Time Synchronization

Time synchronization is extremely important in a domain as MS uses it for its authentication mechanism. This is how I’ve got my Microsoft NTP server functioning and how to get VMWare hosts to use the Microsoft NTP server. The following instructions are from the VMWare website. Configure the Windows NTP

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Shared Library with XBMC

After completing the setup of my new storage server and basic reconstruction of my network, I decided to take it upon myself to use these new technologies and create a media network for my home. I wanted this to consist of 2 XBMC boxes running with a shared library so

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OwnCloud Setup

OwnCloud Setup and Configuration Preface The steps listed below make the assumption that you have a dedicated MySQL server configured. If you need to run the MySQL instance on the OwnCloud server than you need to setup the Linux as a LAMP server so that it has it setup by

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Media Center PC : The Living Room

The initial XBMC machine I setup was the one I use more frequently as it’s in our primary living room. I found 2 Dell Optiplex 745s on Craigslist for only $40 for the pair. They have Core 2 Duo processors and 2 GB of RAM in them. I then went

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Media Center PC : The Man Cave

My original plan was to use the second Optiplex I had purchased for my Man Cave setup. However, that quickly changed when I realized that my old Samsung Blu-Ray player/surround sound setup wouldn’t play the sound very well. That brought on my new mission to have the XBMC box output

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