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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
answered What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?
Jul
9
comment File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow
Capture traffic on the client when it's having problems. You'll find you answer there 9 out of 10 times.
Jul
9
answered OpenBSD configs to EdgeRouter
Jul
9
comment Exchange server 2010 stopped receiving incoming emails
Are you certain that your MX record is correct and resolving to the A record of the host properly?
Jul
9
awarded  Revival
Jul
9
comment Check that a given user has a given priviledge
@zespri - NtOpenProcessToken() is probably the best way to get at the token. (Have a look at leeholmes.com/blog/2006/07/21/…)
Jul
9
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
9
comment Check that a given user has a given priviledge
@Davidw - RSoP is problematic in that the Local Security Policy defaults won't be reflected in the output. So, any "Not Configured" entries will just show up as "Not Configured" and you won't actually see what principals are granted the right by Local Security Policy. Finally, even if you do get a list of principals from Group Policy you'll be stuck expanding group memberships (potentially cross-domain, too) to replicate OS functionality. This has actually turned out the a much more challenging question than I expected it to be.
Jul
9
comment Check that a given user has a given priviledge
@zespri - My answer was garbage and I deleted it. The SeInteractiveLogonRight and SeRemoteInteractiveLogonRight user rights are handled differently than "normal" privileges and it looks like reporting on them is going to be problematic. If I come up with a solution for you I'll post another answer but, for now I've got nothing.
Jul
8
comment NTFS permissions issue: file cannot be read or modified in any way
Typically this is a sign of filesystem inconsistency. You're likely going to be stuck running chkdsk. Are you picking up any NTFS errors in your System Event Log?
Jul
7
comment Users randomly unable to log into certain computers
The exact message from the Event Log on the client PC would be helpful.
Jul
7
comment Users randomly unable to log into certain computers
Ick. NET TIME isn't the way to handle time sync in Active Directory environments. You want a working Windows Time Service infrastructure.
Jul
7
comment Windows 7 setup routing between 2 networks
I suspect you need this: serverfault.com/questions/49765/how-does-ipv4-subnetting-work
Jul
7
comment Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?
I dropped on an edit.
Jul
7
revised Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?
Added edit after comments from OP
Jul
7
answered Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?
Jul
6
comment Setting up DNS forward zone when AD domain name is a subdomain
Typically the forward lookup zone for "ad.foo.com" would have been automatically created by the dcpromo process. It's kinda odd that it wasn't created for you.
Jul
6
comment MAC address table in Windows
@DavidSchwartz - The confusion people seem to have between ARP tables and layer 2 adjacency tables has amazed me for a long time. Books and other resources referring to layer 2 adjacency tables as "ARP tables" hasn't helped matters. I've pretty much just given up trying to explain it to people.
Jul
6
answered MAC address table in Windows
Jul
5
comment How to backup large directory from linux server to windows machine
+1 - Run an rsync server on the Linux side, and use an rsync client on the Windows side. You'll see dramatic speed improvement and less data transferred.