Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Microsoft DNS Scavenging in mixed DC environments

After encountering this problem in two different clients, I figured this should be reported for better understanding: First off, Microsoft considers it a best practice, starting with Windows Server 2008

Read More

XenServer: Hung VM

I’ve experieneced several instances where a VM appears to hang and is non-repsonsive, not only at the console level, but also to the XenServer Hypervisor and XenCenter. Attempts to force

Read More

Error 0x8007007f: A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer

After you install SP2 for Windows Server 2003 x64 you get the following error message when you try to login using local console or RDP: A problem is preventing Windows

Read More

Tech Note: Port Conflict leading to RADIUS / IAS / Wireless issues

Apparently there is a chance that a security patch (MS 08-037) can lead to port conflict issues. There was an issue at one of my clients this morning stemming from

Read More

Installing x32 Print Drivers on a x64 Server

There is information on TechNet for how to do this:  However I could not get this method to work.  So here are instructions which DO work  Log into a

Read More

Windows System Crash Analysis (BSOD)

You are all probably aware of the MEMORY.DMP files in the windows directory. You may also be aware of the Windows\MiniDump directory. These files are created when there is a

Read More