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When Vendors Refuse to Yield

Recently, I worked closely with a specific vendor of client and server side software for multi-location point of sale systems. As the project went on, I became annoyed with the nature of the software because it was not packaged in

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How to Virtualize a Physical Server Using Disk2vhd

A simple solution to converting an existing physical server into a vhd file is to use the free utility from Microsoft called Disk2vhd. This is useful for creating backups of a whole machine or only certain volumes. The resulting vhd

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VMware Infrastructure Client White Console Screen

After installing VMware ESXi 3.5 Hypervisor on one my Dell PowerEdge 2650s,  I ran into some trouble while launching my virtual machines.  I attempted various configurations but I could not get around the white console screen displayed on every virtual

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