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

December, 2009


December 29, 2009  3:09 PM

Opera Mini 5 beta 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BES, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Browsing, BlackBerry Enterprise Serer, cannot surf to webpage error message, entity too big, entity too large, HTTP: Error 413 - Request Entity Too large, Opera Mini, Opera Mini 5

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
court injunction, internetnews, microsoft, Office 2003, Office 2007, Word 2003, Word 2007

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!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BES, BIS, BlackBerry, Blackberry Messenger, blackberry services down, engadget, Google Maps, hotmail, RIM

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

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December 18, 2009  5:51 AM

Windows 7 and Hiberfil.sys



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hiberfil.sys, how to get rid of hiberfil.sys, remove hiberfil.sys windows 7, wasted space, Windows 7

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange Active Sync, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer, Outlook Anywhere diagnostics, RPC, RPC over HTTPS, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 backup, Exchange Server 2003, how to backup Exchange 2010 database, VSS, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server Backup

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!”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
SD, SD 3.0, SD 4.0, SD card, sdcard.org, SDXC, toshiba

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
DNS, dns cleanup, dns cleanup utility, DNS Scavenging, dNSTombstone, kb, microsoft, Scavenge stale resource records, Server 2000, server 2003, Server 2008

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESX Host, Host Update Ulitily, Maintenance Mode, update fails, vsphere, vSphere 4 Update 1

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



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService, migration fails from 2003 to 2010, OutlookWebApp, Windows Server 2008

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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