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About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.

Test your network speed

Need a quick way to check your network speed?  You can use TotuSoft’s Lan Speed Test. This small (124kb), excellent program allows you to transfer data packets from one computer to another across your network.  TotuSoft offers advanced versions of … Continue reading

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Block ads at your router – ADBlock and Tomato Firmware

Want to block ads on your computer regardless of the browser you use?  How about ads and phones?  Here’s one way if you have a Tomato firmware based router – Open up your router’s webpage -Go to Administration -Click on … Continue reading

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Cannot update to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update

Can’t get the Windows 8.1 Update from the Microsoft Store?  Have an administrator issue?  Here’s one solution. Hit the Windows key + R Enter control userpasswords2 Highlight the account and click properties (Note: If you are logged in with your … Continue reading

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Bonjour, the chatty protocol

Although an older article, it is important for IT personnel to tackle network traffic and provide a fast, clean and efficient network. Bonjour is a chatty protocol, and with hundreds or thousands of Apple clients on a network, multicast traffic … Continue reading

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0xAB Bluescreen Windows 10 Technical Preview

The latest update for Windows 10 Technical Preview addresses 0xAB bluescreen issues that some testers were having with the 9879 build. Open Windows 10 Tech Preview.  Hold down the Windows key and hit the C key.  Click on PC Settings. … Continue reading

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Increase performance on MySQL with a SSD and modifying your my.ini or my.cnf file

Always backup your data along with the my.ini or my.cnf file To add to the performance of a MySQL database, there are many tweaks for the my.ini or my.cnf file.  Two things that you can do is first add a … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Support Links – Tips-Tweaks

Security OneGet Download Information Tips/Tweaks – Everything you need to know – Lifehacker Customize Start Menu Features Microsoft didn’t announce

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