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Programming background. Became Network Administrator in trial-by-fire-type learning. Picked up SharePoint being sold as an expert, without knowing a thing about it at the time. Now a SharePoint Platform Consultant for a leading SharePoint consultancy in the United Kingdom.

Kiwi (not the fruit, not the bird, the nickname for New Zealanders). Photography amateur. Outdoor enthusiast, despite the desk job. Wanderluster. Počemúčka / pochemuchka.


May
7
comment What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?
If you turn off all roaming profile settings for the user in AD, or logon to a machine that does not use roaming profiles - what happens then?
Mar
25
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Mar
11
comment How to remove alternative NetBIOS name
Do you have WINS in your environment?
Mar
3
comment How can I compare installed hotfixes between two Windows servers using PowerShell?
Be careful when using Get-Hotfix, it only reports a subset of patches. See this Hey Scripting Guy article for more information. @Mike
Nov
12
comment Windows serial console
@mfinni Not entirely true in today's module-based Windows. Look at Server Core or Hyper-V Server (the standalone free hypervisor). Windows is pretty lean and slowly pulling away from GUI dependence thanks to PS.
Oct
16
comment Properly remove windows.old on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Ahh, good to know!
Oct
15
comment Properly remove windows.old on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Why would one need to manually remove the junction points before deleting the folder? The junction points are stored in the filesystem, so would surely get deleted along with the folder...?
Aug
13
comment How to publish a CRL for an internal Windows certification authority?
@Brennan Considering Microsoft's own articles currently describe the use of CRLs and nothing else, I'm not sure it is valid to just dismiss this answer as invalid without providing other solutions.
Aug
8
comment AD reset user passwords for a security group
I'm so glad PowerShell now exists...
Jun
18
comment Our wi-fi at work is ridiculously slow, will adding more range extenders improve it?
Devices from companies like Ubiquiti in their Unifi range are 'friend-device aware' and automatically tune power (ie range) to prevent overlap with other APs. Also allows very easy SSID extending, by doing it over the cable, but allowing you to use one SSID across all APs. Great devices.
Jun
4
comment Automatically Use PowerShell on Server Core
Or deploy this via a Group Policy for added automation win and circumvent the need to modify any permissions ;)
May
22
comment Lower TCP throughput from 1Gbps server than 100Mbps server over large RTT
We had something similar where the Maximum Transmission Unit was too high for a chosen link, and strange delays, packet loss and ultimately throughput was affected - have you tried doing MTU tests to see if that's set correctly for the links?
Apr
26
comment DHCP Server only remembering one lease
Curiosity calls - why the move from HyperV to ESX?
Apr
26
comment How do I implement a Fine-grained password policy and expect XP machines to play nice?
For the love of all that is sane... make the upgrade :)
Apr
26
comment Industry standard for minimum Wifi signal strength?
You dedicated soul... @tom
Apr
26
comment Best way to test new HDD's for a cheap storage server
Agreed with this - you're building an array. If a drive fails when you start putting data on, then it doesn't matter, you replace it and the array self-heals. Testing the drives for problems before using them is not going to give you a proper idea of whether they will fail in real life - real life ain't like tests!
Apr
16
comment BitLocker Setup requires the drive file system to be NTFS
Even with the 100MB system partition at the start of the drive that Windows 7 creates this is still an issue? @riscie
Mar
27
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Jan
4
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Nov
20
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