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I'm a sysadmin for a Windows environment (MCSE: Security) with a few Linux boxes as well, which includes handling the whole list of things that come up in an office. If it uses electricity, I pretty much support it. My areas of "expertise" would be VMWare Infrastructure, Exchange 2010, SQL Server 2005/2008, PHP programming, and scripting of all kinds (VBS, Bash, Perl).


Aug
25
comment Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?
@voretaq - I definitely agree. They gave us a second A/C unit rather than vent air, no matter how much we tried to make the case of the problem being the hot air. By the way, I know this is more of a meta question, but should this be tagged "cooling" when my question is about the ionization/dust, and not the cooling?
Aug
25
comment Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?
So you would tend to agree with the idea that the ionization would do more harm than good?
Aug
25
comment Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?
The way the room is set up, we wouldn't be able to move these wall mounted units to the back, although I would agree this would be more efficient for us. On a similar note, though, we know our biggest cooling problem is with venting the hot air, but we have not been allowed to do this more efficiently in any way just yet.
Aug
25
asked Ionization option on our A/C turned on or off in a server room?
Aug
9
comment Exchange 2010 auto responders
+1 for a server-side rule, not OOO. However, as mentioned above, you'll have to be careful about mail loops. This rule will keep replying back to another auto-responder, so you'll want to add a condition where if the response message is found in the e-mail received, you won't auto-reply again.
Jul
6
accepted Does MS SQL 2005 encryption protect data in the case of physical server access?
Jun
29
asked Does MS SQL 2005 encryption protect data in the case of physical server access?
Jun
13
comment Why can a user grant themselves the Log On As A Service right?
@Jez If that button is disabled, it should be because there is some GPO affecting it. You can test this by stopping any GPOs from applying to this server (if that's possible for you). After you ensure all GPOs aren't being applied anymore, check to see if you can alter this local policy. Another option you have is to see what users/groups are listed as having that user right. Perhaps there is some network service AD group that has the right, and you can just add the AD account to this group to pick up the permission.
Jun
13
comment Why can a user grant themselves the Log On As A Service right?
@Jez Try to follow the first set of steps in the article you linked to in your question. In the fourth step, if there is a GPO affecting this, you will not be able to click the Add User or Group button because it will be disabled. If not, use this window to add the credentials you're using for the service. What results do you get for trying this?
Jun
8
comment How to have 3 domains all showing the same web application?
Are you given a specific folder on this server to put your application? If so, you might just need to point the domains there then. You won't know for sure if you don't have access to apache, but you can just try it in DNS alone, and it will likely work as you expect.
Jun
4
answered Exchange server spam filtering/security
May
26
answered Is it possible to make a backup of a MS SQL database from a linux command line?
May
26
comment Is it possible to make a backup of a MS SQL database from a linux command line?
Do you mean the backup file to be local to the SQL server or the Linux server?
May
25
answered Best way to duplicate a server?
May
22
answered How to have 3 domains all showing the same web application?
Apr
24
answered Subdomains on seperate IPs from primary domain
Feb
23
answered setting MAXDOP server default value
Feb
23
comment DNS Setting keeps changing on me
Sounds like this is a more complicated setup, and will take some extra work. The first step that should change it is here: support.microsoft.com/kb/292822/EN-US. I found this through these two sites: support.microsoft.com/?id=275554 and forums.techarena.in/active-directory/954155.htm. This seems to cover the problem since this runs DNS and is a domain controller. However, because this seems to not be recommended and is complicated to change, for what reasons do you want to use the IPs in this way? Perhaps there is a more optimal solution for your main goal.
Feb
22
comment DNS Setting keeps changing on me
Is your box used for anything else beyond just a DNS server? Is it a domain controller, or anything like that? Any other services?
Feb
21
comment SQL Server suddenly using only a small portion of CPU
How many CPUs does this server have? In management studio, if you right-click the server and go to properties, can you post what you have under Memory, Processors, and Advanced?