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

by File in: Windows

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 […]

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, […]

Howto: Determine the Version of SLES Linux

by File in: Linux

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 […]

Free Visio Dell Server and Storage Stencils, including EMC

by File in: Utilities

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Export 3com 4xxx Family Switch Configurations to a Text File for Backup and Change Management

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I have been using RANCID to monitor my Cisco routers and switches for changes to their configurations.  If you’re not familiar with RANCID, linuxhomenetworking.com has a very detailed tutorial that […]

How to Remotely Disconnect a Terminal Services Session

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Windows server 2000/2003 allows two remote terminal services connections for administrative purposes.  Every once in a while I’ll get the “You exceeded the allowed connection count” message when trying to connect to a […]