Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

I like to think I’m pretty good with the MacOS now, but let’s face it, there’s still a whole bunch of little things I’m still learning… Take for example, how to boot up a CDROM or USB drive… Turns out, a guy named Dan Rodney has compiled a list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts for …

Remote KVM Cards & Modular Servers

I had to install a PCI remote KVM card into a client’s server this afternoon. Oh how difficult that was!!! So, servers these days, are 99% of the time modular in every single way… The problem I’m getting to here, is that, you no longer have separate cables for your power, reset, HDD, etc etc …

Interesting uses of Google?

I love AWStats. I literally look at the stats for this website, and my other’s, multiple times every day… Stat’s junkie much? I’ve become quite analystic with my stats, noticing trends and changing my content to suit common searches, which I believe lead people to believe they are going to find what they are looking …

Server Recovery with Acronis

My boss forwarded me some emails from one of our client’s servers, dead disk, the usual. Get to the server, and it’s got nothing on the screen, typical… Reboot, no logical disks configured on the pov Promise RAID controller… Great. Luckily for us, we run Acronis TrueImage on this client’s servers, which practically does a …

More TeamViewer

Checking through my stats, I’ve seen alot of hits from Google related to TeamViewer. I’m going to attempt to answer a few questions that I have seen results for, purely for traffic purposes 😛 Authenticating with Windows Username/Password I actually had to use this last week, cause for some odd reason, the password we configured …

Mousey mousey!

I’m a Mac convert. I have been working with Windows since 2003, and was always the Windows guy blah blah blah. Until I started using Linux more and more for my previous job and reluctantly signing up for an iPhone, that is. So I bought a MacBook Pro about 3 months ago, and now I’m …

Exchange 2003 SMTP DATA command bug

This is an extract from a log file I’m looking at right now for an Exchange 2003 SMTP service… I sure as hell hope there’s just a patch missing, otherwise, this could be one NASTY bug. It appears as if the DATA section of the SMTP session has been escaped, possibly by inclusion of the …

TeamViewer for Remote Support

We’ve been using TeamViewer here to remotely connect to clients for about 2 months now. To say we have been impressed is an understatement. The ease that we we can connect to a client’s machine and take over their session has enabled us to provide support services to clients we would otherwise had to have …

Windows 2003 / 2008 event logging to Syslog

I stumbled on a seemingly unique requirement this week to log file access for a Windows network share. Of importance, was the logging of object deletions, and writes. For most Windows admins, this probably sounds like a simple task of setting up group policies or local security policies to audit object access, and the required …