Intel Core 2 Duo Reports as Pentium III in Windows XP

I have been running into a lot of people having issues with Windows XP recently who use WMI to poll data from machines running Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  These processors report as Pentium III processors through the WMI Win32_Processor class. This is caused by an actual bug that appears to be impacting Windows XP […]

Installing Windows Server 2003 on Xen on Red Hat Linux 5

After being challenged several times during the process of installing Windows Server 2003 into a fully virtualized Xen environment on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5 or CentOS 5) I decided that a quick tutorial for those of you who wish to install in exactly the same way would be helpful.  There are several […]

Managing Apache and Subversion Through Active Directory (Part 1 – Authentication)

In my previous article, Installing Subversion on RHEL5, we went over how to install the Subversion server and how to make it accessible through the Apache web server.  This solution is great but leaves us without any user authorization and authentication.  For most Subversion instances these are features that we will want to have.  We […]

Resizing VMWare Server Virtual Disk

Today I needed to resize a VMWare Virtual Disk (vmdk) for a Windows Server 2003 image running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 host using LVM to manage the physical, local disk space.  In my case, my logical volume was too small to accommodate the vmdk expansion and so I had to grow my […]

Are You Vista Capable?

Following my last article on Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system and its review from the New York Times I felt that I should provide my own insight into the state of Windows Vista. I have been using Windows Vista for almost a year now. I am an IT professional and an early adopter of most […]