The ranting of an IT Professional:

May, 2009


May 29, 2009  8:56 PM

Microsoft to add new features to Windows 7 to make it more secure



Posted by: Jason Tramer
buster, kernel, overrun, Security, Windows 7

Check out this article http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/28/windows_kernel_safe_unlinking/ I commend Microsofts decision to put out a client based OS which isn't overflowing with security holes and exploits ... and it only took them 30 years. I don't know why I continue to hope that...

May 28, 2009  5:45 PM

Security hole – BES PDF vulnerability



Posted by: Jason Tramer
BES, hole, pdf, Security, vulnerability

If your a BES admin, here is something you should be aware of. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/28/blackberry_pdf_peril/


May 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Cisco ASA – Remote access VPN user’s can’t connect to internal resources on the same network



Posted by: Jason Tramer
5510, ASA, can't connect to internal resources on the same network, Cisco, NAT, Remote Access, VPN

So I was working with a Cisco ASA 5510. The inside network was 10.0.0.0/24. I had created a  remote access vpn policy for users and set them up to receive address's on their inside network (10.0.0.0/24). While the users we able to connect fine to the vpn they were not able to ping or access any...


May 27, 2009  4:07 PM

TS Roaming profiles in a mixed server 2003 and 2008 enviroment



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Roaming Profiles, Server 2003, server 2008, Terminal Services

Here is an interesting tidbit and a rare kudo to MS. When you setup a TS roaming profile for users who connect to server 2003 TS boxes and then start introducting 2008 TS serversas well you will not need to make any changes to your TS profiles. By default when they connect to the 2008 box, it will...


May 25, 2009  9:47 PM

USB 3.0



Posted by: Jason Tramer
USB 3.0

Check out this article: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/05/25/superspeed_usb_3_guide/ Man, its stuff like this that makes me drool. Those are some pretty awesome transfer rates.


May 25, 2009  9:44 PM

CCNA just whooped my butt



Posted by: Jason Tramer
640-802, CCNA

I wrote my CCNA exam 640-802 today. Passing score is 825, and I scored a 801.  Very close but close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and slow dancing. This was a really hard exam. I will write it again and I will pass it, but I encourage all takers to take tis exam very seriously


May 25, 2009  9:42 PM

Cisco SDM java support



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, java, SDM

I posted earlier about which version of Java to run the Cisco SDM. I have some new info about this. While the SDM WILL run with any version of Java 5, it only actually supports Java 5 update 9. Any later updates could cause issues.


May 19, 2009  4:56 PM

Citrix Xenapp 5 – Stream to server



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, stream, streaming, Xen, Xenapp

I really like Citrix Xenapp 5's ability to publish app's by streaming them to the server. For those not familiar with this you package the application (office, etc) using the citrix app packager. Place these packages on a file server somewhere and then when you publish the app just specify stream...


May 19, 2009  4:50 PM

Writing my CCNA in a week



Posted by: Jason Tramer
640-802, CCNA, passing score

I am going to writing my CCNA in a week and I have to say this seems like a really difficult exam, especially since this is Cisco's "entry" level exam! With a high passing score(825) and really difficult questions including full simulations this seems like an exam where you really, really have to...


May 19, 2009  4:46 PM

Wireless not working after HyperV install



Posted by: Jason Tramer
hyperv, server 2008, Windows, Wireless

I am running server 2008 on my laptop and decided to install HyperV so that I could have an XP VM. As soon as I installed HyperV my wireless connection stopped working. Though the wireless connection is there in manage network connections it is missing when doing an IPconfig and won't locate any...


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