Archive for October, 2007

PHP error 5.2.4 Getting error “Error in my_thread_global_end(): 1 threads didn’t exit”

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

We have noticed a few web server admins to be getting an error message Getting error “Error in my_thread_global_end(): 1 threads didn’t exit” when running php on IIS windows servers in CGI. the issue is caused by libmysql.dll found in php directory. The file size for the libmysql.dll was 1.94 MB (2,035,712 bytes).

To fix the issue and clear the error message, you must replace libmysql.dll with an earlier version from release 5.2.1 of PHP.

I noticed many people were not able to get their hands on it so we have uploaded it to our server to make it easily availble.
Download php mysql libmysql.dll

VMWare Host and Guest Cannot Communicate Over Network Shares on Dell PowerEdge and Broadcom TOE

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Many people have encoutnered issues with the TOE on the Dell PowerEdge servers (especially the 2900) where it caused weird issues with networking components, most noticeable on VMware boxes and ISA servers.

A few days ago I had the same issue with our PowerEdge 2900 after I upgraded to the latest drivers and firmware, the server was running windows 2003 with SP2 loaded on it, once the server was rebooted, the host OS could not access the guest systems via UNC or RDP ( Remote Desktop) however I was able to ping the guest OS by IP and common name with no issues.

after researching the issue, I discovered, it is a problem with the Broadcom Network Cards, Windows 2003SP2 and the TOE (Tcpip Offload Engine)

I tired many different thigs except uninstalling the SP2 from the Host OS as it was not a fix for me (not good enough solution) so what I did was opened up the case and removed the TOE component which is like a little white adapter that plugs into the motherborad of the 2900 PowerEdge server. The connector itself is like a phone plug. I have attached a picture of the adapter.

To remove the TOE adapter, slide open the case, look in the center next to the CPU, there will be a white chip (looks like a one of those tranceievers) sticking out and labeled TOE 2) Just unplug it (you would unplug it just like how you unplug a phone from a phone jack).

Once I removed the TOE adapter from the server and powered it back on, everything worked like a charm. I phoned Dell and talked to their senior techs and they did elaborate that this was a problem they have been running into recenlty and this was the right fix.

I hope this helps you out. if it does please post to let me know.  

TOE Adapter for Dell PowerEdge 2900

TOE Dell PowerEdge adapter

Video Tutorials for Share Point 2007

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Microsoft Share Point 2007 is getting hotter and hotter every day. Knowing Share Point 2007 is goldmine due to the services and features it offers. Yet with the high demand on it, many IT Guys lack the knowledge and understanding of its capabilities and expandabilities.  We did our homework and searched for good resources and found this free video tutorial on Share Point 2007. It is by far one of the best resrouces we have found on the internet for Microsoft Sharepoint 2007.

the website is: Microsoft Share Point 2007 Video Tutorial