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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.


Jan
7
comment Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi
Thanks Helvic. This is a pure Virtual installation, not a P2V, but I didn't even think to check if paravirtualisation is enabled...
Jan
7
comment Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi
Thanks. I'll give that a go and find out where it's stalling.
Jan
7
comment Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi
Hmm. So I should ignore these traces then?
Jan
7
comment Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi
Hi Goyuix, I can safely say that the database is designed and indexed appropriately. It's a production database that we run on about half-a-dozen other servers for different clients and it runs great on all of them (but they're not virtualised). Thanks for the tips about utilisation though.
Jan
7
comment Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi
Thats ok, better than where I'm at at the moment. I'm running some traces in perfmon at the moment and will analyse them later this afternoon.
Jan
7
comment Do NATs verify the source port of a SYN received after a SYN has been sent?
It dissapoints me that even in 2010 ISP's "Do not believe that running out of IPv4 addresses is anything to be concerned about". Only two or three Australian ISP's support it, and NONE of the big ISPs do. They don't even offer IPv6 tunnels.
Jan
7
comment Can the value for a NS record be an IP address?
Sigh you beat me to it again. You're too fast. Plus I'm tired. yawwwn
Jan
6
comment creating decision tree based troubleshooting documentation?
Be very careful how you tread here. There's a very good article over on Joel on Software here: joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000024.html that you might want to read. The part that's relevant is about half way down, about "The Methodology".
Jan
6
comment Setting up port forwarding for web server
Given the router that you are using, this is def. a question for SuperUser
Jan
6
comment One Server, Multiple Local Simultaneous Users
HP 9000-series have up to 64 PCI: h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/… - better start saving your pennies and keeping an eye on eBay
Jan
6
comment OpenVPN with Active Directory integration
+1 for auth-ldap
Jan
6
comment Negative aspects of hiding file extensions in Windows
I remember Windows 98 Plus! pack had that "mouse distance" feature. I don't know about others but I use the Win key more regularly than I use the Alt key I think (Win+E, Win+R, Win+D, Win+F)
Jan
5
comment Plug-Start-Pull Windows batch script
@Johannes, I didn't know this, thanks for the tip. @John, I belive the Disk Cleanup wizard will empty it out, but good point.
Jan
5
comment Negative aspects of hiding file extensions in Windows
I find two "features" of that tool very... interesting: "Disable Windows key" (the only useful thing Microsoft has contributed to the hardware arena), and "Calculate Moon's age" - wtf?
Jan
5
comment Exponential backoff algorithm
To whoever marked this as smells-like-homework, homework questions ARE permitted (see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10811/…), but the answer should be treated differently, perhaps by giving all the pieces to the puzzle, but not the actual answer. See also here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/34503/…
Jan
5
comment Remote Screen Sharing between multiple instance of Windows Server 2003. Is it possible?
If only you could give +100 ;)
Jan
5
comment nslookup for SRV records (or any non-A records) in non-interactive mode
nslookup -q=MX serverfault.com also works (except, replace MX with SRV and whatnot)
Jan
5
comment nslookup for SRV records (or any non-A records) in non-interactive mode
Damnit, beat me to it by 10 seconds
Jan
5
comment Alternative to Remote Desktop that doesn't interrupt user sessions
VNC does not create a new desktop, it interacts with the existing desktop on Windows, which is exactly what the op doesn't want.
Jan
5
comment Clear 'to' list in Outlook 2003
Probably the easiest thing to do :) And google-fu is difficult for such an obtuse topic, especially when one doesn't have the EXACT terminology.