The ranting of an IT Professional:

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October 10, 2008  3:51 PM

Unable to log into SQL

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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Here is the error "An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error:...

October 9, 2008  7:14 PM

Print spooler issues

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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I have recently been fighting with a server with issues with the print spooler dying and needed to be restarted very often. I found this article which was really useful in fixing it. http://windowswideopen.com/blog/2007/08/31/how_do_i_troubleshoot_the_windows_print_spooler_service_not_starting/


October 8, 2008  3:30 PM

Watchguard SSL VPN issues

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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I encountered an issue with a setting up SSL VPN's on Watchguard firewall's.  When using AD integration you need to create a group called SSLVPN-Users as part of the proccess. In this case we wanted everyone to have access so we added Domain Users to the group. This doesn't actually work, the...


October 3, 2008  4:05 PM

Trend Micro Client Server Security

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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As a general rule I rarely if even use this product but if I ever needed to stop and ask myself why then Trend just gave me another reason. I am working with a client who uses this to protect there servers and desktops. They just expanded and need a few more licenses. Should be easy I would think,...


October 2, 2008  2:46 PM

Unable to install WSUS on a Domain Controller

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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I have installed WSUS 3.0 so many time's I could likely do it while drunk (not that I advocate drinking and networking as a general rule), not that this is a particularly great accomplishment because it's really not that complicated. That's what makes it all the more aggravating when it doesn't...


September 26, 2008  3:55 PM

Watchguard Edge DMZ issue’s

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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Let me preface this blog entry by saying that I like Watchguard firewalls, I acutally like them a lot, and no firewall products out there lack flaws ..... here comes the but ... but sometimes some of the issues I see with Watchguards really make me scratch my head and wonder what the developers...


August 28, 2008  7:39 PM

SQL backup jobs failing

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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 I don't work with SQL jobs too much, but here is an error I just got, but I was troubleshooting an issue with SQL backup jobs failing, here was the error in event log. tcpsvcs (2640) The backup has been stopped because it was halted by the client or the connection with the client...


August 28, 2008  2:36 PM

Watchguard MUVPN tunnel dropping after three minutes

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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Here's a tip to developers if you don't want to be universally hated by me. If you want to create your VPN software so that it drop's the tunnel after 3 minutes if it doesn't receive keep alive packets on UDP ports 500 and 4500 thats fine. However please have the software create exceptions in...


August 25, 2008  9:01 PM

Getting non-supported printers to work with Citrix Print Manager

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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As a general rule I quite like the Citrix Print manager, overall it does it's job quite well and I think it supports a diverse group of printers. What I don't like is when some people buy the crappiest, cheapest printers imaginable and then get angry at me when they don't work with Citrix,...


August 21, 2008  1:23 PM

Broken hub causing Windows 2003 SBS server to freeze

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
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So I am called in to fix a problem with a server being offline. I get onsite to find that the server is frozen and the last message was a delayed write failure. Give it a reboot and it blue screens. Boot into safe mode, works fine, I can get into windows, only suspicious event log errors are the...


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