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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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Dec
9
comment How to find the creation date of a local user account?
-1 - That shows you when the profile directory was created. That doesn't tell you when the account was created since the profile directory could be deleted and re-created at any time after the account was created.
Dec
2
comment Active Directory Permissions: Delete vs Move
There's a nice summary of the necessary delegation parameters here: social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/…
Dec
2
comment To serve SSL, does the web server need outbound internet access?
@samsmith - For serving TLS/SSL, no. It's not going to go out and grab CRLs, certificates, etc. (Acting as a TLS/SSL client is a different story.)
Dec
2
comment Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy
@BlueCompute - I'd just copy the compressed files first using robocopy with the /ia command-line argument, run a for loop to compact all the files in the destination directory, then run a second robocopy with the /xa argument to copy the non-compressed files. That leaves the job of detecting which files are compressed to robocopy. This is still sub-optimal because it results in decompression and recompression of the files, but I'm not sure that NTFS gives robocopy any way to copy the file in the compressed state anyway.
Dec
2
comment Git a Windows file system as an alternative to virtual machine snapshots
That does sound pretty icky.
Dec
2
comment Outlook Web App can't access another user mailbox, Outlook 2010 can
How was permission granted to your team to access the mailbox? The output of Get-MailboxPermission | fl would be helpful.
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
I'm definitely going to have to read your scripts in detail. With just a quick perusal I'm already seeing some fun little bits I'll have to co-opt for my own use. (I'm really liking the bit in SNAKE that puts a carriage-return in an environment variable, for example.) Your level of mastery of batch is really impressive, and I'm actually a little embarrassed to have my answer sitting beside yours... >smile< You are driving nails with a screwdriver very precisely and accurately.
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
@dbenham - Is there anything "not SLOW" about batch, though? >smile<
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
I have a real soft spot for batch... I use it for a lot of stuff that I really shouldn't be because it's fun. For perverse values of "fun"...
Nov
27
comment For Loop in batch file
+1 - You beat me. >smile<
Nov
26
comment IIS Site breaks after disabling SSLv3
I'm with @ShaneMadden on this one-- we need to see what's happening when you've got SSLv3 disabled. A packet capture of the failing state would be helpful.
Nov
26
comment Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller
Is this computer configured to use itself as its DNS server?
Nov
26
comment Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller
Tell us about how your DNS client settings are configured. Tell us about your DNS server (is it running on this Domain Controller computer, what Forward Lookup Zones do have configured).
Nov
26
comment rsync many small files with long filenames takes a lot of bandwidth
Can you post your command lines (sanitized, if necessary)?
Nov
26
comment Distribute a network with sub networks properly
Creating VLANs based on floors of a buidling is a wrongheaded reason for creating VLANs. You create VLANs to segment varying security concerns, and to limit flooding of broadcast and frames with unknown destinations.
Nov
26
comment Debugging slow Quickbooks in multi-user mode
Tell us about what the network infrastructure hardware is inside and connecting the buildings.
Nov
26
comment rsync many small files with long filenames takes a lot of bandwidth
What version of rsync are you using?
Nov
26
comment Migrate user accounts from Azure AD to on-premise AD?
Very similar to: serverfault.com/questions/643914/…
Nov
26
comment Main DC is no longer NTP or hold FSMOs
The resulting SRV record returned by that nslookup should be the same regardless of which DNS server you run it against. That's the query to located the PDC Emulator FSMO role-holder. If you're seeing different results for that nslookup run against different DNS servers then you've got an Active Directory replication problem (because, likely, you're using Active Directory-integrated DNS zones).
Nov
26
comment Main DC is no longer NTP or hold FSMOs
@JamesO'Keeffe - You may well have been getting broadcast NetBIOS name resolution when you tried those commands.