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May 31, 2011  2:22 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 31, 2011

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This week’s most-watched IT questions range from the unanswered to the approved answers. Jump on in and help out where you can.

1. A member looking to clear out a library in AS/400 received some help from CharlieBrowne, Mariodlg, TomLiotta, and Deepu9321.

2. CharlieBrowne, Mariodlg, CapitalT, and TomLiotta pitched in to help a member write a CL to update all jobds on a system.

3. Have any tips for a member wanting to create a central remote desktop using Windows Server 2008?

4. Asubhan and Jinteik suggested some companies for long distance monitoring SIP servers and proxies.

5. Spadasoe shared some wisdom with a member looking for guidance on load balancing for Windows Server 2003 Active Directory network.
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May 26, 2011  6:33 AM

Featured Member: Shaddylink

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Today’s featured member, Shaddylink, is fairly new to the community, but he’s made a bit of a splash. The featured member badge is his first, but hopefully not his last! Show him some love, and if he’s solved one of your IT dilemmas, approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy badge?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


May 26, 2011  6:19 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 26, 2011

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This week’s IT Blog Top 10 has some returning blogger champs and some new faces. Don’t see your favorite post from this week on the list? Share the link in the comments section and get it on next week’s list!

1. Would you like your computer spayed or neutered? Ron Miller explains why he thinks Chromebook could be good for IT but not users.

2. Ron Miller steps back and takes a look at Google as a whole. The consensus? Google has to consolidate its muddled OS strategy.

3. Dave Raffo explains Quantum’s latest plan to add source-side dedupe for DXi, StorNext on appliance.

4. Symantec spends $390M for Clearwell and plunges into the e-discovery market.

5. Networking month can continue all year long with these great networking blogs.
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May 24, 2011  6:40 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 24, 2011

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Several of this week’s most-watched IT questions are looking for answers and discussions. Help out a fellow member, earn some knowledge points, and who knows, you could be one of ten winners in our current contest.

1. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta are helping a member with a process execution error in V6R1M0.

2. It’s not too late to introduce yourself to the community and earn some knowledge points with a completed IT Knowledge Exchange profile.

3. Deepu9321, CharlieBrowne, and TomLiotta came together with some tips for listing users whose status is disabled on AS/400.

4. Looking for embedded SQLRPGLE books, guides, and how-to recommendations? CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta have a few for you.

5. A member wondering how to handle null value in COBOL/400 is getting some help from TomLiotta, CharlieBrowne, and MDratwa. Jump in with your own expertise!
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May 24, 2011  6:05 AM

Featured Member: Mattcassell

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Today’s featured member, Mattcassell, is an IT admin in Nova Scotia. He’s been working in IT for about five years, starting off in basic desktop support. Matt has worked primarily in the financial industry with some experience at a small development company. Spending the past few years focusing on backup strategy and disaster recovery, and completely rebuilt a former employer’s infrastructures into a VMware ESX environment. Matt has found that both his ITIL v3 Foundation and VCP 3.5 certifications have helped with those endeavors. He is currently working toward his MCITP, both SA and EA. From VMware VCP 3.5 to Windows Server 2000-2008 R2, Matt has been using his expertise to share the knowledge wealth with the community.

If Mattcassell has helped you out recently, be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy badge?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


May 20, 2011  6:06 PM

All the ways to win $100!

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If you’ve been hanging around IT Knowledge Exchange within the past month, chances are you’ve heard about our latest contest. But, what you might not have heard about are all of the ways you can pull ahead faster in the running. Below are some of the knowledge point bounties that we’ve featured in the community including a new one. Get going on these and rack up those points before the contest ends in twelve days! Many of these are networking related, since it’s Networking Month, but there is something for everyone:

So get going, and get closer to being one of the ten who’ll get $100 Amazon.com gift cards!


May 19, 2011  6:50 AM

Featured Member: Nickhutcheson1

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Today’s featured member, Nickhutcheson1, has been racking up the knowledge points by answering questions on security administration, AS/400, and SQLPRGLE. The featured member badge is his first, but if he keeps it up, it won’t be his last!

Has Nick answered one of your IT questions? Be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy badge?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


May 19, 2011  6:38 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: May 19, 2011

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From recaps of last week’s EMC World to the hard days facing cloud computing, this week’s IT blog top 10 has a little something for everyone. Which IT blog posts have made your top 10 list this week? Let us know in the comments section!

1. Ron Miller has some good news and bad news as the horrible stretch for cloud computing continues.

2. Ron Miller discusses the difference between Google and its partners: Google can go slow with Honeycomb while tablet makers can’t.

3. As long-distance vMotion inches toward reality, Beth Pariseau wonders who will use it.

4. Were you a part of VMware Fusion 4 beta testing?

5. Another addition to the PlayStation network breach puzzle: Sony breach started with attack from Amazon EC2.
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May 17, 2011  8:32 AM

Featured Member: Dee101

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Today’s featured member, Dee101, is an IT consultant for small and non-profit businesses. She’s brought her expertise to the IT Knowledge Exchange community many times, answering questions on Internet Explorer 9, Outlook, Windows 7, and Windows licensing. If Debra has helped you out recently, be sure to approve her answer and pay the knowledge forward.

Recent Answers:

Are you looking for a spiffy badge?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


May 17, 2011  6:12 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: May 17, 2011

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This week’s most-watched IT questions have quite a few answers and some great discussions, so if something’s been plaguing you, peruse the list below to see if your problem has already been solved by the community.

1. A member has some questions regarding licensing for SAP on Systemi (AS/400).

2. Mrdenny and IceCubbe cleared up a member’s question about SAN implementation.

3. Gabe9527 and Mrdenny gave some pointers to a member looking to fail over with a two disk hardware mirror.

4. Koohiisan, CharlieBrowne, and TomLiotta did their best to help with one member’s subfile code for AS/400.

5. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta gave their best tips for finding the RPG38 source after the LIBTEST has been deleted.
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