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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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Nov
20
comment Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines
@NathanC - I don't this was a "clone" in the sense of a VM cloning operation. I suspect this was "let's make a copy of a production VM and run it in an isolated environment to do some testing". The isolated environment wasn't.
Nov
19
answered Why would a public subnet be used here?
Nov
19
comment What are the attributes required by the `<component>` element in Windows unattend.xml files?
I can't actually vote-to-close because you've got an open bounty on the question. I tend to think that since the people who answered on that question weren't able to find an official XSD that it's pretty unlikely that this is documented outside of Microsoft. (Sure, sure-- I understand the different between validating the XML schema and understanding the semantic meaning of the attributes-- I just think that if MSFT isn't publishing an XSD you're not going to get any semantic documentation either...)
Nov
19
comment What are the attributes required by the `<component>` element in Windows unattend.xml files?
Duplicate of: serverfault.com/questions/465847/…
Nov
19
comment Why would a public subnet be used here?
Tell us about the make / model of the router you're using. The term "public subnet" sounds like a manufacturer-specific contrivance (and not a standard term in the industry). (The phrasing smells like an old Westell / Frontier DSL modem... I think they're branded NETGEAR now after an acquisition.)
Nov
19
answered gpupdate fails, access denied - event ID 1055
Nov
19
answered WebLogic 10.3.2 LDAP Authentication failure after Domain Controller Patch MS14-066 (KB2992611)
Nov
19
answered Update Application on Shared Folder
Nov
19
comment Update Application on Shared Folder
Are you the developer of this software or a sysadmin who administers it?
Nov
19
answered mbr and boot sector overwritten with structured yet very odd data
Nov
19
revised Make CentOS 7.x a port forwarding NAT device
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Nov
19
answered 2008R2 Server to Server Encryption
Nov
19
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Nov
19
answered Make CentOS 7.x a port forwarding NAT device
Nov
19
answered IIS Website access by both hostname and IP address?
Nov
19
comment Rsync and off-lined data on tape
@repelente - The -W argument won't help you at all with your HSM problems. If the HSM isn't putting accurate timestamps and sizes on the stubbed files rsync will still try to copy them again, -W argument nonwithstanding.
Nov
19
comment User properties in AD not opening (WS 2003)
It's worth checking, at least.
Nov
19
comment Need help setting up user and computer management for small business
Are data files stored on the laptops? Do they need to be backed-up? What's the sensitivity of the data on the laptops? How will you handle a user damaging the software environment (assuming they have Administrator rights)? Are you planning to have spares ready to ship out? How are you planning to handle OS and application updates? How long will these contractors be engaged (is this seasonal or permanent)?
Nov
18
comment Configuring ASA 5510 for multiple port-forwarding using TCP-UDP service group
What is "independent cloud access"?
Nov
18
revised Configuring ASA 5510 for multiple port-forwarding using TCP-UDP service group
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