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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 »


November 10, 2009  7:09 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Nov. 10, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV:

1. Configuring listener.ora was asked by a reader and answered by Jcmdba.

2. generic host for win32 process was posed by a Owolab and answered by Pjb0222 and CarlosDL.

3. Oracle 9i install failure was asked by Sivavvit and answered by Jcmdba and CarlosDL.

4. Oracle usernames was answered by Zagrim and Jcmdba.

5. What are the points to be taken care of when designing a database on Linux? was posed by a user and answered by Mrdenny and CarlosDL.

Continued »


November 5, 2009  2:47 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Nov. 5, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. How to reset the Cisco Catalyst Switch to Factory Defaults Yasir Irfan offers some advice for those needing a fresh late on Catalyst switches.

9. Independent clauses and semicolons Ivy Wigmore offers up some punctuation advice for the needy.

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

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. Continued »


November 3, 2009  3:02 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Nov. 3, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV:

1. Problem installing Exchange 2007 Management Tools was posed by Labnuke99 and answered by Mshen.

2. What Event ID was asked by Newbiepeon and answered by Jerry mx.

3. After trigger select from other tables using joins was asked by Pmnc8179 and answered by FlaviusMaximus.

4. LotusScript – Computed subform QuerySave event was asked by Shane44 and answered by SlikTool.

5. domino attachment was asked by Bankyboy and answered by David Vasta.

Continued »


October 30, 2009  1:34 PM

Free IT books: Just help us review them!

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

The fine folks at Prentice Hall just sent us a fresh batch of IT books and we want to let you know how they are, but our ReviewBot needs all the help it can get.  Can you give us a hand? Right now, we’ve got the following books up for grabs:

  • Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide: Field-Tested Solutions for Everyday Problems, 2nd Edition
  • VMware VS and vSphere SDK
  • PM Crash Course for IT Professionals

If you have a U.S. mailing address and would be willing to write an informative, creative review of the above books, let us know and if we like your idea (even just a straight-forward review!), we’ll ship you a free copy, yours to keep.

Leave a message in the comments with the book you’d like, or e-mail me directly at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 29, 2009  7:39 PM

Featured IT Blogger: Mike Lagase

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Mike Lagase’s blog is chock-full of Exchange-related troubleshooting information. Mike is an Exchange Support Engineer at Microsoft and also blogs on the Exchange Team Blog, You Had Me at EHLO. Visit Mike’s blog for information on repairing Exchange 2007 counters, troubleshooting nonpages pool memory usage on an Exchange server, and more helpful tidbits.


October 29, 2009  7:03 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 29, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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

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

8. Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely Rick Vanover discusses how to use DRDP to tackle a tricky virtualization problem.

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. Email archiving vendor sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant Beth Pariseau writes about the developing drama after one company disagrees with Gartner’s Magic Quadrant enough to go forward with a lawsuit. Continued »


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