About Toby Quinney

Toby is a managing consultant at Peters and Associates. During his over 20 years of service to Peters and Associates, he has worked on many different technologies. His main focus has been messaging and collaboration, virtualization, domain migrations and consolidations, along with disaster recovery planning and testing. He primarily works with Microsoft technologies, but is also familiar with a wide variety of other software and hardware.

Migrating a DHCP Database between Cisco Switches

Recently I was tasked with replacing a Cisco switch that was running as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.  Generally, people use a Windows server to run their DHCP server, but with more people moving to the cloud and maybe not having any servers on premises, running DHCP on a local switch is [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:45:00-05:00March 7th, 2019|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Migrating a DHCP Database between Cisco Switches

Having an Active Directory Migration Error? Maybe it isn’t what you think…

ADMT is Microsoft’s Active Directory Migration Tool.  This is their free solution to perform Active Directory domain migrations, either for mergers or divestitures.  It’s not the most robust, up-to-date, or simple to use tool.  But, it’s free and it may be all you need in some cases. During migration, you may notice that the ADMT [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:46:05-05:00November 6th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Having an Active Directory Migration Error? Maybe it isn’t what you think…

Slow Disk-to-Disk backups? It might be a simple fix!

If you are conducting disk-to-disk backups and you feel like your performance is subpar, there are a few places to check for a bottleneck or slowness in the environment.  In this blog I will discuss a few areas I like to start with when trying to troubleshoot slow disk-to-disk backups.  I am going to start [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:53:52-05:00September 25th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Slow Disk-to-Disk backups? It might be a simple fix!

When was the last time you tested your Disaster Recovery plan?

Creating a disaster recovery (DR) policy takes a lot of effort.  You need to consider all of the situations that could occur, identify your most critical systems and processes, define requirements, and document the plan. However - have you reviewed all of the above recently?  Disaster recovery is a process that needs to be refreshed [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:54:30-05:00September 15th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on When was the last time you tested your Disaster Recovery plan?

Using AD LDS with a Cisco VPN and leveraging dynamic access lists

Recently, one of our customers came to me to ask about setting up a VPN for some of their clients.  He wanted a secure way to let his clients access the resources that they needed – and only those resources.  Unfortunately, every client needed to access different devices and they wanted a way to manage [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:55:41-05:00July 19th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Using AD LDS with a Cisco VPN and leveraging dynamic access lists

Nano Server! One of the best new features of Windows Server 2016

It feels like every other week I’m working at a client and we need to run one little extra service or application.  As a result we usually either piggyback this service onto an existing server or build a new server just for the small service or application.  Both options have their disadvantages. Introducing Windows Server [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:58:47-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Nano Server! One of the best new features of Windows Server 2016