For Xmas I always buy myself something of a technical nature. This year I purchased a Uniden GNS 8350 GPS unit for myself. It sucks and needs serious work that Uniden don't look like they are prepared to do.
Resetting default file permissions on Windows Server 2003
Okay I blew it! Not until today in my career have I ever made a change to a production server that prevented it from booting properly!
Setting up Outlook to use an LDAP server for contacts
I recently got a request from one of our users at a larger site to be able to have all the staff's contacts in their contact list.
Pinging [oy] with 32 bytes of data:
Where the "oy" have weird little French double dot things on the top of them. You can still ping by IP address but DNS and a whole lot of other stuff is poked.
Currently I am upgrading a large school network from Netware to Windows Server 2003. Part of the migration included moving AccPac over to the new system.
Setting up a wireless network with Windows Server 2003 and PEAP/EAP.
PEAP with IAS is a great way to setup wireless networks that require:
Using NTFS Resize
Recently I found myself in a situation which required me to resize an NTFS partition in order to fit it onto a replacement HDD. In searching around and seeking some advice from a work mate I found the SysRescue Live CD (downloadable from: www.sysresccd.org) that has a tool on it called NTFSResize.
EAPOL settings and troubleshooting
I had just installed a new AP onto a wireless network of ours that is configured using PEAP with 802.1x authentication this week and was having no end of trouble with clients connecting to it. It seemed to work for about one minute and then things turned decidedly pear shaped and eventually the entire laptop would lock up requiring a restart to correct.
How to install a disk controller driver when Windows won't boot following an upgrade of drive type.
I found myself in this situation on site about a month ago. I had upgraded (well okay maybe downgraded) a drive from SCSI to SATA and Windows would no longer boot. Normally in this situation I do a repair install but this time I was feeling adventurous and wanted to try something I had thought about doing a while back. Besides repair installs are never any good on servers and always end up causing more problems than they solve.
Shuffling Data Between Server Drives
Shuffling data round server drives is one of those tasks that really scares the hell out of me. The thought of trashing gigs and gigs of incredibly important information does not sit well with me. The guide below will hopefully help you to not fall for some of the pitfalls I have succumb to in my experience.