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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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answered Is there any disadvantage to using Windows Server as a client OS?
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answered Is dual directory integrations possible with Windows?
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comment dsadd run from batch file fails with “The specified account already exists” when there is no existing account with the same dn
I don't see any immediate problems with your script. What do you get when you dsquery one of these supposed "duplicate" users? (It really looks like they've already been created, based on what I see here...)
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answered How to determine domain controller used for authentication
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comment Builtin group membership not updating on client machines
Can you clarify exactly what you're doing? When you say "adding members to the builtin groups", for example, are you talking about adding Domain user accounts into BUILTIN groups on member computers? Likewise, when you talk about "adding other groups as members of the builtin group" are you talking about creating Domain groups that you're adding to the BUILTIN groups on member computers?
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comment folder exclusion from redirect to mobile site
Switch hosting providers. Stand up a test box that you can test changes on yourself. Switch hosting providers.
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comment Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)
@ewwhite - Since MSFT killed the SBS product it's difficult to discuss the relevance today. Obviously, I wouldn't recommend any new installs use old MSFT software, so there's nowhere that I could recommend using SBS today. If a business falls into the market segment that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (the "spiritual" successor to SBS) covers, though, I'd see no problem with using it. (It's a lot less SBS-ey than SBS was-- fewer wizards, more just plain ol' Windows Server.) (It would be fun to discuss this market segment stuff and biz-dev over lunch sometime... >smile<)
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comment Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)
@ewwhite Same thing that KatherineVillyard said here. My SBS installs (2003, 2008, 2011, and now 2012 R2 'Essentials') have all been very well-behaved, but I treated them like "full blown" versions of the products (and I'd like to think that I'm a fairly decent Windows admin... >smile<). I don't think there's inherently anything that makes them any more costly to support than their equivalent products as long as they're treated well. Arguably, they attracted VARs and IT admins who weren't actually competent to handle them, though.
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answered How secure is an Apache2 virtual server which is listening on a private IP, to provide access only to the VPN
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answered Windows 8: GPO to block shutdown without blocking restart?
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answered Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?
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answered How can I know where and how a security group is triggering a logon script for some users?
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comment Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)
It sounds like this was a poorly-engineered SBS 2011 install. I only used a little of SBS 2011 before Microsoft killed it, but it was a very inexpensive way to get Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010. That's what I always used it for. I installed the SBS management garbage, stopped unnecessary services, created my own OU structure and disabled the silly stock GPOs, and ultimately managed it like a regular ol' Windows Server / Exchange installation. The pricing was great but, of course, MSFT wants SMBs on recurring Office365 subscriptions now... >sigh<
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comment full or incremental backup of large number of files
@D.Mill - Glad I could help out.
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comment How do I block inheritance/application of a single GPO?
You should be using AppLocker rather than Software Restriction Policies (SRP). SRP runs on the user-side of the user/kernel boundary, and can be circumvented by unprivileged users (or the malware they're running) with DLL injection.
Oct
21
comment base filtering engine fails to start - error 5 access denied. Server 2008 R2
Describe the "...registry changes to allow SERVICE, LOCAL SERVICE and NETWORK SERVICE permissions..." you mention. It's unclear to me why there would be any changes necessary. This might be a clue to your Base Filtering Engine (BFE) problems. What gets logged in the Event Log when you try to start the BFE (either by BFE itself, or the Service Control Manager)?
Oct
21
answered Identify data loss due to logging failure on Exchange 2013 database(s)
Oct
19
comment Possibility of WAN Optimization for SSH traffic
@deppfx - Admittedly, I don't know your topology, but on the surface it sounds like mirroring the data being synchronized onto a single rsync server on each side of the WAN link would alleviate a lot of the bandwidth usage on the WAN link.
Oct
19
answered How to force the network machines to get the ip from a DHCP server?