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December 15, 2009  2:06 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Dec. 15, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussion going on. Go answer a question now!

1. Ak1bo78 asks for a C# how to on IF Statement’s, which Mshen and CarlosDL help create.

2. Dbsi2006 asks for help on how to map drives without UNC, which Rklanke, MrDenny, KevinBeaver and CarlosDL weigh in on.

3. A reader asks for tips about an Oracle 9i installation on Windows Server 2008 and CarlosDL is there with the answer.

4. A reader asks about NAT without BGP, a route which MrDenny and Sonotsky debate.

5. A reader asks for SQL Server 2005 Performance optimization advice, which MrDenny and kccrosser offer gladly. Continued »

December 11, 2009  10:05 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Dec. 10, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

9. How to use command line arguments in VBScript via the Wscript.Arguments Object Jerry Lees explains a helpful VBScript trick.

8. What is Changed Block Tracking in vSphere? Eric Siebert discusses how new block tracking features can ease incremental backups.

7. Choosing a block size when creating VMFS datastores Eric Siebert has written a guide on how to choose the right size for VMFS datastores.

6. How to reset the Cisco Catalyst Switch to Factory Defaults Yasir Irfan offers up a helpful, illustrated tutorial. Continued »


December 8, 2009  4:58 PM

Free networking books! Just ask a question.

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Our friends over at SearchNetworking had an abundance of networking books, so now you can benefit! We have free copies of Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers by Cisco Press and Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide from Fluke Networks, and we’re giving away free copies for the next week!

All you have to do is post a question in the networking section that gets answered (use “networking” as your first tag). Once your question is answered, e-mail me the link, your name and address and if you’re the first respondent that day, we’ll ship you out your book.
Sorry, only U.S.-based users or those with a U.S. shipping address are eligible for this contest.


December 8, 2009  3:42 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Dec. 8, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussion going on. Go answer a question now!

1. Pushan1234 asks about Returning string value from a stored procedure in sql server 2005 to vc# ide code at runtime. CarlosDL and MrDenny provide some pointers.

2. Bonbon78 runs into trouble Converting date values in AS/400 database. Meandyou, TomLiotta and Teandy post some postulations.

3. A user asks  How many Exchange servers should I use in my company? MrDenny explains why one isn’t the loneliest number.

4. Shiv asks about Exchange 2003 DL’s, and while MrDenny chimed in, the question still isn’t fully answered!

5. Ak1bo78 asks for a C# how to on IF Statement’s, which Mshen and CarlosDL help create. Continued »


December 3, 2009  2:09 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Dec. 3, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Born out or borne out? That is the question which Ivy Wigmore ably tackles in this entry on writing for business.

9. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

8. Sun xVM VirtualBox easily enables folder sharing Rick Vanover dives into moving files around virtually in this helpful tutorial.

7. Choosing a block size when creating VMFS datastores Eric Siebert has written a guide on how to choose the right size for VMFS datastores.

6. How to use command line arguments in VBScript via the Wscript.Arguments Object Jerry Lees explains a helpful VBScript trick. Continued »


December 1, 2009  3:01 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Dec. 1, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussion going on. Go answer a question now!

1. CompEng asked about open-ended SQL statements, and Mrdenny and Meandyou delivered the goods.

2. Kalpana queried Networking certifications, and where the best place is to get certified. XENOPHON22, Schmidtw and KevinBeaver all chimed in with their thoughts.

3. Pramodtenkale promulgated that their Foxpro 2.6 code was error-free, but a host of friendly ITKErs tried to how them the light. Any other solutions?

4. NotJustQA is just wondering how to upgrade the Oracle Client to 10i from 8.1 without losing database connectivity. Darryn and Carlosdl gave NotJustQA some good news … and some bad news.

5. 129 enumerates their problem: The group policy does not apply in Win XP from a W2K3 server. Mshen and Carlosdl come to the rescue once more.

6. GabyCostilla is up SQL Creek and asks about composite foreign keys in SQL Server. Carlosdl offers up a paddle.

7. MBAinsystems is on a hunting trip, and wants to trap the item name of more than one item selected in list control. Carlosdl and Msi77 help them lock’n’load.

8. That time of year: Inprise asks how to migrate repository from SVN to VSS version control in Linux based server. Mrdenny provides some feedback, but more is always welcome!

9. MasterK becomes a student: They ask about a SQL syntax error. CarlosDL guides them down the path of knowledge.

10. TCF stumbles upon some PHP scripting problems. No one has yet to step up and help them TCB.


November 24, 2009  4:22 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Nov. 23, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussion going on. Go answer a question now!

1. Cluster drives moving windows server 2003 r2 32 bit was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

2. Migrating to virtualized environment purely to retain support for legacy software was asked by JuSi and answered by Mrdenny, Bpina and Graybeard52.

3. Adding additionl Exchange server 2007 to Domain was asked by Mrdenny and Vinkumar52.

4.  Finding Seasonality for a large number of items in Excel was asked by XENOPHON22 and answered by Labnuke99.

5. Educating your users on security policies was asked by JennyMack and answered by Schmidtw and XENOPHON22.

6. user cals for windows server 2003 was asked by Tomtek207 and answered by Schmidtw and Mrdenny.

7. Why is my logical disk usage enormous? was asked by a reader and answered by Mydenny.

8. SQl Server Replication Internals was asked by Shahi and answered by Mrdenny.

9. procedure of IIS was asked by Chansanle and answered by Mydenny and Vatchy.

10. SQL select for month date range was asked by CraigN and answered by CarlosDL.


November 19, 2009  2:51 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Nov. 19, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. The intermediate IBM i 6.1.1 version Mark Fontecchio takes a look at IBM i 6.1.1, and answers the question of how well it fills the gap for those waiting for i5/OS.

9. Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely Rick Vanover explains some important adminsitration techniques for users of Sun’s VirtualBox.

8. Success of 64-bit Internet Explorer Depends on Adobe Tony Bradley explains why not everything IE related is in the hands of Microsoft.

7. Novell and Microsoft pact reaches third year mark Leah Rosin blows the  birthday candles on Novell and Microsoft’s odd arrangement, and evaluates some of the criticisms and successes that the past three years have brought these strange bedfellows.

6. Several prominent speakers pull out of COMMON COMMON might be a bit quieter this year; Mark Fontecchio has the reasons why, and what it means to those thinking about going. Continued »


November 12, 2009  5:39 PM

Featured IT Blog: Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Need to know how to migrate a DHCP database from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2? How about some more information on a Microsoft security release? The Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog is chock-full of applicable information, including recent KnowledgeBase articles related to networking, along with news and tips. Visit the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog today!


November 12, 2009  3:09 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Nov. 12, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. How to use command line arguments in VBScript via the Wscript.Arguments Object Jerry Lees offers up an indispensible guide for VBScripters.

9. Standard Server 2003 Migration to SBS 2008 Part 3 Roger Crawford’s third part of his series on Server 2003 migrations.

8. Success of 64-bit Internet Explorer Depends on Adobe Tony Bradley explains why not everything IE related is in the hands of Microsoft.

7. No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why? Brendan Cournoyer delves into why the latest Windows 2008 R2 takes a surprising turn in not support Exchange 2007.

6. Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely Rick Vanover explains some important adminsitration techniques for users of Sun’s VirtualBox. Continued »


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