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

February, 2011


February 28, 2011  3:05 AM

Exchange 2010 with Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008R2 SP1

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A couple weeks back MSExchangeteam.com posted an update on their blog...

Update 2/11/2011: Windows 2008 R2 SP1 includes the required hotfixes listed in this table — 979744, 983440, 979099, 982867 and 977020. If you're installing Exchange 2010 SP1 on a server running Windows 2008 R2...

February 28, 2011  1:27 AM

High Speed Packet Access

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True mobility is almost here, free from the constraints of meager 3G networks! HSPA+ will be debuting here in Winnipeg on March 31st. Rogers and MTS Mobility are going to share towers, so all customers benefit from the joint effort put forth. The new network will have speeds up to 21Mbps...


February 28, 2011  1:21 AM

Intel’s new Thunderbolt Technology

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A new technology that is said to complement USB 3.0 not replace it. Currently available in the new Mac Book Pro. LaCie has also released its


February 24, 2011  1:19 AM

TS-859U-RP+ Turbo NAS

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Qnap's Enterprise offering is here, the TS-859U-RP+ I am looking at implementing this as a third party storage unit for Veeam Backups, it should work very well. I am also going to populate the NAS with 8 2TB Enterprise drives for a total of 16 TB Raw! Here are the details. Hardware...


February 24, 2011  1:11 AM

Troubleshooting vSphere Performance

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Everyone loves VMware, but when an ESX hosts decides to not work properly, or you are seeing sluggish performance where do you turn? Either VMware technical support or the Internet. Well a colleague of mine passed this on to me.

The hugely popular Performance Troubleshooting for VMware...


February 20, 2011  9:49 PM

Intel Plans for Growth

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Even with its Sandy Bridge flop, Intel is going to build a new plant. This plant will introduce the 14nm production process to the world. It is said to create 4,000 new jobs.

The new Arizona factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing...


February 15, 2011  2:07 AM

Motorola Atrix 4G

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The game changer of phones? Here is a phone that can do it all, including the ability to dock, so it can be used as a netbook!

With its advanced dual-core processing technology, MOTOROLA ATRIX™ 4G puts the power of a PC in your pocket. The MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G features webtop, a...


February 15, 2011  1:55 AM

Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet

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The Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet, basically its a tablet that converts into a netbook with all the bells and whistles, including touch capabilities!

“Dell is changing the shape of computing, with products that usher in new experiences and allow people to stay connected to each other and...


February 11, 2011  6:11 PM

Conditional Call Forwarding on iPhone 4

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If you opted to not get a voicemail plan, you can forward your calls to a land line. Here is how you can do it! To setup "Call forward if busy", simply dial *67*[another phone number]# and tap "Call" To setup "Call forward if not answered", simply dial *61*[another phone number]# and tap...


February 10, 2011  8:08 PM

Exchange 2003 Troubleshooting Tips

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Here are the First two things to check. 1.) Space Available; is there any space left where the Exchange Databases are? If not free up some space! 2.) Has the database hit its Limit? For Exchange 2003 its 75GB (with the registry modification) If it’s neither of these you have to start...


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