Archive for the ‘Nerdy Stuff’ Category

libtiff3.dll missing when using Separate+ plug-in for Gimp 2.8

Posted: 6th August 2012 by Seth Killey in Apps

This is more of a note to myself, but if others benefit all the better… We use Gimp for staff members who need to create CMYK images, but don’t necessarily need full blown Photoshop.  There is a nifty little plug-in called Separate+ which allows you to accomplish this feat.  When porting over from Gimp 2.6 […]

=================================== This is an update from this post =================================== I’m in the process of upgrading all client computers from Java version 6.31 to Java 7.4.  Like all major version upgrades of Java if you simply install the new version the old version will remain installed.  Therefore, I’ve included instructions that allows you to remove the […]

Last week I set out to configure a test environment for building a new website on WordPress.  I decided to setup a Linux server running as a guest on Hyper-V on my Windows 8 beta laptop.  Primarily, I wanted to setup a WordPress site that would be configured under what will be the production URL […]

Monitoring a specific web page with Nagios

Posted: 14th May 2012 by Seth Killey in Apps, Linux

Recently I was in need of using the check_http plugin in Nagios to monitor a web app that wasn’t the root web page in IIS.  I’ve used check_http before but never knew how to check sub pages until recently so I figured I’d jot down some notes because it wasn’t overly intuitive to me. First […]

So I noticed one my SharePoint database files had grown to 15 GB recently.  I found this strange because we’ve only got about 100 users and I couldn’t conceive how a user profile database could possibly be this big.  Upon further inspection, when looking at the tables within the sync database I found the InstanceData […]

Fun with RBLs / DNSBLs

Posted: 23rd December 2011 by Seth Killey in Nerdy Stuff

In the past I’ve filtered inbound e-mail using a commercial on-premise software program, and later I used Postini for filtering before it reached my firewall.  However, I’ve realized that doing so is for suckers because it really is pretty easy to block SPAM nowadays.  Of course, if you host your e-mail with a cloud provider […]

Overlay public folders in Outlook 2007

Posted: 4th November 2011 by Seth Killey in Nerdy Stuff

One feature I really like with Google calendar is the ability to easily overlay multiple calendars into one master calendar.  You can do the same thing in Outlook 2007 but it isn’t as intuitive, especially if you wish to do this with public calendars.  Here’s some steps to overlay multiple calendars, including public calendars. Navigate […]

Restore file permissions on VHD file after move

Posted: 26th September 2011 by Seth Killey in Virtualization

A bit of a scary moment for me the other day.  I changed the virtual hard disk path on one of my virtual machines from the disk GUID to the appropriate CSV path in preparation for Hyper-V live migration.  After changing the path, the Virtual Machine SID permissions were stripped and therefore Hyper-V couldn’t take […]

Add possible Owner to a Cluster Shared Volume

Posted: 26th September 2011 by Seth Killey in Virtualization

More of a bookmark to myself, but when performing a live migration using a previously created CSV, migrating the CSV may fail: Taken from this blog Once a Shared Volumes becomes a Cluster Shared Volume you can’t modify the possible owner list from the Failover Cluster Manager Console. If you try to “Move this shared […]

Hyper-V Live Migration did not succeed at the source

Posted: 26th September 2011 by Seth Killey in Virtualization

After setting up a 2 node Hyper-V cluster I was ready to perform a Live Migration test, however I got a series of errors which prevented Live Migration from completing successfully.  Event ID 21111 and Event ID 21502: ‘Virtual Machine <servername>’ live migration did not succeed at the source. Followed by Event ID 20122 ‘<servername>’ […]