Category Archives: Technology

The 2016 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT

Blogging about the hottest education technology issues, these admin all-stars, IT gurus, education community experts and classroom leaders have proven their worth to their peers… Read More TCAT Shelbyville’s Blog in the top 50!

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We’re back! News, events and more

The Computer Information Technology program is back after more than a month of not blogging. With the 2016 Cyber Security Summit in Murfreesboro at MTSU, the TN Fusion Center asked the program to once again put on a Capture the … Continue reading

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Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017 Experiencing this error during a Microsoft Windows 10 Update?  Download the update manually from here and the error should go away. Didn’t work? Open a command prompt as an administrator … Continue reading

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Setting the optimal MTU inside of your router

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
How you find the optimal MTU settings is truly a matter of opinion.  Here is what we do…remember setting firewalls, routers and your computer will truly tweak out your connection.  Start on…

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AlphiMAX PTP Estimator provides an excellent way to align your wireless antennas

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Need an excellent program to estimate your wireless bridges from building to building?  AlphiMAX provides an excellent online program to estimate your wireless links. Sign up is easy and fast.  The PTP…

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Atheros Wireless Drivers

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Need an update and stable version of your Atheros Wireless Drivers? Often the wireless drivers found at,  https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.html  , are more stable than the manufacturer.

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Trackpad or left/right click not working on laptop – Windows 10

If your mouse suddenly is not working on your laptop after a Windows 10 update, you may want to try these tips.  First, hook up a USB mouse to your computer. Next try these steps – Update your Synaptics, ELAN … Continue reading

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Windows 10 menu not working

Has your Windows 10 menu stopped work? Here’s what you can do. Open up PowerShell as an administrator You may have to navigate here if you cannot open with the menu – C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 Right click and run as Administrator Next … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Training Center

Want to learn Microsoft Office?  Here’s a quick link to – Office Tutorials

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How fast can a credit card skimmer go in place?

Less than a minute…

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ESET Sysinspector – System Information for Windows

Want to find out information that goes well above and beyond looking at your hardware?  Dozens of features are available by downloading and running ESET Sysinspector. ESET Sysinspector  

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2016 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit

Free – security conference with Man in the Middle demos, Capture the Flag and Industry leading speakers. The program will include presentations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, FBI, and private sector … Continue reading

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Use PortQry to find open ports on a router or computer

PortQry is a download from Microsoft that allows you to see what ports on a remote device are open. While you can use Zenmap, PortQry is a program designed by Microsoft to find and troubleshoot connections.  You can download PortQry … Continue reading

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Hands on Labs for Server and other Microsoft Products

Do you want hands on labs that can help you understand how Server or other Microsoft products work? Resources – Public – DreamSpark for Education DreamSpark for TCAT Shelbyville CIT Students Microsoft Virtual Labs Free eBooks from Microsoft

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Manually Update Windows 10

How do you get the cumulative packages for Windows?  Go to the Microsoft Catalog with Internet Explorer.  You’ll have to add an add on that will prompt you to install a small program.  (Also works on other OSs) March 2016 … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Windows 10 host Server 2012 R2

Need to run a server from Windows 10?  Getting a certification?  Learning Windows Server?  You can easily host a virtual machine using Hyper-V.  (You can use Hyper-V to experiment with Linux or other operating systems) Getting Started Navigate to the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update March 2016 adds reliability and OS improvements

A large update that is around 500+ mb is ready to be downloaded for Windows 10. The Update, KB3140743 contains quality improvements that include things such as reliability, resuming from things such as hibernation, shutdown, kernel, storage, the Start menu, Windows … Continue reading

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 feature designed to stymie advanced hack attacks-PCWorld

Microsoft wants to help protect companies from hack attacks, and it’s introducing a new Windows 10 feature soon to improve the operating system’s security capabilities. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is aimed at helping businesses deal with serious threats by using … Continue reading

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Can’t print black on your HP OfficeJet all-in-one?

I have a good friend who could not print black on his HP OfficeJet all-in-one printer.  Oddly enough we tried different cartridges, aligning the heads, menu reset, looking for air in the hoses, cleaning the heads with software and manually.  Nothing … Continue reading

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