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Work as a Junior SysAdmin at a school in Bristol.

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Mar
19
comment AD Local Admins without password sharing
No worries - just mention that you run the site linked to - nothing major.
Mar
19
comment AD Local Admins without password sharing
Hi, Zeda. Could you read the section of our FaQ on promotion to make sure this doesn't get flagged as spam.
Mar
16
comment I can't connect to MySql from another machine
@Safado - I don't know if it is - I was asking for clarification as the OP does not make it obvious.
Mar
16
comment I can't connect to MySql from another machine
Hang on, so your Server 2008 machine is in work and you are trying to connect to it from home? And the webserver/database server is directly connected to the internet?
Mar
13
comment Which cloud services will be around in 2015?
Hang on a moment, I'll just get my time machine...vworp.
Mar
13
comment Technologies that allow YouTube scale distribution?
@user1034912 - yes, it's staggering. But this is Google, so why the hell not? There are thousands of datacenters worldwide, Google happens to operate a tiny fraction of them.
Mar
9
comment Software RAID setup questions
@Sirex, Server 2008 only supports software RAID 0, 1 or 5, not 10. I'd rather chance my data with RAID 5 (as it's backed up elsewhere) than running an unfamilliar OS that does have RAID 6/10 support.
Mar
9
comment Software RAID setup questions
@tq, sometimes, the sheer amount of data people has makes online backups unviable - but, for your most treasured photos and documents it's not a bad idea.
Mar
6
comment Fedora 16 system unresponsive - why?
I don't even...what?
Mar
1
comment Hosting server's harddisk crashed
I would be majorly, majorly pissed if I knew they were using just one disk (not in a mirror, or RAID, just stand-alone) to host my site. Backups are one thing but not looking after disk integrity is inexcuseable. All I can is good luck.
Feb
29
comment Windows 7 network fallback from LAN to WiFi
You could see if changing the network metric. Windows will automatically use the network connetion with the lowest metric, so see if my answer to this question on SU would help.
Feb
29
comment Thin Client Environments - Where to Start
You are going to have to add a lot more information that just "what do I need". It would depend on a lot of factors, including number of users, estimated server load, and, naturally, budget.
Feb
29
comment HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server
What have you tried to do so far? HP's technical documentation is quite good so if the answer to my question above is "nothing" at least see if the HP site has any setting up RAID guides - what RAID controller does the server have?
Feb
28
comment wds: deploying applications too?
I don't know, as we don't use SCCM - but I believe you are corrct.
Feb
28
comment wds: deploying applications too?
As Bart has metioned, WDS is just for system images - but don't forget the system image could contain commonly-used software. You might run into activation/license issues with things like Office though. The way our build process works is that the system gets re-imaged and then Office pushed out through GPO. We have CS5 on some of our laptops as well - they are part of the image as we had issues trying to deploy several GB of stuff over a MSI.
Feb
28
comment How can detect the count of page fault on windows OS?
Agreed, RAM is insanely cheap at the moment, so the more the better.
Feb
26
comment Free java hosting?
Tom, while there are no issues with providing relevant answers to old questions, copying and pasting a previous answer is just plain laziness. Also these question (recommend me x, any hosting for y) are off-topic for ServerFault (check out the FaQ) for more info - although when the questions were posted the FaQ wasn't as clearly as defined as it is now.
Feb
24
comment Am I allowed to add RDC to a WinPE boot Image?
Out of interest, do you know if Windows ThinPC can be booted purely from PXE in live format?
Feb
24
comment Am I allowed to add RDC to a WinPE boot Image?
Thanks, Chris, I've seen there's a 24-hour-uptime period in the WinPE enviroment before it force reboots to prevent you using it as a Thin Client. In the linked question you say it can be done but I take it using WinPE for a client OS, even one WAIK-customised, is not allowed?
Feb
22
comment Best RAID setup for DRBD
Out of interest, what speed/interface/make are they, and how much did they cost you?