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Started working with IBM mainframe computers in the 1980s, moved on to Unix and Vax minicomputers before getting moved on to the traditional LAN servers we all know and 'love' today.

Former Microsoft MVP for Virtualisation, Windows Server & Security about 8 years.

Currently deputy department manager and "senior sysadmin" for a college in England, designing and providing server and infrastructure for an IT team that looks after several thousand users in a mixed environment.


May
30
awarded  Notable Question
May
27
comment Migrating email host from local MS Exchange to 3rd-party host
"Is it as simple as creating accounts with the same name (eg, jsmith@domain.com) with the 3rd party, then pointing an Outlook profile to that new 3rd party account" is a question for the 3rd party. We can't even begin to tell you how to migrate to a 3rd party system without at least knowing what it is (e.g. hosted exchange, etc). This is the sort of thing the 3rd party themselves should be providing you with support/guidance on. If they do not, then save yourself some heartache by ditching them right the hell now and going to someone who does.
May
21
comment Advantage Integrating Shibboleth With ADFS
This is certainly how we've used it. We had a requirement to implement both ADFS for some providers and Shibboleth for others, so adding Shibboleth support to our ADFS system simplified that job for us.
May
8
comment V2P of a domain controller?
To create just a DC should be very simple indeed following this approach, and from my experience there's no better way to ensure your new domain controller is properly configured and talking to its peers correctly than promoting it from a member server.
May
7
reviewed Close Passing a private key to scp from the command line instead of a file
May
7
reviewed Leave Open nginx virtual hosts not listening to correct hostname
May
7
reviewed Close Wireless router URL redirection
May
5
comment Why do we still use power supplies on datacenter servers?
Have you seen a blade server chassis? That is an example of moving towards this kind of system, maybe.
May
3
reviewed No Action Needed Sendmail Configuration for Exchange Server
May
3
reviewed Close Will win8 boot if I disable UEFI?
May
3
reviewed Close Any good yum repository management dashboards?
May
3
reviewed Close Is TCP header the same as TCP segment?
May
3
reviewed Close Deploy Software using active directory without remote login
May
3
reviewed Close How to hide a password passed as command line argument?
May
3
reviewed Leave Open Security Recommendation
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Questions about NGINX limit_req_zone
May
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Get Latest Tag From Subversion
May
2
awarded  Custodian
May
2
reviewed Looks OK Puppet agent -t results in error: Failed to generate additional resources using 'eval_generate:
May
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Server + Local, Private Network + Router + DSL