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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
18
answered Files listed on WinShock (KB2992611) what do the different file sizes for the same file name mean?
Nov
18
comment Files listed on WinShock (KB2992611) what do the different file sizes for the same file name mean?
Some more context on this would be helpful. Where did you copy/paste this from?
Nov
18
revised Files listed on WinShock (KB2992611) what do the different file sizes for the same file name mean?
added 68 characters in body
Nov
18
comment User properties in AD not opening (WS 2003)
This misbehavior persists across a logoff/logon, too, then? It also happens if you logon with a different user account? This happens on the local console, over RDP, or both?
Nov
18
answered Clone windows server 2008 R2
Nov
18
answered Rsync and off-lined data on tape
Nov
18
answered User properties in AD not opening (WS 2003)
Nov
18
answered How can a user in Exchange 2013 access public folders in Exchange 2007?
Nov
17
comment Google Chrome Returns err_connection_aborted, all other browsers display site
Are you seeing this accessing dynamic content, static content, or both? Have you tried sniffing the SSL negotiation, too?
Nov
17
comment Logging VM activity at the hypervisor level
@DavisYoshida - Yeah-- in that case I think you're stuck. If the user has root then you're pretty much going to have to do something outside the VM. A jump box with some kind of monitoring solution is probably the answer. Limiting access to the monitored VM (including limiting access to side channels) may be very important, depending on exactly what you're protecting.
Nov
17
comment Ubuntu server becomes unresponsive on hard disk issues despite raid setup
It's the tradeoff. You're not spending the money for a hardware RAID controller, but you're not getting the functionality either.
Nov
17
answered Logging VM activity at the hypervisor level
Nov
17
answered Store scheduled tasks in user profile
Nov
17
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Nov
17
comment Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight
@link470 - I have several Customers rotating multiple hard disk drives weekly w/ no ill effects. (Economic acceptance of tape being what it is, this has been a decent alternative.)
Nov
17
comment Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight
@link470 - If that external disk is having I/O errors then, really, all bets are off re: the integrity of the data on it. I haven't seen the particular behavior you're seeing w/ Windows Server Backup deleting old backups, and I tend to favor the failing disk as the likely culprit. Given the relative low cost of external disk I would strongly recommend moving to a rotation of at least two external disks. That also helps you get the data off-site, too.
Nov
17
comment Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight
What do the Windows Server Backuo log files look like?
Nov
17
answered Server 2012 R2: World Wide Web Publishing service is failing to start
Nov
17
comment SMTP proxy (relay) with SSL
I'm unclear why you want a proxy. SMTP is a store-and-forward oriented protocol. Why not just put up an MTA w/ whatever certificates you want installed and smart-host rules configured to forward the traffic where you want it to go?
Nov
17
answered redhat 5.8 uses cifs protocol version 1 or 2?