Guy Reams

I am a professor of Computer Science at Mt. San Jacinto College. I am a solutions architect for Datalink Corporation. I am a business owner for a Security and Network Consulting Firm called Conduit Networks Inc. I am Chess Player. I love Backpacking. I am a husband and a father. I am a mormon.


Modern networking, including the Internet and related technologies are the result of the success story of open standards. Around 1987, when IBM was launching the PS/2 (Personal System/2) a war was being waged for competition for the rapidly growing small business machine environment fueled by significant government purchasing. IBM was poised to dominate the PC…

Introduction to AD DS

 Image found at AD DS Microsoft Active Directory has been around for quite some time. In fact, it has become a primary means of centralizating user account control in most organizations. Understanding and reviewing key AD (Active Directory) concepts is important to the having a fundamantal understanding of modern Systems Administration. With the release…

RAID-1 Simple Mirroring

  RAID-1 is simple mirroring. In the case or RAID-1, a virtual disk (or object presented to end-user as a volume) is duplicated to two extents (extents are a set of consecutively addressed blocks on a disk). The diagram provided here shows how this occurs: A few requirements of RAID-1 mirroring are: There can only…


Raid stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, now called Redundant Array of Independent Disks This technology allows for the combining of multiple disks into a single logical unit. Data is written or read from the logical unit across all of the drives. How this is done is dependent on the RAID level that is…

Windows Server 2008 Backup

Basic Review and Reference to Articles on Windows Backup Slide Deck Good Activites to Perform: Activities for Backing Up Active Directory Manual Backup Recover

Presentation on Windows 2008 R2 Performance and Reliability

  A presentation with related reference documents that I prepared for a course I am teaching on Windows System Administration Reference Documents: Presentation on Windows 2008 R2 Server Performance and Reliability Windows 2008 R2 Server Scalability and Reliability WHEA Systems Design and Implementation Presentation Dynamic Hardware Partitioning White Paper Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows 2008…

Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

Attached is a presentation that I created to summarize concepts learned from reading Microsoft Technet Articles and the Microsoft Help for Windows 2008 Server on the subject of Certificate Templates in Windows 2008 R2. Active Directory Certificate Services Presentation – PDF Active Directory Certificate Services Narration – MP4


A review of a sector as part of my effort to detail storage foundation subjects. Best explained in this diagram.


The most basic concept in storage technologies is that of a block. A block of storage used to refer to a very generic concept of storage on a disk media. However, a block has come to relate to more of the act of transmission of data in the form of blocks to a physical media…