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

  • Why 'Scorched Earth' can be a good thing

    Historically here in the School of Engineering, software installation was handled by a single person. What I mean by this is, if a faculty person required specific software to be installed, one individual would take the time to get that software to work. Little if any documentation was created as we relied on this one person to always be there.

  • 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.