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Deleting PTR records with Upper Case text

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I ran into an issue today where I had a DNS PTR record that I needed to delete, but couldn’t. I would delete the record in the GUI without issue, but then I would refresh and the record would reappear.A little searching and I found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842127 that talks about a known issue in Server 2003 DNS and […]

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Windows 8 Test Labs

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I started playing with Windows 8 and Server 8 to learn about the new technologies and capabilities in them. Since the platforms are fairly new, I was concerned there wasnt much information about the platforms. You can imagine my joy when I came across the following link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7807.windows-server-8-beta-test-lab-guides-en-us.aspx This page has several test labs with step-by-step […]

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Completely unsupported method of configuring CommVault clients

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I came across an issue that required me to tweak a global policy in my CommVault environment. Basically I needed to turn off client-side compression for my Oracle servers, but I had a problem, how do I disable it on only the target systems when the policy is defined in my Global Dedupe Policy. CommVault […]

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A powershell image downloader for Reddit

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Yes, I know there are a million of these, so this will make one million and one. This is a image downloader for Reddit. Many of the images on Reddit are simply linked and can be downloaded directly from the XML source. This example configures a web proxy, and downloads from the /r/pics subboard. # […]

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Found my first problem with vCOps

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I setup an eval of vCenter Ops in a test environment about a week ago and was letting it run. This morning I came in and found the below alert in my email: New alert was generated at Fri Jul 06 05:12:21 PDT 2012:Info:Object`s demand is 104.0 percent of its available resource capacity. Disk I/O […]

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Importing EMC SAN data to vCenter Operations

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I recently began testing vCenter Operations, and once I got it setup I quickly grew bored. Not because its not a good product, but the normalizing period takes several days/weeks, so there isn’t much of an immediate WOW factor. While waiting, I remembered hearing that EMC was releasing a Storage Analytics pack for vCOps. The […]