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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
14
revised Issues with using real domain for Active Directory domain?
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Jul
14
comment Issues with using real domain for Active Directory domain?
It would. Microsoft and I both don't recommend using Internet-facing DNS servers as the DNS servers for Active Directory. What you're describing, though, wouldn't cause multiple DNS servers to believe they are authoritative for the same domain (which is a bad thing and not fun to have to deal with what w/ the manual labor involved).
Jul
14
answered High Physical Disk Queue on Exchange 2003 mail store
Jul
14
comment Issues with using real domain for Active Directory domain?
serverfault.com/questions/38208/…
Jul
14
comment Issues with using real domain for Active Directory domain?
You don't want to expose your _msdcs.company.com records to the Internet, so if you're going to put your AD into the same DNS as your Internet-facing DNS you'll want to create a "view" that hides the _msdcs.company.com records from the Internet.
Jul
14
answered Issues with using real domain for Active Directory domain?
Jul
14
comment Is it possible to create a faster computer from many computers?
Are you suggesting that "a custer" somehow can execute software that was otherwise written for a single computer "magically" in parallel w/o no modifications to the software? Have you ever actually used a cluster before?
Jul
14
answered Is it possible to create a faster computer from many computers?
Jul
14
comment Packets sent indiscriminantly out of switch
@Peter: +1 to you if I could. I get so sick of hearing bridge/MAC tables called "ARP tables".
Jul
14
comment Server 2003 remote desktop connections registry manipulation
It isn't "likely violating"-- it is violating the terms of the license agreement.
Jul
14
comment Server 2003 remote desktop connections registry manipulation
serverfault.com/questions/23545/…
Jul
14
answered Packets sent indiscriminantly out of switch
Jul
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
14
revised Options for booting server to an ISO
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Jul
14
comment why does my dl380 G3 crank the fan up so high (and how do i stop it?)
@smoofra: Then you're going to have to live with the sound.
Jul
14
answered Should a backup server use RAID?
Jul
14
answered Win98 cannot connect to Server 2008 AD, but Server logs show it logging in
Jul
14
answered Options for booting server to an ISO
Jul
14
comment How can I prevent a scheduled task from running if the same task is already running?
Where is that setting in the XP task scheduler? I'm not finding any way to get the XP scheduler to execute the same task multiple times in parallel.