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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.

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Nov
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comment SBS 2011 backup
Upvoted, you should mark it as Answer too :)
Oct
30
comment SBS 2011 backup
I wasn't intending to be patronising, you hadn't explained your conditions fully so was only recommending as I could based on the information. Glad you found the way. Post that as the answer and I'll upvote.
Oct
27
comment SBS 2011 backup
Can you not buy one? Disk is cheap. Losing data or systems because you didn't have a backup is not.
Oct
26
comment SBS 2011 backup
What's wrong with copying to an external drive and having the upload/transfer happen from there? Robocopy could be a candidate for backing up files to a networked computer.
Oct
13
accepted Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
Oct
11
comment Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
Yeah, I haven't done anything intensive with regards to packet captures on switches or a large amount of hosts, but the few times I've had to pull out Wireshark to do some diagnosis its been difficult with all the broadcast traffic in there. My question was more from a curiousity stand-point on whether NetBIOS is really needed and whether its safe to disable (less is more? :P).
Oct
11
comment Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
Have you had experience with this being successful in a sizeable organisation? Do you have any suggested methods for testing or scenarios to test before roll-out to all?
Oct
11
revised Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
answering some questions asked
Oct
11
comment Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
@JohnGardeniers I'm of the opinion that if it isn't needed, it shouldn't be on. Plus, there is a lot of noise on the network from broadcast resolutions - sure these packets are tiny, but I just was after some clarity on what others (perhaps in bigger organisations) have done regarding NetBIOS.
Oct
11
comment Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
@SpacemanSpiff: Yeah definite Active Directory - I must've accidentally deleted the part where I said I had a 2008 forest and domain functionality level.
Oct
11
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
10
awarded  Student
Oct
10
asked Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation
Oct
6
comment What topology to choose for 2 locations with 2x Exchange 2010 licenses (with more to be bought eventually?
Just if you can say whether the implementation is successful and performs as you wish.
Oct
5
comment What is required for developers to run their own VM server in an enterprise environment
Also, not that you asked for technology help, I'd recommend looking at System Center Virtual Machine Manager for managing the server (or servers). In particular the web portal. This essentially gives the power of VM administration to whoever you like without having to give all the keys away to the server or cluster. It could even mean an existing virtualisation platform could be used because the users would only control VMs they've given access to via the interface.
Oct
5
comment What is required for developers to run their own VM server in an enterprise environment
I think the biggest take-away is that IT is meant to support and provide to the rest of the organisation - trying to circumvent their processes by taking control of the server and management yourself only means they're not doing their job properly :( as someone in the infrastructure space in a development company we used to have this perception too, but only because we were under resourced. Now that we have a few more people and proper management the teams are a lot happier with us and we're more responsive.
Oct
4
comment Can I selectively register IPv6 addresses in DNS with windows dns auto-update?
Sounds magical. (:
Oct
3
comment Can I selectively register IPv6 addresses in DNS with windows dns auto-update?
Thanks for the update and answer selection. May I ask what approach you went for in the end?
Oct
3
comment What topology to choose for 2 locations with 2x Exchange 2010 licenses (with more to be bought eventually?
Sweet. Would be awesome if you could let me know you get on somehow.
Oct
3
comment WSUS not making available all updates
Sweet, gave @Brandon an upvote then :)