Welcome to the Eclipse Rocketry Ltd web site.

I am an IT contractor, rocketry enthusiast and certified fireworks firer! This page concentrates on my IT experience.

I have 24 years experience in IT, of which 14 years has been creating automated Windows server and workstation builds. Most recently I have been hired to work on a Government project working on the automation of the build out and configuration of portable data center builds that can be built out in a few days by automated scripts. My involvement was to take design engineers documents and automate what they had documented doing manually, so an indepth knowledge of the products and Windows AD was required to know where to store configuration details be it in AD, metabases or SQL databases. This role also required Radia AMP packaging skills.

Before I became a contractor I had worked as a full time employee of EDS for 22 years, I have carried out design work, scriping and automation for EDS and worked on major clients including HM Prison Service, Inland Revenue, Major Banks, Insurance Companies, Military Establishments and many more.

If you are interesting in hiring Roy for either IT, Fireworks Firing or Rocket activities please email

Key Skills

Windows 2000,2003,2008
Windows XP,Vista
Active Directory (AD)
Build Autmation
Radia AMP Packaging
Scripting using VBScript, VB6 and VB .NET
Migration and decommissioning
Network design and implementation
Domain and server hardening
Group policies
Windows registry
Creation of automated server and workstation builds
Problem investigation and resolution
3rd level support,
Security clearance (currently SC)

Areas of Knowledge

Microsoft: Windows NT server 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 2000, 2003 and 2008
Microsoft: Dos\Windows 3.1 & 3.11,Windows NT workstation 3.5, 3.51, Windows 95, XP, Vista and Windows7
Microsoft: Office 95 / 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007
Microsoft Services: DNS, WINS, DHCP
Compaq: Various server, desktop and laptop hardware knowledge,
Dell: Various server, desktop and laptop hardware knowledge,
IBM: Various server, desktop and laptop hardware knowledge,
Protocols: TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX/SPX, Netbios, AppleTalk
Media: Ethernet, Token Ring, ArcNet
Data communications: Various LAN / WAN product knowledge,
Group policies
Server administration
Securing Microsoft infrastructures
Active Directory
Automated server and workstation builds
Automation of installation using Radia AMP packages
Scripting: MS Visual Basic 6.0 and .NET, Kixtart, batch, MS Visual Test, Windows Scripting Host (VB Script)
Windows registry
Securewave Sanctuary Device Control
Aventis Open CD Jukebox
Imaging technologies Ghost and PowerQuest
Microsoft Virtual Server and Virtual PC
Software distribution tools RADIA and SMS
Disaster recovery
Various backup products inc: NTBackup, ArcServe
Various antivirus products inc: Computer Associates, Symantech, Solomons, McAfee