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Formerly known as "Jimmy Shelter".

Then one appeared among us, in our own form visible, but greater and more beautiful; and he said that he had come out of pity.

I'm like the Clint Eastwood of backups. I drift into town, say "ahm-a gonna clean up yer backups", shoot the place up a bit, get rid of the bad guys, then drift back out again.

Been there, done that, still doing it.


Feb
25
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
"With all those servers I'd be more worried about things getting put back together wrong" - that's why you label them properly. I'd consider it a wash too.
Feb
25
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
+1, like you read my mind!
Feb
25
comment Need help determining what is eating my internet connection at work
+1, this is the way I would begin troubleshooting this one too.
Feb
24
comment Windows XP Professional will not save network credentials between reboots
XP machine ain't on the domain so this would be the local policy only.
Feb
24
comment Windows XP Professional will not save network credentials between reboots
Any particular reason why the XP machine can't be joined to the domain? That would seem to be the most obvious solution.
Feb
24
comment Daily Weekly and Monthly DB backup with logrotate?
Please specify the type of database in your tags rather than just using "database".
Feb
24
comment Questions for Beginner to Windows System Administration
The correct technical term for the tool is a LART. ;) Use of quicklime and halon are also mandatory.
Feb
24
comment Total Virtual Memory in Windows XP 32bit
You're better off not using the /3GB switch unless you know for certain that you need it. Generally only large databases really need it. Only having 1 GB of address space for the OS stuff can actually be detrimental to performance most of the time.
Feb
24
comment Servers harrassed by individual on constantly changing IPs
-1 for the rm -rf (which I hope was intended as a joke).
Feb
23
comment Logging in as the same user multiple times in Remote Desktop Windows Server 2008
That's a new one for me! I don't know the answer, but +1 for an interesting question.
Feb
23
comment Is there a machine readable list/feed of Microsoft update files?
It actually occurs to me that one valid reason for wanting neither WU nor WSUS might be if you wanted to copy off the patches for an unconnected machine, but I guess the OP would have said that if so.
Feb
23
comment Windows Server Login Alert Tools
Only domain accounts if it's in a GPO. The LDAP:// stuff would also need to be changed to the correct namespace for local accounts, you wouldn't use ADSystemInfo, and your SMTP permissions would need to allow a local account to access it. Besides which, if someone has "abuse the server" local access, they can already bypass a local logon script anyway.
Feb
23
comment Best Raid Type for SQL Server
+1, correct but it's SQL Server so Linux has nothing to do with it.
Feb
23
comment Is it me or it's realy not easy to get information about Microsoft Product Licensing
@jamieb - I'm not too certain that's an accurate representation of anything, really.
Feb
22
comment Switching Windows 2003 Active Directory servers
You actually should demote otherwise you'll still have an orphaned DC in your AD (single master vs multi master doesn't come into it). You can of course just power it down and use NTDSUTIL to remove the orphaned DC, but that should not be used unless you have no other option (e.g. catastrophic hardware failure and no backup, or some idiot just powers it down). Demote is the graceful way to go.
Feb
22
comment Why are Class C IP addresses preferred in private networks?
Short, sweet and to the point. +1
Feb
20
comment File replication between 2 Windows servers
Stock 2003 DFS ain't that bad either, but if it was Win2K I'd definitely join you in the queue for that chainsaw.
Feb
19
comment Is it possible to have localised Windows user names?
@Jim B - correct, good observation.
Feb
19
comment What alternatives are available for shared folders encryption in Windows 2003 Server?
Any reason why standard NTFS permissioning is not adequate for them?
Feb
17
comment Disabling Windows Update and managing patches manually
And another +1 for your comments re: agents.