2009 is almost over… Let 2010 come in….

I think I’ve never done a blog post about what’s happened over one year…

Maybe this time is the time to start… Let me cover some major topics happening in my life over the current year…

* Certifications This was was a great year in term of getting some certifications, finally ended up MCSE and already took a big step in the path of MCITP: Enterprise Server upgrade (1 exam left).
* Work Experience: Definetly was a awesome year regarding some work done… I think we made a lot of progress regarding our IT infrastructure but there’s a lot to be done.. which will start already on early January with a really intense Sharepoint implementation and servers migrations.
* Personal Life: It’s been one hell of a year… finally bought my first brand new car 😀 (Megane Sport Tourer) and relationship is going better each day that goes by…

So I’ll leave you all with wishes of a Perfect X-mas and that 2010 is as bad as the good parts of 2009 😉

Exchange 2010 Installation Error

While messing up with some Virtual Machines with R2 and Exchange Server 2010 Installation I’ve got this error:

“The start mode for the Net. TCP Port Sharing service must be set to Automatic before Setup can continue”

After some googling I’ve found out that running the following PowerShell Script solved the problem:

Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

First time I’ve used PowerShell for problem solving.

and.. guess what… Working as Intended


Weekend Project

This weekend I’ll be doing some WSUS and WDS install…

A friend asked me to configure him a server that is able to both deploy Windows Installations and also give the updates on his local network…

My biggest concern is that he still does some Windows XP deployments and I don’t know how really WDS 2008 works with XP..

I might have to google a bit

Getting ready for the future. IPv6 Study

As I write this post I’m completly sure of one thing, it will take years untill we have public IPv6 addresses here in Portugal.

But that doesn’t mean its too early to learn something new. As of today I’ll put my MCSE -> MCITP upgrade on hold for a month or two and really start to study the complexity below IPv6 implementation. I think it’s that time when I feel everything I know about IPs/subnetting etc it’s not enought.. the hunger for knowledge took me away once again 🙂

I’m looking for some book / videocast / simulation whatever mentions IPv6 implementation and main differences (and don’t tell me it’s a 128bit instead of 32bit because that I know 🙂 )

For now I have this options


Year 2007
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780849385162

Year: 2008
Pages: 556
Editor: Mc Graw-Hill
ISBN: 9780735624467
I tend more to the last one… anyone got more ideas? need them for this weekend..