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Systems / Network Administrator for 20 years.

Most active voter on all of StackExchange: First person on all of StackExchange to vote on questions and answers 50,000 100,000 times.

Before that: first person on ServerFault to vote 5,000 times and every 1,000-vote milestone after that, first person to vote 19,000 times on a single SE site and every 1,000-vote milestone after that. Currently at 30,000+ votes on ServerFault.

(Yeah, well, we can't all be Evan Anderson...)


Sep
27
comment Is it possible to deploy VMware vSphere 5.5 without Windows?
The OVF tool seems to be VMware's suggestion: pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/…
Sep
16
comment How does FTPS in IIS 7 work?
Go get it with magic delete-dust, cleaning faeries!
Jul
21
comment Is there anyway to stop Windows 7 from executing the forced restart after an update?
I realize that part of your issue is not wanting your system to reboot when you're busy, but still - your solution to the issue of reboots is to reboot 3 times as often?
Jul
9
comment Unable to locate DHCP Server …
Why not just unplug it?
Jan
16
comment Naming a new Active Directory forest - why is split-horizon DNS not recommended?
Resistance is futile... your AD will be assimilated into a sub-domain of your primary domain!
Nov
19
comment How to measure a sysadmin's workload?
To be complete, I should point out the picture above comes from our internal wiki page on the importance of documenting everything you do. In other words, no one here questions the value of documentation, communications, relationship-building...
Nov
16
comment Finding a network switches IP
E.g. ManageEngine is one I haven't heard of before: manageengine.com/products/oputils/free-network-tools.html
Nov
16
comment Finding a network switches IP
Nmap or some network discovery tool.
Oct
16
comment Distributed filesystem for storing temporary files
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Oct
10
comment New server causing weird noise in headphones and speakers; Is this electromagnetic interference? What's causing it?
@Martin EE.SE is more for people designing electronics, I'm pretty sure troubleshooting stuff you've bought is OT.
Sep
4
comment Windows 2012: how to make power button work in every cases?
Show those damn smart switches who's really smart: yank the F^&%#ing power cord out of the wall!
Aug
23
comment Is It Possible to Copy an AWS Security Group?
please summarize the contents of your link
Jul
26
comment Apache File Query
This question appears to be off-topic.
Jul
6
comment Windows 7 Libraries and Windows Home Server
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about pre-release s/w.
Jul
3
comment How to practice cpanel on virtual environment
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about cpanel
Jun
29
comment WordPress 3.5 Multisite and nginx siteurl issues
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about wp
Jun
27
comment SQL server language media doesn't support the language of the OS
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about
Jun
12
comment Linux as AD DC or use with 2012 Essentials
@Kev Not yet, but it's a project I'm working on... Samba4 does full AD emulation, not just NT4
May
17
comment
Most of the current moderators are not "shadowy figures... with little recognition." 4 of them are active in chat (Chris, Iain, Mark, voretaq), 5 of them are active on meta (add Sysadmin1138).
May
17
comment
Vancouver, BC, Canada. If we're going to insist on the proper abbreviations, it's UTC-8, but now UTC-7 since we're in daylight saving time (a Canadian invention).