Replacing Windows 2000 Printer Server to Windows 2003 Server

The Story:

Last week our Windows 2000 printer server had repeated problems in a single day. As the rule of thumb of Windows 2000 printer server troubleshooting says, I stopped the printer spooler service, waited a few seconds, and then started the service. Based on my experience, most of Windows service will show an fail message when I clicked on the restart service button. That’s why I prefer to click on the stop button and the start button after several seconds.

Anyway, it did solve the problem for about half an hour until the next user complained that she cannot print also. Then I restarted the Windows to make sure all the troubles caused by any lack of available memory resources will be solved. It came up and it solved the print problem.

But a few hours afterward the problem re-occured and so I did the restart ritual of both service and Windows all over again. I thought that was all for that day, but on the following day I discovered that my work colleague restarted the Windows once more after I left the office because of the same problem.

The problem no longer occur until today, but me and my work colleague has worked on plan to replace the printer server to new hardware and upgrade it to Windows 2003.

As always, we tried it in a testing environment with very similar condition. Here are the steps to upgrade Windows 2000 printer server to Windows 2003. Continue reading “Replacing Windows 2000 Printer Server to Windows 2003 Server”

Copy Files and Folder Across Partitions and Maintain the Folder Permission and Access Control List (ACL)

Scenario:

Last weekend we added a new storage for company File Server. We need to move all the Departments’ folders to the new storage while maintaining the folder security permission. There are thousands of folders inside around 50 different main folders. We certainly cannot afford the chance of losing the folder permission security properties that already created for several years.

What I know is Windows Server 2003 can only retain these security properties if the folder is copied in the same partition. While if you copy the folder across different partition, it will remove all of the security properties. Sounds like disaster to me…

My work partner then told me about the xcopy command that can be use to solve the issue. Continue reading “Copy Files and Folder Across Partitions and Maintain the Folder Permission and Access Control List (ACL)”

Setup Reverse Proxy with Apache for Lotus Notes Webmail

OS: Linux Fedora Core 5 with Apache Installed
Lotus Notes 7

The Story:

Wow! It was a great experience for me when I researched around for articles on how to create a reverse proxy server with Apache and use it to secure Lotus Notes Webmail. Before deciding to use Apache I tried to use Microsoft ISA Server 2004 and its publish server rule, but I get pretty confused in the middle cause it’s not so customizable. I guess Microsoft created the publish server rule only for Microsoft Exchange Server OWA (Outlook Web Access).

Anyway, with Linux Fedora Core 5 and Apache you can do reverse proxying with a lot more options. So here is the documented steps on how I did it. Keep in mind that there could be some difference in your situation, but I hope I could help you with this post. So let’s start fellas… Continue reading “Setup Reverse Proxy with Apache for Lotus Notes Webmail”

Tips for Medtech Intern

 Work In Laboratory

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I just had a thought to write something for the medtech intern recently. In the previous two articles, I only address tips for the clinical division students. I believe I should share some guidelines also for the interns since the world of CD and of intern are quite different.

My Intern times may have past almost three years ago, but all the lessons, pain, troubles, and fun will always be fresh in my mind. Like the one year I spent in clinical division, my one year (ok, plus several days I got because I had absent and sick leaves) is paradoxically one of the best “toxic” year in my life. Think about it, what other course could have force you to travel around Philippines and mess around in one year (I had my intern in Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital, Manila Adventist Medical Center, and Cagayan Valley Sanitarium and Hospital).

If there is one thing that pay all of the hardships in clinical division, it’s certainly the internship year. But be careful, it’s not a “honey and milk” year. And I hope my tips can give some insights for those who are going to intern and those who are already there as well. Let’s get going: Continue reading “Tips for Medtech Intern”

5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD

Finger Prick

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Hi all! Meet you again in this fifth tips to survive in the AUP Medical Technology Clinical Division life.
Thank you for your interest to read what I want to share with you in this article. To all who are currently in the CD, I hope my first four tips have made you survive the CD so far. Anyway, I realized that I have not share one of the most important tip based on my personal experience in CD.

In this fifth tip to survive the CD, I will talk about the mental qualification that you definitely need to have to pass the CD without getting insane, if you aren’t yet…. Hahaha! Just kidding!

First I want to ask a question. Have you ever wonder why you had so much hard times trying to survive in the CD? Stupid questions huh! Unless you are the direct descendant of Albert Einstein or Thomas Alfa Edison, you most probably have. And if I can give you the answer, it is this: You don’t realize or understand yet what it takes to be a Medtech CD students. Continue reading “5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD”

Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD

 Laboratory Girl

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Hello there!

First of all, I wanna congratulate you for reaching the CD (Clinical Division) stage of the Medical Technology of AUP!
Honestly, CD is not meant for all people. In fact, not all who entered CD will successfully pass it in the supposedly one year time period. And worst, few will even left.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not discouraging anyone here but merely presenting what really happened from the past.

And you know what? I’m not exempted from that thought of quitting the CD when I was there.

It was 2 months after I entered CD and I was kinda frustated with everything. I was frustated with my scores, my lack of sleep, my losing friends, my social life, my sanity… In short, my life was a mess!

And I thought to myself, “Should I quit this?”
I only had two options; the first one is to quit, and the second is to move on and fight till I die (whoa… very dramatic ha!)

But the first option is not a good option for me, cause I have spend two and a half year as Med Tech and I’m just too close to the finish line. So I chose the second option.

Allright, enough for the story, let’s discuss on how to survive in the cruel world of Clinical Division. Continue reading “Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD”

Adventist Church(es) in Surabaya Quick Guide

Gereja Advent Tanjung Perak
Gereja Advent Tanjung Perak

Hi brothers and sisters!

I personally create this guide as a quick guide for SDAs who travel to Surabaya and have no idea about the SDA churches there.
This guide does not discuss all the SDA churches in Surabaya, but rather only the churches that I visited, mostly located in the heart of Surabaya city.

Most of the SDA churches in Surabaya are named based on its street or location, making them easy to remember. Finding the route to the churches, however, is another story
since the road in Surabaya is quite “artistically” planned, and public transportation route information is not quite available, even when you ask most of the local residence. So it sure take some time to get familiar with the city.

My two cents, buy Surabaya Map from bookstore, it costs around Rp 30,000 but will be the best investment during stay in Surabaya.

The comment about the churches are based on my personal observation. Continue reading “Adventist Church(es) in Surabaya Quick Guide”