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

  • 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.

  • SQL Server Upgrade

    In an earlier post I mentioned that we were in the process of upgrading hardware and moving something’s around on the back-end. The end-result of this process would make us feature complete in our stated goals. Well, we had a few hiccups along the way, hopefully in the future I’ll do better at testing all this out. One of the things that needed to happen was our existing SQL server needed to be replaced with something that had significantly more power.

  • Fun with Vmware ESXi

    In the course of rolling out new hardware we encountered some problems with our up-and-running VMware ESXi servers. I won’t go into that now, but I’ll go over the fun things we found out. Most of these are most likely documented already, but I figured I’d put them here that way I have some place to look the next time I need something!