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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.


Jul
25
comment Windows Server 2008 R2/IIS 7 refuses all outside tcp connections
Do you have any antivirus software on the server or across your network? It may have a built-in firewall that is blocking HTTP inbound (or outbound)
Jul
25
comment DMZ subnet: to NAT or not to NAT?
As someone who has to deal with only having two real-world IP addresses and two NAT devices in between published servers and the real world I have a disposition against NAT. Could you not use a DHCP server in the DMZ with reservations to assign the IP addresses to the machines thereby eliminating any concerns about future changes? Also, I'm thoroughly interested in the IPv6 world where NAT will be a thing of the past...
Jul
25
comment Advantages/Disadvantages for using a single volume / drive letter for Windows Server installs
When you're dealing with virtualised machines the underlying disk subsystem is pretty wishy washy anyway, so knowing where the actual sectors containing your virtual hard drive are can be almost impossible since the location of the data is up to the mercy of the storage backend's filesystem. So I'm not sure there's a lot you can do about head movement in the case of virtualisation. Except: keep your spindle count high and your contention low.
Jul
25
answered Advantages/Disadvantages for using a single volume / drive letter for Windows Server installs
Jul
25
asked Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets from workstations on a Domain Controller
Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment How to convert an sql server 2008 r2 database to just 2008
See my edits/links above :) - when using the Generate Scripts method, note that there is a "Script for Database Version", make sure to select SQL Server 2008 in that.
Jul
24
revised How to convert an sql server 2008 r2 database to just 2008
Added links to how to dump to SQL
Jul
24
comment Should I consider shrinking or truncating a big LDF file?
A full database backup truncates the TRN logs for you. After than you can definitely do a SHRINK on the LDF files (first check in the database properties how much free space there is to ensure the backup did indeed truncate properly). If you don't care about backup, you could also change the database mode to simple, which removes TRN logs from the equation completely.
Jul
24
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Jul
24
answered Double hop problem with sql server 2008
Jul
24
answered Adding, removing or editing permissions of a user in SSRS 2008 is throwing error “”Response is not well-formed XML
Jul
24
answered How to convert an sql server 2008 r2 database to just 2008
Jul
24
answered How to read the “MS ForeFront” antispam report in email header?
Jul
24
answered Should I consider shrinking or truncating a big LDF file?
Jul
24
answered MS Analysis Services + IIS - configuration/connection issue