Today’s featured member, Falconreef, hails from Colorado Springs, where he works as an IT manager. His 20+ years’ experience in everything from network administration to CRM and ERP software makes him a valuable asset around IT Knowledge Exchange. He’s performed custom PC builds and network installation, so throw your network and PC troubleshooting questions his way!
- Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs
- Get a legacy application working on Windows 7 so we can upgrade
- Contacts list in Outlook 2007
- VPN tunnel
Today’s featured member is a newer addition to the site, but he’s hit the ground running. From Security in 2010 to Active Directory and Windows Server 2008, RaveDJ’s been helping us out a lot this past week.
- Viewing specific security policies that apply to Active Directory 2003 users
- Auditing Windows servers for low disk space on a 2003 domain
- How can I set up 2008 Active Directory password complexity?
We’ve compiled our super awesome crew of IT blog posts from this past week! You voted just by clicking and reading each one of them. Scroll through the list for some juicy Oracle goings-on,
1. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo speculates on Larry Ellison’s remark regarding NetApp’s business from storing Oracle databases, wondering if Oracle’s eye is on NetApp.
2. Search Server Virtualization’s Colin Steele sizes up a possible courtship: VMware, Novell in acquisition talks, WSJ says.
3. Don’t waste your money on a horror film, just read Channel Marker’s Barbara Darrow’s piece on how Oracle is the world’s scariest software company.
4. Jack Vaughan of SOA Talk tells the story of Oracle World 2010: When hardware met software.
5. For those of you who enjoy a show, Voices of CRM’s Barney Beal recaps Benioff’s response to Ellison with Chatter 2 (and a few jokes). Continued »
Today’s featured member, MurrayInfoSys, is an AS/400 guru. For the past month he’s been answering your questions on RPGSQL, AS/400 printer files, and AS/400 administration. If you’re stumped by something AS/400-related, check out MurrayInfoSys’s profile page to see if he’s answered a question that could be helpful to you. Thanks for all the hard work!
Have a question? Head over to IT Answers and get some help from our community of IT pros. Check out this week’s most-watched IT questions for some great suggestions and solutions to some obstacles other IT Knowledge Exchange members have encountered recently. Enjoy!
1. One question that never seems to get off of people’s minds is what certifications are valuable to have at the moment. Sulaiman, Mr. Denny, Englishguy, Jaideepkhanduja, and Bill 1313 gave some great advice and suggestions.
2. Mr. Denny provided some troubleshooting tips for an unexpected power failure on a Windows Server 2008.
3. Want to know how to setup Active Directory 2008 password complexity? Mr. Denny has what you need.
4. Get some details you might need when considering to modify a swap file on Windows Server 2003 from Mr. Denny.
5. Mr. Denny provides a quick rundown of how to install Windows XP mode on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Continued »
Okay so none of the IT blog top 10 are “evil” per se, but monkeys are cute, so enjoy the comic. Then enjoy the top landing pages across IT Knowledge Exchange from the past week. Seems like everyone stuck at home is on the lookout for Oracle OpenWorld updates, and we’ve got some great coverage from Oracle OpenWorld 2010.
1. Colin Steele speculates for the Search Server Virtualization blog on who the mystery beau come to steal (read: strategically buy) the SUSE Linux part of Novell. Check out his numbers in Odds-Makers: Who’s buying Novell?
2. The follow-up to number 1 up there; compare Colin’s numbers and predictions with the fact that VMware, Novell in acquisition talks, WSJ says.
3. David Vasta recommends some reading over at the Lotus Alive blog: Ed Brill – Not a good day for the “other guys.”
4. If you’re not hanging out at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 with 40,999 of your friends, you’re probably reading about it. Add Barbara Darrow’s Channel Marker post to your repertoire on why Oracle is the world’s scariest software company.
5. As we approach the end of the year and *sigh* the end of the summer, Storage Soup’s Davo Raffo’s anticipation grows for the release of CommVault’s Simpana 9.
6. Despite recent reports that claim the recession ended in 2009, business productivity and cost reduction are still the number one concern according to a CIO survey, Linda Tucci reports for Total CIO.
7. The Troposphere’s Carl Brooks scratches at the persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?
8. Not at Oracle OpenWorld 2010? Don’t worry, Barney Beal of Voices of CRM has an early look at Oracle’s Fusion CRM applications.
9. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo reports on the post-breakup status of Dell: Will Dell buy Brocade on the rebound?
10. Keep your eye on Oracle with Shayna Garlick as she discusses the next version of Exadata.
Today’s featured member, Mlwehking (or Michael), hails from Topeka, KS. His activity around the forums started about a month ago, and he’s been going strong ever since. He’s answered your questions on Windows Server 2003, network routers and Security in 2010. Thanks for the good work, Michael!
- Security policy for decommissioning printers & copiers
- Systems Administrators Access in an HR/Payroll System
- Auditing Windows servers for low disk space on a Windows 2003 domain
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1. Thanks to Mr. Denny and Jinteik, a member got some help and advice on server virtualization.
2. Mr. Denny suggested encryption and group policy to get authentication for employees to connect to WiFi.
3. A member wondered if they could restore a SQL 2000 backup to a new SQL server 2005, and Mr. Denny lent his expertise.
4. KarlG needed some help figuring out how to create a RAID 10, and Mr. Denny gave some pointers on getting equipped to do so.
5. Mr. Denny, Labnuke99 and Sulaiman provided some great considerations when wondering if you should run gigabit to your desktop.
6. Wondering what are some of the benefits of an external SAN over internal storage? Mr. Denny gives his two cents.
7. Mr. Denny lays out the details for a member wondering what a Dell remote access card does.
8. Davidmichel and Mr. Denny advised against migrating BrightStore to a virtual machine.
9. Mr. Denny, Technochi and LMO2 gave some advice on blocking ActiveSync from a network.
10. Shamu got some in-depth feedback from Mr. Denny, Kccrosser and TomLiotta: How do I use primary keys in SQL Server?
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