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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
8
comment Terminal Server rename to Remote Desktop services
It's a silly little peeve, and the term is probably totally ruined now anyway. Kind of like how "broadband" has come to mean "fast Internet access" instead of being the opposite of "baseband" like it used to mean. >sigh<
Jul
8
comment Terminal Server rename to Remote Desktop services
Microsoft has been bringing in features that were "Citrix only" for years. I don't know if it's being done as part of a formal license agreement between the parties or not, but with the addition of RemoteApp and "farm" functionality in W2K8, my need for Citrix Presentation Server products has basically reached zero.
Jul
8
revised Using rsync to maintain a copy of a directory with a name that changes
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Jul
8
comment remove out of office assistant from another user (outlook 2007/exchange 2003)
In a stock Exchange 2003 install the idiotic "Deny / Receive As" permissions at the top of the organization will prevent that, though.
Jul
8
answered remove out of office assistant from another user (outlook 2007/exchange 2003)
Jul
8
comment TermServDevices Event ID 1111
+1 for disabling local printer mapping on servers where it's not needed.
Jul
8
comment Using rsync to maintain a copy of a directory with a name that changes
That's an interesting way to do it. I'm not sure it's much more elegant than the scripted method the poster is using to rename the directory before running rsync, but it's definitely a cute little hack. I hadn't thought about using the shell's wildcard expansion functionality to handle that...
Jul
8
revised Using rsync to maintain a copy of a directory with a name that changes
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Jul
8
answered Using rsync to maintain a copy of a directory with a name that changes
Jul
8
comment How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
We're getting quite the convo going here, eh? What security context is the software using when it tries to hit this URL? Is this some program running as a service? My guess is that the firewall has rules based on who the user is performing the access, and you're running the installation program from the SYSTEM context or such, which isn't being permitted access. Alternatively, it could be that your browser is using an HTTP proxy but the installlation software isn't.
Jul
8
answered Terminal Server rename to Remote Desktop services
Jul
8
comment Is there an easy way to generate a report on “dead” files in IIS?
+1 - I'd go with LogParser, too. (I'm +1-ing you? I'm just making my task that much harder, eh? >smile<)
Jul
8
comment What is the Microsoft Proxy Client (MSP Client)
FwcMgmt.exe is the firewall client management UI, to pick a nit. FwcAgent.Exe is the background task, running as LOCAL_SERVICE by default.
Jul
8
revised What is the Microsoft Proxy Client (MSP Client)
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Jul
8
answered What is the Microsoft Proxy Client (MSP Client)
Jul
8
comment How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
So, you can access web sites. What happens when you try to access the URL that the magento software is accessing with a browser? What security context is the magento software running as?
Jul
8
comment How do I grant users the ability to install windows services?
I agree. There is a built-in mechanism for doing this, but it's really not something that I'd advise in practice. I'm one of those "Answer the question literally" kind of people, for the most part. I'd agree, though, that it's compromising the production server's integrity to let developers go wild on them creating services. That's a really major change to be allowing unprivileged accounts to perform.
Jul
8
comment How do I grant users the ability to install windows services?
That's granting users rights to manage existing services, which is different than what the poster is looking for. The poster is looking for rights being granted on the service control manager object itself. It would be a bit of a "hack" to "pre-create" several services and have the users substitute in their binaries, but I suppose you could do that.
Jul
8
comment How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
That sure sounds like your firewall is closing the TCP connection (by spoofing the source address of the 208.x.x.x server). Can you browse web sites on this machine? I'm guessing not. You're probably going to need to have the ISA client installed on that machine or you're going to need to manually specify an HTTP proxy and credentials.
Jul
8
comment DHCP/Network problems
Woah there! Your last comment on the question uses the word "superscope". This is a DHCP superscope? That changes things. Is this or is this not a superscope? Re: the 10.24.104.xxx and 10.24.106.xxx subnets-- what subnet mask are they using and what are the computers on each subnet using for a default gateway?