My Wintel Infrastructure Transitioning Experience

Although I have done many transitions on Intel and Windows Infrastructures in Domestic Market in India, this time I was a part of a very strong transitioning team to transition an International Infrastructure project. I was in AZ, USA in last November and stayed there for about a month for knowledge transfer and documentation of the current state of infrastructure and used a sequential process centric transitioning to enable customers to experience the benefit of off-shoring. The new model is going to be a global infrastructure support model and will have presence in Mexico, Romania, USA and India.That was really a nice experience! Meeting with new people, understanding their views, the different perceptions and ideas on life, profession and technologies was exciting me. Soon I came to know that it is not easy to work with people from different regions of the globe. To understand them, to understand their culture, the behavior, the accent, the professional approach of doing the work c…

Find files with the path, longer then given characters limit

One of my friend ask me to find any tool or script which can list all the files longer then 255 characters under any given path including subdirectory.Here is the solution and its free :)Path Scan is a useful software application that will calculate the total path length of your files.
Scan files in directories and get their path length. This is useful to determine failures in particular processes which are limited with path length, like CD/DVD burning Software or File Synchronization. Path Scan is a useful software utility that allows you to easily determine if paths are compatible with a process.

My Experience with the Dell Studio Refusbished laptop

During my Visit to US, A good friend of mine helped me to purchased a Dell Studio 1530 Refurbished Laptop and here is my review on it:
Price/Specifications-530$ All inclusive
Memory: 4 Gig
HDD: 350 Gig
Screen: 15.1"
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0 Ghz 800 mhz FSB 2 mb Cache

Buying- The inventory In Dell Outlet is constantly refreshed so finding precisely what you want should not take long. However be sure to fully read each computers description fully as Some are ""Scratch and dent"" Or ""Off lease"" Your best off sticking to factory refurbished. The process is as simple as selecting the system you want adding to cart and Purchasing with a variety of Payment options (I chose to use Paypal). The process is quite simple and fast And if you need to ask any questions Use the live chat on the Dell Main Webpage as it is MUCH faster then telephone support. (Unless it's an inventory question then you have to call).

Shipping- Dell claims most sys…

Definition: Disaster Recovery

Today I had a debate with my team mate on what Disaster recovery is! This made me to think again on what I know about Disaster Recovery. By going through various sites; I conclude that I am in right direction and reached to define what Disaster recovery is in the context of IT Infrastructures:

In my words, Disaster recovery is a planed way to recovery from a catastrophic event like Fire, earthquake, terrorist attack etc. It is also related Business Continuity Plan and called as a plan to maintain & run a Business or operation continually with a capacity to recover from any kind of known/unknown disasters.

This specifically requires a Geo separated site to have off-line backups, data and documentation necessary to run a Business / Operation and is intended to plan protection on large losses.

In Wikipedia ( words:

Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures of restoring operations critical to the resumption of business, includ…

CD/DVD ROM is not showing up under My Computers

If you are not getting your CD/DVD rom undermy computer even if Windows is dectecting it, try this:

Access Registry and delete LowerFilters and UpperFilters here:

Windows 2008 RDC / RDP: "Because of an error in data encryption, the session will end"

Yesterday I had an issue with a newly built Windows 2008 server. I was not able to RDP this server through my home internet connection. The server was on port redirection and it tries to bring the console but gave the following error:

"Because of an error in data encryption, the session will end"

After some research and google search I tried the following workaround and it worked!!!!!:

I Went to:

Show all Network Connections
Local Area Connection -> Properties
Pressed the Configure button (for the Chip)

and set the following disabled: Offload TCP LargeSend

This was unexpected issue...

Killing a Windows Service that seems to hang on "Stopping"

It sometimes happens (and it's not a good sign most of the time): you'd like to stop a Windows Service, and when you issue the stop command through the SCM (Service Control Manager) or by using the ServiceProcess classes in the .NET Framework or by other means (net stop, Win32 API), the service remains in the state of "stopping" and never reaches the stopped phase. It's pretty simple to simulate this behavior by creating a Windows Service in C# (or any .NET language whatsoever) and adding an infinite loop in the Stop method. The only way to stop the service is by killing the process then. However, sometimes it's not clear what the process name or ID is (e.g. when you're running a service hosting application that can cope with multiple instances such as SQL Server Notification Services). The way to do it is as follows:
Go to the command-prompt and query the service (e.g. the SMTP service) by using sc:sc \\Servername queryex SMTPSvc
This will give you the fol…