SysAdmin


I personally found all of these instructions confusing, so I’ve compiled an exact list of what I did to get the “Client Bridge” working with the “V23 SP1” version of the firmware. Instructions update for V24: DHCP does not work between the DHCP server in the “main” AP and the DHCP clients in computers connected to the secondary “client-bridged” WRT54G in this configuration with...

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Have you tried viewing “Show Connected Alerts” within Microsoft Scom Operations Manager 2012 yet no alerts show? Perhaps older alerts persist? Have no fear I may have an answer for you! ¬†Clear your cache ūüôā 1. Close System Center Operations Manager 2. Run the following command from an elevated administrator command prompt: “C:Program FilesSystem Center 2012Operations...

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MSSQL I/O TroubleShooting


Posted By on Nov 29, 2012

Troubleshooting SQL I/O   Quick Checks:   Check disk fragmentation defrag x: -a -v Check perfmon counters typeperf “PhysicalDisk(*)Avg. Disk Queue Length” -sc 10 Values should be close to 0 High values reflect high I/O demand or poor disk performance typeperf “SQLServer:buffer ManagerPage life expectancy” -sc 10 Values should be high, and getting progressively higher. Low values reflect memory...

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Change your Windows Host File


Posted By on Nov 12, 2012

1. Navigate to:¬†C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc 2. Right click hosts file and click edit to modify with notepad 3. Add your entry.   Example of what to add: 127.0.0.1 ¬† ¬† ¬† www.domain.com   This means any request for www.domain.com on the box whose host entry you modified would be direct to the localloop back IP instead of the actual IP DNS lists.

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Common SysAdmin Tasks


Posted By on Oct 27, 2012

Quickly search event logs using powershell: get-eventlog application -newest 10 -message “*www.testsite.org*” | format-list * or get-eventlog system -newest 10 -message “*www.testsite.org*” | format-list *   MSSQL: Set Single User – alter¬†database¬†dbName¬†set¬†single_user¬†with¬†rollback¬†immediate Set Multi User – alter¬†database¬†dbName¬†set¬†multi_user¬†with¬†rollback¬†immediate Free system cache...

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So I recently upgraded my Rackspace CloudServers infrastructure from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It was fun and I thought I’d share my experiences to help you should you choose to do an in-place upgrade. Rackspace does not offer an in-place upgrade option. Because of this you have essentially one choice to manually do an in-place upgrade. Which is downloading the Windows Server 2012 ISO from Microsoft and mounting or...

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