The ranting of an IT Professional:

March, 2011


March 29, 2011  4:10 PM

Cisco acquires NewScale

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Take a look: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/29/cisco_buys_newscale/ Cloud computing is really becoming a overused term. Everyone is signing on to it, but most people don't even really understand it. This will either be the future of IT or a complete fad. I give it 50/50 odds.

March 23, 2011  2:53 PM

Enter to win a free copy of The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Security Appliance

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Given my off again, on again love/hate relationships with Cisco ASA's, I was contacted by Melanie Yarbrough, a community editor here at the IT Knowledge Exchange who figured my readers might be interested in an opportunity to win a copy of  The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Security by Don...


March 23, 2011  2:38 PM

Proposed Wi-Fi standard to override 3G

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/03/23/wifi_public_hotspots/ An interesting article and raises a point which should be taken a step further. All major cities should have a public and free wifi network. It doesn't have to be fast but it should be there. Some cities have already been working...


March 21, 2011  9:52 PM

Citrix Health Monitor errors

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I was working on a Citrix Presentation server 4.5 server recently and after a blue screen and a reboot users were unable to connect to the server for published apps anymore. Resource manager showed the server had maximum load. Event viewer show errors on 4 files: 1. RequestTicket.exe 2....


March 8, 2011  6:42 PM

IPv6 to create Spam filtering issues

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/08/ipv6_spam_filtering_headache/ Actually this is just one of many problems. There are many reasons to keep databases of IP addresses and this is going to be somewhere to be painful to impossible to manage.


March 8, 2011  6:38 PM

The dangers of Mirror ports and Etherchannel

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I was brought in to troubleshoot an interesting issue with some Cisco switches yesterday. I had a stack of 3750's(Core) and a stack of 2960S's. Etherchannel was set up on both sides to connect the two stack's together. Each time they were connected they would work for about 20-30 minutes and then...


March 8, 2011  6:30 PM

Cisco ASA: Accessing VPN networks using L2TP VPN

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Troubleshooting this issue for a bit, user connects to a L2TP VPN presented by the ASA. They can connect to the inside network but not to a network connected to that ASA via IPSEC tunnel. This is actually a simple fix and enter the command:


March 7, 2011  5:39 PM

Strategy for migrating to Windows 7

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/07/windows_7_migration_tools/ A great article if you are looking to migrate your environment to Windows 7, which if you are not, you certainly should be.


March 7, 2011  5:36 PM

Windows 7: How to bypass Windows Firewall on a Public network

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I absolutely loathe Windows firewall, it just never works the way I want it to and Windows 7 has an annoying "feature" where when you are on a unidentified network it considers it a public network where you can not disable Windows firewall. 90% of the time this occurs it's because I am connected...


March 7, 2011  4:47 PM

Lync Server 2010 “Insufficient access rights to perform the operation”

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I just set up Lync Server 2010 for the first time. When trying to add my administrator account to Lync I get the following error: Active Directory operations failed on <Server Name>.  You cannot retry this operation: "Insufficient access rights to perform the operation. After doing...


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