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Recently I was saddled with standing up Zenoss for our enterprise. We're running about 1200 servers, so manually touching each box was not an option. We use LANDesk for a lot of automated installs and patching - more about that later.The steps below may not necessarily have to be completed in this order - it's just the way I did it.STEP ONE:Setup a ......

Step by Step Installation Guide to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview on Virtual Box Microsoft revealed Developer Preview of Windows 8 on 13th September 2011. Windows 8 is adhering Metro Design Gudielines. Without going much into deep technical discussions on features of Windows 8 , in this post I have targeted to show you installation steps of Windows ......

Unlike with previous versions of Windows Server--in which you could disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration by removing the component in Add/Remove Programs, Windows Components--the Windows Server 2008 implementation of Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is configured through Server Manager. Select the root of the Service ......

We recently had to open a ticket with MS regarding the creation of workflows when using Infopath. Basically what would happen is that the connection to the SQL box was so slow that the XML was not getting created on the workflow. We're running IE8 with Win 7, X64. THE SOLUTION: Go into IE -> choose tools -> connections -> LAN settings and uncheck ......

Last night during an electrical storm, a portion of our building lost power (the entire building isn't protected by a generator). Several client machines couldn't login to the domain when the power came back up. We were seeing a message that basically said the machine didn't have a trust account on the domain, yet AD said the machine was a member of ......

We're a little more than half way through TechEd 2010 in New Orleans and I am having a hard time finding interesting breakout sessions to attend. Laura Chappell has completed all of her sessions, and Andy Malone is almost done. Laura's sessions on Wireshark have been amazing. Andy is always entertaining and informative. I did sit through a session this ......

Krusader is one of those must-have computing tools that turns difficult or tedious computing tasks into easy, point-and-click operations. It's an advanced twin-panel file manager that's loaded with features. When I made the switch from the Windows to the Linux operating system, I had a short list of program requirements. This list was a match to critical ......

We have identified a serious issue with responding to calendar invitations using an iPhone with the latest 3.0 update. When you accept an invitation, the meeting organizer sees the response coming from the first person to respond to the invitation and leaves your attendee status set to "no response". This means that using your iPhone to accept/reject ......

We recently went through a Great Plains upgrade to v. 10. After the database was setup, I wanted a script I could run on the clients that would pretty much automate the setup. What I came up with doesn't completely automate the process, but it does greatly simplify it. ***************************... ......

OK, so yesterday I installed the RC for Windows 7 and today I really had some catching up to do with the normal tasks. First thing I needed were the server admin tools. It took me a while to find them.....lots of broken links, but here's where I found them. • Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Beta (x86): http://download.microsoft.c... ......

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