The ranting of an IT Professional:

Ethernet


August 20, 2008  2:11 PM

“The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” on a DC

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

I got this error today when trying to log into the only DC at one of our client sites. Needless to say this is a bad sign when a DC can't see it's own domain. After a few checks I quickly found that none of the machines could log into the domain at all. Didn't take me long to figure out that DNS...

August 18, 2008  1:40 PM

Citrix Print Manager service hanging

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

I have been seeing this issue alot lately. Citrix Print manager service stops working properly so you go to restart the service and the service hangs. You end up having to kill the process CPSVC.EXE, then restart the spooler service and then start the Citrix Print Manager service. It's really...


August 14, 2008  7:42 PM

Troubleshooting wireless networks

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

Wireless networks are getting more and more common and with good reason, they are damn useful, particularly when you get a lot of guests or vendors who visit your office. However they can be an absolute pain in the butt to troubleshoot. Part of this is because in a 9 times of 10 the person...


August 14, 2008  4:47 PM

KVM issue with Proliant DL380 server

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

This was an interesting issue I recent run into. We had just put in some new servers at a location and we needed to reboot them to get them to work with the KVM(Star tech). This had happend before with this KVM and the servers just needed to be rebooted with the KVM focus on them. I scheduled some...


August 12, 2008  5:22 PM

Access denied when trying to access MDB files

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

For the people who don't think that integrating Internet Explorer into the Window's OS was a bad idea. here is a problem I recently faced. This was a really weird issue. I was working with a client who was trying to access an .mdb file on the network and was getting an access denied error. The...


August 8, 2008  4:12 PM

Mcafee issues with Goldmine

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

Ok seriously now, Mcafee is the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked. I don't form this opinion over one instance but a career worth of experience. Everytime I start to think that maybe just maybe Mcafee is now ok they go ahead and prove me wrong. Take my experience with it today for example. I...


August 7, 2008  3:07 PM

Dealing with Vendor tech support

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

I have the "joy" of dealing with vendor tech support on a semi-regular base and it's just a constant pain. First you have to try to find their phone number. Most vendor's seem to go out of their way to hide this to the best of their ability. It's on their website somewhere but never in the most...


August 5, 2008  1:51 PM

Transferring VMDK files to your local machine

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

If there is one thing that really ticks me off is wasting a lot of time trying to accomplish tasks that in theory should be really straightforward. Here is what I mean. A few days ago I was working in VMware ESX server. I had built a VM which was residing in the data store and I wanted to transfer...


August 1, 2008  4:01 PM

Sonicwall Standard OS

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer
Ethernet

So as a consultant I get to work with a lot of different products as part of my job and in terms of firewalls I have to be truthful I absolutely hate Sonicwall's using Standard OS. Don't get me wrong here, Enhanced OS is fine, certainly not my favorite product to work with but it's fine. Generally...


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