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  • I’m not a President Obama supporter he has openly admitted that he is very upset about gas prices being UP going into an election year.  He has done a good job of trying to answer the question with out saying he can do nothing as seen in the video below. Some of President Obama ideas about clean energy and energy efficiency are good and I do agree with them but again this gas price situation is not helping our economy rebound President Obama admits that in both of these videos.  Some of his good energy ideas are Doubling the fuel efficiency standards on cars Building more energy efficient homes with better insulation and windows Moving homes and companies over to clean energy Wind, Solar, etc Gas closed at $101.22 a barrel today on stock market.  So shouldn’t gas be down around $3.00 a gallon where it was a few months ago especially if America is more energy efficient then ever.  Since our oil imports are below 50% and dropping then why do the prices continue to surge.  Since America uses more fuel efficient vehicles and we have taken 12 billion barrels of oil offline and we have increased production then why do the gas prices continue to surge gas goes up a nickel or dime and then comes down a few cents.  We as Americans are being gouged and nothing is being done to help us.
  • April 10, 2012

    HP ASR Keeps Rebooting Server Fix

    Most Servers have HP ASR Enabled by default. 1.Hit F9 during the server POST to enter the BIOS 2. Select Server Availability and hit Enter 3. Select ASR Status and hit Enter 4. Select Disabled and hit Enter 5.Hit Esc twice 6. Press F10 to confirm exit
  • April 9, 2012

    HP Client Autotmation Review

    I have had the privilege of implementing over the last few weeks a tool that HP makes called the HP Client Automation Tool.   The HP Client Automation tool is similar to SCCM the tools is used for desktop management.  I first was surprised to find out that this tool has both a free and a payed version. The free version is more stripped down good for managing BIOS and a few other small features of the desktop.  The payed version is more in depth. I was happy with the tool having patch management, OS deployment and package deployment all rolled into one tool. There also is a reporting mechanism that does a great job.  The tool also allows you to manually put in clients or you can query your active directory infrastructure.  The tool does have certain perks that SCCM does not have BIOS management being the big one which is why this client decided go with this product over SCCM since there entire infrastructure is HP.  There is also an option to install server smart packs. The big draw back for me is the clunky web interface also you must have a copy of SQL which is expensive in it self.  Overall a good desktop management tool I would recommend for any company with an HP infrastructure.
  • Guess Best Buy & Barnes and Nobels not doing so great when investors are saying to SHORT IT on Stock Market http://www.smartmoney.com/invest/stocks/3-stocks-shortsellers-are-targeting-1333514330830/ Best Buy (BBY) stock been going down for a while and has lost half or more of its value.  Best Buys announcement of closing 50 stores did not help there case any plus there last earning report showed a large loss overall I think safe to say a SHORT might not be a bad idea. Barnes and Nobels (BKS) has been on roller coaster they went up for sale in 2010.  Apple expressed some interest in them in July of 2011 but decided to shy away from the sale from what was reported.  They tried to use there E-Reader the Nook as a saving grace but took a back seat to the Kindle and iPad.  Overall Barnes and Nobels is company that I be leave has seen its best days behind them.
  • Log onto server Open SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Click About then Help To the right of SQL Server Management Studio match the Versions with the list below to determine your service pack level. SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 10.00.5500.00 SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 10.00.4000.00 SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 10.00.2531.00 SQL Server 2008 RTM 10.00.1600.20 SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 10.50.2500.0 SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM 10.50.1600.1
  • April 4, 2012

    Fix SCOM Data Warehouse Error 31552

    To start fixing this SCOM error go to Administration> Run As Configuration > Accounts In the Accounts pane there are 2 accounts you need to reset the username and password for Data Warehouse SQL Server Authentication Account and Reporting SDK SQL Server Authentication Account.By default these accounts are set to nothing but a single space. reset both accounts using the same account and password Apply the changes and checked the OpsMgr eventlog. Even though the EventID’s 31552 will still appearing the frequency will be far less. Even though the OpsMgr databases are maintained automatically, it doesn’t hurt to run every now an then a Stored Procedure to update the statistics: sp_updatestats. Run it against the Data Warehouse database (OperationsManagerDW) and the output showed that many tables were updated.
  • April 3, 2012

    Reinstall Windows Update Service

    There is a few ways this can be done on Windows 7 and Vista using this great tool Windows 7 & Windows Vista I found this great tool works great http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/Fix%20WU.zip In windows xp I found the Microsoft way worked the best of reinstalling the Windows Update Agent http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
  • When setting up Microsoft ForeFront The first thing to do is to run Serversetup.exe. Of course you’ll want to run the file so click Run.Fill in your Name and Organization then click Next.You’re going to have to put a check in I accept the software license terms.When you do Next will be available so click Next.Now this is where you’re be choosing your topology. For this example we’llgo ahead and chose a Basic topology. This will install Microsoft ForefrontEndpoint Protection 2010 Database, Site Server Extension, Console Extension,Reporting components, and Reporting database based on your currentConfiguration Manager deployment. Maybe in future blogs I’ll go through otherdeployment options. Don’t forget to click Next.Here is where you will setup the Reporting server account information.Mostly it will be filled out by the user running setup but you can change thedomainusername. Click Next.If the password you typed doesn’t match the domainusername you’ll get theerror below. Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Error: The password is incorrect, or this account is not valid. Account :domainusername After I corrected my intentional typo FEP is now warning me that I shouldn’tuse my domain admin account. Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 For security reasons, it is not recommended to use a domain administratoraccount ‘domainusername’ as the reporting account. I’m going to OK this because it’s just a test lab. By default FEP will want to Join the Customer Experience ImprovementProgram. I recommend keeping this checked. I also checked User Microsoft Updateto keep my products up to date. Join Microsoft Spynet Basic is checked by default. I changed mine toAdvanced SpyNet. Location and disk space requirements blah blah blah. Oh no! It looks like my Verifying SQL Server prerequisite Failed with anError. When I click the More link I see the error below Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 requires that the SQL Server Agentservice...
  • April 2, 2012

    Total Recall August 3 2012

    This movie looks better then the original I like the All Star cast as well Colin Farrell, Jessica Beil and Kate Beckinsale. I really hope the movie lives up to the hype and I do hope they remake a few of the original scenes Arnold’s performance in the original was great.