September 2011 archive

Fatal Error 1719 – The Adventure!

Trying to push out Backup Exec Remote Agent to one of my terminal servers, and I received an error: Fatal Error 1719: The windows installer service could not be accessed. Great.  Had this error once before on this server when I was trying to install this legacy application written for Access 2003.  I was able …

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HTTPS IS BROKEN!!!

Warning:  HTTPS is no longer secure. If possible, set your browser to use TLS 1.2 and undo all other encryption options (SSL3, TSL1.0). This will break a number of web sites you visit, but you will be secure. Read all about it here. Update:  There is quite a bit of talk on the interwebs regarding …

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Good Old Weizen- Batch 46

Rob's Scottish Ale

So, Saturday I was brewing with my buddy Rob, originally intending to just hang out and help him brew, but since we had to run to Let’s Brew for supplies I decided to brew a wheat beer. So brew we did.  We did Rob’s Scottish ale in my big pot and my wheat beer in …

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What IT Should Know About Windows 8

Well, if you ask me I’d say skip it and wait till the release after.  For me, it’s an ever-other OS release for me to jump on board. But, the folks over at Infoworld have this nice little article on the subject, for those of you who may have to adopt sooner.

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IIS and FTP

Using IIS as an FTP server is annoying.  Having issues with people using IE to just download a file.  Firefox works a little better- at least you can authenticate, just can’t view anything.  Filezilla works beautifully- no problems. So, how do you get your browsers to work?  Easy:  Include the login and password in the …

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Windows Server 8 – Looking Good

Windows 8 Server Manager

InfoWorld just did a nice little article on the top 10 features in Windows Server 8.  Problem they had was that there were so many improvements it was hard to pick just 10. Here’s the summary for all you nerds out there: 10: Server Manager- Improved GUI and multiserver management.  Views are search driven, so …

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Normal Tech Support Call

Had this one today: IT Croud [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p85xwZ_OLX0[/youtube] [youtube]p85xwZ_OLX0[/youtube] %video%http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p85xwZ_OLX0%video%    

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End Users (aka. Other Reasons I Drink)

Just had an end user manage to reboot our terminal server through a control panel item I thought was blocked, but wasn’t. Kicked off a dozen users, cost everyone at least 10 minutes of work time, plus screwed up the screen font size for everyone, forcing me to have to reboot the server again later …

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Software Restriction Policy on Terminal Server

So, due to certain pieces of custom software requiring elevated rights, we had to loosen up on user rights in our terminal server environment. But, in an effort to avoid too much damage, we instituted Software Restriction Policies, so users cannot run any executable other than what we specify. Needless to say, it has been …

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