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January 3, 2011  1:08 AM

VMware Workstation 7.1.3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, maintenance release, microsoft, Resolved Issues, Ubuntu, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1.3, Windows, Windows 7

VMware Workstation v7.1.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. Its isn't a major release so unless you are having issues with the application, there isn't a need to upgrade yet. When launching previous versions of VMware Workstation you will get a notice stating that this...

November 5, 2010  12:07 PM

Windows Memory Management and Process Explorer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Developer's Conference, Process Explorer, Server 2008, sysinternals, Task Manager, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You think you know Task Manager, but do you really understand what is going on with all those numbers and columns? Over at Sysinternals Live you can watch Mark in an on-demand 2010 Professional Developer's Conference. Check it out


October 22, 2010  2:42 PM

View Client 4.5 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, microsoft, PCoIP, view client fails to connect, view client stick, vmware, vmware view 4.5 and internet explorer 9, Windows, Windows 7 SP1 Beta

It just doesn't work... no matter what the settings, there is something in IE9 includes an updated networking library that causes View Client to fail. You may get an error message or you may get nothing but a stuck view client, in which you need to use task manager and end the process. The process...


September 28, 2010  10:15 PM

TeraCopy – a Simple Copy/Move Utility



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Full Unicode support, microsoft, schedule, Shell integration, TeraCopy, unstoppable copier, Windows, Windows 7 x64

I have used TeraCopy in the past, since I enjoy using it I checked to see if there was an update. Sure enough there was. They are at version 2.12. You have to try this program out. TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user...


September 7, 2010  9:40 PM

Free File Recovery



Posted by: Nathan Simon
file recovery, free, network shares, recycle bin, SHIFT-DEL, Windows

Time and time again, people may delete files, its in our nature to be in a rush, so when you hit, SHIFT+DEL, you have just circumvented the Recycle Bin and lost your work. Well here is a free recovery program that I have been using as of late to help people out when they have deleted files,...


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...


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...


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 25, 2010  2:29 AM

Bing isn’t that bad after all…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BING, Google Search, Internet Explorer 9, microsoft, Windows

I stumbled upon this blog while surfing the net and thought I would share this users story. He used Bing for one full week, but ended up using it for two weeks and didn't really notice....

I switched the settings on my browser toolbars to make Bing the default and promised to spend...


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