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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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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 :)
Oct
2
answered Can I selectively register IPv6 addresses in DNS with windows dns auto-update?
Oct
2
comment Account management tools supporting self-service registration and email verification?
I'm going to hazard a guess that you may need to pay someone to build it for you. It shouldn't take more than a few days of labour I imagine.
Oct
2
comment Outlook 2003 (with Exchange 2007) error: You cannot respond to a meeting without an Organizer
I agree with @ShaneMadden - check that all mailbox objects (users) have correct mail aliases attached. Does this happen with newly connected Outlook 2003 clients or only existing ones?
Oct
2
comment What topology to choose for 2 locations with 2x Exchange 2010 licenses (with more to be bought eventually?
Hi @MadBoy - what did you end up doing?
Oct
2
comment WSUS not making available all updates
@Steve - it would be useful to let us know if this solved your issue.
Sep
27
comment Ban, slowdown or stop massive login attempts to RDP
I agree with @AlexHolst - VPN just unnecessarily adding a wrapper to something that can be secure if done right. Change the port, enable account lockout (even a temporary 5 minute block after 5 attempts would prevent brute force) and only allow NLA connections (if its Windows Server 2008+)
Sep
20
comment WSUS not making available all updates
@Steve, you marked as answer, does that mean /reset helped?
Sep
15
comment WSUS not making available all updates
This would be my suggestion too - however, just because the file is there can you be sure of its validity? Have you tried installing it on one of the machines manually to make sure it is in a happy state? Try deleting (or moving) the file and running wsusutil.exe /reset after that
Sep
15
comment Cannot join Win7 workstations to Win2k8 domain
Have you access to any network devices in between the workstations and the servers? You'd want to check their filtering/connection logs and see if any of them are dropping/filtering packets from/to the workstations.
Sep
15
comment Remote desktop connection drops before login can appear
More information about the network (speeds, connection type (wireless? ethernet?), firewalls, etc) would be useful here. Any anti-virus?
Sep
15
comment Windows 7 search not showing results from mapped Server 2008 R2 share
@mbursill: Is there a Firewall on either of the machines? Perhaps the firewall is being denied connectivity to the search service (either outbound from the workstation, or inbound on the server)
Sep
7
comment Active Directory Roles Access Problem
What sort of roles are you meaning? Active Directory group memberships?
Aug
9
comment What topology to choose for 2 locations with 2x Exchange 2010 licenses (with more to be bought eventually?
Without the links at the main location I think its going to happen regardless. Only way to get around that would be going with a cloud service like Office 365, at least for your external users, or if you have a separate backup DSL connection or something for your internal users.
Aug
5
comment Virtual Server: RDP under attack?
To help establish what's going on a bit more, perhaps fire up Wireshark to see if you can explicitly see the packets and what port they're coming in from.
Aug
5
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Aug
5
accepted Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets from workstations on a Domain Controller
Aug
5
answered Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets from workstations on a Domain Controller