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

December, 2009


December 29, 2009  3:09 PM

Opera Mini 5 beta 2

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Hey everyone, hope your holidays went well! Last night I was perusing the web on my...

December 27, 2009  5:30 PM

Microsoft and Word Application Injunction

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Alot of people might be confused about the Cort injunction against Microsoft and the Word 2003/2007 application. Alot of people thought that Microsoft could no longer sell Word as a whole... but thats untrue... the explanation can be read at Internet news. I have included an insert and a link to...


December 23, 2009  3:38 AM

Blackberry Services Down in North America!

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Well I spent the good part of the night fighting with my Blackberry thinking that it was my issue... after speaking with fellow engineers, we did some quick google searches and stumbled upon Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 18, 2009  5:51 AM

Windows 7 and Hiberfil.sys

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We all know what its for, and we all don't care... sure let a PC go to sleep, but hibernation? I don't care. Here is a quick and easy way to get rid of the 3-4GB file.

  • Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
    • Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are...


December 15, 2009  12:12 AM

Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer

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The Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer, lets you run all sorts of tests against your exchange server implementation, released alongside of Microsoft Exchange 2010, it is one of the best utilities I have seen...


December 12, 2009  6:46 PM

Exchange 2010 Gotcha

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There is currently no third party exchange aware backup software, but using Windows Server Backup, you are able to backup the data store and flush the logs. Over at Exchange.org, Henrik explains how to use Windows Server Backup to perform backups and restores using the new Exchange volume snapshot...


December 10, 2009  1:08 AM

SDXC “Time to Kick it up a Notch!”

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The guardians of the SD memory card specification announced version 3.0 of the technology less than a year ago, but that hasn't stopped them talking up version 4.0 already.. SD 4.0 cards will have ten pins, one of which will handle the serialised data stream that runs at 300MB/s. The remainder...


December 8, 2009  2:09 AM

DNS Scavenging

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I was rummaging around one of my clients servers when I noticed multiple host records pointing to the same IP address, this can get confusing if left long enough, so Microsoft has DNS Scavenging to help clean up that mess. With Scavenging enabled, when a record becomes a certain age, it gets purged...


December 8, 2009  1:51 AM

vSphere 4.0 Update 1

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Okay so vSphere 4 Update one was released late last month, and some people went ahead and downloaded the ISO not knowing that vSphere Host Update Utility would fail to recognize the ISO as useful media. The simple answer is to update the vSphere Host Update Utility to its current version. Once that...


December 3, 2009  9:51 PM

Solution : User Fails to Migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

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Hey Everyone I was working on an Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration and came up with an error similar to this...

Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService.MailboxReplicationTransientException: Exception details: MailboxReplicationTransientException (80040111): Mailbox database...


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