Monthly Archive: August 2005

Re-installs are fun 0

Re-installs are fun

So my Averatec (Which I hate so much because they refurse to support it) had a 60GB 4200RPM harddrive. I recently ordered and installed a 100GB 5400RPM harddrive w/ an 8MB cache. This made a HUGE jump in performance for my machine (also added some ram which helps). HDTach reported something akin to a 4x jump in burst speed (from 25mbs to 93mbs). I also ripped 30 minutes of DVD...

Managing IIS 6.0 From CLI 0

Managing IIS 6.0 From CLI

For anyone that works with IIS, and needs to build some automation – there is help! I did some searching and I came up with a few useful commands (amazingly from MS itself). First is “HOW TO: Manage Web Sites and Web Virtual Directories by Using Command-Line Scripts in IIS 6.0” – This is great if you have to create applications from directories based on ASP.NET, etc. Second is “Starting...

Busy Busy & Gun Shows 0

Busy Busy & Gun Shows

Been super busy at work recently. Trying to jugle server moves, deal with broken servers, and all sorts of other hellish like stuff. On top of that my boss is leaving, which is very very sad (and bad). Now I’ll have two bosses, both of which are 200 miles away, and I’m the soul person in IT and CustomerService (have I mentioned I hate people?). Oh well – gotta do...

Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 – Hanging on Install 0

Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 – Hanging on Install

Last night I was trying to install Service Pack 1 for Windows 2003 on our main developement server – it took three (3) hours to finally get it installed. I had the problem where it was hanging on the step “Backing Up Registry”. It did this to me twice, I tried rebooting, shutting down services – you name it. I finally came across the answer: Turn on MSDTC service (Listed...