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Software developer who dabbles in system administration on Linux and Windows. Also moonlight as a scripting monkey, automating anything and everything. I code in a variety of languages, including Python, C#, Java, C, JavaScript, PowerShell... whatever works best for the job.


Nov
24
awarded  Caucus
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
22
awarded  Excavator
Jan
22
revised How do I set the BitLocker PIN?
Clarified the MMC module (gpedit.msc) required to make the change.
Jan
22
suggested approved edit on How do I set the BitLocker PIN?
Jan
22
comment How do I set the BitLocker PIN?
On Windows 8.1, you have to modify Group Policy and enable the aforementioned key (no need to change it to 'require' though; the default 'allow' is fine). If you don't, the latter command will fail and tell you to modify Group Policy.
Nov
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
19
comment Is there a vSphere client for Linux, or will there be?
A bit of a demo here - youtube.com/watch?v=UuMUeBiHNCw. It is Flash-based though, unlike the old Web Access, which was mainly HTML + a browser plugin for the console.
Aug
19
comment Is there a vSphere client for Linux, or will there be?
Oddly though, the Windows vSphere Client is actually written in Microsoft's .NET variant of Java (now discontinued). So the intention of cross-platform compatibility was probably there, but someone higher up probably decided otherwise. Given the various APIs available for ESX, I'm surprised someone hasn't taken up the challenge yet.
Jun
16
comment Putting shortcuts onto user's machines using AD
Also, before you deploy the script, run it locally first to make sure it works - just double-click on it and see if the shortcuts appear on the desktop. If there are any errors in how you've edited the script, error messages should pop up, along with the line causing it. If you have enclosed the shortcut name in double-quotes, there should not be an issue.
Jun
16
comment Putting shortcuts onto user's machines using AD
The .vbs file needs to go in the GPO's directory (or some other network accessible location). To find out what the GPO directory is, in Group Policy Management, right-click on the GPO, click Edit. Then go to User Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts. Select the Logon item on the right side. Right-click on that, click Properties. From there, click the Show Files button. An Explorer window will pop up. Copy the script file into there (that location is network-accessible by default; it is in SYSVOL).
Jun
15
revised Can't find Role Services in Windows 7
added 187 characters in body
Jun
15
answered Can't find Role Services in Windows 7
Jun
15
revised Putting shortcuts onto user's machines using AD
adjusted instructions based on WS2008 box; similar enough to WS2003.
Jun
15
answered Putting shortcuts onto user's machines using AD
May
16
revised Outbound RDP session from XP SP3 fails, but port 3389 is reachable
added 188 characters in body
May
16
awarded  Editor
May
16
revised Outbound RDP session from XP SP3 fails, but port 3389 is reachable
Fixed problem with answer as pointed out by the comments below.
May
15
awarded  Supporter