Archive for April, 2009

Adding static route to your Windows Server 2003, XP or Vista.

April 30, 2009
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Here is the command to list the network routes on your Windows 2003 server, XP, or Vista computer. c:\route print To add a static route to your server or computer use the route add command. c:\route add -P 172.182.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 172.182.200.1 In the above example a route to subnet 172.182.200.0 via gateway 172.182.200.1...
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Robocopy a great replacement for copy and xcopy.

April 30, 2009
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Robocopy a saviour tool for the Server Administrators. This is a great replacement for the old DOS copy and xcopy command which have many limitations. That’s not to say that these commands should be retired, I still used them regularly. But when I need to copy a large directory with all the attributes intact,...
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How to create a virtual disk with the Dell OpenManage Server Admnistrator.

April 30, 2009
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Open the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Click on System – Storage – PERC 5/E Adapter (PCI Slot 1) – Connector 0 (RAID) – Enclosure – Physical Disks. This will display all the Disk Drives in the right window. Under the column Available RAID DISK Space, you should be able to determine if there is...
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Configuring NAT on the Cisco PIX or ASA firewalls.

April 30, 2009
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If you do not want to expose your server’s IP address to an external client you can use Network Address Tranalation (NAT) to hide it. For example if your servers IP address is 192.168.0.10 then you can publish it to an external client as 10.0.0.10. The reason you would do this is to enhance...
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How to check for open ports on your server using Netstat.

April 29, 2009
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Netstat is a really handy tool that comes packaged with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix. There is a version for each type of operating system, the command syntax may differ but the result is the same. There are many a times when I need to find out what ports are open and listening on...
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How to install a new volume/disk with GTP partition in Windows 2003 Server.

April 29, 2009
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How to install a new volume/disk with GTP partition in Windows 2003 Server.

By default a new disk or volume added to Windows 2003 server is created with MBR partition. MBR has a maximum size limitation of 2 terra bytes, but it is bootable, meaning use MBR if you are setting up a bootable partition. GTP exceeds the 2 TB maximum size limitation, I’m not sure what...
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Typical Windows DHCP Server Scope Options

April 28, 2009
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Here is a list of typical DHCP server scope options that I usually configure on the Windows DHCP server. 003 Routers 006 DNS Servers 015 DNS Domain Name 249 Classless Static Routes The DCHP server automatically assigns unique IP addresses to any computer that wishes to connect to the LAN. Before DHCP came along...
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TCP ports opened on firewall for Dell Remote Access Card – DRAC.

April 28, 2009
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The Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC) communicates via the following ports: 22 Secure Shell, SSH 23 Telnet 80 http 443 https 161 SNMP 3668 Virtual Media Server 5900 Console Redirection 5901 Console Redirection If you have a firewall in between you and the server, ensure that you have the above ports opened.
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Default Password for Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC)

April 27, 2009
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The default userid for the Dell remote access card (DRAC) is root and the password is calvin. The DRAC module makes the life of the server administrator easy, you can remotely power cycle the server as if you were standing next to it. You can do pretty much everything as if you were standing...
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How to remove the time stamp in WordPress?

April 23, 2009
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How to remove the time stamp in WordPress? Well, that depends on the theme you are using. The most common answer is to remove this code from page.php or which ever file you find this code in. I would just remark it out by inserting /* before and */ after the code. If you...
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