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bio website ratsauce.co.uk
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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


Jul
14
answered Grey Screen Of Death at console login
Jul
14
comment Backup / Restore Windows DNS
@gimel: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756116(WS.10).aspx describes the dnscmd app. I've managed to miss this app and embarrassingly it's been around for years. Now on my list of useful applets!
Jul
14
comment How to check NCQ functionality
See my edit. I think you should trust the EonStor :-)
Jul
14
revised How to check NCQ functionality
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Jul
14
comment Windows Server 2003 machine hanging on restart
I've added some notes above.
Jul
14
revised Windows Server 2003 machine hanging on restart
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Jul
14
answered Convert a (big) vm from ESXi 3.5 to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Jul
14
answered Windows Server 2003 machine hanging on restart
Jul
14
answered Event ID 1030/1058 causing DNS and Group Policy errors
Jul
14
answered Sql server 2005/2008 Add Login
Jul
14
answered Windows server 2003 suddenly unable to connect to anything?
Jul
14
answered How to check NCQ functionality
Jul
14
answered RunAs different user doesn't work :(
Jul
14
answered Backup / Restore Windows DNS
Jul
14
answered Context switches pr second ( How many can a server handle )
Jul
14
comment Small Business Server with Hyper-V role despite it not being supported?
I've no reason to suppose this wouldn't work perfectly. My only concern is that MS would refuse to support it. I suppose that while I can make SBS 2k3 sing and dance I don't feel as comfortable with 2k8 yet, so potential problems with MS support make me nervous. Give it 18 months (and another generation of servers!) and I'm sure we'll all be virtualising SBS quite routinely.
Jul
13
answered Disable Windows 2003 File Sharing
Jul
13
answered What settings does Windows use to determine network location?
Jul
13
answered Configuring multi-homed Windows Vista/2008 machine to ignore default gateway and DNS server settings on one adapter?
Jul
13
comment How many hours of use before I need to clean a tape drive?
I rely on the "clean me" LED, though if it had been a year I'd weaken and run a cleaning tape anyway :-)