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

  • The 'new way' or Software Lifecycles

    Currently we have a very poor methodology of managing the host of software applications that we support on our network. The process is as follows:

  • Fall 2007

    When I first started the network was a 100mb switched network. The infrastructure consisted of a single vlan that spanned two buildings and was assigned range of approximately 2000 IP addresses. About 90% of the addresses were either statically assigned in the OS or reserved through DHCP. DHCP services were provided by the main campus IT by a home-grown application that integrated with LDAP. DNS services were provided by SOECS staff and hosted multiple engineering domains as well as the SOECS Active Directory DNS infrastructure.

  • HOWTO: Deploy Windows XP via Windows Deployment Services on Windows Server 2003


  • Converting RIS to WDS

    Overview: There are several methods of converting an existing RIS Server to WDS but the easiest seems to be upgrading to Windows Server 2003 SP 2. If SP 2 is already installed all you need do is choose WDS from the Add Windows Components section of Add/Remove Programs.

  • Deploying XP Image via WIM