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I wear many hats at my workplace.

Primarily a Database Developer, but also programmer, web designer, DBA, sysadmin, and general office bitch.

I work for a small custom software house in Sydney, Australia. We use all manner of tools - but mainly MSSQL and a Rapid Application Tool called eDeveloper uniPaaS Magic XPA.


Jun
19
comment Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?
@MichelZ - I had not thought of that... maybe keep the vSphere machine the earlier hardware version...
Jun
19
answered Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?
Jun
18
comment What is a T1 in modern terms?
They are used in APAC, but they are different; typically they are an E1 and from what I saw they were mostly used for companies that wanted a lot of analogue phone lines, not data.
Jun
18
revised Installing MSI Before User Logon
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Jun
18
comment Installing MSI Before User Logon
He also says: "The problem we are encountering is when setting logon scripts in Group Policy..." - assuming he is installing the software via a logon script. The real problem is that they are launching it before it is updated. This is an inelegant but simple way of solving this.
Jun
18
answered Installing MSI Before User Logon
Jun
18
accepted Exchange MoveRequest stalled: TotalStalledDueToCIDuration
Jun
18
revised Exchange MoveRequest stalled: TotalStalledDueToCIDuration
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Jun
17
comment How to replace a fan on a 3com SuperStack 4500 unit (and where to find a fan)?
Indeed, second hand ones on eBay are between $20 and $50 in AU and things are normally over-priced here, so in the US they should be cheaper. Buy a few and take the fans out of them. It would probably cost that much to buy an OEM or 3rd party replacement fan.
Jun
17
comment Copy SQL Server Databases
Wow, I love that script. I don't detach/move/attach very often, but when I do I'm going to do it with this script.
Jun
17
revised Copy SQL Server Databases
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Jun
16
comment Quickest way to scheduled file deletion on Windows
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jun
14
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
Because if you have an exclusively vsan network, where is that boot server going to live? On a vm stored on the vsan, probably.
Jun
14
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
I think there's been some misinterpreting going on here. What I'm saying is that if you choose to boot your ESXi install off the SAN, but your SAN is running exclusively under ESXi, then you will be in trouble. If you use SD cards, or a different SAN to boot your ESXi hosts from, then you'll be fine. But if you're exclusively VSAN then don't boot from the same VSAN you're hosting from.
Jun
13
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
I wouldn't recommend this for vsan deplouments. If every host powers down because of say, a power outage, you'll never get any host back online because you won't be able to boot any of the vsan nodes, because they all rely on having at least one other node online.
Jun
13
answered Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
Jun
13
comment I got an error like this when run aprogram
I suggest you do a search first next time: google.com.au/….
Jun
13
comment Using Small RAID5's to prevent data loss
Cloud based backups are not prohibitively expensive. You can store unlimited terabytes with BackBlaze for $50/year. Getting 40TB up there is another story. For all the reasons @MichaelHampton said. Sorry that this isn't actually answering your question, but we see red flags going up with every sentence I read...
Jun
13
comment How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?
No, you might not be. It's a problem with NLA and the connection broker (even without NLA)
Jun
13
comment How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?
I have disabled password expiration on accounts that use RDP for this exact reason. Also: You can't change your password when connecting via an RD Broker. (Also password expiration does little except annoy users and increases helpdesk tickets, but that's a discussion for another day)