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

  • Drupal to Django Migration

    To be honest I completely ripped off Carson, he has been talking on and off about this for a while. I decided about a week ago that I would give it a stab, and so started searching Google for answers. Surprisingly there weren’t too many answers that could be found that worked or made sense. So I decided the first thing I needed to know how to do was setup a site with Django. Two friends of mine, Nick and Carson are really amazing developers. Nick wrote a Django blog app that we use at the School of Engineering and Carson wrote a Django form app that we use as well. So I figured I’d build a site using Nick’s blog and Carson’s forms and if I got stuck pester them until they helped me figure out what I messed up.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Net Server

    I wanted to setup a DNS and DHCP server for my home network. I could have used a Linux server to do this, but I wanted to write about server core. I also wanted to mess with working over ssh to do things, I found a SourceForge project that worked really well on 2008 x86, I had errors on 2008 R2 which I’ll poke at next week.

  • Production Script: UpdateADDescription

    The UpdateADDescription is run hourly on a computer connected to the domain. It’s sole purpose is to loop through all the computers in a given OU and update their Description property. It serves as both inventory and somewhat of a user tracking system as it will give us an idea of who is logged on to what computer.

  • DPM 2007, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 Core Domain Controllers

    Still bringing services online after our recent hardware upgrade, today’s goal was to make DPM 2007 go. The original server was a PoiwerEdge 1950 with a MD1000 attached. It was populated with 15 750gb drives and housed all of our backup data. As both the server and drive array were falling off warranty we took this opportunity to purchase a new PowerEdge server, but we opted for a PromiseArray with 16 2TB drives.

  • WSS 3.0, MSSearch Service and SQL

    In my previous post I talked about the SQL upgrade that we performed recently. I left out the part that had to do with our SharePoint server. While it is fundamentally related I thought I would share some of the dead-ends I ran in to.