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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
24
comment How to make deleted files unrecoverable?
@cwrea: Ever heard of "reserved cells" or "reserved blocks" on a flash device?
Jul
24
comment How to make deleted files unrecoverable?
I don't think there's any documented API in NTFS to do that (to put a new file in a chosen MFT slot). You're going to have to resort to something that plays fast and loose with the rules. I don't think I'd trust production data to such a utility. If you're going to be into nuking filesystem metadata then even wiping all free allocation units isn't going to be good enough since there could be data leakage within the "slack" space inside allocation units used to track filesystem metadata. At that point, you're better off overwriting the entire filesystem with zeros.
Jul
24
answered How to make deleted files unrecoverable?
Jul
24
answered How can I export all group policies to a easily-parseable format?
Jul
24
answered Adding “301 Redirect” to a large number of files in IIS 6
Jul
24
answered Script to reset home directory permissons on a windows share
Jul
24
comment How can I export all group policies to a easily-parseable format?
Be aware that AdmX only dumps out administrative template-related data. Because of the modular architecture of group policy extensions no one tool can possibly do "everything".
Jul
24
comment WPA2 Enterprise - Validating Identity
An obvious question: Do you have the client computer setup to authenticate using the computer account when user credentials aren't available?
Jul
24
answered WPA2 Enterprise - Validating Identity
Jul
24
answered Server Failover Scenario
Jul
24
answered Debugging network traffic on local Windows machine
Jul
24
comment Have to rejoin VMWare server VM to the domain after moving
What kind of errors happen in the Windows Server member when you move it around? David Spillett is correct-- the VM ID doesn't affect anything re: the Windows domain. You're only moving the VM and not rolling-back to an older snapshot-- correct?
Jul
24
comment Have to rejoin VMWare server VM to the domain after moving
Your problem w/ your NT domain and "rolling back" was probably the result of the regular domain member trust password rotation. That can be disabled in Active Directory domains.
Jul
24
comment How to rename multiple computers in a domain
It looked to me like the poster already knew that using location-dependent computer names was a bad idea-- hence the statement: "Computers from one city moved to another city, but the name hasn't been changed." Perhaps I read too much into the poster's statement, but it seemed to me like he knew that it wasn't a good idea to use location-dependent names.
Jul
24
answered Microsoft Licensing for the small business
Jul
24
comment Microsoft Licensing for the small business
OEM licenses are perfectly "legit". The poster indicates that he was purchasing computers from a manufacturer who provided OEM licenses.
Jul
24
comment Events 1030 and 1006 in Windows 2003
The event ID's aren't enough information for us to help you. Please edit your post to include the event sources and, if possible, copy and paste the description text.
Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment How to rename multiple computers in a domain
Assuming all the computers are powered-on and reachable over the network at the time you run that script it would work.
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24
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