TCP Header Checksums Displayed as Corrupted (using Network Monitor)

OK,so I was troubleshooting and odd issue with an FTP server and one of the thingsthat caught my attention while using Network Monitor (on a Windows 2000 server)was that some(actually almost all) of the TCP checksums (originating from the server)were found to be incorrect. At first I thought I was having a networking problem,yet someone pointed out the fact that since the calculation was being offloaded to the NIC Network Monitor may be calculating the checksums incorrectly. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243294  

TechNet Webcast: The New Server Core Installation Option in Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)

The description from the website: Summary In this session, we explore Server Core, a new minimal installation option included in Windows Server 2008. A Server Core installation provides a minimal environment for running a subset of the server roles, the Active Directory directory service, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and file, print, and media services. Server Core also can reduce the servicing and management requirements and the attack surface for those server roles. In this webcast, we discuss the architecture of Server Core, in addition to installation, configuration, and administration of … Continue reading TechNet Webcast: The New Server Core Installation Option in Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)

VMRCPlus – A better way to manage Virtual Server

I have always found the standard management tools that are bundled with Virtual Serverare somewhat uncomfortable. VMRCPlus has been around for some time but it has never beenofficially released until last week. The tool provides a very good interface and the following advantages (based on a listfrom Keith Comb’s blog): Direct control of local or remote instances of the Virtual Server service. IIS and IE browser are no longer required! Tabbed interface to quickly jump between Virtual Server hosts and guest VMRC sessions. Reusable saved states: this feature allows users to preserve a particular saved state and return to that … Continue reading VMRCPlus – A better way to manage Virtual Server

A couple of additional iPhone funnies

The first one is a “music video” about it… And the second one…well lets just say that that buying a place in the line isn’t that lucrative(and having it filmed canmake it even worse…):Take a look at the video.