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Solutions Architect in King of Prussia, PA

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Aug
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
24
comment What is the quickest way to set up a virtual server for use as a production web app?
no love for Citrix XenServer (also free)?
Jun
17
comment Odd request. iMac physical machine, want to bootcamp to windows native, then run mac os X in VM
@Matt - I understand you want Windows easily accessible - hence the parallels environment which essentially lets you run Windows apps on your OS X install. It's not as fast as running directly via bootcamp but the difference is minimal.
Jun
17
answered Odd request. iMac physical machine, want to bootcamp to windows native, then run mac os X in VM
Jun
17
comment Ideal specs for a developer workstations?
+1 for a less powerful test rig - although with enough developer machine oomph you can VM a lower-stat system.
Jun
17
answered Ideal specs for a developer workstations?
Jun
16
awarded  Commentator
Jun
16
awarded  Editor
Jun
16
revised How can I properly licence an office?
replaced MSDN
Jun
16
comment How can I properly licence an office?
@Aaroon - you are correct - that was a poor choice of words on my part. I meant to say Volume Licensing.
Jun
16
answered How can I properly licence an office?
Jun
10
answered Problem running PHP on IIS6
Jun
9
comment Run virtual machines without a host
also look for "bare-metal virtualization"
Jun
9
comment Email automatically deleted after few minutes in Outlook
The default is to remove the message from the server (same as outlook, gmail and others' default pop settings).
Jun
9
comment High Failure Rate of Large Drives?
+1 Try to either space out your purchases, source from different merchants or mix brands in order to alleviate this.
Jun
8
comment Best smartphone for sysadmins?
+1 for the iPhone. It works nicely with Exchange, the app store gets new toys all the time and fewer people laugh at you versus having the ubiquitous BlackBerry Brick stapled to your belt.
Jun
8
comment Password expiration policies
One tact taken at our home office by our most senior infrastructure guy was to suggest the use of funny sentences for passwords for the non-tech oriented folks. I think his example was "IHateHavingToResetMyPasswordEvery45Days" which is certainly easy to remember.
Jun
8
answered How to fix an activation error in Windows 2008 Server
Jun
8
comment Password expiration policies
On site at my current client, walking past the non-technical workers' desks reveals post-it note upon post-it note of passwords. This is in a 90-day environment. The complexity requirements are minimal: 8 char or longer, mixed alpha-numeric. I shudder every time I see florescent colored paper near a monitor now.
Jun
8
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