During an SBS deployment, I ran into a few machines at my customer’s site that were running Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE). As most of you know, the only machines that are technically eligible to join a Windows domain are “Business” class operating systems, such as Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise (although not technically “business” class, Windows Vista/7 Ultimate Editions are also able to join domains, since they’re supposed to be everything-but-the-kitchen-sink editions).… [ Continue reading ]
After getting my PIX to boot in my previous post, I decided to run through the password recovery procedures.
What you’ll need:
- PIX recovery images (availble from either the Cisco site individually or here in one ZIP file)
- PIX firewall software version
- TFTP server software (I used the TFTP server included in the PacketTrap pt360 Suite in this exercise)
- Terminal Emulator (I typically use PuTTY)
- Connect Ethernet 0 on the PIX to your local LAN.
When meeting with a potential customer the other day, she mentioned that she had a running PIX with an unknown password.
I thought I’d refresh my PIX skills and decided to bust out an old PIX 506E we had sitting in the office.… [ Continue reading ]
While staging a clustered Hyper-V environment this week, I ran into a head-scratching issue. After provisioning a few LUNs, masking them, and adding them as available storage to Failover Clustering, I began setting up the virtual machines on one of my cluster nodes.… [ Continue reading ]
I recently found myself in the position of having to expand a virtual disk on a Dell MD3000i. The Dell MD3000i is a great entry-point SAN, but the GUI lacks some of the functions that you think would be there (such as online volume growth).… [ Continue reading ]
I recently found myself in a place where I had misspelled the name of a company during one of the SBS Setup Wizards and could not find where to change it.
The file that needs to be modified is C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Data\RWWConfig.xml… [ Continue reading ]
Dell has this great NAS device that runs Windows 2008 Storage Server Standard–the NX3000. The only problem is that Dell treats it like an “appliance,” meaning you can’t partition it the way you want. I recently ordered two with 6x1TB drives and wanted to deploy DPM to them.… [ Continue reading ]