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Active Directory Windows Server

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
August 27, 2018

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Professional Experience

SUMMARY: ** years of IT experience in all avenues including training, networking, and software development. Excel in architecting solutions for common business problems and in creativity. Hard worker and fast learner who likes to develop solutions for companies that solve their business problems using the latest technologies. I have worked with Fortune 500 companies, small, medium, and the United States Government. This individual is a team player who is motivated and eager to assist in any way to improve the well-being of a company.


Networking/OS//Servers/Utilities Hardware (Routers/Hubs/Machines) Languages Office 365

Windows 2000/2003/2008/R2/2012/R2.2016


Windows 7, Windows 8/Windows 10

Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2

Active Directory 2000/2003/2008/R2//2012/R2

VMWare 5.0/6.0

BackOffice 4.5 Server/2003/2008

Exchange 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016


IIS 4.0/5.0/6.0/IIS 7.0/8.0

Proxy Server 2.0/3.0

Terminal Services 2000/2003/2008

Remote Desktop 2008 R2/2012 /2012 R2/2016



SQL Server 7.0, 2000,


Windows 95/98/ME,XP,Vista, 10


PC Anywhere

ArcServe 2000



Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003

ISA 2000/2004/TMG 2010


Microsoft VPC 2003/2005/2007

WSUS 2.0, 3.0

MOM 2005 Server

SharePoint 3.0/2007/2010/2013

System Center


SCVMM 2010/2012/R2

SQL Reporting Services 2008/2012/2014/2016

Cisco Switch 2900 Series

NetGear Routers/Hubs

Dlink Routers/Hubs

Soho Routers/Firewalls

Dell Servers

Compaq Servers


Linksys Routers/Switches/Firewalls/Wireless

Gateway Wireless Routers

IBM Servers

Thin Clients


Visual Basic 6.0/.Net/2003/2005/2010





Visual Fox Pro 3.0, 6.0

FoxPro 2.0,2.5,2.6




ASP 2.0, 3.0, .Net

Visual Studio 6.0, .Net/2003/2005



DBase III+, IV, V




Windows PowerShell 2.0/3.0/4.0/4.5/5.0

AWS tools for PowerShell

Software Software Cloud Platforms

MS Office


Microsoft Access 3.0,97,2000, XP,


FrontPage 97, 2000, XP, 2003,2007


Corel Office


Crystal Reports






WordPerfect 5.1,6.0,6.1


Image Cast

Wise Installer

Outlook 97/XP/2000/2003/2007


Quest Migration software



Microsoft Azure

Amazon Web Services

Employment History

Idea Dudes, LLC, 4080 Woodcock Dr., Building 2400, Ste 120, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Position: President/CEO

• Currently preparing content for Azure Test prep for 70-533 for Microsoft Jump Start series.

• Delivering material for Microsoft for 70-535 and 70-533 Azure 70-533 and 70-535 Certification Jump Start series in several US Cities.

Michael W. Krout, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CVE 5.0, MCT 15 Palm Lane., Palm Coast, FL 32164

Phone: 386-***-****


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• Microsoft Active Directory Consultant/Cloud Architect – Capital One (Pyramid Consulting, Inc) o Engineered GPOs and implemented GPOs for Active Directory environment for PAM (Privileged Access Management)

o Deployed EC2 instances in AWS for use with Active Directory o Implemented MAD (Microsoft Active Directory) Domains for connection RDS Databases (SQL) o Created PowerShell Scripts for querying, updating Active Directory o Used CyberArk for vaulting credentials, pulling credentials and programming access to credentials o Implemented PingID MFA on Domain Controllers within the Capital One environment o Created Change Orders using HP Service Manager

o Used Slack for communications for team members

o Developed documentation for Role out of technologies that we engineered o Developed presentations for solutions that we created for the Active Directory environment o Worked with AWS console to manage the AWS environment such as Route 53, Directory Services, Step Functions, MAD, EC2, Subnets, Accounts

o Setup test environments for Proof of Concepts

o Utilized Visual Studio for modification of JSON scripts and also PowerShell scripts o Created PowerShell scripts for automation of installation of Stealthbits and SCOM agents for rehydration of EC2 instances

o Utilized OPSInsight to report on the AWS environment to Inventory EC2 instances for updating attributes for Active Directory manipulation

o Created reports using Excel, SQL Server Reporting Services o Used AWS tools for PowerShell for automation of updates to AWS environment

• Developed and delivered a course for Aptara for SQL Server 2016. o Update course for developers

o Designed the course and questions for the subject o Delivered the course over a month worth of sessions

• Architected a solution in Windows Azure for WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) – 5/2016 – The design was to take a on-premise application and implement it in the Azure Public cloud. This is a Scoring application to rank women’s tennis professionals.

o Deployed a New AD DS Forest in Windows Azure as IaaS Solution o Deployed Server IIS web servers

o Deployed SQL Server 2014

o Designed a failover scenario for the web servers using Load Balancer component in Azure o Installed and Configured a Failover Cluster for SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability o Configured DNS Server for new Forest in Azure

o Designed and implemented the Virtual Network

o Designed and implemented the Virtual Network Gateway o Designed and Implemented a Virtual Local Network o Designed and implemented Site-To-Site VPN

o Implemented a Storage Account Geo-Redundant

o Designed, Implemented, Configures an Azure Solution o Architected a redesign of infrastructure for a Dental Practice (Economy Dentures) – (2015)

Assistant Project Manager

Designed Active Directory infrastructure

Designed the Remote Desktop Services Farm

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• Used to deploy main application

Architected the Active Directory

Architected the RDS implementation

Architected the Group Policy Infrastructure

Managed teams to implement technology and also refresh desktops in 5 different Counties

Day to day troubleshooting of the environment

Implemented the Routing infrastructure

o Architected a network redesign for Superior Construction (2014-2015)

Redesign of Active Directory

Implemented RDS Farm for Windows Server 2008 R2

Redesigned Exchange Server 2010 environment

Implemented a SQL Server 2008 R2 Disk Mirroring Cluster

Implemented a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Installed and Configured Symantec Enterprise Vault o Architected an Exchange Server 2013 environment in the Cayman Islands for the Monetary Authority


• Planning of the environment

• Design of the servers

• Implementation of the DAG

• Troubleshooting of the DAG

• Configuration of the CAS servers

• Ongoing phone support

o Currently authoring an Exchange Server 2013 training series on Udemy and Skillfeed o Taught Exchange Server 2013 many times

o Currently doing consulting in Exchange Server 2013 o Managing an Office 365 environment

o Architected a migration from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2010 for Orange Orlando County Expressway Authority

Designed the Active Directory

Designed the Threat Management Gateway throughput for OWA and ActiveSync

Designed the Database Availability Group

Assisted company in procurement of hardware and software needed for the project o Designed the DFS infrastructure for File Services o Active Directory redesign and administrative support for Service Master o Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 Migration o Exchange Server 2010 Boot Camps

o VMWare 5.0 consulting

o Designing courses for Exchange Server 2013, Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012/2014, SharePoint 2013

• Created a MIS Consulting company that excels in troubleshooting and design of product solutions.

• Deployed, Managed, Migrated and Trained companies in Exchange Server 2010/2013 Best Practices

• Developed questions for the Windows Server 2008 server tests 640, 642, and 643 for Microsoft.

• Worked on the Alpha team for .Net 2.0 Refresh exam Michael W. Krout, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CVE 5.0, MCT Page 4

• Repair and replace system components in Clone Servers, PC’s, Dell Optiplex workstations, and Poweredge Servers. Recovered user data and backed up data to DAT tapes and sent across the network. Utilize utilities such as Microsoft Backup, Seagate Backup, ArcServe 2000, Vertitas and scripting utilizing notepad. Perform memory upgrades for PCs on Windows 2000 and Windows NT platforms. Performed Diagnostics.

• Perform installations of Windows 2000 Server, Exchange 2000 Server, and SQL Server 2000 and provide administration and troubleshooting of the same. Dealt with mail problems such connectivity using Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.

• Perform migrations from Windows NT, 2000 to Windows 2003. Also migrated Exchange 5.5, 2000 to Exchange 2003.

• Design documentation and Network Architecture documentation utilizing VISIO and Office 2007 tools.

• Monitor Windows 2003/2008 Servers utilizing RDP.

• Designing interactive websites using Flash 5.0, ASP 3.0, ASP.NET 2.0, FrontPage 2007 and HTML.

• Designing applications in Visual Basic and Access 2007. Designed reports utilizing Crystal Reports and built-in tools within Access and Visual Basic. Configured ODBC connections and database connectivity to several types of databases including Aplha 5, Access, SQL, Btrieve, and Excel. Developed programs using VBA in Office 2000 products such as Word and Excel.

• Designed training courses utilizing for Windows 7, SQL Server 2005/2008, Windows 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010

• Database mining using SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005

• Worked on an interactive website for credit analysis. It reduces the amount of analysis time of the credit report from several hours to several seconds – - This project has been discontinued but the technology is being used within the website.

• I have worked extensively with the Windows 2008 Server. I am currently working on designing network solutions to implement with in my company.

• Designing E-Commerce and low cost web sites.

• Clients that I have worked with include

o Orange Orlando County Expressway Authority (OOCEA)

Active Directory Design

Migration of Groupwise Accounts to Active Directory and Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory Troubleshooting

Administrative Support

Architect and Designer of project

o Service Master

Active Directory Redesign

File Server Creation and Migration

Active Directory Troubleshooting

Administrative Support

o Sheet Metal Workers

Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 Migration

Active Directory Redesign

Disaster Project

o Noble Ventures

SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 data mining

o Adaptive Learning Systems, Inc. (ExamForce)

Contract Author

Exam Question Writing

o KAlliance

Contract Author

Video Creation


Contract Microsoft Instructor

Comptia Instructor

o Technically Speaking, Inc.

Contract Microsoft Instructor

Comptia Instructor

Michael W. Krout, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CVE 5.0, MCT Page 5 o Tech People USA

Contract Microsoft Instructor

Comptia Instructor

o JaxCare, Inc. – Shands Hospital

Working as a consultant to the MIS department

Troubleshooting data problems

Designing new data structure for healthcare system

Programming ASP.Net Web Pages

Administering SQL 2000

Creating reports using SQL Reporting Services

o Amelia Island Plantation

Position: Microsoft Consultant

Troubleshot Citrix Communications Issues

Designed ISA 2004 Monitoring Strategy

Upgraded and maintained SQL 2000 Servers

Developed web applications in ASP.Net

Analyzed and devised plan to better use current technology

Trained staff on Access 2003 and other products

Exchange 2003 Troubleshooting

Sharepoint Portal Services

SQL Reporting Services – Designing reports

ASP.NET – Converting Access Databases to SQL and then to Web sites o Consultech Institute of Technology

Position: Microsoft Certified Trainer/WS Account Manager o Iventure Solutions Inc., 6626 Southpoint Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

Provide network and software support for all PC’s, Laptops, workstations and servers.

Repaired and replaced system components in Clone Servers, PC’s, Dell Optiplex workstations, IBM Servers and Poweredge Servers. Recovered user data and backed up data to DAT tapes and sent across the network. Utilized utilities such as Microsoft Backup, Seagate Backup, ArcServe 2000, Vertitas and scripting utilizing notepad. Performed memory upgrades for PCs on Windows 2003 and Windows 2000 platforms. Performed Diagnostics.

Designed a Windows 2003 roll-out of the migration of Windows 2000 to Windows 2003. Designed training materials and provided training on best practices in Windows 2003 Active Directory. Configured and installed Internet Information Services and Terminal Services to support an Intranet site. Configured DHCP, DNS, Active Directory and other network services. Set up network printers and locally installed printers. Installed and troubleshot Exchange 2003 with Outlook 2003 problems.

Resolved connectivity problems dealing with TCP/IP. Configured Netgear and Linksys routers to detect and allow designated traffic through NAT. Configured Norton Anti-virus and off market anti-virus software for the corporate environment.

Designed documentation and Network Architecture documentation utilizing VISIO and Office 2003 tools.

Monitored Windows 2003 Servers utilizing Terminal Services and provide Technical Support to clients

Installed Citrix in New Farms and implemented load balancing. o Gateway, Davenport, IA

o John Deere Parts Distribution Center, Milan, IL

Provide network and software support for all PC’s, Laptops, workstations, Mainframe, Mid-Range Computers and servers. Contracted through VOLT Services in Davenport, IA.

First line tech support for Tandem, IMS20, RF, IBM 5262 printers, AS400, PC’s, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows 2000 Server, Outlook 2000 Connectivity

Resolved issues dealing PC and HOST issues such as password resets, clearing ques, unlocking accounts, etc.

Resolved connectivity problems dealing with TCP/IP and HOST communications

Utilized AVAYA, MAXIMO Database, conducted queries, performed backups of SQL 2000 Server and monitored backups for the TANDEM and Windows 2000 Systems

Conducted low level code fixes in JCL for Jobs that failed and provided assistance in restarting these jobs Michael W. Krout, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CVE 5.0, MCT Page 6

Resolved AS400, HOST, Tandem Security and Active Directory Security issues

Conducted troubleshooting utilizing Netmeeting, Terminal Services and Timbuktu

70% of calls were handled by Front line and then forwarded other calls to the 2nd Tier Support o Infinity Technology Group, Inc., Clark Summitt, PA o New Horizons Computer Learning, Centers, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Presented in a classroom environment hi-tech training to area professionals using the many years of real world experience. Classes include technologies such as MCSE, MCSD, Net +, A+ and Web Technologies. Excel in learning and presenting new technologies quickly and efficiently.

Presented MOC classes in Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE Track which included classes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 along with Outlook 2000, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Pro, Active Directory, Windows 2000 Routing

Presented MOC classes in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Proxy Server 2.0, IIS 4.0

Presented MOC classes in MCSD in Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Intradev

Presented COMPTIA classes in A+ and Net+, Security + o FutureTec Training Centers, 69 Public Sq., Wilkes-Barre, PA o Infosys International, Inc., Mellville, NY – (Pentagon) – Fort Benjamin Harrison o Luzerne Country Community College, Nanticoke, PA - Instructor o PC Systems, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA - Systems Analyst o Digital Control Systems, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA - Systems Analyst o Computer Training Centers, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA - Instructor o Learning Tree International, Inc. – (Contract Instructor) o The Training Associates

o Wilkes University

Military Experience


United Stated AirForce, UpperHeyford Airforce Base, UK Position: A1C

Trained as a WarTime Triage medic and worked in Medical Resource Management peacetime. I utilized the Boroughs system, IBM 36, 38, and many other machines including card readers. I did minimal programming in COBOL. Education and Professional Course Work

01/17 MCSE Cloud and Platform 2017

05/15 MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014

04/15 MCSA Office 365

04/14 MCSE SharePoint 2013

03/14 MCSE Windows Server 2012 – Private Cloud

04/13 MCSE Windows Server 2012 – Server Infrastructure 09/09 MCTS SQL Server 2008

11/08 MCTS SQL Server 2005

10/08 MCITP Enterprise Messaging

06/08 MCTIP Microsoft Windows Server 2008

04/08 MCTS Microsoft Windows Server 2008

03/08 MCTS Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 03/06 MCSE 2003

08/05 MCSA 2003

02/05 MCAD Training

02/05 MCT

02/05 MCSE 2000

9/03 Visual Basic .Net

1/02 Microsoft Certified Professional Windows 2000 /Professional/Infrastructure/Directory Services 12/99 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

12/99 Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet

1987 Consolidated School of Business, York, PA - ASB Computer Information Systems Honors

Strathmore Who’s Who 2008-2009

Michael W. Krout, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, CVE 5.0, MCT Page 7 Security Clearance

Secret – Airforce - expired

Secret – Pentagon expired

Top Secret – Kuwait – In process – Did not deploy because of health

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