Ubuntu 11.10 Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’!

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 […]

Powershell Resources

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 […]

SCCM Troubleshooting

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 – […]


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 […]

More Window Server 2008 Notes

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 […]