Uninstall MSI without original MSI Package

MSI packages can easily be removed if you have the original package used during the install using msiexec /uninstall package.msi I recently ran into an issue where I lost the original MSI package and was required to msiexec uninstall MSI. In this case, we can use Windows built in installer cache (%systemroot%\installer\). This directory contains […]


Fix ActiveSync issues with Android 4.4

Android 4.4.2 contains an ActiveSync bug that prevents email from syncing to your device through the ActiveSync protocol. I was plagued with this bug on 2 of my devices, and this is how I resolved the issue. This may not resolve the issue for all, but it may help someone out there. This fix requires […]


How to force Android Update on Nexus 5

Although this article focuses on forcing Android Update 4.4.4, the concept is the same for all versions of 4.x Google released Android 4.4.3 to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 tablet users in early June. I have a Nexus 5 purchased from Google Play and have not seen the update pop up on my phone yet, […]


How to Install WSS 3.0 on Full Version SQL Server

Restored! Original Publish Date – June 15, 2011 By default, WSS 3.0 will install the Microsoft Embedded version of SQL Server. The Embedded version of SQL server will suffice for most installation of WSS 3.0, however, there are many reasons to require the use of a full blown version of SQL. You must download WSS […]


Apache Server Reached MaxClients Setting

Restored! Original Publish Date – June 24, 2011 Recently, one of our Apache web servers triggered an alert stating the HTTPD service was down with a Socket Error. Upon further investigation, I found the following line in our /var/log/httpd/error.log [Fri Jun 24 10:41:57 2011] [error] server reached MaxClients setting, consider raising the MaxClients setting The […]


Calculating Disk IOPs on Linux

Restored! Original Publish Date – December 23, 2011 I’ve recently been playing around with Zabbix monitoring solution to replace Icinga. I really wanted to find a solution to monitor the IOPs on my Linux servers, all of which are virtualized on Citrix Xen Server. I have some test servers connected to an HP StorageWorks NAS […]


Changing MTU of Bonded Interface within OpenFiler

Restored! Original Publish Date – September 5, 2012 I recently starting playing around with OpenFiler again. OpenFiler is a free SAN based linux distro that is really easy to use and configure. I installed OpenFiler on a Dell PowerEdge R710 2x146gb SAS drives and 6x 2TB 7200 SATA drives. I used the SAS drives for […]


Check Apache Configuration Files for Errors

Restored! Original Publish Date – July 6, 2011 It is highly recommended that network admins check their httpd.conf file for errors after making changes and before restarting the service. The config files are checked, however, this check will prevent the service from starting if errors are found. All configuration files should be checked prior to […]


OpenFiler Unable to Create new Partition GUI

Restored! Original Publish Date – September 5, 2012 I had a problem trying to create a second partition in my OpenFiler unit through the GUI. Everytime I clicked on the “Create” button, the page simply refreshed without creating a new partition. I stumbled up this great article and followed the instructions. Everything went well, except […]


Slipstream VMWare Paravirtualization SCSI Drivers into WinPE 3.0

Restored! Original Publish Date – April 4, 2012 I am writing this article because I had to merge together multiple tutorials for my implementation. I figured that I would save someone some time, or better yet, save myself time when I have to re-create this in the future. I currently utilize the VMWare ParaVirtualization adapter […]