Staying competitive is about moving fast with good intelligence. With the advent of so many cloud based technologies, it is hard to stay on top of what you should do and when. An important part of what we do is help you identify and leverage fast and nimble systems to help you go further faster. It is true, organizations with flexible and forward thinking information systems are more competitive. Here is our three tier philosophy to Alive Data.
Keeping Your Data Alive
Do more with more. It has never been easier to centralize and consolidate information – from social information to transactional data. Do it fast and get more insight. We are moving to core ‘cloud based’ systems for knowledge management and back office operations that centralize information – making it re-usable and actionable.
Standardize on your systems and applications and the organization will thrive. It reduces confusion, provides predictability and positions the firm for success. Standardizing should not preclude you from changing fast –choose the right technologies.
Bring it together by integrating People, Process and Technology. From constant feedback loops to Executive, Operational and Managerial dashboards – keep it integrated.
Problem: Could not relay mail from new installation of the SMTP service on 2008 R2
SMTP Error code: smtp 550 5.7.1
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 SMTP Service
Application: IIS 6.0
Cause: Limit number of of connections was set to ’0′
Solution: Change limit number of connections to some number greater than 0
Virtual PC for Windows 7 does not support 64 bit guests. Wow.
Fresh installation of Windows Server 2008 x64
Error 800B0100 upon running Windows Update
Rebooted for good measure
After reboot, new windows update error -> Error 8024001B
Decided to relax and do other things
Server notified of pending reboot -> rebooted
Logged in, windows updates were ready…
Solution -> Reboots and patience, not a bad philosophy. Be careful, some posts will send you down a bunch of different rabbit holes
Windows server 2008 0x8007232B error on activation
Choose ‘Change product key’ -> re-enter same product key -> activate
COISUG is 2 years old!!! Can you believe it? Lets celebrate! Limited edition COISUG shirts will be available to the first 30 members that show up, so don’t miss out!
Topic: Metro Ethernet and Fiber Technologies
When: Wednesday, January 14 1:00PM
Where: McMenamins Old St. Francais School – Rambler Room Bend, OR
How to enable Microsoft Windows DNS TTL for Caching:
HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Services\DNS\Parameters
New -> DWORD -> MaxCacheTtl
Decimal Value in Seconds: 1-?
Give the ‘Network Service’ account write access to c:\WINDOWS\TEMP
To get Fedora 8 and VMware working in a stable fashion there are a couple of things to keep in mind. VMware is not stable on Fedora 8 if VMware is installed on a base Fedora 8 install that includes the Virtualization packages (Virtual Machine Manager, XEN, etc). This becomes quite evident when you “play” a virtual machine and you lose all console access (mouse, keyboard etc). Keep in mind that when this occurs I have booted off of the Fedora 8 kernel NOT the XEN kernel. Could this be caused by onflicting kernel modules loaded into the default non XEN kernel? Perhaps. I am not sure nor have I spent any additional time diagnosing the issue.
To get Fedora Core 8 and WMware working in a stable fashion, follow these quick steps:
- Install Fedora Core 8
- Customize Packages: Include Development Libraries (gcc etc), xinetd (super server)
- Complete Install
- Download and Install the VMware Server .rpm from vmware.com
- Install the vmware-any-any-update found here http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/vmware-any-any-update115.tar.gz or google if missing
- Execute the an-any-update and it will patch your vmware install and re-compile the modules
- Updated Fedora
- Install and run your virtual machines
COISUG Meeting: This Wednesday 1:00p at the Deschutes Mountain Room, sponsored by Microsoft and Cinetix
Seattle/Portland events in Bend? You bet! Microsoft, and COISUG member Cinetix, is sponsoring the COISUG event this Wednesday (1:00p) at the Deschutes Mountain Room. This event will be a deep dive into Sharepoint, Exchange and Unified Communications. This is the perfect event to learn more about the technologies and also get an inside look into infrastructure design and deployment. Microsoft and Cinetix has assembled a great team for this event so don’t miss out. Checkout http://coisug.info to learn more.