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October 27, 2009  1:51 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 27, 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. VB was posed by AnandaDebnath and answered by Carlosdl.

2. Attaching a Default Icon to .exe file was asked by TheFinder and answered by CarlosDL

3. Windows Server 2003 partitioning was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

4. Oracle 10g Unable to connect the Report server was asked by a reader and is still unanswered!

5. Resource usage of SQL Server 2005 Generate Script was asked by Db23 and answered by Mrdenny.

Continued »

October 22, 2009  3:56 PM

Featured IT Blogger: Nathan Winters

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Nathan‘s Exchange Blog is a great resource for the latest news on Exchange releases, troubleshooting, and insider tips. Nathan has been imparting his knowledge on Exchange Server since 2006, and was awarded a Microsoft MVP award in 2007 for his efforts. His most recent post was to raise awareness about the latest UK Microsoft Messaging & Unified Communications user group meeting, but he has also covered common Exchange error messages and even issues in SQL Server. Check out Nathan’s blog today!


October 22, 2009  1:46 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 22, 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 a quick tutorial.

9. Choosing a block size when creating VMFS datastores Eric Siebert offers a handy guide to creating appropriately-sized blocks in VMFS

8. 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.

7. The virus Win32/Conflicker.B is still running around the Internet Apparently the computer virus Win32/Conflicker.B is still running around the net causing all sorts of problems. Mr. Denny has the scoop.

6. Top 10, er, 20 reasons to move to IBM i 6.1 Mark Fontecchio shares some compelling reasons to switch over to IBM i 6.1. Continued »


October 20, 2009  2:15 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 20, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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

1. ORA-31672 in oracle 11g tops the list, with thoughts from Carlosdl and MeandYou.

2. .NET framework was asked by Owolab, with answers from Drdenny and Kccrosser.

3. Microsoft Server 2003 to Oracle migration was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

4. SQL EXPLAIN was asked by a reader and was followed up on with Mrdenny.

5. VB was posed by AnandaDebnath and answered by Carlosdl. Continued »


October 15, 2009  1:21 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 15, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Removing old hardware after a P2V conversion Eric Siebert shares a long-held best practice regarding old server management.

9. The challenge of managing risk when IT budgets tighten Linda Tucci explains the challenges of a down economy — and offers some tips on coming out ahead.

8. Ellison commits to the hardware business Find out why in this video uncovered by Shayna Garlick.

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. What is virtualization? Eric Siebert has created a handy guide that will give you an overview on this tricky topic. Continued »


October 14, 2009  1:52 PM

Redeem your Knowledge Points for an Amazon.com gift card!

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

We would like to thank all of our IT Knowledge Exchange members for their hard work on the site this year by offering the opportunity to “cash out” on their total Knowledge Points earned. Every 1,000 Knowledge Points earned through December 15th, 2009 is eligible for a $10 Amazon gift card.

Remember: You don’t just have to answer questions to earn Knowledge Points! Submitting good questions and thoughtful discussion points can also bump up your Knowledge Points total just as well. Remember your Knowledge Points earned are:

Not sure where to start? Visit this blog post with links to all unanswered questions.

Cashout details:

  • All members with a cumulative 1,000 Knowledge Points or more on the date of their cashout are eligible.
  • Participating members must e-mail us at contactus@itknowledgeexchange.com by the end of business on December 15th in order to qualify for the cashout. In order for us to correctly process the e-mail, you must include your handle.
  • Cashout period runs from today, October 14th, through the end of business on December 15th. We will award gift cards to eligible members based on their total accumulated Knowledge Point values at the time of their e-mail. This means you can e-mail us today to redeem your points, or wait and earn additional Knowledge Points through December 15th.

Restrictions:

  • Only members in Amazon-eligible locations can participate.
  • We cannot “round up” — if you e-mail us and your Knowledge Points currently stand at 4,995, we can only award you for the 4,000. Keep this in mind as you plan your time to redeem!
  • All participants will be reviewed for post relevancy. “Gaming the system” by posting irrelevant comments will be seen by our admins, and you will be disqualified from redeeming.
  • Each participating member may only e-mail us once — we cannot award additional gift cards for participation after the member has chosen to redeem his points.

Your moderators at IT Knowledge Exchange are very excited to launch this giveaway — we look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,

Community Manager


October 13, 2009  2:02 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 13, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Here are the 10 most watched questions on ITKE: There’s some great discussions going on ranging from going green to how to create a new network. Go answer a question now and take your shot at winning a TV, or check out the rest of the top 10 on the Community Blog:

1. Going green: Are you feeling the pressure? tops the list, asked by JennyMack and with interesting thoughts from a variety of perspectives.

2. General ODBC Error – Why was asked by a reader, with thoughts from MeandYou and CarlosDL but no answer … yet!

3. SQL Server 2000 hang and shrink won’t stop was asked by a reader and answered by Mrdenny.

4. Oracle LIKE statement on SQL Server 2005 was asked by new user Huhemp and was answered by MeandYou.

5. SQL Server 2005 is running slow was posed by a Biru and answered by KevinBeaver and Mrdenny. Continued »


October 8, 2009  7:30 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Harald Haentsch of Sysadmin’s World

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

This week’s featured IT blogger is Harald Haentsch of Sysadmin’s World. On his blog, Harald covers at length many troubleshooting tips on NetApp and SecureClient, especially on Mac platforms. Though his blog is new, his content has proven very useful to his readers — check out the comments on this post about a fix for Checkpoint SecureClient VPN. We’re happy to feature him here; keep up the good work, Harald!


October 8, 2009  1:53 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: Oct. 8, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

10. Removing old hardware after a P2V conversion Eric Siebert shares a long-held best practice regarding old server management.

9. Massive phishing scheme affects Microsoft Hotmail accounts Rob Westervelt breaks down the latest news on the Microsoft Hotmail phishing attacks.

8. Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely Rick Vanover walks through Sun’s xVM VirtualBox’s ability to tap into VRDP remote viewing.

7. Ellison rails against the Cloud Larry Ellison once again took aim at the marketing hype surrounding cloud computing, this time likening it to “water vapor.” Barney Beal brings readers the story.

6. Colons and semicolons Ivy Wigmore offers a brief overview of two vexing punctuation marks. Continued »


October 6, 2009  2:46 PM

The most-watched IT questions this week: Oct. 6, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Once again, we’ve compiled the 10 most watched questions on ITKE, and found some great discussions on topics ranging from virtualization to disaster recovery to disaster recovery. Go answer a question now and
you could win a TV, or check out the rest of the top 10 on the Community Blog:

1. How to remove duplicate row in multi joined table? tops the list, asked by CompEng and answered by a host of eager assistants.

2. Should we tell our users we’re doing disaster recovery testing? was answered by MeandYou, TechnoChic and CharlieBrowne.

3. Count/Sum Question was asked by Chhmusic, and was answered by MeandYou, Calosdl, and kccrosser.

4. To Specify the location for New Column in Oracle was asked by Maheshmamu and was answered by kccrosser, zagrim, mrdenny and others.

5. Server Rack best practices was posed by a reader and answered by Mrdenny and Carlosdl. Continued »


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