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September 7, 2010  9:33 PM

Systinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, Windows

Here are some updates as of August 30th 2010... ProcDump v2.0 This major update to ProcDump, a tool that captures process dumps based on process CPU usage, memory consumption, and other behaviors, can...

September 7, 2010  9:23 PM

Acer and its iPad Crushing Plans



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Andoid, Apple, Channel Insider, Chrome OS, expandability, google, hdmi, Ipad, microsoft, SD, tablet, USB, Windows

Acer is planning on releasing many new tablets over the next year. Acer will be able to make a tablet in a variety of operating systems like Windows, Chrome, and Android. These Tablets will also have much more expandability, like usb,SD card slots, and HDMI out, the list goes on. We all know that a...


September 7, 2010  9:15 PM

Mark Hurd hired into Oracle, HP Sues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, injunction, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Superior Court, trade secrets

Well Mark is again in trouble, after resigning from HP he has now been hired onto Oracle's roster. HP says its impossible for Mark to do his job there without disclosing trade secrets that Mark was paid to keep.

"Despite being paid millions of dollars in...


August 30, 2010  4:21 AM

Sysinternals : TCPView Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
awesome apps, live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, sysinternals, tcpview, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

TCPView has been updated a few weeks ago, if you haven't checked out what's new, I suggest you do! TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows...


August 14, 2010  4:29 PM

Hints to Troubleshooting iSCSI and ESX issues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
All-in-One, command line interface, datastores, ESX, ESX 3.5, hosts, HP, hp aio configure iscsi target, iSCSI, service console, Storage Server, VLAN, vmcli, vmkping, vsphere, Windows

Hey everyone, recently I Ran into an issue where an iSCSI datastore became disconnected from one of my ESX Hosts. All other hosts could see them fine. The datastores reside on an HP All-in-One Storage Server. Once of the most important things to do is first check physical connections to the iSCSI...


August 14, 2010  4:14 PM

Windows 7 and DirectX 11



Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, directx 11, DirectX10, Dirt 2, gaming, GTX 470, GTX 480, Nvidia, pc, personal computer, Tessellation, Windows 7

We all do it, PC gaming, well finally there is a graphics format that will improve on performance while starting to make games look more real.

AMD has been aggressively shipping DirectX 11 GPUs in almost every price category, while cards based on Nvidia’s new GTX 470 and GTX 480 DX11...


July 31, 2010  3:47 PM

HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 v2.00 (22 Jun 2010)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Advanced ILO, ASR, Data Center Manageability, HP Integrated Lights-Out 2, HP Intelligent Power Distribution Unit, HP ProLiant, ILO2, ILO3, system shutdown, upgrade ILO firmware

ILO2 has been update a little while back, if you are still running an older version of ILO2 I would recommend upgrading as it fixes some ASR shutdown issues amongst other enhancements. Added the following new features:

  • New HP Intelligent Power Distribution Unit 
  • Fully...


July 13, 2010  3:13 AM

Sysinternals Disk2vhd



Posted by: Nathan Simon
convert physical to virtual, ESX, Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format, starwind v2v, Sysinternals Disk2vhd, VHD, VSS

Recently updated, Disk2vhd is a wonderful tool that when used with Starwind v2v application you can create a pristine Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows Vista ESX Clone, every time.

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions...


July 13, 2010  3:09 AM

Update on Systinternals Website!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory editor, measuring the memory usage of applications, memory analysis, microsoft, systinternals, teched, TechEd US 2010, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista

One of my all time favorite application suites is Sysinternals. Here is what's been updated in the recent past. Mark’s TechEd Talks Available Mark delivered four top-rated, top-attended sessions at TechEd US 2010 in New Orleans and they, along with all the TechEd sessions, are available for...


June 30, 2010  4:58 AM

Windows 8? Maybe…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Aero, boot times, facial recognition, leaked images, leaked powerpoint, login credentials, microsoft, web camera, Windows 7, Windows 8

I stumbled upon this while searching for blog worthy news...

A set of PowerPoint slides that appear to contain details about the next version of Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows operating system surfaced Monday. The slides indicate that Microsoft plans to tackle the long-running...


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