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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
29
awarded  Quorum
May
28
answered Deleting certain files sits at “preparing to recycle” on Windows 7?
May
22
answered Starting a branch office on the other side of the world
May
22
comment Starting a branch office on the other side of the world
Great work @Mark Henderson. As an aside, similar conclusions and advice can be drawn for New Zealand (where I reside). Replace "Telstra" with "Telecom", and "NBN" for "UFB".
Apr
11
comment Can't seem to disable Java Automatic Update
...does the WOW6432Node option control the 64bit version as well though?
Apr
11
comment dns record resolution - weirdness
Can you confirm the computer you're testing from is not infected with something? The DNS queries might be going via some other server without your knowledge. Perhaps setup some packet sniffing using Wireshark?
Apr
6
comment dns record resolution - weirdness
What is the specific record on the domain that you are querying? It could be reserved somehow?
Apr
3
comment dns record resolution - weirdness
Have you manually forced nslookup to query the server with the zone using "server <ip address>"? If this works you may have an issue with the wrong DNS servers set on the computer you're testing from.
Apr
1
comment Using a http proxy without manually configuring the browser to use proxy server
Hi @nixnotwin...did you ever find something that worked for you? Would appreciate some feedback. Cheers.
Feb
15
answered Using a http proxy without manually configuring the browser to use proxy server
Feb
12
comment Serving 10,000 simultaneous users over Wifi
Another vote for Xirrus arrays. The local Microsoft TechEd conference began using them two years ago after miserable wireless failings the previous years. Since then wireless has been impeccable for ~2000 attendees and staff.
Jan
16
asked Configuring Outlook Social Connector for SharePoint via Group Policy
Dec
27
comment Automatic Updates occurring unintentionally
Can you show us the gpo that is applied to the servers to make them use the WSUS server? Otherwise, verify the only settings applied in it are to associate the server (use the Settings tab in the GPMC to view the summarised resultant policy). If that has only the setting for the wsus server url in it, then explicitly roll-out your desired Windows Update settings to make sure that the servers are set right.
Dec
27
comment Is there a safe way to bypass a non-replicating DC?
Agree with @Mark ... Always go for the graceful dcpromo before doing anything crazy like metadata cleanups. We've had DCs die (dont ask) before and its a PITA.
Dec
27
comment Recommendation for backup plan needed for small business
+1 for taking the simple and obvious route of Windows Server Backup. For such a small client, the current complexity is ridiculous.
Nov
26
awarded  Critic
Nov
20
comment Where exactly does Outlook keep it's information about already downloaded messages when using POP?
That could be alleviated by moving all emails out of the inbox and into other folders, Then only using the inbox for emails still to be dealt with or ones that are cared about
Nov
9
answered Where exactly does Outlook keep it's information about already downloaded messages when using POP?
Nov
9
comment Command line safety tricks
+1 for the last point - sanity check. Easy to do, and then at least you've got two people with vested interest to fix any problems that occur ;)
Nov
1
comment SBS 2011 backup
Upvoted, you should mark it as Answer too :)