Pages Faults and Late Nights


What are “Page Faults” you might ask.Well if you were to plug into Google(r) you would find many definitions.  All will fall along the same lines.“An interrupt that occurs when a program requests data that is not currently in real memory. The interrupt triggers the operating system to fetch the data from a virtual memory […]


WSUS and Please, You Can’t PUSH!


My *ahem* favorite question *rolling eyes* being emailed or IM’ed to me right now has been “Hey, how can I get WSUS to push out this update??”I always suggest that one uses an “admin” script that can be added to a top level GPO for “emergancies”.  This way you can add a command such as:wuauclt.exe […]


Posted by on October 27, 2008

How to Create an Empty File of Specific Size


To create empty file with specific size follow the steps outlined below:1. Open a command prompt. To do that click Start>Run and type ‘cmd’ (without the quotes).2. Go to drive on which you want to create that empty file using commands•cd<name of directory> (with this command you will enter in directory),•CD\ (with this command you […]


Windows Update Not Working or Fails; Reset Windows Update Settings


This is mostly seen with WSUS but I have run into it from time to time through regular day to day items.While working on a server today I kept being informed that the Windows Updates were failing. When checking the Windows Update log file I found the error. From there I went about fixing it.Turns […]


Posted by on July 10, 2008

Windows 2008 Tape Backup


I swear, does anyone read release notes?It’s not like we haven’t known this day was coming for a very long time now. Microsoft has continually stated that they are not a backup provider. NTBackup was to disappear. Now in Windows 2008 ® I am seeing more people post and inquire about how to backup their […]


Posted by on May 22, 2008

DST Motorola Q – An Update!


Some readers tell me that they have had issues with the DST Update instructions I posted from Verizon earlier. Come to find out that they were not Verizon customers. lol So for those of you that are not Verizon customers I apologize as I should have also posted the link to the Microsoft update for […]


Posted by on March 21, 2007

So you want to do Web Design eh?


When I’m out with friends the inevitable discussions of our jobs come up. If there is someone there I hardly know it might be the first time they hear it from me but it’s like throwing a handful of candy up in the air around a bunch of 5 year olds! “You do web design?? […]


Posted by on March 20, 2007

Demotion failed – What do you do now?


If DCPROMO fails to demote the server, try using the brute force method: 1. Go to a run line (if you don’t know what I mean PLEASE stop here and call for technical support!). 2. Open regedt32. 3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions 4. Edit the ProductType value name and change the data value from LanmanNT to […]


Posted by on March 20, 2007

DST for Verizon’s Motorola Q phone


Okay, at my other blog I did a whole write up on the issues for Daylight Saving Time…and yes it is Saving NOT Savings…don’t get me started. So anyhow, just finally got Verizon to admit that there were some issues and a need to update the “Q” phone I have with them. Let’s start with […]


Posted by on March 5, 2007

What happens when a *smart* consultant hooks up to your domain?


So we all, from time to time, have consultants come onto our corporate networks. Those IT consultants that, well for lack of better understanding, decide to use the corporate network might be surprised from time to time. See if you get on my network, I don’t really care who you are my goal is to […]


Posted by on March 3, 2007

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