The ranting of an IT Professional:

February, 2009


February 25, 2009  2:50 PM

Using a POP connector when migrating to from POP to Exchange

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

When focussing on the SMB (Small-Medium Business) market I find that alot of companies don't yet have their own Exchange servers and are still using POP mail. With the age of virtual servers upon us it is easier then ever to sell them on Exchange when you are already selling them a physical server...

February 24, 2009  4:54 PM

HP ProLiant is Highest Performing Server in Latest VMmark Comparison

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

HP ProLiant is Highest Performing Server in Latest VMmark Comparison Check out the results here:

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February 23, 2009  10:33 PM

BES – Email not syncing properly

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I have been troubleshooting a BES issue with a user whose email isn't syncing properly. Some email sync's fine and others not at all. I found this useful article that explains it really well. http://www.bbhub.com/2007/01/08/bes-admin-my-email-is-not-synching-properly/


February 23, 2009  7:51 PM

Migrating DNS records

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I am really tired of the way some people handle DNS record changes. It's like people (even people in the IT industry) don't seem to realize that changes are not instant. It takes on average between 24-48 hours for any record changes to propagate across the Internet and yet you have DNS cowboys...


February 23, 2009  7:34 PM

The Primary drawback of IT Consulting

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Here's the drawback, wait for it, if you don't use it then it doesn't work. Now this seems obvious but it seems like there are certain people out there who employ IT consultants to provide all the IT support for them but then make IT related changes without discussing it with us. Then they get...


February 20, 2009  2:44 PM

HP cutting wages

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

You can read the full story here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/hp_pay_cuts/ However I just wanted to add my two cents to this story. I think bad quarterly earning reports are to be expected for most hardware vendors at this point. The truth is that HP really needs to diversify...


February 18, 2009  6:52 PM

Corrupt roaming profile

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Normally when you come upon this error it is caused by the roaming profile path being wrong or the user nto having the proper permissions but I have found in a couple of cases it can be caused by a corrupted roaming profile.. In these cases I have found that I have to wipe out the roaming profile...


February 17, 2009  3:44 PM

Toshiba to buy up Fujitsu’s HDD business

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Here is an article about this: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/02/17/tosh_will_buy_fujitsuhdd_op/ In times of economic difficulties this is both normal and reassuring, the strong start gobbling up the weak.  Kudo's to Toshiba for not only being able to weather the hard times but have...


February 11, 2009  3:36 PM

Intel set to release it’s 32 nm chips by the end of 2009

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Intel must be pretty confident because they are moving up there release date on their new line of 32 nm chips to end of this year. This is great news for everybody, ok well everybody except AMD who is still pushing to release there 32 nm chip sometime in 2010 by the most recent update that I have...


February 11, 2009  3:15 PM

Missing seperate icon for personal mail on a blackberry after it is wiped and re-activated

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I have encountered this issue recently with users missing the seperate icon for their personal mail (gmail, yahoo mail etc ..) after there blackberries have been wiped and all of their mail is going into there message folder. After doing some investigation I found that this issue is caused by a...


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