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Running RMS (Windows Rights Management Services) with Linux

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

According to Microsoft, Windows Rights Management Services has to run within an Active Directory Environment.  This is due to the fact that rights enabled-applications such as those in the MS office suite look to the Service Connection Point (SCP) stored in AD.  In this article, I explore how far you can take RMS in a […]

Mystery Device in T61 Laptop

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

I recently downgraded a laptop from Windows Vista to Windows XP Pro with SP3.  In doing so, I found I had to go gather the drivers from Lenovo’s website myself.  Lenovo has a great site for doing this with relative ease, but I found I had two devices that were still a mystery. PCI/VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_20CA17AA and […]

How to get Fedora 9 X86_64 (64 bit) working with Vmware Server

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I recently encounted several issues with Vmware Server.  Most of them were related to lost functionality within the software (such as the browse button and various other features not working within the vmware console) .   I discovered this was mainly due to Vmware Server Console being a 32 bit application and requiring access to many […]

Improved IT security through AD Design

Monday, August 4th, 2008

One of the things I freqently notice is that many small and mid-sized organizations have not spent a great deal of time on designing their active directory structure. In this article I discuss how to improve the AD landscape to ensure proper access control while also cutting down on administrative time and creating an ability […]

How to save money when upgrading your laptop hard drive

Monday, August 4th, 2008

If you’ve bought a laptop in the past 2 years the odds are that it has a SATA hard drive in it. The nice thing about hard drives is they are easily upgradeable, with the cost of a new drive running approximately $100-$200. Here’s a tip, instead of buying a standard SATA hard drive, instead […]

Launch of the BHCBLog

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The purpose of this site is to document interesting IT and technology challenges I come across on a day-to-day basis. They may include how-to’s such as upgrade steps when migrating from SBS 2000 to SBS 2003 or how to install Microsoft RMS. If you are interested in finding out more about me you can do […]