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Engineer Active Directory

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
February 22, 2018

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Gregory Greggs

System Engineer

Microsoft Certified Professional with over 10 years of experience engineering IT Projects for Datacenter’s, new facilities deploying Hardware & Software of Microsoft Technologies, VMware Virtualization, Linux, Unix and IT Server Management and Server Security.

Proficiency installation, troubleshooting HP HPC Blade, DELL and Data Path U.K. server’s.

Proficiency in installation, troubleshooting of Windows, Linux and Unix OS's.

Demonstrated excellence in Product Life Cycle migrating legacy apps upgraded OS installations.

Demonstrated proficiency monitoring and performance tuning Windows Server Services and apps.


Computer Science Major LaSalle University Philadelphia, PA

MCSE – San Jose State University Professional Development, San Jose, CA


Microsoft Certified Professional

MCSE Certified

Technical Skills:

Systems: Windows 2003, 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016, RHEL Linux, OEL Linux, Solaris 5.10


Windows XP, Windows 7,8 and Windows 10 desktops.

Hardware: Basic Router and Switch configuration, Advanced Break Fix and Install

Server Hardware. HP HPC Blades, Dell Servers, Raid 0,1,5. Engineered

DATAPATH U.K. Advanced high-density Low Powered Servers and Workstations via

Backplanes, Single Board Computers and multiple integrated PCI spec 2 cards.

Software: Advanced Active Directory 2000, 2003, 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016

Exchange Server (5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010), SharePoint 2010, SQL 2008R2, IIS .7.5

Ops Center 12 for Solaris/UNIX, HP ILO, HP SA Server Automation, HP OPENVIEW.

DELL IDRAC, VMWARE VSHPERE 5- 6, Symantec Net Backup 7.2, DELL EMC Avamar

Backup, Cyber ARK Password Vault, DELL power CLI for VMWARE. Cluster Framework

via HP MSA 2040, DELL SVC2000 and MDI3200 Storage Utilities for FC SAN and ISCI

CSV with SAS drives for VMWARE. MDT, GHOST ITIL Service Now, Microsoft Office

365/Azure, VMWARE Horizon view VDI. Wire Shark, Nessus Passive Vulnerability

Scanner 3.04 for Windows.

Networking : TCP/IP, DNS/DHCP, WINS, 802.xx Wireless, LDAP, DMZ Servers Linux and Windows

Scripting: VB Script, Java Script, Power Shell, Power Term Scripting IBM Main AS/400, I Series

Main Frame Terminal Emulations. Dos Batch Files.

Research: Microsoft TechNet, RHEL Knowledge base, OEL Linux Knowledge base,

Professional Experience:

Attic Closeout, Atlanta, GA 10/2017-02/2018

Windows System Engineer/IT Contract

Planned, Designed and implemented 2012R2 Essentials Remote Desktop Session Host Farm Infrastructure Hosting in house applications reducing desktop support cost simultaneously enhancing remote technical support.

Integrated Office 365 Session hosting Outlook 2016, Word 2016, Excel 2016 centralizing remote storage location for all in house documentation eliminating local file server.

Microland/GE Inc, Alpharetta, GA 1/2014–8/24/2017

Server Build Engineer/Systems Administrator IT Contract

Engineered Windows 2003, 2008, 2012R2, 2016, Linux, Unix Servers and VMWARE clusters

from scratch in Global Data Centers based on customer specs consistently exceeding

deliverables time sensitive Service Level Agreements.

Managed documenting Product Life Cycle of engineered Server configurations assisting in

enhancing constant evolving automated processes streamlining server configurations.

Monitored Server Assets Globally in a 300,000 physical’s and 200,000 virtual server ‘s

with over 400,000 endpoints Multi- Tenant/Domain Hybrid Network Infrastructure aiding

and improving physical server inventory reduction, backups and Server Security Compliance.

Engineered and documented Cluster Framework/Failover Windows, Linux and HPC VMWARE of assigned storage allocations FC SAN, ISCI SAN and Clustered Shared Volumes SAS drives.

Daily systems Administration of engineered Physical and Virtual servers globally (Backups, Cyber Ark Account Administration, Trouble shoot network connectivity requesting Fire Wall Changes, IP Address assignments consistently exceeding time Sensitive Service Level Agreements with various Business Segments and customers.

Modified existing Dell Power CLI scripts for engineered HPC VMWARE host’s assigning VLANS, subnets and ISCI adapters.

Deinstallation Solaris CDOM’s/Disk wipe, Solaris Zones and Solaris LDOM’S aiding in Physical and Virtual Asset Reduction.

P2V migrations using VMware Converter including Conversion of physical machines to virtual machines P2V and virtual machines to virtual machines V2V with VMware Converter aiding in physical Asset Reduction.

Managed computer and user accounts in multi-tenant/multi domain global Active Directory Infrastructure.

Managed DNS forward and reverse entries corporate DNS Globally.

IBM, Global Pay Inc., Sandy Springs, GA 11/2012–6/2013

Windows System Engineer IT Contract

Engineered Global Remote Desktop Session Host Farm VMWARE/Windows Server 2008R2 deploying and centralizing all Global desktop application usage enhancing security and aiding in Product Life Cycle updates maintaining PCI-DSS compliance in a financial Institution.

Monitor and remediate Event Viewer, Wireshark and Nessus Passive Vulnerability scan exceptions Server, Workstation and applications proactively minimizing post tech support.

Established and maintained feedback loops with Application Owners, Project Managers. Senior Architects, Firewall Engineers streamlining Change Management of application deployment and testing of applications moved from Windows XP Global desktops to centralized Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session host Farm.

Managed, Migrated and tested Legacy Terminal Emulation Scripts per 5250, VT100, 3270 and SCO-ANSI for IBM AS400 and I Series Mainframes modifying Power Term Scripting from XP Desktops to Server 2008R2 RDS Session Infrastructure maintaining end user experience.

Created Power Shell scripts monitoring F5 Application Delivery Controller Load Balance of Remote Desktop Session Host Farm tracking user’s session status ensuring sessions are evenly load balanced across all Windows 2008R2 servers in Farm.

Modified Java Customized PCI-DSS compliant code in Banking App to process simultaneous executions/sessions on any Windows 2008R2 server in the Farm.

Created Customized "just click" registry entries to modify session environment of first time roaming Profile users enabling seamless transition from desktop applications to Remote Desktop Session Host emulating desktop experience and access.

Documented and Presented all processes and script code receiving sign off project completion.

Cine Massive Displays, LLC, Atlanta, GA 1/2010–7/2011

Senior System Engineer/Network Administrator

Lead Hardware Server Engineer Complex Turn Key Systems from scratch for Military, Stock Brokers, Digital Signage and DOD subcontractors managing Product Life Cycle of customized OEM branded firmware and software ensuring customers systems stability while increasing Mean Time Between Failures.

Engineered Advanced High Density Low Voltage Servers based on customer specs Windows Server 2003, 2008, Windows 7, XP and Linux establishing base line Hardware and Software configurations across various peripheral proprietary OEM hardware and software components reducing hardware and software costs.

Managed, Designed, Implemented and administered 2008R2 Active Directory, 2010 Exchange and 2010 Share Point Infrastructure enhancing operations and delivery of IT Services internally and externally with virtually no network downtime.

Managed, Designed, Implemented Redundant Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 using Tiger paw Ver 10 and 11 to store documented processes tracking project life cycle within, enhancing project forecast and delivery of customer hardware saving company thousands of dollars in UPS and FEDEX charges per customer shipments.

Trained new hardware engineers on established baselines and configurations of OEM branded hardware and software.

9xMedia, Inc., Atlanta, GA 10/2007–1/2009

Installation Field Engineer/Consultant

Lead Field Engineer installing complex Turn Key Command and Control Observation Servers and peripheral Infrastructure on Military Installations and DOD sub-contractors in the US, Middle East and Canada enhancing post sales tech support and project sign offs.

Managing Installation costs during Pre, Post Sales Tech support and Site Survey's over phone and travel minimizing installations cost while hiring local licensed subcontractors for Infrastructure/power distribution modifications.

Integrated complex Turn Key High End Video Wall Controllers/Servers, PC's and LCD's in customer’s existing network infrastructure while hands on training end users to maximize all features utilizing user manuals minimizing post installation support cost.

9XMedia, Inc., Los Gatos, CA 8/2003–9/2007

System Engineer/Network Administration/Field Engineer

Lead Hardware Server Engineer of Complex Turn Key Systems for Military, Stock Brokers, Digital Signage and DOD subcontractors managing Product Life Cycle of customized OEM branded firmware and software ensuring customers systems stability while increasing Mean Time Between Failures.

Lead Engineer Advanced High Density Low Voltage Servers based on customer specs Windows Server 2003, 2008, Windows 7, XP and Linux establishing base line Hardware and Software configurations across various peripheral proprietary OEM hardware and software components.

Managed Pre and Post-Sales support server product demonstrations increasing sales and minimizing cost of customer specifications hardware costs.

Managed supplier contacts creating purchase orders for post sales hardware and software projects.

Managed phone 24x7 hardware and software tech support minimizing support time saving thousands on support costs.

Managed, Designed, Implemented 2003 Active Directory Multi-Master Infrastructure and Disaster Recovery Hardware and Plan.

Managed and deployed IIS WEB Server

Managed and installed VOIP/PBX phone system assuring 24x7 uptime.

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center SF, CA 1/2005–2/2005

Systems Engineer/IT Consultant Contract

Managed, designed and installed 60 node Active Directory 2003 network for community educational lab.

Managed, designed implemented Exchange Server 2003/Outlook Web Access with GFI spam control and Virus protection assuring 24x7 up time.

Designed and installed II6.0 Web Server and interim web site training end user content provider.

Performed maintenance Windows XP Desktops optimizing performance, removing SPYWARE and Viruses using registry editor

Established in-house policies and procedures based on best practices backups, Disaster recovery and Desktop Maintenance.

Next Step, Menlo Park, CA 11/2002–3/2003

Systems Administrator

Management of PC migration of 30 workstations including all aspects of hardware/ software selections, installation from windows 2000 to Windows XP.

Installed and Configured Small Business Server 2003.

Developed and implemented automated system maintenance plan virtually eliminated administrative overhead.

Stanford University/Hoover Institution, Palo Alto, CA 10/2000-11/2002

Technical Support

Migrated IIS4.0 to IIS5.0 ( and trained Webmaster in configuration and maintenance procedures.

Provided support on operating systems (W95/98/NT/2000/XP) and MS Office assisting end-users with software installations, adjustments and system recovery in a 300 user NT/2000 domain.

Provided technical support to end-users for desktops and laptops, performed problem determination/resolution on all installed hardware expeditiously and with minimum disruption to computer system users.

Developed/administered an MS Access inventory database dramatically improved accountability and simplified data structures.

Assisted in installation of vendor supplied UPS World ship Win2k workstations and developed administration accountability training end-users agency-wide assuring minimal shipping costs.

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