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

December, 2008


December 31, 2008  2:33 AM

How to remove Windows Antispyware 2009 Malware

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Windows Antispyware 2009, you've got to love their"  creativity on this one. This is one of the more prevalent spyware packages out there, the infect over 20 points of the system, ie registry, file system, drivers, startup, you name it its infected it. It even...

December 27, 2008  9:38 PM

Handbrake 0.9.3

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Handbrake is an application that converts almost any source(just recently) to any other source, it is multiplatform and multithreaded. It is available for Windows, MacOS X, and Linus. Inputs included are - any DVD Source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (you have to decrypt your...


December 27, 2008  12:09 AM

NVIDIA Ion Platform means HD for Notebooks

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They call it a Pico-ATX which measure in at a whopping 10 cm x 7.2 cm! The reference motherboard is very simple; you’ve got an Intel Atom CPU and a GeForce 9400M next to each other, a single SATA connector and a DDR3 SO-DIMM slot on the other side of the board. And this little thing is...


December 26, 2008  10:35 AM

VMFS and Block Sizes

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Well i ran into this error today (4:30 am CST, don't ask me why I am up right now!) "File too large" when trying to create a virtual machine with a 30GB drive and a 300GB drive. I tracked it down to the fact that the block size on my second LUN is 1MB which gives a max file size of 256GB. I will...


December 16, 2008  5:48 AM

“MSTSC /console” Where did you go?

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I just noticed this in the last few days, I guess its because of the fact that I waited so long to update to SP1, but it seems that with Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP SP3, and Server 2008 the /console switch is no longer available... Running mstsc /? will give you the following screen


December 12, 2008  7:28 AM

Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 Beta

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I just read from a TechNet email, Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP2 are out, and its a single update file for both! How you say? Well basically because Windows Vista and Server 2008 share the same code base. You need to already be running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 to install. The...


December 11, 2008  9:10 PM

HP to use “Green Super Batteries”

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Boston Power Inc created these lithium ion batteries, apparently what they do is act like new for up to 3 years. That and they will charge to full capacity in 30 minutes while delivering longer, on average, run-times. The batteries will provide 4.4 amps per hour as apposed to 2.6 amps from the...


December 11, 2008  3:03 AM

Terminal Services Printing Workaround

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Would you like to print to that HP Printer that just wont connect through RDP? Let me lay out the scenario for you. You have an USB HP Printer of any type. No matter what you have done you cannot get it to map. Well here is a little work-around that I put together a while ago. Take...


December 8, 2008  5:21 PM

HP iLo doesn’t Connect – Java Error

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The specific error im talking about is this one... java.net.ConnectException: Operation timed out: connect I noticed that alot of people blame the firmware revision  Quite an easy fix after doing a little research, turns out I didnt forward port 23 (Telnet) to the IP Address of t he...


December 3, 2008  11:00 PM

Symantec Backup Exec – Backup to Disk Issue

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By default a backup to disk folder is setup to have a maximum size for backup-to-disk files of 1GB and a maximum of 100 of these. Well what happens if you have a backup of say 265 GB's? It will eventually have written 100, 1GB files, thus provoking backup exec to ask for another drive(which may...


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