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

May, 2009


May 30, 2009  3:05 AM

Zune HD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 6.5, itouch, mac, microsoft, OLED, touch screen, WiFi, Zune HD

I don't like the iTouch, only because its Mac, I don't hide the fact that I don't like Machintosh... but can Microsoft's Zune HD beat the iPod? Probably not... yes it has OLED(organic light-emitting diode), yes it has IE6.5 Mobile, and yes it has HD Radio, and yes it has WIFI but that's about...

May 28, 2009  5:45 AM

Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini



Posted by: Nathan Simon
dfsutil, event id 1058, nt authority\system, usernv, Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini, Windows Server 2003

You get the Event Log Error.... Event Type:              Error Event Source:           Userenv Event Category:        None Event ID:  1058 Date:                        5/27/2009 Time:                       ...


May 27, 2009  3:38 AM

Veeam Backup and Fast SCP Error



Posted by: Nathan Simon
agentless mode, ESX Server, ESXi, serrvice console agent mode, SOAP Credentials, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Fast SCP, vmdk, vmfs, vmware

You get an error after attempting to backup a vm, which is similar to the following... opening `/vmfs/volumes/48ef3738-77af8bc0-d6aa-0022190bdb5f/vm_name/vm_name.vmdk': Permission denied The issue is that the "Service Console Agent Mode" is being used, and there is a permission problem...


May 27, 2009  3:31 AM

Exchange Server 2010 Management Architecture



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Management Architecture, Exchange Server 2003 SP2, Exchange Server 2007, microsoft, powershell, Windows Server

I myself haven't even started playing with Exchange Server 2007, I know, pretty weak, eh? Well there is not much I can do when I am busy managing 7 clients IT Infrastructures and they are happy with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Well the next iteration of Exchange Server is Exchange Server 2003, the...


May 22, 2009  2:41 AM

Citrix Receiver for iPhone



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, BlackBerry, Citrix, Citrix Receiver, iphone citris, iphone citrix, xenapp

Here's an inserp from eWeek on the new Citrix Receiver for iPhone. "The Citrix Receiver for iPhone uses the Citrix XenApp infrastructure to neatly deliver Windows applications to the small screen. Users of Apple's iPhone can tap the freely available Citrix tool to access...


May 21, 2009  12:52 PM

BlackBerry Calendar Sync Issues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Calendar sync, calendar sync issues, Curve 8830, Desktop [CICAL]

Here is a quick fix that I use from time to time when my calendar stops syncing on my BlackBerry Curve 8830 to BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server). 1.) Go to Options 2.) Advanced Options 3.) Service Book 4.) Desktop [CICAL]; now once you have this highlighted, hit the "BlackBerry Button"...


May 18, 2009  6:36 PM

Data Backup – Sync Toy 2.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backup, bad sectors, chkdsk /r, echo, microsoft, schedule task, sync, sync toy 2.0, synctoy, tasl scheduler

Well, its happened again, a bad drive... recently i have been having problems saving some files to disk. Running a "chkdsk /r" confirmed the problem, bad sectors. Time to backup some files and folders. I have approximately 13000 pictures from 2002 till now. First thing I did was burn them to...


May 15, 2009  12:15 PM

Windows 7 to ship this Year.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Acer One, microsoft, Office, Office 2010, release date, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 was supposed to ship January 2010, but has now revised that to be a 2009 launch, check out the full story here. Microsoft will also try to wrap up Server 2008 R2 around the same time. Something...


May 8, 2009  3:23 AM

CloudPrint from HP, for the BlackBerry



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud, CloudPrint, Curve 8900, eweek, HP, Palm Pre, print, WiFi

Well here is what I was talking about, CloudPrint is an HP designed solution that allows any blackberry user the ability to print to any printer without a driver, it will be available to BIS and BES customers, as long as they have WIFI or a data plan. Read the full story at


May 7, 2009  5:28 AM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BES, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Curve 8830, Curve 8900, google support

BES 5.0 has been out for a couple days now, bringing along with it centralized management over applications allowed and disallowed, high-availability(allowing it to fail over to a stand by server), remote file access, enhanced calendar functionality. and a few new features that you can check out


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