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November 2, 2010  6:22 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: November 2, 2010

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IT Knowledge Exchange members asked for your help and you answered their call! But there’s always another question to answer, another way to give back to the community. Check out this week’s most-watched IT questions, and see if you can help someone out!

1. Mr. Denny provided some guidance for rolling back a SQL server 2005 database.

2. Featured member alums Spadasoe and Rajatkondal provided a member with some pointers on Active Directory 2003 full backup procedures.

3. Have questions about deploying VoIP and QOS? Radyair provided an in-depth explanation and some great resources.

4. Have anything to add to Mr. Denny’s suggestion for Rajatkondal’s Exchange 2010 set up and administration?

5. Rechil and Rajatkondal gave KarlG some tips for configuring Windows 7 and using offline mode. Continued »

November 2, 2010  6:12 AM

Featured Member: Stiletto

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Today’s featured member, Stiletto, is a regular Lotus Notes pro. From Lotus Notes security to calendars to agents, Stiletto’s got answers for you!

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We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


October 28, 2010  6:31 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 28, 2010

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Folks can’t seem to get enough of this week’s IT blog top 10, and we can tell why. From David Vasta’s brutally honest assessments of Microsoft to the latest releases in tablets and viruses, this week is as entertaining as it is informative. Enjoy!

1. Colin Steele over at The Virtualization Room analyzes VMware’s leaving Hyper-V in its dust: Hyper-V vs. VMware not much of a fight these days.

2. Ed Hardy of Brighthand Bytes tells us whether Apple should be shaking in its boots (soon to be available in white!): Apple iPad vs. HP Slate: Which Is Better?

3. Even though Paul the Octopus is no longer with us, David Vasta over at Lotus Alive has done some predicting of his own: Ray Ozzie follow up.

4. Can’t get enough of cloud? Neither can we. Michael S. Mimoso of Security Bytes on IBM’s announcement of new cloud security services.

5. Have a long commute ahead of you? Listen as Search Security editors and Joshua Corman, research director at The 451 Group, bust the myth of PCI Compliance [podcast].
Continued »


October 28, 2010  6:09 AM

Featured Member: Nickhutcheson

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Have you seen this member? Because he’s awesome. Today’s featured member, Nickhutcheson, is a jack of all administration trades: RPG, CLP, D/P, and D/R. He started his career out on S/38 and RPGII, but enjoys learning more everyday. He hails from Savannah, Tennessee where he works as an iSeries developer. Thanks for all your help holding down all of the AS/400 questions, Nick!

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We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


October 26, 2010  6:39 AM

Featured Member: Rajatkondal

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Today’s featured member, Rajatkondal, does freelance IT work in India. He’s only been in the industry for about three years working with SMBs, but he hit a highlight of his career about six months ago when he quit his previous job to start his own business. Have a question about Exchange, Active Directory, Sharepoint, or Small Business Servers? Rajat may be your man.

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Want to be a featured member?

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


October 26, 2010  6:15 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 26, 2010

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Check out this week’s most-watched questions and see where you can add your own knowledge in there. Ready, set, spread the knowledge!

1. Aguacer0 took a swing at one user’s question about automatically wiping the backup tape for a Windows Server 2003 job runs.

2. Barry801 gave KarlG some step-by-step instructions on fixing an incorrect IP address on a DNS server.

3. Barry801 gave it another go on a question from a user about getting around ISP restrictions on port forwarding.

4. Aguacer0 provided a free tool to query the Active Directory to find out how many admins are in the Windows Server 2003 domain.

5. KALAKAAR and Carlosdl suggested Perfmon or open source tools for memory tracing on Windows Server 2003.

6. Be the first to answer how to push out an .exe file via group policy on Active Directory.

7. Are there any licenses that member Michigan missed when asked what types of licenses are needed for 50 users to connect to a Citrix server?

8. One user needs to know how to create more than two remote connections on a Windows Server 2003 R2. Be the first to answer!

9. Any other suggestions to add to Labnuke99′s? KarlG needs to know how to support two devices on a small network.

10. Spadasoe shared a link with a user wondering how to automate joining a block of 50 new laptops to a domain. Have any first-hand knowledge you could share?

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


October 19, 2010  6:19 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 19, 2010

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If you’re the first to answer one of our unanswered most-watched questions this week, I’ll add 100 knowledge points to your tally. Simply provide your answer, then leave the link to your answer in the comments section of this post to receive your points!

1. Check out what Mr. Denny recommends for upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005.

2. One user is still wondering how to create an index across a Windows server 2003 share. Provide the first answer for 100 knowledge points!

3. KarlG was wondering how to create shortcuts in Windows 7′s XP mode. Mr. Denny and Xxx did their best!

4. Mr. Denny gave an in-depth answer to a member struggling with disaster recovery for SQL 2005.

5. Spadasoe, Mr. Denny and Lovemyi chipped in to help Jim4522 with his question regarding rebooting virtualized servers. He’s still having trouble, so head over and give him your two cents! Continued »


October 19, 2010  6:00 AM

Featured Member: RickMartinez

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Today’s featured member, California’s very own Rick Martinez, is a software developer in the healthcare industry. Rick specializes in SQL Server and the .NET framework, and he’s very inquisitive! Help him out with some of his recent questions regarding SQL Server 2005, and check out how other members have advised him.

Can you help?

Want to be a featured member?

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


October 14, 2010  6:17 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 14, 2010

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Here are the top IT blog posts that you and other users deemed super-freaking-amazing by visiting them the most this past week. We’ve received another clue in the Amazon Web Services operations mystery, and we find out what a ScrumBut is (and whether or not we want to be one). Peruse for yourself!

1. AWS is layered like an onion and the Troposphere’s Carl Brooks pulls back yet another: Amazon does not oversubscribe.

2. Ed Tittel shares a freebie he’s found from Prowess SmartMigrate: Free XP to Win7 VM Migration.

3. It’s VMworld Europe 2010 this week, and Lauren Horwitz of Search Server Virtualization assured everyone last week that you don’t have to deliver a cloud by Tuesday.

4. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo details IBM’s new midrange, enterprise storage arrays, announced last week.

5. The dust is still settling after HP’s acquisition of 3PAR, and Dave Raffo’s there to report: 3PAR’s Scott to head HP storage. Continued »


October 14, 2010  6:16 AM

Featured Member: Barry801

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Today’s featured member, Barry801, hails from Salt Lake City, where he works as an information systems tech. He’s been working in tech for over a decade, and he’s fascinated with technology and its constant evolution. We’re right there with you, Barry! He’s been busy the past couple of days helping out his fellow IT Knowledge Exchangers on questions such as these:

Thanks so much for the hard work around the site, Barry!

Who, you? A featured member?

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


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