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bio website wellbury.com
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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
20
comment Recommendations for learning to use Server 2003 (or possibly 2008)
Correct. The whole "business doesn't do technology for technology's sake" thing, taken to a dollars-and-cents perspective. (Even being able to articulate the idea of "business doesn't do technology for technology's sake" puts one head and shoulders above a lot of "IT people" that I've met... >smile<)
Jul
20
comment What is your email retention policy?
I did a contract gig at a public company with a policy like that, and users ignored it. I don't want you to "rat out" work, per se, but I'm curious if such draconian policies actually work. The "rebellion" against the policy that I saw directly related to the "useless" that was created when email was moved out of a tool designed to manage email (Outlook) and placed into a container (the filesystem) that was profoundly useless at helping to manage email. I saw a lot of printing and filing of email at this particular company... I believe that trees hate them.
Jul
20
comment What is your email retention policy?
I'm tempted to give this a "SFINAL" tag... as in "Server Fault Is Not A Lawyer".
Jul
20
answered Create a user with a specific SID?
Jul
20
comment What should I do if a domain controller/DNS/etc. machine is stolen?
+1 - I take Joe's opinions (the guy Paul linked to) under very serious advisement and I'd recommend you do as well. I recall that post going by in my feed reader. I just checked and I see that I "starred" it there. It's good stuff.
Jul
20
answered Recommendations for learning to use Server 2003 (or possibly 2008)
Jul
20
comment Outlook 2003 is prompting my Active Directory users for their logon credentials when opening their mailbox?
@Dodger: Here's a link to a dump of the ACL at the top of an Exchange 2003 organization. This one, like yours, has the explicit "Deny / Receive As" permissions removed for "Domain Admins", etc. mx02.wellbury.com/misc/…
Jul
20
answered ESXi NAS configuration
Jul
20
comment ESXi NAS configuration
The inferior iSCSI performance has nothing to do with busybox. It's a problem with limitations in the iSCSI initiator used in ESX 3.x. The 4.0 initiator is much improved.
Jul
20
comment Outlook 2003 is prompting my Active Directory users for their logon credentials when opening their mailbox?
Domain Admins have been explicity denied access to all user mailboxes since Exchange 2000 by default, actually.
Jul
20
comment Best backup strategy with Symantec Backup Exec?
You should probably read my post on "Overwrite Protection" in Backup Exec-- I suspect you're going to need to know about it. serverfault.com/questions/38887/…
Jul
20
answered Move to new Exchange Organisation
Jul
20
comment Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
Sounds like your 3rd party program was putting ACLs on the files, then. I was going to suggest copying the files to see what happened to the ACLs, but you beat me to it.
Jul
20
comment How secure are password-protected WinRAR archives?
@JimB: I don't consider open source software inherently "more secure" than closed source, but I'd definitely like to have the option to look at source code (or pay someone else to). Ultimately, you have to draw a line somewhere re: trust (trojanized compilers, microprocessors, etc, could exist). I'd much rather have a peer-reviewed cipher than a non-peer-reviewed "certified" proprietary cipher any day of the week. I will also happily agree that a cipher implementation isn't necessarily correct only because it is based on an openly available spec.
Jul
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
20
comment Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
I dropped an edit on here. Let me know what you think re: that. I've got to step out for a bit, but I'll be back on in a couple hours. (Okay, everybody, go to it-- rep's all yours!)
Jul
20
revised Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
added 794 characters in body
Jul
20
comment System cannot find file even when it exists
Assuming you have <TAB> filename completion turned on in CMD, I'm wondering what happens if you go into that directory and enter your "more" command, a space, and hit <TAB> to get the filename before pressing <ENTER>. It sounds to me like something is up w/ the filename and possibly trailing non-visible characters.
Jul
20
answered Maximum size of an indexing service catalog
Jul
20
revised Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
Spelling, added permissions tag, capitalization, etc...; edited title