Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts

  • Manual installation of IIS, PHP and MySql

    Last week I posted an article about how I configured IIS, PHP and MySQL using Microsoft’s Web PI 2.0 technology, which was wicked easy. Today I figured I would run the same thing but this time “manually”. Which if I had to rank things in order of difficulty from 1 to 5, where one is the easiest, the Web PI install would be a one, and the manual install would be a two. There are a few things you will need to download the links are below.

  • PHP, Pear and Windows

    When running PHP I receive the following message:

  • IIS, PHP, MySQL and Web PI

    I’ve posted a couple of things last week regarding how I use Virtual PC, and since recently I’ve been downloading web apps that need php and mysql I figured I would document what I did to make them go. One of the things I figured out very early on is my job is to find things to make us go, yes I stole that from a Star Trek episode but it’s so true!

  • Building Servers

    Building a server, using the method I outlined in my previous post, becomes cake.

  • Windows/Linux Server Base Image

    I do a lot of software evaluations and as such I have come to rely quite heavily on virtualzation so I don’t have to worry about setting up hardware. As the software that we evaluate can be either Windows or Linux based I have created two base images, and from there build out my test servers for software deployment. The steps for each OS are very similar and I won’t go into any great detail on specific setup steps. I tend to just do a basic Windows Server installation taking all the defaults, and likewise for my Ubuntu LTS installation with only exception being selecting the OpenSSH at the end.