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About Me:

I work as a professional software developer for a UK web hoster and internet services company and spend most of my time building provisioning and web based self-service systems for IIS, Apache and Citrix XenServer.

My Curriculum Vitae can be viewed on Stack Overflow Careers.

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You can get in touch here: kevin #.# kenny #@# zygonia #.# net (you know what to do with the # and spaces).

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Feb
2
comment How do I identify a volume in WMI from a volume name reported in the event log?
Indeed, but it does work a treat. Thanks.
Jan
11
comment What is the significance of the @ prefix in logstash field names?
Thanks for the answer. I'm running the latest, but some config examples still use the @ prefix and I couldn't find any mention of it in the docs/elsewhere.
Nov
26
comment What would be the optimal disk config for SQL Server 2008 R2?
Thanks for the detailed answer, will have a read later when I get more time.
Oct
8
comment Is it possible to use IIS 7 Application Pool Identities on a 2008 Domain Controller
@c00000fd - sadly won't happen, OP asked his question then never re-appeared to follow up. WRT to ICACLS, I've no idea why the UI sometimes doesn't work. We experienced this on some servers prior to rolling out SP1, after SP1 the GUI seemed to work.
Sep
12
comment let users run program as administrator - windows xp 'sudoers'?
There isn't really any equivalent mechanism. You're kinda stuck with either creating a user to run that regular (scheduled?) task with the desired rights or nothing.
Sep
4
comment How disable notifications in Centreon through Nagios?
When asking questions like this it is useful to include: Nagios verstion, NDOUtils version and Centreon version. Please can you update your question to include this information. Thanks.
May
21
comment How can I start an X11 session on my headless Fedora 13 server?
This is a neat little app: mobaxterm.mobatek.net - no fiddling around with XMing and PuTTY or Cygwin which I could never get working satisfactorily (credit goes to Sam who was one of the SO devs who mentioned it in the comments: samsaffron.com/archive/2013/05/03/…)
Apr
19
comment Unusual behaviour after post-Windows Update reboot
Ok that puts my mind at rest. Thanks.
Oct
18
comment IIS + PHP + Page with lots of images = Intermittent 403 errors
Is it definitely 403 and not 503? If 403, do you get a 403 sub code when this happens? e.g. 403.xx
Oct
8
comment MySQL Problems on Windows Server 2003
"connections to MySQL (v5.0.51b) fail inexplicably." could you be more precise? What error messages, if any?
Sep
10
comment Monit versus Nagios
Nagios is like the Swiss Army knife of monitoring tools, it is hugely configurable and flexible. Have a look at Centreon (centreon.com) which is a real nice front end to nagios (or their own fork of nagios core).
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
@SimonCatlin - aye, I did that too but nothing really jumped out at me.
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
The other problem was that we couldn't live with it like this. The service is NSClient++ which we use in conjunction with nagios. I couldn't even get a fresh service exe to run and respond to polling requests, I think because these zombied processes were still hanging onto port 5666 which it listens on (could certainly see one of them still holding onto the port in TCPView and I couldn't close it).
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
Sadly too late to examine these processes in WinDbg, the infrastructure guys have rebooted the server. But handy to know for next time.
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
Yeah, looks like a reboot tonight.
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
@HeatfanJohn - I thought of that too but get an error "Error accessing thread" when I do that.
Aug
24
comment How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2
There's nothing really exotic running driver-wise. It's XenServer VM so has the usual Xen drivers which we generally don't have trouble with. We also run R1 CDP Enterprise and that seems to be operating within our normal operating parameters. I added screenshot showing the Thread's tab from procexp.exe.
Aug
20
comment PHP Thread Safe end 2012?
This might help: serverfault.com/questions/415075/worker-mpm-and-php
Aug
15
comment IIS 7.5 Creating self signed certificates with validation date of more than a year
@JohnBubriski - grr, MS are truly annoying. If you can wait until Friday I can stick a copy somewhere.
Aug
6
comment mysql my.cnf shows InnoDB as disabled “skip-innodb”. Should I enable it for large Magento DB?
Which MySQL version?