After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop the second display was disabled by default. I enabled it in the nVidia Xserver settings page but couldn’t save the configuration file. I was getting the message Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’!, I resolved this by doing the following. open a terminal sudo mv -i […]
A few resources Ive found useful while knocking together a couple of Powershell scripts to monitor software deployment. Introduction to PowerShell’s WMI Techniques Windows PowerShell Survival Guide PowerShell Functions and Filters – The basics How to Create a PowerShell’s Function Using the Get-Service Cmdlet Get Windows Last Reboot Timestamp? Using Test-Path to Verify the Existence […]
As of late Ive been troubleshooting various issues with System Center Configuration Manager 2007. This is a summary of the most useful articles I found. Verification Checklist: Software Updates Synchronization SMS_SoftwareUpdate Server WMI Class Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007 Troubleshooting Windows Deployment Services SCCM 2007 R3 native mode – […]
The Windows Server 2008 operating system must be installed. AD DS can only be installed on the following Windows Server 2008 editions: Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Edition Windows Server 2008, Datacenter Edition AD DS can be installed on both the 64-bit and 32-bit editions, and on the Server Core version […]
Clustering is a way of providing a high-availability solution; it minimizes downtime instead of eliminating it. The advantages of clustering include, disk sharing and hardware fail over. One thing clustering doesn’t give you is load balancing. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Data center allows up to 8 nodes in a cluster.
Why a New IP? For billions of new devices, cell phones, PDAs, appliances, cars. For billions of new users, in China, India. For “always-on” access technologies,xDSL, cable, ethernet-to-the-home IPv6 has been around since 1998 Installed by default in Windows Server 2008. However it was an optional install for Windows Server 2000 onwards. IPv6 is 128bit […]
Windows Server 2008 R2 comes in the below versions. Standard (Standard includes 1 virtual machine license) Enterprise (Includes 4 virtual machine license) Datacenter (Unlimited virtual machine license although you can only run up to 380 VMs on a server, Datacenter also support Hot Add Hardware) Web Edition (You would only tend to use this internally as no clustering is […]
This week I decided to check the screen resolutions in Ubuntu and noticed I wasnt using the highest value. I selected this and it resulted in a blank screen. You can reset it by running rm ~/.config/monitors.xml from a terminal. To access the terminal when the screen is blank press Ctrl Alt and F2 together.
At work we often use remote desktop to access PCs and servers but quite often we just close the session which still leaves the terminal server connection alive. As a result you get the pop-up Terminal Services Warning “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections.” To kill the connection you can […]
I have decided to do a comprehensive post on tweaking Windows 7 for speed. I decided to do this as I often travel with my lightweight netbook which lacks in processor speed (Atom z520 1.33Ghz). Theres a lot of information on the Internet about tweaking Windows 7 but I wanted to do this post and […]