About me

Well as you probably know my name is Michael O’Brien, i am currently working at Hewlett Packard as a Windows Technical Specialist. I have from a very young age always enjoyed motorsport mainly from the armchair at home!; This was always mainly British Touring Car’s, Rallycross or WRC. In 2003 i was able to start competing, i enjoyed it very much and finally felt the thrill of racing! Its not something i do much anymore due to time and money constraint’s, but ive got the bug now and defiantly its not the last you will see of me in motorsport.

Ive always had a passion for technology, i as a child started off on a Old Atari PC playing Dizzy’s adventures… They certainly seemed very hard when i was younger; I do Pull out the emulator every now and again and give it a bash!! I remember our first pc very vividly, it was a custom made pc from a company called ICS, i could never find out who they were but all i knew was that this was the start of my experience with Windows (Namely Windows 98).

I am currently working at Hewlett-Packard Ireland as a Microsoft & Symantec Platform specialist, my day to day activities include High level troubleshooting of Active Directory, Group Policy, Symantec Endpoint, SAV, SCS. I am currently expanding my exposure to Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint in an effort to know more and to be able to provide better educated Sharepoint & Exchange solutions. My passion in IT is spreading my knowledge, educating and assisting others when issues or queries arise. I am always learning and never afraid to admit when i am wrong… After all you cant be right all the time !

I enjoy Working with and Troubleshooting Windows, specifically i specialise in:

  • Active Directory
  • Group Policy
  • Windows Deployment Technologies
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Windows Client Operating System Restrictions

As well as my Microsoft Product coverage i have also gained substantial knowledge in the following Symantec products:

  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Symantec Client Security
  • Symantec Reporting Server
  • Symantec Live Update Administrator

Many Thanks,

Michael O’Brien

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