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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)

If you're in deep trouble and need bailed out now give me a call and we can work something out.

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Jun
30
comment How can I access user files on a disk moved from a Windows 7 machine to an XP machine?
SIDs, thought-- not GUIDs. Same purpose, different things.
Jun
30
revised Problem with Routing between Hyper-V VM's
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Jun
30
revised Problem with Routing between Hyper-V VM's
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Jun
30
answered Problem with Routing between Hyper-V VM's
Jun
30
comment Send email alert on log file entry?
The poster did say: "I suppose I could rig something up ... but I'd rather use an existing maintained too." Sounds like the poster wants to use a "mature program". smile
Jun
30
revised Install Error: Could not access VBScript run time for custom action
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Jun
30
revised Move Windows hibernation file to a different drive
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Jun
30
comment Move Windows hibernation file to a different drive
@Jim: I was saying "smart" as in "it lacks the code". Wasn't making a value judgement about the quality of the code. Anthromophormizing code is probably a bad idea.
Jun
30
comment Driver with tag “Stor” on Windows XP (32 bit)
@Radim: Post the results of a "driverquery" from a command-prompt somewhere. Odds are that most of the drivers can be eliminated from question that way, and whatever is left ought to be a pretty small group to search thru.
Jun
30
comment An effective method to clean XP, Win2k and Windows 2003 after Conflicker
Take away "Administrator" rights from your users or you're never going to end the battle. Today it's "conficker", tomorrow it will be something else. Clean the slate by wiping and reloading the messed-up machines, and stop giving out "Administrator" rights. If someone "needs" to have "Administrator" rights to run a program you're not trying hard enough.
Jun
30
comment An effective method to clean XP, Win2k and Windows 2003 after Conflicker
Evan says: serverfault.com/questions/27708/…
Jun
30
comment Event ID: 2019, Empty nonpaged pool
@radim: Did you get it resolved? What was the culprit?
Jun
30
comment Install Error: Could not access VBScript run time for custom action
+1 for changing one thing at a time. You're safe to run the "REGSVR32 vbsript.dll" from an elevated command prompt because you can easily undo it. If that doesn't resolve the issue, a "REGSVR32 /u vbscript.dll" will undo the changes made. I predict, however, that you'll find that the installer works fine after doing that from an elevated command-prompt. Make the change, try the install, and if it fails, back-off the registration with the "/u" version of the command.
Jun
30
answered Install Error: Could not access VBScript run time for custom action
Jun
30
revised Can I temporarily add Windows XP computer to domain?
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Jun
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revised Move Windows hibernation file to a different drive
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Jun
30
comment Move Windows hibernation file to a different drive
@pcampbell: Hahaha! That's excellent... I should revise my answer to talk about the pagefile!
Jun
30
revised Active Directory vs OpenLDAP
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Jun
30
comment Active Directory vs OpenLDAP
@Avery: My bad-- you're right re: the Samba version! Egg on my face...
Jun
30
revised How to diagnose network speed issues in a Microsoft environment?
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