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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.

Further shameless plugging

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Jun
26
comment Authentication via RADIUS : MSCHAPv2 Error 691
I'm impressed w/ your troubleshooting so far and in your description of the issue and the environment. I don't know that I can get you an answer, but I wanted you to know that you're definitely going about things in the right way. Bravo!
Jun
26
comment Outlook fails to connect to a load-balanced Exchange 2013 cluster through Direct Access 2012 R2
What does the Outlook "Connection Status" dialog look like when it's failing? The Autodiscover log would be nice to see, too.
Jun
26
comment Slow Network Printing over OpenVPN / Windows Server 2008
@James - Glad to hear it's working.
Jun
26
comment SCCM 2012 R2 - OSD Task Sequence failure on physical computers
What's in your "Setupact.log" file on a failed machine? That's going to give you more detail about what's failing.
Jun
26
answered Apache LDAP Authentication with AD Subgroup
Jun
26
comment AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain
I dropped on an edit w/ some commentary about domain rename.
Jun
26
revised AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain
Verbosity about domain rename
Jun
26
revised Mixed domain: how to setup password referral
added 714 characters in body
Jun
26
comment Preparing DNS for AD Domain Rename
@MDMarra - You do get more than one shot at this. Once you've done the rendom /clean you're free to rename the domain again. It would be silly, but you can do it.
Jun
25
comment Widespread workstation trust relationship issues
What? A problem with FRS shouldn't have anything to do with member computer domain trust relationships. That's between the password hash stored in the Directory and obfuscated in the member computer's registry.
Jun
25
answered Mixed domain: how to setup password referral
Jun
25
comment Shares and printers on a server are not accessible for one workstation
Define "not accessible". What are you actually seeing on the screen of the client computer? Do local printer(s) on that machine work? Is the "Print Spooler" service running on that machine?
Jun
25
answered AD migration from SBS2011 to 2012 R2 and new domain
Jun
25
answered ReFS Scrubbing of User Data
Jun
25
comment Server 2012 NTFS permissions acting funy
I doubt anybody here can give you a simple answer. I will say that NTFS permissions work the same way in W2K12 that they did in prior Windows versions (back to W2K, which introduced some differences in NTFS 3.0). I've migrated several file servers from W2K8 and W2K3 to W2K12 (W2K12R2) w/o any changes to the disks where the shared files were stored. The permissions all "just worked". Likewise, I've upgraded AD domains to W2K12 DCs without any effect on file servers or permissions. I have no doubt you're seeing problems, but they're not the result of systemic differences in how NTFS or AD works.
Jun
25
answered How can distribution lists in Exchange be managed by non-IT staff?
Jun
25
answered Intermittent switch failure and data flooding, hardware capacity?
Jun
24
answered Can rsync display current average speed?
Jun
24
comment If an email is sent to a user redirects if OOF is on
I'll be sure to take off that downvote if you drop on an edit and my vote is unlocked. Heck, I'll even upvote you, since you technically do "solve" the OP's problem. I'll even delete my answer, too, because I wouldn't want to appear biased. (I will, however, throw my answer into a comment so the OP can, at least, see what I had some thoughts about it.) I certainly wouldn't want to stand in the way of a "technically correct" answer winning out.
Jun
24
comment If an email is sent to a user redirects if OOF is on
There isn't native functionality in Exchange to do what you're looking for. I asusme youre looking for something client-side controllable (like OOF is), so I think your best bet is to train the user not to use OOF and, instead, to replicate the functionality using Outlook rules (bit.ly/1jM6Y39). It's ugly, because you'll need the user to leave Outlook open while out (and, if Outlook gets closed and re-opened, it will lose track of the recipients it has sent OOF messages to already). You should have enough flexibility in Outlook rules, though, to do what you're looking for.