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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.


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
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
4
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
20
awarded  Excavator
Nov
20
revised How to refresh hosts file without rebooting
Added caveat about web browsers caching DNS/hostname lookups
Nov
20
comment Outlook Cannot Establish Connection To Exchange while using Citrix VPN
Does the Connection Status window of Outlook (accessible by CTRL+Right Clicking the Outlook icon in the systray) show any connections? If so, what? In particular, any connections under the type "Directory" - what does it say under in "Conn" column? Its possible that the Citrix VPN is breaking Kerberos trust between the client and the server.
Nov
20
suggested approved edit on How to refresh hosts file without rebooting
Nov
1
comment How to disable multiple form submit (POST) in IIS
You would have to find a way to block more than 'x' connections from one IP address. Where x is greater than the amount of simultaneous connections typically used for a standard request with some additional buffer (or likely you'd just triple the number for safety). Likely you would need to use some sort of firewall device between end users and the SharePoint servers... flood protection is what some firewalls call it.
Sep
4
comment Active Directory Health Checks
Thorough, thanks! However; any chance you can elaborate on "time server test"? How do you do this manually (or in a script, say?) with minimal effort? :)
Aug
28
comment 2008 Server 2 NICS Unable to maintain routing
Have any virtual server host updates been applied recently?
Aug
23
comment Why do a few of my customers lose HTTP connectivity for brief periods?
Sounds a bit like the server may be running out of free ports to be able to serve the new incoming request, or possibly that (since you've said in your answer that its virtual) that the hypervisor (hopefully its a hypervisor platform you're using) is somehow being overwhelmed with too many virtual interfaces or the like...
Aug
23
comment Deleting certain files sits at “preparing to recycle” on Windows 7?
Good to hear you've had some resolve, however :)
Aug
21
comment Deleting certain files sits at “preparing to recycle” on Windows 7?
So the end result was that you fixed your issue? Or still some work to go? @Rachel
Aug
21
comment Add context menu item to children of directory
This may be a better question for the developer community at StackOverflow. I'm thinking you would have to develop a custom executable that was always included in an explorer context menu, but only showed it's menu item when the path matched what it expected (ie, the directory you care about).
Jul
24
awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
comment How can I run a server on Linux on port 80 as a normal user?
I couldn't get this to work on Ubuntu server with the default Java package...
Jun
14
comment How Does Failover Clustering Work in Windows 2008 R2?
I have a rule about Microsoft services... Don't ask why things are the way they are or how they work... because you'll just go crazy trying to find the answer... I think maybe that applies here...
Jun
9
comment Is it a good idea to back up SQL database to an External USB Hard Drive?
I like the idea of mirroring to solve this issue. I think a great point made is that if you can consolidate the data down to what's actually valuable.
Jun
9
comment What is SQL Server Core Edition?
To confirm my answer, you should download both files and do a binary comparison on the two... if they're identical that should reveal whether my thoughts are correct.
Jun
9
answered What is SQL Server Core Edition?