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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 write some code too, but my main gig is sysadmin and IT project work.

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Jul
10
answered Is there a way to determine the log format if given a “.log” file?
Jul
10
comment Can't clear que for printer on the network
I understand what you're seeing in the printer's web interface. I'm asking about the protocol you're using to send documents to the printer. You're going to find that in the properties for the printer's "Port" in Windows.
Jul
10
comment Can't clear que for printer on the network
What protocol are you using to send jobs to the printer? Directprint (port 9100), LPR, etc? Does the printer answer if you attempt to make a TCP connection to the port you're sending jobs to?
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
10
answered Network Service account or domain account?
Jul
10
answered What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
Jul
10
comment What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
@Loopo - I'm not suggesting you install every application on every computer. I'm suggesting that you should create automated software installations to apply to "generic" images. The more specific images you have to maintain the worse off you're going to be, in terms of sinking time into image maintenance. Insofar as the old software you no longer have media or keys for: You're going to be in trouble when you need to replace machines. You can't keep that software running forever. You'd do well to start figuring out a mitigation strategy now before it bites you.
Jul
10
answered Roaming Profile Control
Jul
10
comment Windows server 2012 two external routes / 2 NICs
@Yehaw - Bridging the connections doesn't help the problem that the Windows Server machine is going to respond to the "wrong" NAT device upon receiving a new connection attempt coming in through the least-preferred device.
Jul
10
answered Windows server 2012 two external routes / 2 NICs
Jul
10
comment Windows server 2012 two external routes / 2 NICs
For clarification's sake: Requests coming through the "5.x" router are always coming from clients in the "5.0.0.0/8" address-space, and requests coming from through the "1.x" router are always coming from clients in the "1.0.0.0/8" address-space? (Does each router connect to a network of clients with a distinct address space, or do the address-spaces of the networks the routers are connected to overlap?)
Jul
10
comment Windows server 2012 two external routes / 2 NICs
I would suspect people would be more inclined to answer if you fleshed this out to include some (fictitious, ideally out of RFC 1918 space) IP addresses rather than this "1.x" and "x.122" type of nomenclature. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but it makes parsing the question difficult and, for me at least, makes me disinclined to think about it (since I have to mentally translate between "1.x" and a real IPv4 subnet).
Jul
10
comment windows 8.1 machines have black screen after removing one of two domain controllers
What kind of stuff are you seeing in the Event Log on the Windows 8.1 machines that's different after the server changes?
Jul
10
answered Let users install software without local administrator rights on domain
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
9
comment What are the repercussions of using an EOL Cisco firewall?
@ewwhite - Heh heh... I put a few of those in myself back in early 2013. We needed some uber-cheap VPNs to unattended remote sites spun up quickly. A quick trip to eBay and a few dollars later a box full of old PIX 506e's came rolling in... >smile< (Cisco license agreement be damned...)
Jul
9
answered Cloud mapping experiment. Contact research@pdrlabs.net in the access logs
Jul
9
revised What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
Further pontificating. Gawd, I'm a gasbag...
Jul
9
comment SCCM - does captured image HW = deployed?
@jscott - Same here. Things got a lot better in the Windows Vista / 7 timeframe, in terms of generalizing images and deploying them to differing hardware. (The only hiccups I've had have related to deploying desktop PC images onto laptops where the underlying hardware is vastly different.)
Jul
9
comment What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
I've been really happy with Windows software RAID-1. Since becoming available for the "professional" class OS in Windows 7 (or Vista, I can't remember-- and never used Vista in Customer sites anyway) I've been happy to use it for machines that need some fault tolerance for hard disk drive failure. I certainly wouldn't deploy it to just any ol' client PC, but for more critical machines I like the feature. OTOH, "motherboard RAID" is nothing more than a device used to destroy data and I wouldn't wish it on anybody.