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I work at a large international development charity in London, as International Operations Manager. I manage a team of Regional ICT Service Managers, based in developing world countries, who keep our users happy through fixing problems, setting up great connectivity and generally making sure users can do their day jobs.

I previously worked at the same place as International Network Systems Analyst. I looked after a bunch of ICT systems in offices in the developing world, as well as looking after systems in our HQ. I gained a lot of knowledge in that job, and the techy side competes with the people stuff in the new role, hence I still hang out here a lot.

I'm passionate about the use of ICT in developing countries, both in terms of dealing with the inherent problems for ICT in those places, and using ICT as a tool for development.


Nov
30
asked Display Document Library Folder contents on a different Sharepoint 2007 Site
Nov
26
revised Allowing Sharepoint to relay email through Exchange
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Nov
26
asked Allowing Sharepoint to relay email through Exchange
Nov
26
comment Is there a Pre-deployment Windows Workstation Verification Program?
It often feels like it checks "when it feels like it", because it does run scheduled checks, and then the report updating is also scheduled. Figure out how to run the checks and report updates on demand. The scheduled Desired Configuration checking will be useful for your expanded requirements. As I said the user level checking appears to be in SCCM 2010. If you have enough users to justify complex checks such as this, then maybe you can justify updating to the latest version of SCCM. It is a bit hard to get your head around, but it looks like you have most of the tools you need already.
Nov
23
comment which disto to pick for Linode?
I looked there first too :-)
Nov
22
comment Sharepoint and Libraries
Basic list functionality of Lists allows you to specify at creation time that users should only be able to view their own items. You can then create a group of users who can view all items (your helpdesk staff). No workflow required. I agree that Infopath seems overkill, if all the form does is populate this list. If it does more, fair enough.
Nov
22
comment Activating Sharepoint Server Publishing Infrastructure returns “Column Limit Exceeded”
Since you say Sharepoint Foundation, I guess that indicates you are using Sharepoint 2010 here.
Nov
22
revised Activating Sharepoint Server Publishing Infrastructure returns “Column Limit Exceeded”
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Nov
22
comment which disto to pick for Linode?
Are you going by the screenshot of the distro manager to say which distro's they support? Their FAQ has a more up to date list.
Nov
22
answered Is there a Pre-deployment Windows Workstation Verification Program?
Nov
22
answered which disto to pick for Linode?
Nov
22
comment can't connect to web server remotely
You're kidding right? S/He doesn't need to supply actual IP addresses - just the topology and whether there are any firewalls in the way.
Nov
22
asked Unextending Sharepoint 2007 Web Application from a zone
Nov
21
comment Windows Network Load Balancing on ESX Cluster with Dell PowerConnect stacks
Dell also mentioned a white paper, but never sent it through. I'm not convinced it exists. Can't understand why they haven't got this working with documentation since all the competition has it clearly and publicly documented.
Nov
17
answered I have to manually change the DNS suffix order every time I connect to VPN. Can I change this permanently or fix the problem somehow?
Nov
17
answered What is the most simple way to implement a newsletter?
Nov
14
comment How to create a smaller disk size Windows instances on Amazon EC2?
What version of Windows? If you want small you probably need to look elsewhere. You are going to need 30gb if you are running Windows 2008.
Nov
14
comment What is the best network topology for a small sized school network?
When you say small - how small? How many devices on your network? How are these physically and logically arranged? It may make sense to split up into subnets based on location, or department, but it really depends on your specific size. Also, you say you want to improve it. What sort of problems are you looking to fix? If it isn't broken don't fix it.
Nov
14
comment Monitoring routes, hops
It's a script you can easily edit. For example, perhaps you know your preferred route. Instead of grepping the latency, you could grep for your preferred route, and raise an alert if it changes. You don't even need Nagios to use this script. You can just use cron to run the script and do something with the output. I'm not sure if this is going to help you solve your problem - from your question it sounds like you just want to know when the route changes so you can do further manual checks to trace the problem.
Nov
10
comment Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
Do you happen to know whether mod_bandwidth reduces the bandwidth for each connection, allowing further connections, or if it prevents further connections once the bandwidth limit is reached. The docs/FAQ don't make this clear. I'm after the latter.