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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.


Apr
9
comment Finding NAS devices on the LAN
Ah, of course, thanks :-) The MAC address is bound to be in the switch arp cache.
Apr
7
comment Finding NAS devices on the LAN
Thanks Pekka. Sadly the NAS names could be anything.
Apr
7
comment Finding NAS devices on the LAN
Can you not access all the networks from your workstation - yes, if I want to manually scan several hundred branch offices :-) I'm after something I can run overnight as part of our monitoring process and then survy the results in the morning.
Apr
7
comment Finding NAS devices on the LAN
Thanks Lawrence. Sadly it looks as if that requires Java and there's no guarantee all servers have Java. Also it's not clear from the web site whether I can run Angry IP scanner from a command line to get output piped to a file. It appears to be a GUI app.
Jun
26
comment Python CGI with IIS6 returns a 404 error
I've set myself an Outlook reminder :-) It appears SE doesn't allow me to award the bonus until 24 hours after I created it, so I'll have to do it tomorrow.
Jun
26
comment Python CGI with IIS6 returns a 404 error
Hi Mike, I had already seen that article and gone through the steps it described. Anyhow, I thought I'd have one more go, and it worked! I don't know what I did wrong the first time, but anyhow the bounty is yours (in 22 hours when SE allows me to grant it :-)
Jul
28
comment anyone found a really compelling use for powershell
Assuming you're the Preet who used to hang out in the development forums on Cix then yes, I used to be the moderator. I'm less of a developer and more of a server dude these days :-)
Jul
21
comment Can the Windows telnet client be scripted?
@Lachlan: My ADSL is now back, so the original link will work again.
Jul
18
comment What's the easiest way to clone a production virtual machine for testing?
I would simply change the NIC to an internal virtual network. That will prevent the network seeing the duplicate name. NB, in fact NBBBBBBB, if a domain is involved run sysprep (or the SysInternals SID changer whose name escapes me). Don't just change the name. If you don't run sysprep you'll get a duplicate machine GUID and it will cause you problems on the domain.
Jul
17
comment What's the easiest way to clone a production virtual machine for testing?
See my edit. Shutting down and exporting is easiest. At least you only need to do it once.
Jul
16
comment Sharing/Security File/Folder Permissions
@Farooq: I've extended my posting with more detail. To cut to the point, I suspect you will need read access for any but the most simple app (I did my test with a most simple app). So you will have to grant read access to your files.
Jul
16
comment Sharing/Security File/Folder Permissions
@Evan: see my edit. I'm correct I tell you!! :-)
Jul
16
comment Sharing/Security File/Folder Permissions
Hmmm, i tried it on my PC before posting, so I can confirm it does work. Is it possible the setup.exe is opening some other file, or possibly opening itself for read access. In fact if it's an encrypted exe it probably is opening itself for read access so it can decrypt itself. In that case you will have to allow read access for it to work.
Jul
16
comment Setting up an http proxy to use a web interface?
If you use unix then I'm fairly certain Apache can do this, possibly with the module to do URL rewriting. It's basically the same approach as I described.
Jul
15
comment Network Service account accessing a folder share
@pip: But you can create a local resource with the same username and password on the remote machine, then grant that account the required access. The end result is the same.
Jul
15
comment Suggestions for a productive hardware setup with excellent virus protection
@Chris: I would (indeed I do) run a full scan occasionally e.g. over a lunch break. Whether you could trust developers (a race related to Orcs but less evolved :-) to do the same is debatable.
Jul
15
comment Windows server 2003 suddenly unable to connect to anything?
For the link see my edit above.
Jul
14
comment Event ID 1030/1058 causing DNS and Group Policy errors
Hmm, very odd. What does "nslookup mail1.primary.org" return?
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 :-)