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Monday June 21st 2021

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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 [...]

Consultants and deadlines

I’ve spent some time consulting for a small and medium sized companies and I’ve seen many consultants make many errors and one of the worse for you clients is blowing deadlines.  Now for me to say that you’ll never run into a situation where your project is incomplete when the deadline comes would just be silly.  As all consultants know [...]

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 [...]

Q&A Monday: Reinstalling Wan MiniPort

Question: My WAN miniport has gone missing. I accidentally deleted it durring some computer troubleshooting.  Do you know how to get it back short of a complete Windows re-install? Thanks, Howard S. Jordan Montgomery, AL Answer: It's been a while since I've been in this situation, but this should work: Download devcon.exe [...]

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 [...]

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Question: I was visiting another data center and while given a glimpse of their servers, I saw on the desktops of their server had their server information.  I've seen this at other companies, and with the large amount of physical and virtual servers I have in my data center, it would help me keep the server information viewable just by [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks – Part 2

I had a couple more registry hacks that I thought might be interesting, but not as useful as the first bunch.  Since it is Friday and usually I have these things thought out, I'm going to throw more registry hacks at you...and maybe you'll find them more useful than I do. Change categories in the Control Panel Windows XP’s Control Panel is [...]

Q&A Monday: Finding Enabled Active Directory Users

Question: We are looking at a couple different software packages for several processes in my company, though a lot of vendors are charging by active AD accounts.  Is there a way to just find all enabled active directory accounts, without having to goto all OU's and count them. Answer: I have been there many times, and I know that sorting [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks

Every-once in a while, someone asks me for neat little tricks or how to customize their computer.  One of the things that I find fun to do, are registry hacks to make Windows XP do things that otherwise I couldn't do.  Also some of these things can be implemented as minor security measures or help you troubleshoot a problem.  So below are five [...]

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

I was going sysprep a base image of Windows Server 2008 today and followed my usual method of SysPreping a machine...when I noticed somethin. I went to the DVD and couldn't find sysprep anywhere. figuring my last entry might have been wrong I looked around and discovered that sysprep is installed by default on Windwos Server 2008. You can [...]

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