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Exchange 2010: Yeah, we’ve got that!

November 11th, 2009 at 3:00 pm » Comments (2)

Microsoft Exchange 2010 became Generally Available on Monday, November 9th. That was two days ago. A few things coincided that made moving to Exchange 2010 a good decision (I think), even though we just finished moving to Exchange 2007 from 2003 about a month ago, including some snapshot/backup issues with my Exchange 2007 server that […]

Exchange 2010: Moderation and Nested Bypass

November 11th, 2009 at 1:03 pm » Comments (7)

A new feature of Microsoft  Exchange 2010 (yes it’s out, yes we’re using it now, and yes I’m jumping ahead with this post rather than talking about implementing it :-) is called Moderation. It’s pretty slick, you can basically take a mailbox or Distribution Group and make it moderated so emails sent to it are […]

Palm Centro and GoDaddy SSL Certificates: Fixed!

September 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm » Comments (3)

We have many Palm phones running Palm OS, in particular we have a lot of Palm Centros although we have some other models as well (but they all run Palm OS, not Windows Mobile). We’ve had GoDaddy SSL certificates for a while for our Exchange 2003 server. Until now, I’ve never had an issue with […]

Two Day Nursery Checkin Tech Overhaul

September 9th, 2009 at 7:14 pm » Comments (0)

Back in July (I’ve been meaning to write about it since!) I did some maintenance and upgrades on our nursery checkin system. Originally installed on a domain using Windows Server 2000 years ago (although it’s been running on Server 2003 for years), the “server “was and old Dell desktop workstation without even room in the […]

Veeam Backup 3.0.1 required for ESXi Update 4

April 1st, 2009 at 2:32 am » Comments (5)

UPDATE 10:45 am 4/1/2009: Silly me, I forgot until right before I was about to go to bed last night that there was a Veeam Backup 3.0.1 release I needed to upgrade to from 3.0. (I even mentioned remembering the upgrade in my post at the last minute before I published it.) Upgrading fixed the […]

Surprise Server Selections

September 25th, 2008 at 7:45 am » Comments (6)

In my last post, I suggested that the Dell PowerEdge R805 server was my current choice to use as our new virtual server. That was correct. However, I happened to be browsing the Dell Outlet on Wednesday and mentioned to a few friends on the #citrt IRC channel that I was doing so. A couple […]

New Server, SAN, and Backup Plans!

September 22nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm » Comments (2)

Although Lakeview is currently experiencing tight finances (who isn’t in this economy?), we have had some server infrastructure issues that we can’t ignore any longer. Thus, I am happy to mention that I’ve gotten final approval to purchase these items, or something very close to them: A Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN (with 10-15 near-line […]

Explorations with VMware ESXi (now free!) and Linux NICs

August 5th, 2008 at 4:38 pm » Comments (8)

Late last month, VMware announced that it was going to make it’s ESXi product free. It’s not the same as the full-blown ESX product, but it’s close enough to get anyone running VMware Server salivating! Including me. I’m going to have to work on getting a server available to play with this at Lakeview, but […]

Don’t Buy An EqualLogic SAN…

July 31st, 2008 at 7:00 am » Comments (0)

…Unless you get it from Jason Powell! He’s the IT Director at Granger Community Church, but when the moon is out he’s selling EqualLogic for VR6 Systems and he loves giving churches and non-profits good discounts! (He’ll probably give you a good deal even if you’re not at a church, too, especially if you get […]

Stopped Writing and Kept Working, Accumulated Miscellaneous Stuff

May 28th, 2008 at 11:46 am » Comments (6)

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve not posted much recently. Chalk it up to being busy at work and at home. Actually, part of it is that using and reading Twitter and the #citrt chat channel on IRC has sapped a lot of what I’ve had to […]