vSphere Client Downloads

I’ve never been sure why VMware makes it so hard to download the vSphere client, but I needed it recently for writing my article on installing the vSphere 5.5 client on a domain controller. To reproduce the error to get a screenshot, I needed a copy of the...

Configuration Denied by Athena Management

It’s always an interesting experience for me when I come across an error message that, when Googled for, returns 0 results. I recently had this experience when working with a new Aruba RAP 108/109 access point. I logged into the interface and tried to change...

Three Universal Ways to Thank a Blogger

Blogs have become a great source for new, original and relevant ¬†information on the web. The best part about it is that it comes from real people providing real answers to real problems. If you’re like me, you’ve been saved by someone’s hard blogging...

Unload OfficeScan 10.6 without a password

Often times users come to my Uninstall OfficeScan 10.6 without a password article looking for a way to get around occasional issues with OfficeScan but don’t want to fully uninstall OfficeScan because their IT department would not be pleased. I can sympathize...

Kinect Calibration Card

I sat down with my kids this evening to play Fruit Ninja on the Xbox which is a fun, every couple of months event. While they were playing I found that for some reason the sensor kept aiming above their heads. I figured that maybe the Kinect needed to be calibrated so...

Solved: Sonicwall Invalid Netmask

Nothing is quite as awesome as believing you’re an expert at something and then having something simple completely throw you for a loop. Today, I was working on creating some point to point VPN connections on a Sonicwall TZ 205 firewall and needed to create some...

Zimbra Outlook Connector Download

I’ve been using Zimbra Desktop while doing some consulting for a client and have found it frustrating to use with some buggy issues such as new mail not appearing in the inbox at times. I finally decided that I would download the Zimbra Outlook Connector and try...
Uninstall OfficeScan 10.6 without a password

Uninstall OfficeScan 10.6 without a password

I’ve been a long time fan of Trend Micro, but when it comes down to it, you may need to uninstall it for several very legitimate reasons, such as purchasing an old laptop with it installed, taking over a client whose previous IT people used Trend Micro and...

RAC0225: Sending the test mail failed.

As is usually the case, I was working on a project and was trying to understand the alerting capabilities of the Dell iDRAC7. Specifically, I was working on trying to configure SNMP, SNMP Traps, and Email alerting to keep track of critical hardware events. I keep...
Arctic Circle Shake Flavors

Arctic Circle Shake Flavors

It’s Friday night and I’ve got a sweet tooth for a milk shake and thanks to this weeks’ mail, I have a coupon for a dollar off any size milk shake at Arctic Circle. I don’t enjoy sitting in the drive through and trying to figure out what I want...