Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts

  • Welcome to the new site

    I’ve been running on an OpenVZ server from PhotonVPS for quite some time now. That server was running on Ubuntu Server 9.10 (I was wrong Carson), and the site was running on Django. I’ve had no complaints for the most part, Photon has always been very prompt and aside from the few minor annoyances which seemed to plague Carson and Nick more than I, it’s been fun.

  • New Google Homepage

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  • Managing a Server Core fileserver

    So, you want to manage that Server Core now I suppose. Well, ok but you will need to do a few things first…

  • Windows Server Core 2008 R2 File Server

    In order to work around an issue we are currently experiencing with System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering, we need to setup a file server. I decided to set this up as a Core server, and only install the File Services that we need. I won’t walk you through the setup options, just the steps to take once you’re into the console.

  • SCCM and Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

    So yesterday we were able to migrate our existing Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 file cluster to the Windows 2008 equivalent of the same. It has been a long time in the works as we had to wait on Dell to have a Windows Storage Server 2008 certified device. Our only hitch was forgetting to down the resource groups on the old server prior to bringing the lun’s over to the new server. Once we got that worked out, things went smoothly and once all the drives were moved, I was able to get all the shares set back up and we were back in business before lunch.