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Technical Blog of Jason Olson

100,000 Mark

I recently was reviewing some of the statics and discovered we have over 100,000 views not including search engine crawling. A couple of more interesting statistics: Install/Uninstall within Windows Safe Mode still

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XenServer – Pool Master Recovery (The Missing Part 1 to XenServer Hosts in Halted Mode)

In July of 2012 I wrote a “part 2” regarding XenServer Hosts in halted mode — however I seem to have misplaced part 1 – which I’ve rewritten after having

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Hung VM, unable to force reboot/shutdown

I have been working with a few vendor provided VM’s which run Linux. For some reason this specific set of Linux VMs do not properly respond when issuing reboot or

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Sysinternal: Ctrl2cap

I am beginning a new series on the Sysinternal tools which is now part of Microsoft Technet tools. This series of posts will highlight both interesting and useful tools available

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Some mail server networking best practices

I was reminded this week about the importance of some good best practices when handling the networking portion of a mail server. While a server or exchange administrator will do a great

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Disabled Mailbox is not showing in Disconnected Mailbox Area

In Exchange, when you delete an active directory user account, it does not delete their mailbox automatically. Instead it considers the mailbox to be in a “disconnected” state. The mailbox

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DHCP Server Logs

There have been several instances where I have been trying to troubleshoot DHCP Issues live, or other cases when I needed to know what computer had a specific IP address

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Cisco terminal length 0 and –more–

From time to time I just need to perform a simple dump of a configuration file from a Cisco IOS device for backup or review purposes, such as a from

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REU Power Outage – South East Redding

Redding Electric Utility (REU) is reporting a power outage in South East Redding today. No ETA for restoration. This was caused by a sub-station outage.

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ca.gov email servers under spam attack

  For the past couple of days many ca.gov domains have been under attack with a huge volume of spam. The result is effectively a denial of service of the

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