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Monday June 21st 2021

Posts Tagged ‘Question and Answer’

Q&A Monday: IT Education

Q&A Monday:  IT Education

Question: Jim, For someone looking to segue into IT, what is the most direct educational route to take- tech school, university, or career diploma program? In general, what do you recommend for a good IT foundation? Tony DiPaciner Philadelphia, Pa   Answer: Like most questions in IT, there is a lot of debate for the best [...]

Q&A Monday: Event Viewer Problems in Server 2008

Q&A Monday:  Event Viewer Problems in Server 2008

Question: I have a Windows Server 2008 64Bit Standard and I am having problems getting the Event Viewer to display on the server.   When I click on the Event Viewer, I get the following Error Message - Event Log Service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running. I went into the Windows services and tried to start "Windows Event Log" [...]

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Question: I know this is more of a general question than a technical question, but I expect end of next week to have two offers on the table from companies that are under a lot of pressure to get their positions filled. There is also third company, probably my favorite, which doesn't seem to be under the same pressure and is moving at a [...]

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Question: Hey Jim, I am a small business owner and I am constantly struggling with how often do I replace the Apple computers in my office.  I do have some PC's in the office which I lease on a 3 year cycle, but I'm not sure if I should replace the Apple's as often as I do the PC's.  Is there a standard rule for replacing Apple computers in [...]

Q&A Monday: Increase Simultaneous Downloads

Question: Because of my job I spent a lot of time downloading files from the internet, my productivity is killed by the simultaneous download limit in Windows.  Is there anyway to work around this limit or a nifty program that will let me easily download more? Joseph James Dallas, TX Answer: Now I have tried many programs that [...]

Q&A Monday: Block Sites from Computer

Q&A Monday: Block Sites from Computer

Question: Hey Jim hope your doing well and having a good summer! I need a little help. My daughter has autism and she loves Youtube. However, some of the things on youtube are very disturbing. Is there anyway we can totally block Youtube from our computers? Media, Pa Answer: There is a simple an easy way to block sites from a computer, the [...]

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Question: I am a Mobile Administrator of my company, and recently some of the users have preordered the iPhone 4 and they started to receive these phone’s last week.  There is a new feature called FaceTime, which lets users do a face to face chat on their phone, like Skype.  The users are able to make FaceTime calls inside of the network, [...]

Q&A Monday: Network Design

Q&A Monday: Network Design

Question: Hello Jim, I have only been a network administrator for only a short period of time, and recently I’ve been asked by a friend to design a network for his new business.  I’ve only managed a network that was already in place when I accepted the job, and haven't had much experience designing a network from the ground up.  I know [...]

Q&A Monday: Disable Taskbar Preview

Q&A Monday: Disable Taskbar Preview

Question: Hi Jim, I am a big fan of you blog, and found your site a while back while looking for blue screen problems I was having on my XP machine.  I just bought another computer with Windows 7 on it, and I hate the task bar preview, is there a way to get rid of it? Patricia Mackey Minneapolis, MN Answer: As many people have [...]

Q&A Monday: Upgrade vs Fresh Install

Q&A Monday: Upgrade vs Fresh Install

Question: Hi Jim,     I am a new System Administrator, and the first thing that is assigned to me was to plan our upgrading our operating systems to Windows 7.  Our environment is a mix of Windows Vista and Windows XP, and I’m not sure if we should just use the upgrade option or complete a clean install. I’m not sure what the [...]

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