Who am I?

I'm Sam Akroyd, a Manchester born Technology Obsessive currently working for Stagecoach Group as a Technical Analyst. I am a qualified AWS Certified Solutions Architect and am currently working my way towards my VMWare VCP6-DCV

In my spare time, I'm an big football fan, like the odd gaming session on my PC / PS4, avid listener of most music genres and take any opportunity to see the world


Stuff I do

Outside of the world of work, I keep an active an eye on the world of technology, football, gaming and cars. Just a typical modern day man.

  • Cars

  • Console Gaming

  • Football

  • Technology


My Skills

Windows Server 2000 to Server 2012 R2
SQL 2000 to SQL 2014
Microsoft Exchange from 5.5 to 2013
Active Directory & Powershell

Amazon Web Services

VMWare vSphere 3.5 to 6.0
HP / IBM / EMC SANs (Fibre / NFS / iSCSI)

Solaris / RedHat / Oracle Linux

Citrix XenApp, Metaframe 4.0 to XenApp 7.5
Symantec Endpoint Protection / McAfee EPO
Web Filters (Websense / Clearswift / Barracuda)
Email Filters (Symantec.cloud / Clearswift / Barracuda)

Cisco Switches / Routers / ASAs


My Work

As a jack-of-all trades, I come across (and sometimes write) the odd useful script or two that makes my job much easier

I used to just keep them on my dropbox, but I thought how selfish, so I'm going to put them here in case they are helpful for others

AD Domain Query
Disable AD Users
Product Key Retrieval
Logon Duration Analysis
Mapped Drives
Printer Listing
vSphere Snap Reminder

To find out more about me click here for my CV.