The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

October, 2008


October 28, 2008  4:25 AM

ImgBurn – Utilized for Vmware

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ImgBurn is my favorite software to create images for my Vmware deployments. Nothing is easier then putting a CD in the drive, creating an ISO then putting the ISO on the ESX server to mount at will. To make this wonderful application portable, install it to your hard drive. Then locate the...

October 28, 2008  4:04 AM

Racked My First C3000 Blade Enclosure

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Well Its done, I officially racked my first HP C3000 Blade Enclosure with an MSA (Modular Smart Array). I tell you when they say you need to follow instructions to rack this beast, they were right... It took 4 techs to carry this 180lbs server, and it wasn't even fully populated yet! First thing we...


October 28, 2008  4:02 AM

Advice on Roaming Profiles

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They have one pro and some cons... mind you the pro is kind of all encompassing... The pro is basically that you can have your profile on any PC in your organization. This means you don't have to reset up outlook, favorites, desktops, etc... everything is there. The Cons, Outlook and...


October 24, 2008  1:23 AM

Noisy Powersupplies

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Okay so I have this issue... I have a PC at home, its pretty nice, Core 2 Duo with 2 GB ram, 1 TB of combined space, XFX Geforce 8800GT XXX Edition, 22" wide monitor and one heck of a noisy powersupply!!! It wasn't cheap either, but its noisy and sometimes I cannot sleep with the PC on. So I am on...


October 21, 2008  5:54 PM

Servers and Outgoing VPN’s

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I ran into this one today. The client has a Windows Server 2003 R2 Server. They needed to enable a VPN connection to another company for data transfers etc. Upon disconnecting they figured nothing was wrong. A call came in that stated the remote users could no longer RDP into the server....


October 16, 2008  4:31 AM

Tversity Multimedia Server

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"Delivering any media to any device; an extensible platform independent Media Server that can serve any media to any networked device doing all the necessary conversions to overcome the limitations of any given device. " Here is something that no multimedia freak can go without... streaming...


October 15, 2008  9:46 AM

PartedMagic (no its not Partition Magic!)

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Need to partition your hdd? Dont want to pay for expensive software? Go here and check it out. PartedMagic is an opensource partitioning tool, havent heard of it? Well Maximum PC wrote a small article on it that I...


October 15, 2008  2:38 AM

Google SMS?

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Well here is an interesting one for you all... something called Google Txt Go ahead... enter this contact into your phone (466453) Now send it a text message... saaay "weather winnipeg" hit send.... about 5 seconds later you will receive a reply, as below Weather: Winnipeg, MB 11C,...


October 10, 2008  8:18 PM

Xbox 360 will not get Blu-Ray

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Im a huge Xbox 360 fan, and I was hoping that Blueray would be integrated into the Xbox 360 experience but an audio interview by Aaron Greenberg squashes that dream. He basically says that the next gen entertainment will be all digital ie Netflix, has anyone seen the new interface that Microsoft is...


October 10, 2008  6:16 PM

NewEgg.ca

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I enjoy e-shopping on newegg.com as they have good items at good prices... now they have crossed borders and just opened their new website NewEgg.ca Here is an inserpt from itbusiness.ca “The Canadian market is catching up quickly in converting researcher...


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