Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at Virtualizationhowto.com and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, He has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family. Also, he goes through the effort of testing and troubleshooting issues, so you don't have to.
  • Logging off remote desktop kills user processes

    A mistake that is commonly made by Jr. admins is logging off a remote desktop session to a server after initiating a user driven process or program.  In seeing this mistake made countless times by admins who just haven’t had…

  • Uninstalling Exchange 2010 Management Tools – Some Controls are not valid

    Recently, we had a workstation that we wanted to upgrade from Exchange 2010 RTM version of the management tools to the Exchange 2010 SP1 version of the tools.  In running the uninstall on the workstation, we had the error, “Microsoft…

  • Windows 2008 Server R2 Functional Level Features

    As Microsoft introduces new servers OS’s, there is usually the option to raise your Forst Functional Level as well as the Domain Functional Level once all server side domain controllers have been upgraded to the latest and greatest server OS. …

  • Styling of New Dell Servers and Racks

    I wanted to post some pictures of the new rack a client received in yesterday noting the styling of the Dell enterprise badging and modified look of their enterprise hardware.  Note the picture below of the new Dell rack. Notice…

  • Remote Access with TeamViewer

    Have you ever needed to remotely access a computer without the headaches of having to alter firewall rules or allow access by compromising your computer’s security? TeamViewer is a great free app that allows ones to control or access a…

  • Problem Removing Additional Mailboxes from Outlook 2010

    In working with Outlook 2010, we had a client who had additional mailbox folders that were appended to his inbox within Outlook from using the File > Open Other User’s Folder functionality .  When attempting to simply close the folder from…

  • Using WordPress As A Knowledgebase

    Okay, so we know about and have read countless blog posts about using WordPress as a conten management system as well as for an intranet solution.  Have you thought about using it for your IT knowledgebase?  It is actually a…

  • Joining ESXi to a Domain

    Using domain credentials for your VMware environment only makes sense.  It alleviates the hassle of having to keep up with two different sets of user credentials and makes for a much more centralized authentication model for users as well as…

  • Installing vCenter Server 4.1 Step by Step

    Installing vCenter Server 4.1 update 1 is a fairly straightforward install. In preparation for this demo, we have built a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit server with all Windows updates, downloaded the ISO for vCenter Server 4.1 update 1 (which…