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SQL 2008: Truncate or Srink a large Log File

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Nov 23 2011 | Comments (0)
I had a problem with a SQL Server 2008 database that had a log file in excess of 90gb, when the DB file itself was less than 2gb. Using the SQL Server Managment Studio to Backup, or Shrink File did not reduce the log file size. In previous versions of SQL, you...

Adding an existing AD User to the SBS 2011 Console

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Aug 07 2011 | Comments (11)
After migrating from a Server 2003 Active Directory, to a Windows Small Business Server 2011 installation, I found that the migration did not import the existing AD users and computers into the SBS 2011 console. A quick google search found this simple fix: Optional....

How To: Move MS SQL Database to a New Location

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 20 2011 | Comments (0)
This article describes how to change the location of the data files and of the log files for any Microsoft SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000, or SQL Server 7.0 database.

How To: Upgrade ESXi4.0 to ESXi4.1 Update 1

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 05 2011 | Comments (3)
After having many problems with my Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows SBS 2011) running on VMware vSphere ESXi 4.0, I stumbled across and article that rightfully points out that Server 2008 isn’t supported until ESXi 4.0 Update 1.

How to Synchronise your Clock with the Domain Controller

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 05 2011 | Comments (6)
This article descripes how you can synchronise your computers clock with either your Domain Controller or any other windows computer on your network. The quickest way to synchronise your clock with the domain time, open a command prompt window and type: NET TIME...

How To Configure Send and Recieve Groups in Outlook

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 27 2011 | Comments (1)
There are some situations where you may want to change how and when email accounts in outlook send and recieve emails. Generally, it is because you have added multiple email addresses linked to one mailbox, and you want to avoid downloading duplicate emails.

How to Add an Email Account in Outlook

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 27 2011 | Comments (0)
You may wish to add an additional Email address or Email account to Outlook if you want to be able to send and recieve emails using a different Email address.

How to rebuild a degraded vdisk in a HP MSA 2012fc

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Dec 21 2010 | Comments (27)
Recently our HP MSA suffered a VDisk Failure, reporting the following messages: Degraded. Virtual-disk is not fault tolerant.    Event 55: A disk drive reported a SMART event  Event 314: There is a problem with a FRU.  

Setup VPN Connection on Billion Router

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jun 23 2010 | Comments (0)
The following article will explain step-by-step how to setup a PPTP VPN connection on your Billion Router This PPTP setup will allow your network to connect to a remote network, but not the other way around. PPTP Tunnel 1. Browse to your Billion Router Web Interface....

Managing your Active Sync Device from Outlook Web Access

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jun 22 2010 | Comments (0)
In Exchange 2007, Outlook Web Access (OWA) offers a portal for users to manage their Exchange Active Sync (EAS) devices. How to access that information? Log on to OWA Click “Options” Click “Mobile Device”