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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.
I think this once used to be a phrase that was very popular, especially back around the times of last 2 world wars - what has this got to do with IT?

Good question - when I first started getting my hands on Servers they were typically Novell Netware 3.11 or 3.12's and when you started trying to troubleshoot a "Slow Performance" issue, or even worse, an "Abend" (the equivalent of a BSOD!) the very first thnig you'd do is disable or remove the Anti-Virus. (Back in those days, they just weren't that reliable..... ;-)

Last week I was assisting a client try to resolve a complex issue where Server 2003 (SP1) + Citrix + Softricity + etc..... was installed on 20 odd machines and one of the servers would routinely start imploding on itself, getting slower and slower, not responding etc. looking very suspiciously like a "locking issue" internal to the system, yet a cold reboot would fix the issue

I finally managed to setup and initiate a Core Dump ("Complete Dump" - but I'm a Trekky fan..? ;-) and then the answer jumps out that it's Sophos that was holding things at bay.

As much as things change they also stay the same?
Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2005 12:19 AM IT Management | Back to top


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