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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.

Server Fault bragging:

  • I was the top rep user on the site from July 22, 2009 to November 24, 2014.
  • First user to hit the rep cap from their laboring wife's hospital room
  • First user awarded the Legendary badge (hitting the rep cap 150 days).
  • First user awarded the "Epic" badge (hitting the rep cap 50 days)
  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
  • First user awarded the gold "windows" tag badge
  • First non-beta user over the 10K reputation mark and the second user to do it, beta nonwithstanding. Also the first user over the 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K, 60K, 70K, 80K, 90K, 100K, and 110K marks.

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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
awarded  Nice Answer
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
Jul
26
answered Set Default UPN Suffix for Creating New Users in Active Directory
Jul
24
revised Adding “301 Redirect” to a large number of files in IIS 6
Changed title, changed iis tag to iis6
Jul
24
comment Adding “301 Redirect” to a large number of files in IIS 6
There-- have at. >smile<
Jul
24
revised Adding “301 Redirect” to a large number of files in IIS 6
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Jul
24
comment IPP over SSL/TLS in Windows Vista: Can it be done?
My gut was just screaming "self-signed cert... Vista HATES self-signed certs" as I read the question. Glad that I was able to home-in on the answer for you. (I'm working on being the Jon Skeet of Server Fault, eh?)
Jul
24
revised Finding a good IT Manager
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Jul
24
comment Finding a good IT Manager
Yeah, and I'm only a little introverted and a lot arrogant! Don't throw me in a group with this highly introverted people!
Jul
24
answered how would it be possible to discover a cable modem's MAC remotely?
Jul
24
answered VPN Windows 2008 Server
Jul
24
answered Dynamic disk raid 1 on Windows Server 2008
Jul
24
answered Finding a good IT Manager