Why does Windows Server 2012r2, 2012, 2008r2 or 2008 have a very large System Volume Information after you have successfully performed the SystemState backup using wbadmin locally? You might have experienced that there are very large system files on the “\System Volume Information” folder once you have successfully configured and performed the daily System State backup using wbadmin on the local machine. If so, you might easily run out of disk space unless you follow these steps.
You might have found out that you are no longer able to find Boot.ini and Ntldr in your Windows 8.1, 8 and 7 operating systems. Frustrating? No, not at all because Microsoft has redesigned the boot configuration to the newer versions.
The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store replaces the text-based Boot.ini file. In the BCD store, the Windows boot manager, the Windows boot loader, and other boot applications are now represented as program objects (GUIDs) instead of text items. Don’t worry! If you do not like using BCD edit.exe, you can still use Msconfig.exe with the local administrative privileges to launch a Gui for viewing and modifying a subset of the boot configuration settings. It is that cool 🙂
The term “Managed Services” is used as a blanket term much as the word “cloud” is used today. Current-day managed services support started with the advent of SaaS and IaaS companies in the last 15 years or so, although there are roots dating back to timeshare services in the ‘70s. These support models are what’s called “one-to-many” vs the “one-to-one” model also used today, especially by offshore vendors in this space. “So what?” you say. Well, you need to understand the differences if you are dipping your toe into this space, especially if you are writing an RFP. Today I have seen zero “RFP experts” include any reference to this in their proposals, and it is an important differentiator. Its one reason why I believe we have seen so many failures by potential clients in selecting a Managed Service partner thru the RFP process
by Hui-Jen (Jen) Shiau, Technical Consultant at Taos With servers not having a cdrom drive and iso files becoming larger and larger, we are often required to use an USB stick that is bootable. To create a bootable USB stick, do the following: 1. Grab any size USB key (even 1GB will do, the image is only […]
CNAME is a canonical name resource record that creates an alias for a specified FQDN. The most popular use for CNAME is that we can use more than one name to map to a single computer FQDN. This makes it easier to manage multiple applications, such as FTP server, POP server and IIS server, which are hosted on the same server. For example, the internal web portal applications (such as, www.taoslab.local, ftp.taoslab.local, crl.taoslab.local) are registered using CNAME that maps to a computer FQDN.
This week, I became the proud owner of a new iPhone 6 Plus. In many ways, this phone was what I wanted in a “phablet.” However, I noticed that my connectivity while on a wifi connection was slow to abysmal. It was taking me four minutes to download a 6 mb music file. I first tried to reset the network settings, but no luck. The connection actually got even slower! That was when I came across a forum article explaining what was happening. Apparently, Apple decided to hide a lot of their targetted marketing under the locator services. What it was doing was that every time a person does a web query or download, Apple was also using that same query to do additional queries in the background for local services and ads to match the search and download. As a result, it was bogging down a person’s network connection to the point that was worse than a modem.
Yesterday (Day 1 continued): Finished 3rd event of the day! 1 mile uphill. Without a doubt the hardest 1 mile I’ve ever run up. Basically some crazy folks carved a stone stair case to the top of a mountain and this was the challenge. My goal was met…I got to the top! (I won’t mention […]
“It’s COOOLLLLLDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Those were Ric’s opening words this morning after his first race in Vermont, which was an 18 mile bike race. He beat his goal of 1 hour and 10 minutes by 8 minutes…WAY TO GO RIC!!! “I came in FIRST in the over 55 year olds category and I’m the oldest participant here” […]
Event starts tomorrow. Today I pick up my bikes at the local bike shop where I Shipped them to. Yes, I said bike(s) plural. One is a road bike and the other a mountain bike. This afternoon t I meet the organizers. They are splitting us into 3 rental homes near the farm where […]
Net Neutrality is the biggest threat to your business that you’ve seen in years. Today is the very last day you can comment on the proposed legislation. This should be a high priority for you today—let me explain why.
If the proposed legislation passed, it explicitly authorizes Internet access companies to charge you more to access sites that haven’t paid them as well. Yes, that’s right, the Internet access company would get paid by both sides for the same bytes. However, the most important part of the legislation is that it allows them to block and slow down sites which haven’t paid them. Let’s discuss what this means to your business: