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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 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
Why can't I read? God, I'm a moron...; added 43 characters in body
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)
added 588 characters in body; added 22 characters in body
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?
Jul
8
answered How do I grant users the ability to install windows services?
Jul
8
comment Which DHCP Client OS Support DHCP Option 119 Domain Suffix Search?
re: the webservertalk link - That just makes total sense... >sigh< Why did they sponsor the RFC then? Ugh...
Jul
8
comment DHCP/Network problems
You could do some sniffing to see what's going on. Which subnet is the DHCP server computer living in?
Jul
8
comment Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer
re: your edits - It's difficult to say why you were seeing poor performance w/o looking at it "eyes on". The only communication w/ a domain controller would be at the initial connection (to establish the security token on the machine serving the files). After that the connection is left open persistently. Setting up samba isn't really too bad, but not knowing if you'd done it before or not, I deemed it a "hassle". >smile< Sorry to hear that mounting the remote filesystem didn't perform well. I'd love to know why, but it's probably at the point of diminishing returns troubleshooting it now.
Jul
8
comment Running a Domain Controller as 1 VM & a RODC as another on the same machine, will it work?
Ahh.... I see. Yeah-- that should work fine.
Jul
8
comment How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
You're getting an ICMP destination unreachable from where? Does the TCP connection to 208.69.123.164 ever actually get started (i.e. you see the SYN from your box to the 208.x.x.x address, a SYN-ACK coming back from the 208.x.x.x address, and an ACK from your box back to the 208.x.x.x address)?