Archive for September, 2011

SBS 2008 Companyweb Stops Working

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Ran into this problem today and thought I would share my solution for anyone else having it.

After some updates loaded from Microsoft, our internal website companyweb stopped working. We do not use it for much. The only real thing is for faxes. All incoming faxes are received by the server and stored in companyweb for staff to view and/or print.

After some searching, I came across this page.

This worked for me. Here is what I did…

Opened an elevated command prompt (right click on CMD and choose Run As Administrator)

In the CMD box, I typed ‘cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\BIN\’

Then I typed ‘psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b –force’

It ran the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. When it completed, I had to manually go to services and start the World Wide Web Publishing Service. After that, SharePoint and Companyweb ran fine.

Video Editing Computer

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I have been editing video on the same computer for many years now. It is a 6 year old Dell, using an 8 year old Matrox video capture card. Because of the old card, I was stuck using Windows XP and Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0 (currently, Premiere is up to CS5.5). It has been pretty unstable. Lots of crashes and lockups.

With the help of my fellow staff members donating budget to help pay for it, I have begun the process of building a new editing machine.

I know about all the parts of a computer and how they go together and what they do. The thing that makes me nervous with this is making sure I am getting the right parts for the job. Video editing is one of the toughest things a computer can do, so you cannot skimp on the power of those parts. I did some research and landing on Specifically, on the DIY8 project.

These are components they recommend and have tested. So basically, they gave me a shopping list for a editing machine that will be rock solid.

At the bottom of the DIY8 page, there is a chart for a budget system and a hotrod system. I stuck mostly to the hotrod, except for the video card and hard drive. Here is my shopping list…

Motherboard ASUS P6X58D-E
Processor Intel i7-980 Hex Core
Memory CORSAIR XMS3 24GB (6 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card EVGA GTX 570
Case Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 Black ATX
Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Video Hardware Matrox MXO2 Mini
Video Software Adobe Production Premium 5.5

Everything is ordered and most should be arriving tomorrow. I plan to make this a mini series of posts to let you know how it all goes. Hopefully, someone else can be helped by this.