The ranting of an IT Professional:

July, 2009


July 31, 2009  3:54 PM

Skype could potentially be shut down

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Check this out: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/biz-tech/shock-threat-to-shut-skype-20090731-e3qe.html Huge news here, Skype is used by a lot of people. If this were shut down it would leave a huge hole in the market for another company to come in and swoop up this business. If...

July 30, 2009  9:43 PM

What is the C:\windows\csc folder?

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

This question came up from a coworker of mine who was working on a machine where the above folder was 20 GB's in size. I had never heard of it and I didn't have on myself which caused us to think spyware or virus right off the bat. After further research we found that CSC stands for Client Side...


July 29, 2009  8:23 PM

Windows 7 – Cracked product key

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Check this out: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/29/windows_7_product_activation_cracked/ You know, its stuff like this that forces legitimate users to have to put up with crap like high licensing costs and stuff like Windows Genuine Advantage. On the flip side it's  high licensing costs...


July 29, 2009  8:18 PM

CCA for Xendesktop 3.0, exam 1Y0-A14

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I am writing this exam on Tuesday. Has anyone written it already? What were your impressions of this exam? Any advice on area's to focus on?


July 27, 2009  2:54 PM

Microsoft potshot: Oracle raising it’s pricing structure

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Take a look: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/27/microsoft_disses_oracle_pricing/ So Microsoft reminds us that SQL server is still available at the same cost while Oracle is raising it's prices. Now if only SQL server was any good .... they might just have something there.


July 24, 2009  1:19 PM

Microsoft GPL violation hits memory hole

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/23/microsoft_open_source_science/ Interesting article. What is more interesting here is the concept of Microsoft supporting anything open source. Times perhaps are a changing. The one problem here, if Microsoft ever did embrace open source, who would the...


July 21, 2009  6:01 PM

Windows server 2003: DHCP server rant

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I am not sure if this has been fixed in Server 2008, maybe it has, but here is something i encountered in server 2003 that really made me mad. I was migrating a companies DHCP scope to a new server and this company had about 50 or so address reservations. So I was hoping there was a quick way to...


July 20, 2009  2:12 PM

Unable to power on a VM: Corrupt Redo log

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer


July 14, 2009  2:41 PM

Setting up DHCP relay on a Cisco router

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

This came up for me recently. Here are the commands to setup DHCP relay on a Cisco router, it's super easy if you know what to do. The interface you are configuring is the interface where the DHCP clients are located. The helper-address is the IP address of your DHCP server, in this case...


July 9, 2009  7:22 PM

Upgrade to ESX 4 (vSphere) on a standalone Host

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

This article was really helpful http://vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi40_upgrade_without_virtualcenter.php If highly recommend following it if you need to an in place upgrade on a stand alone ESX box.


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