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Exchange and iCal Problems

    Recently I got a call, that a user was having problem with a program callediCal, I had seen and briefly used the software, but wasn't an expert on it. I did some research I verified that it was Apple's built in e-mail client.  The user didn't always have this problem, it occured one day while he was attempting to delete stuff from the [...]

Delete Hiberfil.sys to regain space

Just incase you didn't know when you activate the hibernate function on your laptop or computer, Windows takes a snapshot of your running programs, open files, etc. and writes that information to your hard drive in a file. The hibernate function was designed to speed up shutdowns and restarts and save power on laptops. Hiberfil.sys, is the [...]

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Question: I was visiting another data center and while given a glimpse of their servers, I saw on the desktops of their server had their server information.  I've seen this at other companies, and with the large amount of physical and virtual servers I have in my data center, it would help me keep the server information viewable just by [...]

Blackberry Java Exception

    A Blackberry was handed to me, that wouldn't turn on the Bluetooth on the device.  When I would click to turn it on...it would try and then uncheck the box and show me a red X.  Going to the Bluetooth options or attempting to connect the Bluetooth would do nothing...I could click and click and nothing would happen.  When I rebooted the [...]

Exchange 2007 and Shared Mailboxes

    In many environments it might come in handy to create a "Shared Mailbox", this would be a mailbox that does not have an "active" user associated with this.  Exchange 2007 lets you create a shared mailbox, that created and then disabled an active directory account.  This creates the mailbox without the pesky problem of having an active [...]

Q&A Monday: Move Files to New Computer

Question: Hi, I have an XP SP3 setup that I've tweaked to perfection (for me at least) and would like to maintain those files and settings when I get a new PC. Both machines have ASUS motherboards, the old with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, the new with Intel i5. I have done some research into sysprep but it seems able to be used in a number of [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks – Part 2

I had a couple more registry hacks that I thought might be interesting, but not as useful as the first bunch.  Since it is Friday and usually I have these things thought out, I'm going to throw more registry hacks at you...and maybe you'll find them more useful than I do. Change categories in the Control Panel Windows XP’s Control Panel is [...]

Dell PowerVault NAS 8002801d error

Ok, so if you are reading this entry, then that means like me, you are administering a Dell PowerVault NAS error and when going to certain managment websites you got one of the following errors: Persistent Images to Restore, error '8002801d' ,Library not registered. /snapshots/psm_vr_list.asp, line 513 Volume Settings, error '8002801d' [...]

Q&A Monday: Finding Enabled Active Directory Users

Question: We are looking at a couple different software packages for several processes in my company, though a lot of vendors are charging by active AD accounts.  Is there a way to just find all enabled active directory accounts, without having to goto all OU's and count them. Answer: I have been there many times, and I know that sorting [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks

Every-once in a while, someone asks me for neat little tricks or how to customize their computer.  One of the things that I find fun to do, are registry hacks to make Windows XP do things that otherwise I couldn't do.  Also some of these things can be implemented as minor security measures or help you troubleshoot a problem.  So below are five [...]

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