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I'm just an old and grey IT guy trying to stay one step ahead of the pack. I've been working with networked microcomputer systems since 1981, which is pretty much before anyone knew what local area networks or microcomputers were.

My current professional life involves working with a variety of clients to implement and support Microsoft technologies from the desktop to the datacenter. Recent projects include Exchange upgrades, Office 365 implementations, and Windows desktop deployment.


Mar
12
revised What are possible reasons why a calendar entry in OWA is at a different time than in Outlook?
added Exchange 2007 section; prompt on first logon info
Mar
12
answered What are possible reasons why a calendar entry in OWA is at a different time than in Outlook?
Mar
10
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
revised How to fix the wiring mess that is my server room
corrected spelling, fixed grammar, etc.
Mar
9
revised How to fix the wiring mess that is my server room
added 58 characters in body
Mar
9
answered How to fix the wiring mess that is my server room
Mar
9
comment Looking for a small, portable, port-mirroring ethernet switch
You beat me to it--or I typed too much!
Mar
9
answered Looking for a small, portable, port-mirroring ethernet switch
Feb
21
comment How to configure Exchange (SBS 2003) for Outlook Anywhere
Since you've already deployed consistent with the "How to Deploy RPC over HTTP for the First Time in Small Business Server 2003 (Standard or Premium)" TechNet article, can you provide some detail on the failure mode observed?
Feb
18
answered How to configure Exchange (SBS 2003) for Outlook Anywhere
Feb
3
answered Which is better - 30 AMP 220V circuit or 60 AMP 120V circuit
Feb
3
answered Creating a subdomain - What am I doing wrong?
Sep
11
comment Which wildcard SSL cert vendors allow you to set up the same cert on multiple servers?
+1 for Digicert! They've been great to us as well; very professional, excellent technical support, reasonable pricing, and flexible licensing. UCC certs are are useful in many circumstances, not just Exchange 2007, and can be more cost-effective than wildcard certs in most instances. Even their standard certs utilize the Subject Alternate Name field to protect both www.example.com and example.com with a single cert (and license fee).
Sep
11
comment Non-Wildcard SSL Certificate and Subdomains
+1 The DigiCert Unified Communications certificate isn't just for exchange servers--and is an ideal cert to use in a situation like this. It utilizes the Subject Alternate Name (SAN) field to specify multiple host names associated with the single certificate. You get up to four names for the base price (break-even cost is met with the third name over individual certs for each host name). Additional names can be added at any time for low incremental cost, and you can use the cert on multiple hosts without additional license fees (most CAs require you to license a cert separately on each host).
Sep
11
revised What software do you recommend for extranet fileserver access?
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Sep
11
answered What software do you recommend for extranet fileserver access?
Sep
10
comment What is the most effective solution you used to label cables?
I worked for a time at a university where a custom program was developed which queried all the switches via SNMP and created at database of which device was plugged into each switch port by collecting the MAC address of each device on each switch port, the IP address associated with the MAC address, and the host name associated with the IP address. It also collected utilization and error data for each switch port. All this accessible through a web interface. Wonder what became of it...
Sep
9
answered Mixed Hyper-V environment Server 2008 & Server 2008 R2 with VMM and VMM R2
Sep
4
answered How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?