The ranting of an IT Professional:

December, 2008

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December 19, 2008  3:25 PM

Just buy an exchange server already …



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

There are times when I want to yell at my client's to just bite the bullet and invest in their own mail server vs using POP mail through their ISP, their are so many tangible benefits but I would have to say that the breaking point for me is when ISP pop mail is used in conjunction with a MFP scan...

December 16, 2008  6:00 PM

Windows desktops logging in to temporary profiles



Posted by: Jason Tramer
temporary profile

I have been recently troubleshooting an issue where users are randomly and occasionally getting errors when XP cannot load their local profiles. Now my first though was that it was a problem with roaming profile but I soon discovered that this client enviroment did not use roaming profiles. After...


December 15, 2008  4:05 PM

Moving users to a second BES



Posted by: Jason Tramer
BES

A little note on something I found working with BES. In this situation  we had an existing BES server and added a second one to the enviroment with the intent to move users over. During this process of deleting and purging users of the old server and adding an account to the server I found that...


December 15, 2008  3:07 PM

Security flaw in IE7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

 Take a look at this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/15/ie7_exploits/ I am truly shocked, not because they found a new flaw in a microsoft product that is pretty much par for the course. I am shocked that there are still apparently people who use IE! With so many much better...


December 8, 2008  2:32 PM

Giving administrators access to Citrix auto-created printers



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Printers

Here is a citrix article I used recently: http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx108004 This specifies a reg hack which will allow administrators to administer tthe citrix client created printers. We also found that it resolved an issue where users were occasionally getting access right errors...


December 3, 2008  10:57 PM

RIM hostile takeover of Certicom



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

In IT news, RIM is attempting a hostile takeover of Certicom. Certicom makes encryption software including those that are currently in use by Blackberries. Even though RIM posted unfavourable  news lately they clearly feel that there would be some good ROI on this acquision. Reports indicate that...


December 3, 2008  8:12 PM

Windows 7 beta being released in January



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

So despite the absolutely stupid Vista commercials that Microsoft has been pumping out lately it looks like they are still charging full speed ahead on releasing Windows 7. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/03/windows_7_beta_jan_2009/ Hmmm Microsoft rushing through a product release, how...


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