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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.

Server Fault bragging:

  • First user to hit the rep cap from their laboring wife's hospital room
  • First non-beta Server Fault 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, and 100K marks... (yeah-- I guess I'm counting... >smile<)
  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
  • First user awarded the gold "windows" tag badge
  • First user awarded the "Epic" badge (hitting the rep cap 50 days)

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Jul
9
comment Which account does ASP (classic) run under when integrated windows authentication is on?
So, did you get it working?
Jul
8
comment Access denied using NET USER command via SSH session
I'm not so much following you around as generally following all of Server Fault around. >smile< I'm not sure re: the credentials, what w/ not knowing the underlying problem he's having.
Jul
8
comment Simulate company proxy for users that take laptops home
Yeah, but you don't have the sexiness of running your own DNS server at home and lying about being authoritative for real-world domain names! >smile< Glad to hear it's working for you, though.
Jul
8
comment do you track your notes/references?
Heh heh... no seeding here. I'm starting to need to refer back to some of my old answers, though, and becoming frustrated with the search interface on the site. I'm gonna have to screen-scrape all my old answers and comments so that I can have them for reference.
Jul
8
answered Voice broadcasting options
Jul
8
answered How can I set the free/busy permissions on resource mailbox calendars in Exchange 2007?
Jul
8
comment Access denied using NET USER command via SSH session
I think the length of your DSQUERY / DSMOD command lines speaks to why a lot of us still use NET USER for simple things like password resets. I definitely use DSMOD when I need to change something in another domain (which is fairly rare) or when I need to do fun things like merge two groups together. For a simple password reset in a single domain environment, typing "NET USER samAcccountName newpassword" is just faster.
Jul
8
revised Migrate 200 Domains from Win2003 DNS server to another
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Jul
8
comment Access Denied errors on some files in shared folder
You're close. Files pasted within a single volume (or share) will keep the permissions they were assigned/inherited at the time of creation, even if they're moved into a folder that would assign different permissions to them (if they had been created in that folder) later. Permission inheritance happens at creation only! Copying / moving files between shares or volumes is a create / copy (and delete of source if moving), so permission inheritance does occur in those circumstances. Have a look at: serverfault.com/questions/31709/…
Jul
8
comment Access Denied errors on some files in shared folder
Next time it happens, run a "cacls <path and filename of bad file>" and see what the screwed-up permissions look like. You can compare them to the folder w/ running a "cacls <folder path>" and see how they differ.
Jul
8
answered Migrate 200 Domains from Win2003 DNS server to another
Jul
8
comment How to switch proxy settings via script?
Boo-yeah! Proxy autoconfiguration is "the bomb".
Jul
8
comment Simulate company proxy for users that take laptops home
@Zoredache: There's something vaguely sexy 'bout the DNS at home resolving the corporate proxy to a local host's IP. The local proxy is probably a bit more practical unless one really wants to put together a DNS server for home. I kinda like having DNS at home, though. I point a lot of common advertising domains to a local web server running a script to serve up random banner ads I downloaded from: chickenhead.com/bannertown/1.asp (I did this in the office at my "old job" and got some great laughs when people thought they were real ads... heh heh...)
Jul
8
comment Simulate company proxy for users that take laptops home
Agreed re: downvotes. I prefer a happy, positive Server Fault experience.
Jul
8
comment Networked USB Flash Drive
I wondered, while I was posting that, about some of these PDA's and other devices have USB target capabilities. I can't really say anything re: the Nokia N810 in terms of personal experience since I've never even seen one, but the specs lead me to believe that it looks like it would do what you need.
Jul
8
answered Simulate company proxy for users that take laptops home
Jul
8
revised Deleting Old (Non-Boot) Windows Vista Directory From Command-Line
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Jul
8
revised Which account does ASP (classic) run under when integrated windows authentication is on?
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Jul
8
revised Which account does ASP (classic) run under when integrated windows authentication is on?
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Jul
8
answered Which account does ASP (classic) run under when integrated windows authentication is on?