About Me

My name is Stacey Branham and I have over 18 years in the Information Technology industry as a Systems Administrator, and I specialize in Microsoft Enterprise Messaging.
My main focus is Microsoft Exchange and I also have extensive experience with Microsoft Lync/Skype For Business.
I hope my blog gives you some great information on Enterprise Messaging tips, tricks and fixes. Feel free to poke around and leave some comments so I can better help you! 


Applications               Exchange Server 2000/2003/2010/2013/2016/Office 365, PowerShell, Active Directory 2000-2012, Lync 2010/2013/Skype4B, Kemp Technologies, Quest/Lepide/BinaryTree Migration Suites, GroupWise, VMware, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Virtual Server/Hyper-V, IIS, Systems Management Server 2003, MOM, SCCM, WSUS, SCOM, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Novell Netware, Office, Symantec Ghost, Symantec Backup Exec, CommVault, Microsoft DPM, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise/ePolicy Orchestrator, Symantec Antivirus (Corporate and Personal), Microsoft Forefront, and Kaspersky Total Space.

Operating Systems    Windows 95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Servers NT/2000/2003/2008/2012/2016.

Hardware                   SAN/iSCSI, motherboards, HDDs (IDE, SATA, and SCSI), RAM, RAID controllers, optical and tape drives, video and sound cards, and various cooling products in PCs, laptops, and servers.

Networking               IP network setup, various firewalls/routers/switches/hubs, Wi-Fi, VLANs, multi-site LAN/WAN interconnection technologies.


Lamparth Consulting (Schott Glass - North America)

Enterprise Messaging Architect (REMOTE)                                                      05/2016-present 

- Install and manage Exchange 2016 in a Resource Forest.

- Facilitate Lotus Notes to Exchange migration.

- Manage Skype4B environment.

- Supervise and train Junior Network Administrators.

- Test new software and network technologies.

Harris Computer Systems 

Enterprise Messaging Administrator (REMOTE)                                                     03/2014-05/2016 

- Administer multi-domain Exchange 2007/2010/2013 Environment.

- Facilitate cross-forest Exchange migrations and upgrades.

- Lead migrations of new acquisitions to corporate Exchange environment.

- Manage OCS 2007/Lync 2010/2013/Sype4B Enterprise Voice environment.

- Supervise and train Junior Network Administrators.

- Test new software and network technologies.

EDG Inc. 

Senior Network Administrator                                                                                    01/2013-10/2013 

- Administer multi-domain/multi-site Exchange 2010 Environment with active/active Stretched DAG.

- Install and Manage multi-site Lync 2010/2013 Environment.

- Manage over 70 Servers and LAN Infrastructure of over 700 workstations.

- Supervise and train Junior Network Administrators.

Geocent (City of New Orleans Government Contract) 

Infrastructure Consultant                                                                                            08/2012-01/2013

- Facilitate the cutover of over 8,000 mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to 2010 and O365 Hybrid.

- Manage Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Hybrid Organization.

- Administer Lync 2010 Online and Lync 2013 on-prem Environment.

- Provide consulting and training on Exchange 2010.

- Supervise and train Junior Admins and help desk staff.

- Design and set up SCCM 2007 to 2010 upgrade.

- VMware/SAN storage administration.

Texas A&M University Computing & Info Services 

Senior Systems Administrator                                                                                        07/2010-8/2012
- Design and administer multi-domain Active Directory infrastructure consisting of over 30,000 users and Exchange 2010 organization consisting of over 10,000 mailboxes.

- Administer over 800 servers on an Enterprise Virtual Machine/SAN. organization using Xiotech Emprise 7000's and Citrix XenCenter.

- Facilitate migration of hosts and VM’s to VMware ESX.

- Design and maintain 8-node SQL 2008 R2 multi-site clusters.

Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service 

Microcomputer/LAN Administrator                                                                            03/2006-07/2010

- Migrate Pegasus/Mercury Mail to Exchange 2003 Clustered Environment.

- Administer Departmental LAN including 32 servers, 93 workstations, 9 lab terminals, 4 workgroup - laser printers.

- Provide technical support for counseling software applications, including end-user support.

- Responsible for IT budget, drafting operating procedures, procuring, maintaining inventories, and installing equipment.

- Handle and process items being transferred to the University Surplus Property Department.

Texas A&M University Physical Plant 

Microcomputer Specialist                                                                                             08/2005-03/2006

- Maintain and manage the Physical Plant information systems consisting of over 700 workstations.

- Supervise, manage and train student worker technicians.

- Provide systems analysis and support of data management and applications within the department.

- Research, test, recommend, install and support new and existing technologies that enhance desktop PC's and servers.

John Womack & Co. P.C. 

Network Administrator                                                                                                 09/2002-09/2005

- Design and setup network of four Windows 2003 Servers, Exchange 5.5/2000 and a Linux Red Hat file server/firewall with 37 workstations using MS Active Directory.

- Successfully integrated Gigabit networking into LAN achieving an effective throughput of 700Mbps.

- Install, configure and secure wireless networking for traveling auditors.


Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business                                           08/1999-05/2004

Texas A&M University-Kingsville 


A+ Certified                                                                                                                                 06/2003

Network+ Certified                                                                                                                      09/2005