Fix for Make Install / Compiler Issues with Intel e1000 NIC Driver in SLES 10

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How I was able to make and install the Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10 Linux: Steps 1 through 3 under Building and Installation are simple enough to follow when making the Intel e1000 network card driver on SLES 10 SP2. 1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory of your choice.  For […]

Fix: Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager Missing Tabs

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I’ve been building some new Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers for a new deployment running Windows Server 2003 SP2.  I had originally configured the servers to use the integrated Broadcom NICs, but wanted to change to my new Intel Quad Port VT 1000 PCIe card.  I went with the quad port since I was planning on […]

How Much Free Disk Space Do I Need to Install Windows XP SP3?

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Various Microsoft resources have different answers to the amount of free hard drive space needed to install Windows XP SP3.  You’ll see that the amount of free disk space required to install XP SP3 depends on where you’re installing from, as well as other factors. According to KB950717 , we recommend that you have a minimum […]

Howto: Test IMAP Mail Server Availability Using Telnet

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From a command prompt, initiate a connection with the mail server.  Use port 143 for IMAP, port 993 for seucre encrypted IMAPs: telnet 192.168.1.60 143 Authenticate to the IMAP server, specifying username and password: A LOGIN username password Chose a folder: 01 Select INBOX Display  a message using rfc822 specifications.  Here message number 13 is listed: […]

Howto: Determine the Version of SLES Linux

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To determine the version of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), type the following in a terminal window: cat /etc/SuSE-release or SPident To determine which kernel version is in use, type the following in a terminal window: rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz

Free Visio Dell Server and Storage Stencils, including EMC

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I’m working on a Visio drawing of our proposed Groupwise upgrade environment, and needed some better stencils to represents servers and SAN storage than the ones that come with Microsoft Visio. I found some very nice stencils at visiocafe.com for Dell servers and storage and EMC storage, including Dell branded EMC storage and EqualLogic. I […]

Howto: Mount a USB Device in SuSE Linux

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I have a Kingston USB flash drive that does not automatically mount itself on my SLES server on occasion.  TID 7000951 explains how to mount the drive manually: 1) From a terminal, run: lsmod |grep usb  make sure usb_storage is loaded.  If it is not, run: modprobe usb-storage 2) Plug the USB device in and run […]

Powershell Script to Change from Static to Dynamic IP Addressing

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I’ve been working on validating an email server migration plan which has required utilizing test servers isolated from the production network.  Because they are offnet, I have to frequently switch my laptop from the production to test networks, which involves reconfiguring my network card from dynamic to static IP addresses. I could use Windows XP’s […]

Converting Outlook Express .DBX files for use with Outlook 2007

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Back in October 2007 I struggled with converting a user’s email from Outlook Express (OE) to Outlook. My problem was I neglected to export her OE email prior to joining her computer to the new Windows domain. I figured out a solution in the end, after hours of work. Life would have been so much […]

Howto: Uninstall Adobe Flash Player from the Command Line

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It seems like Adobe is releasing new Flash Players on a regular basis to deal with security issues.  It’s important to remove old versions of Flash Player prior to installing the new version.  Otherwise, you’ll keep remnants of the vulnerable versions on your system. Here’s a very simple way to uninstall your previous version of […]