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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.


Oct
1
comment Disable Windows Share Without Administrator Access
I can't think of any other method that would allow you to disconnect active sessions without having administrative rights. I haven't been able to find any way to delegate those privileges either -- @tfrederick74656 as much as I think your answer is the best game in town here, there's no way to get away from the fundamental problem of this question which is "how can we perform an administrator task without being an administrator". We might be able to change the size of the splat or how easily it mops up but there's still going to be a mess on the floor no matter what, I think.
Oct
1
comment GPO to Set Wallpaper per Computer instead of per User
What is the problem you're actually trying to solve here? Setting wallpaper on a 'per user' basis for all users should achieve the same affect as setting wallpaper for each computer would.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
26
comment How to test if my server is vulnerable to the ShellShock bug?
@brad at least they're telling you. I'm sure that if I was providing a whitehat security service that offered this service I might well keep a log (if only a counter with no individual details) of how many people blindly entered their site details into a website that said it was going to attempt a penetration test, without knowing much about the authenticity of the site offering the test... and they'd want a log of who tested what in case someone used their service to find vulnerable sites belonging to others, too...
Sep
26
comment Will unattended-upgrades automatically fix shellshock (cve-2014-6271)?
I can't answer that directly which is why this is a comment, but I will say that if your server is in a position where its vulnerabilities are likely to be exposed to attackers then you should verify that the patch is installed and schedule an emergency maintenance window to install it by hand urgently if it is not, rather than relying on automatic maintenance schedules either way.
Sep
25
reviewed Looks OK File system and file permission
Sep
25
reviewed Looks OK Log/Save domain users login/logout time on Windows Server 2008 R2
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open Automatically mount volume on EC2
Sep
25
reviewed Leave Open ls showing “no such file or directory”
Sep
25
reviewed Close Under what circumstances is TCP-over-TCP performing significantly worse than TCP alone (2014)?
Sep
25
reviewed Close Getting Java Version in bash script results are blank
Sep
25
reviewed Close Docker's applicability
Sep
25
reviewed Close Automatically mount volume on EC2
Sep
25
reviewed Close include an php scirpt for each request
Sep
25
reviewed Close What does 'cache-control' do for a page, not a static file?
Sep
25
reviewed Close What is the extra data specified in a DNS entry called?
Sep
25
reviewed Close Squid separate access.log by http_port
Sep
25
comment How to find out who accessed a document?
+1 I think thecleaner is making a good serious point here even if it's being done in a flippant way. Also, I loved wargames...
Sep
24
comment PING to my site url returns 100 percent but my site is still up and working
I honestly would love to make a law that every person setting up a web server for the first time these days has to get a tattoo on them that reads "The only thing that ping truly tests is whether or not ping is working"
Sep
24
answered Change Mozilla settings globally on internal network