse DNS correctly and testing it
how can I check that this is working correctly from an email point of few? - What do you mean by that? I know the IP resolves back to email.example.com so I know that is correct. - You've answered your own question. If the ip address correctly resolves to the hostname then you've set it up correctly.
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comment Draytek Vigor 2860 multiple external IP-addresses
This page has an English language User guide - draytek.co.uk/support/downloads
2d
comment Draytek Vigor 2860 multiple external IP-addresses
VLAN's operate at Layer 2 for the purpose of segregating hosts at Layer 2. You don't need VLAN's, you need routing in order to route traffic between the two subnets.
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comment Proper network configuration on WAN interfaces
Nope. Routing occurs at Layer 3. ARP and MAC addresses have nothing to do with it. If you post the config from each router and post the routing table again, I'll take another swing at answering the question. Also, based on your diagram I don't see how any traffic will flow across the routers because they don't have correct ip addresses on the Serial interfaces. If you're using Cisco Packet Tracer did you actually watch the traffic flow across the routers for your ping?
Mar
28
comment Migrating from server to 2008 R2
I still don't understand the question. Try adding more details and some clarification.
Mar
28
comment Migrating from server to 2008 R2
What?..........
Mar
27
comment Proper network configuration on WAN interfaces
Ignoring most of your question (because it doesn't make sense) what is the Default Gateway set to on both routers?
Mar
27
comment What are the requirements for an IT department?
IT departments, Managed Service Providers and Application providers are entirely different things. Your question seems to be lumping them all together.
Mar
27
comment Server attack but on Upload not Download
What is this server? A web server? How did you verify that this was a DoS/DDos?
Mar
27
comment Unable to print directly from Server 2008 R2
I can view the console and print a test page directly from the console - What do you mean by that? What console are you referring to? Do you mean the web interface of the printer?
Mar
27
comment Web server is working, but ping returns a request timeout for icmp_seq
Why don't you monitor the response time of something like a web page loading? Wouldn't that be more relevant? It's a web server, why do you care what the ping response time is? Shouldn't you care more about the response time of the website? My point being, too many people rely on or use ping for the wrong reasons. What if the ping response time is 1ms but a page load is 200ms? What if ping response time is 200ms but a page load is 1ms?