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Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

    If you haven't updated to Windows XP Service Pack 3, you should really look into that prior to July 13th 2010, if you ever want help from Microsoft.  After July 13th 2010, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP Sp2 as well as Windows 2000 Operating Systems.  Though Microsoft hasn’t given any indication of removing support for [...]

Q&A Monday: Remotely Turn on Computer?

Q&A Monday: Remotely Turn on Computer?

Question: I constantly turn off my home office computer when I am not using it to save energy.  I don’t think this is possible, but I thought there would be no harm in asking you the question anyway.  Is there a way for me to remotely turn on my computer when I am not in the office?  I find that, a few times a month, that when I am not in [...]

Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7

Hide Drives from Your Computer in Windows 7

If you’ve got drives in My Computer that you never access, such as a USB Flash drive that is used s olely for MagicJack, a floppy drive, or a network drive only used for a particular piece of software, then you might want to hide the drive from your computer, so it doesn’t bother you. Now note, that this just hides the drive from view, the [...]

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. I would recommend that anyone who has a Apple computer or administrates an apple computer goto your software [...]

Facebook Privacy Scanner

Facebook Privacy Scanner

A lot of recent concern over Facebook and their recent privacy changes and people are either talking about deleting their Facebook pages or trying to navigate the privacy settings to keep them safe.  The latter is what I though I would do, since when I’m not at work, I’m addicted to Facebook.  I thought I got the security settings that I [...]

Question and Answer: Stop Domain Users from Installing Files

Question: I have Windows 2003 domain and some users have local admin rights. I would like to prevent these users from installing any software on their PCs. Bobby Clem Boulder, CO Answer:     In an ideal world we wouldn't have users who were also local administrators, but we in the IT world often have perfect systems to work with.  [...]

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Being a Network Administrator I’ve ran my fair share of Linux servers with various Linux OS’s on them doing many things.  I’ve decided to give you some tips on using the Linux OS when you are more familiar with another OS.  This isn’t meant to give you everything you need, but give you the ground to build upon. One of the first [...]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

On Tuesday May 11th Microsoft released another round of updates for the Windows Operating System.  Here’s what they are and what they do: SECURITY UPDATES: Update: MS10-030/KB978542 Type: Critical Affected Systems: XP, 7, 2003, 3008, 2008 R2, Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 for 2000 What it does: Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live [...]

AVG Free vs Microsoft Security Essentials

    For the longest time when asked about a free anti-virus/anti-spyware software that I would use and recommend, usually top of the list would be AVG Free and I think that many of the techs that I worked with would agree with it.  Infact another tech originally turned me on to the software and it became part of my virus/spyware removal [...]

Admin Toolkit: 5 Linux tools you need for Windows

I think most System Admins have a USB thumb-drive with a bunch of tools that may be needed to diagnose any problems that might come to their network or their own computer. (Or is it just me?)  I plan to go over what tools I use in more detail at a later time, but for this post I wanted to focus on the Linux tools that I have on my thumb-drive to [...]

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