This is really sad ... It's not the Windows admin's fault. They do an incredibly difficult job, often with great expertise, class and style. The fault is with the tools they're given.
Microsoft has been borrowing ideas from Unix (and now Linux) for decades, and has usually changed them for the worse. The Windows filesystems are a case in point. Why are my hard disk, DVD, flash and network all on separate "drives"? Wouldn't life be easier if everything was presented to the user as a single, coherent filesystem?
Windows admins rarely write scripts because Windows has never had a decent shell, much less good text-manipulation tools. And the only decent text editor Windows has ever had is vim. Maybe Powershell will fix the shell problem, but I'd rather use bash than learn another Microsoft-proprietary program.
Is the Windows admin too busy fighting aligators to drain the swamp? Too busy rebooting (yet again), to prevent the next ten reboots? In my experience the best *are* interested in postmortems, to the extent they can prevent problem recurrence.
Windows admins are great, God bless 'em. And I don't want their job any more than they want mine.
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