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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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Jun
24
comment If an email is sent to a user redirects if OOF is on
A transport rule can't know if the user's OOF is enabled. This is also not client-side configurable, so presumably when the user needs this enabled they'll need to contact IT support.
Jun
24
answered PoE from 2960 without Layer 1 Connection
Jun
24
answered Execute a script before fsstab is read
Jun
24
comment Minicom Successive Address Dialing
Don't feel to bad about it-- I find that going straight to the source, when it's available (Grrr-- I'm looking at you, Microsoft) is the best way to get authoritative information. It looks like there wasn't much thought put into using minicom as an automated tool, given these prompts to press keys that aren't surrounded by runtime conditionals to disable them.
Jun
24
comment GPO Rule of thumb for: Disabled vs Enabled vs Not Configured
Mostly, yes. You're using the word "key" when you mean "value". Keys are the "folders" in the registry, and Group Policy Administative Templates only manipulates values. Otherwise, you're spot-on.
Jun
23
comment changing pptp client default port
PPTP doesn't use "port 47". It uses protocol 47-- GRE. Big difference.
Jun
23
answered Minicom Successive Address Dialing
Jun
23
answered Does an SQL Server instance allow both secure and non-secure connections at the same time?
Jun
23
revised Does an SQL Server instance allow both secure and non-secure connections at the same time?
Likified links
Jun
23
comment Norton ghost 2003 - Printers not working
I'm w/ @joeqwerty on this one. Tell us what you're seeing instead of just saying "can't".
Jun
23
comment Windows 2008 IIS URL Rewrite not rewriting to index.php, Getting 404 Error instead
You should make your "answer" a real answer and "Accept" it.
Jun
23
answered GPO Rule of thumb for: Disabled vs Enabled vs Not Configured
Jun
23
comment set unlimited lease duration throuth CMD
@erch - I aim to please! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Use first or last free IP for the default gateway?
Jun
23
comment How can you test a backup / secondary MX server?
+1 - Anybody who administers an SMTP server but can't run the protocol "by hand" in TELNET has no business administering an SMTP server.
Jun
23
answered Domain Controller using sub domain while hosting provider does main DNS
Jun
23
answered Group Policy installation failed error %%1274
Jun
23
comment Group Policy installation failed error %%1274
Are you receiving any event ID 1129, source Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy in your System Event Log?
Jun
20
comment Why Won't My Program Run in Windows 8?
The ACT is nice for actually solving problems, but it doesn't do a lot to tell you what the problem is. I'd use Process Monitor for that.
Jun
20
comment set unlimited lease duration throuth CMD
The command-line tool won't accept 0, and when you set it to "Unlimited" in the GUI the value shown from the command-line tool is "-1". The command-line tool won't let you specify "-1", ergo, set it to (2^32 - 1)... >smile<