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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:

  • 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
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answered SQL Server 2005 Disable Database Diagrams
Jul
17
answered Finding all domains registered in a nameserver
Jul
17
comment Finding all domains registered in a nameserver
There-- fixed that for you.
Jul
17
revised Finding all domains registered in a nameserver
Made links into links
Jul
17
revised Way to send net messages to a set of users under Windows server 2003
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Jul
17
answered Way to send net messages to a set of users under Windows server 2003
Jul
17
answered Looking for an open source email archiving application
Jul
17
answered How to send jobs to background without stopping them?
Jul
17
answered Decode TNEF / winmail.dat in whole Maildir
Jul
17
answered How do you backup a database within SQL Server 2005 from the command line?
Jul
17
comment Can the Windows telnet client be scripted?
Zow! Using SendKeys to send keystrokes to the TELNET client. It's a one-way communications channel... I guess it would depend on whether the poster needed to get back data from the TELNET client or not.
Jul
17
comment Can the Windows telnet client be scripted?
@Juliano: Some telnet clients let you send data to the remote machine using a scripting language to drive the process. Think like "expect" scripts, but wired up to telnet.
Jul
16
comment Good combination of linux OS and POS software for retail company
I am in love with the phrase "portentous amount of money".
Jul
16
answered Is QuickBooks Online a viable alternative to QuickBooks?
Jul
16
comment Good backup solution?
It says more in fewer words than I can: taobackup.com
Jul
16
revised IIS 7 on SBS 2008 - logging is going haywire
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Jul
16
answered IIS 7 on SBS 2008 - logging is going haywire
Jul
16
comment How do you remove the “ffsearcher” trojan?
You shouldn't trust a compromised machine. It might look like a "simple" compormise, but unless you have a mechanism to boot a trusted OS and insure that all binaries on the machine are original there may well be a "back door" lurking (rootkit, etc) even after you believe you've "cleaned" the machine. This is an old lesson in computer security that seems to be increasingly forgotten today.
Jul
16
answered Creating a network from a clean start
Jul
16
comment PPTP VPN - users cannot access internet via the server
@Dayton: What's a fairly large security hole? Split tunneling? I don't buy it. Giving untrusted computers unfettered layer 3+ access to your network is a "huge security hole". I try to configure VPNs to restrict the types of inbound traffic from clients to a limited set of protocols and destinations. Split tunneling shouldn't be a big deal if you've already buttoned-down the access that VPN clients get to the network. (I find the idea of using untrusted computers as VPN clients to be pretty distasteful. If you do, though, the user can always subert your split tunnel policy anyway.)