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Windows / Linux / Unix sysadmin since '96. Cut my teeth on Xenix (ick!) and have been a Linux user since '93 (yay-- Slackware!). Worked w/ more Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 than I care to recall. Today MSFT stuff mainly pays my bills but I try to keep at least passingly familiar with Linux.

I've been an independent consultant / contractor since 2004. I write some code too but my main gig is sysadmin and IT project work.

Server Fault bragging:

  • I was the top rep user on the site from July 22, 2009 to November 24, 2014.
  • First user to hit the rep cap from their laboring wife's hospital room
  • First user awarded the Legendary badge (hitting the rep cap 150 days).
  • First user awarded the "Epic" badge (hitting the rep cap 50 days)
  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
  • First user awarded the gold "windows" tag badge
  • First non-beta user over the 10K reputation mark and the second user to do it, beta nonwithstanding. Also the first user over the 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K, 60K, 70K, 80K, 90K, 100K, and 110K marks.

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comment I deployed Flash Player via a Software Installation policy. How to upgrade?
@fyrye - I stopped using the MSI-based Flash distributions several years ago because they've been so bad. I opted to use a script to msizap the failed installations away.
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comment How to find the creation date of a local user account?
-1 - That shows you when the profile directory was created. That doesn't tell you when the account was created since the profile directory could be deleted and re-created at any time after the account was created.
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comment Active Directory Permissions: Delete vs Move
There's a nice summary of the necessary delegation parameters here: social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/…
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comment To serve SSL, does the web server need outbound internet access?
@samsmith - For serving TLS/SSL, no. It's not going to go out and grab CRLs, certificates, etc. (Acting as a TLS/SSL client is a different story.)
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answered To serve SSL, does the web server need outbound internet access?
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answered Restrict access to apache tomcat in local network
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answered Is it possible to block HTTP traffic from specific machines?
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comment Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy
@BlueCompute - I'd just copy the compressed files first using robocopy with the /ia command-line argument, run a for loop to compact all the files in the destination directory, then run a second robocopy with the /xa argument to copy the non-compressed files. That leaves the job of detecting which files are compressed to robocopy. This is still sub-optimal because it results in decompression and recompression of the files, but I'm not sure that NTFS gives robocopy any way to copy the file in the compressed state anyway.