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Elevated Task Manager Shortcut on Windows 7

Sun, 2014-11-09 07:05
Received a replacement laptop so now I have to perform some software installs and configure it the way I had my old laptop.  To get Task Manager to display All Processes without having to select this option every time, it must run as Administrator.  Searched Google and found this link which describes how to setup […]

Where are the Folder Options in Windows 2008?

Wed, 2013-10-16 13:55
For whatever reason, I can never remember where the Folder Options tabs are located in Windows 2008.  Adding a note here for future reference.  The same applies for Windows 7. Go to Control Panel / Folder OptionsFiled under: Microsoft, Windows OS Tagged: folder options, folder options 2008

iPod Classic Adventures

Tue, 2013-10-15 20:35
Every couple of months, my daughter comes home with some new challenge for me to resolve with her iPod Classic.  I thought resetting the iPod would solve just about anything she could possibly do to inhibit the normal function of the device.  That is until she decided to set a passcode and promptly forgot what […]


Mon, 2013-10-14 14:17
What is the difference between Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)?  That was a question that came up recently in a disaster recovery discussion.  Good explanation provided by Dejan Kosutic’s Blog entry. In summary: Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is “target time set for resumption of product, service or activity delivery after an incident”. […]

PowerPoint Presentations

Mon, 2013-03-25 07:36
Began researching some information regarding PowerPoint Presentations.  Listing a few important summary items that stood out for me to keep focused with future presentations.  Sometimes I get so caught up in the moment and briefly lose sight of the main objective. Know your audience Audience needs to know: Where we are now Where we want […]

NetApp Crash-Consistent Snapshots

Mon, 2012-02-27 20:13
We performed a disaster recovery (DR) test at our DR site in October 2011 which involved recovering Oracle database VMs with storage on a  SAN.  Once the database VM was recovered from a NetApp volume snapshot, it was started and we discovered Oracle went through its usual crash recovery and the database was running as […]

Memory Limits for Windows Releases

Sat, 2011-12-10 20:38
When I need to reference the physical memory limits for Windows Operating Systems, I seem to waste time trying to locate my notes or searching the Internet.  I am posting here so I can remember.  Found the information on Microsoft’s site and will use it for future reference. Below are the Operating Systems and Editions […]

SYSAUX tablespace growing rapidly

Sat, 2011-12-03 14:16
I have an Oracle 11g R2 ( database where I noticed the SYSAUX tablespace was growing larger every day.  Searched Oracle My Support and found Doc ID 1292724.1 and Doc ID 552880.1 which were helpful. After running awrinfo.sql, I found the largest consumer to be SM/OPTSTAT at 2.8 GB which is larger and not typical […]