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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.

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Jul
27
comment Add MX Record in Windows 2003
So, it sounds like he just didn't add the record you wanted, eh? Yep... things don't "work better" when you have two DNS infrastructues (your AD DNS and the Internet DNS) that think they're authoritative for the same names. It just creates an ugly manual maintenance situation.
Jul
27
answered How can I prevent that a server admin can see data?
Jul
27
revised Best practices Roaming User Profiles for users who connect via VPN frequently
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Jul
27
answered Best practices Roaming User Profiles for users who connect via VPN frequently
Jul
27
answered Windows Server 2003 Terminal server Printing issues
Jul
27
answered Add MX Record in Windows 2003
Jul
27
comment Cisco Switch to Switch Communication
Here's the big question: What kind of port does your point-to-point link to the datacenter plug into? Is it an "access" port into a single VLAN, or is it a "trunk" port carrying multiple VLANs?
Jul
27
answered Screen Recording
Jul
27
answered Connecting two Cisco 2960 switches
Jul
27
answered Cisco Switch to Switch Communication
Jul
27
answered Automatically capture the output of poolmon
Jul
27
answered Building a New Active Directory and moving from Old Domain
Jul
27
comment Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 without Event Log Errors
I'll see if I can find some time to do what you mention above. re: NTP - You don't have set any of those registry entries to get a working NTP situation. Like I said in my posting (and "mh" said in his), use "NET TIME /setsntp:public.ntp.server.name.here", make sure you can resolve that NTP server name, and make sure that your firewall allows NTP out (UDP 123) and you're golden. No registry tweaking needed.
Jul
26
comment Active Directory GPO which forbidds user to change proxy settings in IE?
I dropped on an edit re: proxy auto-configuration scripts. Check them out-- they're good stuff.
Jul
26
revised Active Directory GPO which forbidds user to change proxy settings in IE?
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Jul
26
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Jul
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
answered Lock down XP dns settings
Jul
26
comment Lock down XP dns settings
It's 2009. NO "solution" that involves "hosts files" is the right thing. Since the users have "administrator" rights, no change you make is going to help.
Jul
26
answered Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 without Event Log Errors