Monthly Archives: August 2005

Patching an inherently dangerous activity

We’ve been busy patching for the recent vulnerability. This has led to touching a lot of servers that had been left to rust in recent past. We have 60-some servers that meet the criteria (Windows 2000 SP4) in the most … Continue reading

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Back from vacation

We just got back from vacation to St Louis. The purpose of the trip was to go to Six Flags since the kids missed out on the trip to Orlando and Unviersal Studios earlier this year. Well you know what … Continue reading

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VMworld 2005 blogger

Just a brief update, Going to VMworld 2005, baby! The registration slip is in the fax, and the charge is on the credit card.

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Windows 2000 SP4 Rollup patch = BSOD Generator?

I have applied this patch to three different machines, including one fresh build Windows 2000 SP4 device and consistently get a Blue Screen after the first reboot. The subject of the BSOD is “Stop 0x000001E” “Address 804A6467 base at 80400000, … Continue reading

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Interesting virtualization article: ESX 2.5 vs. Virtual Server Comparison

Benchmarking VMware ESX Server 2.5 vs Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Capitalhead; Contractors to the World Deciding which virtualization environment to choose can be a frustratingly difficult task. I decided to push aside the price differences between the two … Continue reading

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NT4 Server P2V Tips

Here was the problem that stumped me for a number of weeks: Continue reading

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VMWorld 2005 Submission

Contents of a recent e-mail to my boss about VMWorld 2005: “Registration (prior to August 15): $895 Registration (August 16 through October 14) – $1195.00 Air Fare: $300 Hotel (3 nights): $567 Meals $250” What I failed to mention: The … Continue reading

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Managing Server Team documentation

We are quagmired in documentation right now. Documenation in different formats, multiple locations, and simply lost is one of daily concerns. One area specifically ailing is the server documentation. We have close to 400 servers, and every time a new … Continue reading

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