The ranting of an IT Professional:

February, 2010


February 28, 2010  2:30 PM

Apple cites suppliers for violations



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Apple, labor, labour, suppliers, underage, violations

Ok so I rarely if ever praise Apple, hell this might be the first time but after reading this artcle I feel I need to: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10461082-37.html At first when I read this I started thinking " Well why did Apple deal with these companies in the first place?", Apple...

February 27, 2010  4:56 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials – Rogue software



Posted by: Jason Tramer
malware, Microsoft Security Essentials, spyware

Microsoft issued an alert about a piece of malware calling itself Microsoft Security Essentials. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/microsoft_security_essentials_rogue/ Spread this around to people you know.


February 27, 2010  1:44 AM

Bare Metal Hypervisor for Mac



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Apple, bare metal, hypervisor, Mac, parallels

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/parallels_bare_metal_xserve/ Let me check, yup apparently still room on the band wagon, jump on in! I wonder who will release a bare metal hypervisor next, I am guessing Novell.


February 26, 2010  4:00 PM

Here we go again



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Microsoft, Patch, WGA, Windows 7

I remember when Windows Genuine Advantage came out, I remember when I had a flood of calls from clients about why Microsoft was telling them they were running illegal versions of Windows software (even when they weren't), I remember the pains, and I remember the headaches and you know what it's all...


February 26, 2010  3:54 PM

MS to cut off support for Vista



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discontinuing, support, vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Read about it here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/microsoft_vista_xp_2000/ No surprise really, Vista is the red headed step child that Microsoft hopes they can shove into the attic and everyone will forget about.  What does it mean though? Well for everyone who is currently using...


February 25, 2010  8:38 PM

New Blackberry supports Cisco Compatible Extenstions



Posted by: Jason Tramer
9700, Blackberry, bold, ccx, Cisco, Cisco Compatible Extensions, RIM

Great news for people who use Cisco WLAN controllers, the new Blackberry Bold 9700 supports CCX and all the great features that represents. As a big fan of Cisco Wireless products this is really nice to see.


February 25, 2010  4:30 PM

Cisco 1411 Wireless bridge – Radio interface won’t come online



Posted by: Jason Tramer
bridge, Cisco, disabled, interface, non-root, radio, reset, root, Wireless

This gave me some issue the other day. I was setting up two Cisco 1411 wireless bridges to connect to each other for the first time. One was root bridge, the other set as non-root bridge. After i set them up I was checking the web interface of the non-root bridge and the Radio interface was...


February 19, 2010  2:13 PM

The network location cannot be reached



Posted by: Jason Tramer
duplicate name, NetBIOS, routing and remote access, service, TCP/IP, The network location cannot be reached, Windows 2000

I was working with an issue with an old file windows 2000 file server where some users were able to access network shares alright but some couldn't. The ones that couldn't could ping it ok but when trying to access file shares would get the error "The network location cannot be reached". After...


February 18, 2010  3:34 PM

RIM announces free version of BES



Posted by: Jason Tramer
BES, BESX, RIM

In an effort to no doubt drive business RIM has announced they are releasing a free version of BES, BES Express. In addition from what I have heard BESX can run on your Exchange server and does not need a separate server of its own, which makes it a very affordable solution for the SMB...


February 12, 2010  2:56 PM

Cisco router not handing out DNS server to DHCP clients



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, client, DHCP, DNS, pool, router, server

I had a weird issue yesterday. I had a Cisco 1800 series router that was configured to hand out DHCP and up until a few days ago everything worked fine with it. Then suddenly out of the blue it still handed out DHCP but did not hand out the DNS-Server option even though it was configured. I...


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