About

Hi there!

My name is Joakim Storrank and I work as a System planner / Sysadmin at the Computing Centre at Abo Akademi University, Finland. I’m a certified MCITP (MCSA) on Windows Server 2008 and MCSA on Windows Server 2012. Other certificates include MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and MCTS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying. I also have a M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science.

My main focus nowadays is on Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync. I previously worked as a “general” Windows server admin focusing a lot on Deployment.

I’m interested in Microsoft Server products in general, Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMware, Xen), AD, Networking  and so forth. I’m not afraid of Linux either, there’s lots of cool stuff you can do with both servers and old hardware. Generally speaking you could say that I love to experiment with all kinds of new technologies and I will also try to write about it here.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joakimstorrank

7 thoughts on “About

  1. A very interesting Blog. Thank you for taking the time to share.
    Would you be kind enough to advise if you have experienced any problems with WDS after the upgrade to Server 2012R2. There are a number of us who are experiencing difficulties with this version of WDS.

    • Thank you! 🙂

      Well, the only problem I’ve noticed is that I sometimes need to press F12 more than once on the client during PXE boot. (It just jumps back to downloaded WDSNBP from x.x.x.x, and I have to press F12 again for it to load the pxe boot file).
      I guess I could play around with TFTP Maximum Block Size a bit to see if it helps, as this would be the setting that I’d try changing.

  2. That is excellent news. So I will follow your initial setup and subsequent upgrade and hopefully end up with a working WDS environment. We have been using FOG successfully for years, but have recently become a Microsoft Academy. This with a view to providing students who cannot attend university with other options for their future. Therefore we need to setup a WDS environment for them to gain experience with the Microsoft tools. Funnily enough, this School has a history of collaboration with Finland. For a number of years we accommodated Finnish musicians who were teaching the locals how to play instruments in a band. The excellent education you guys get is having an effect around the world!

  3. Hi Joakim, came across your blogpost about the Epson interactive proj. We are facing the same challenge with the save function into network.
    I also discovered the many functions within it and thougt of making my own manual, but I kindly wonder if you could consider to share the manual that you already created?

    • Well, it isn’t that much to share. It was more of a draft what the projector can do… it’s not even in use anymore. Currently the whole manual is printed, but also a page from it describing all the features (don’t remember which page). We have also printed instructions saying where and how to get the saved files (from our network share/buffalo). That’s about it 🙂

  4. Thank you for the Office 2016 installation article. Very thorough. You have increased the quality of my life by saving me tons of time.

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