Category Archives: Technology

How to flush the DNS cache on Mac, Linux or Windows

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
If websites are not appearing correctly, connections time out or if you cannot find a computer on a network, you may need to flush the DNS cache.  Here’s how to do it-…

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Best Free Wi-Fi Tools

One of the best wi-fi tools you have on your Windows based computer is netsh.   Netsh can be used to find out information about wi-fi. Open a command prompt and you can use these tools… netsh wlan show networks … Continue reading

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Understand hacking to understand security

In order to understand security properly, you should also have an understanding of hacking.  Understanding hacking gives users and IT professionals an understanding of how a breech occurs and tells how you can protect your network.  A comprehensive guide can … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Shortcut key Download

Want to know the latest shortcut keys for Windows 10?  Grab the download here. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48716

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Check this out from Microsoft IT Showcase @Microsoft IT:

How Microsoft does IT. Client Hyper-V is the virtualization technology built into Windows 10 and Windows 8.x. It is the same virtualization technology previously available only in Windows Server. Client Hyper-V enables you to run more than one 32-bit or … Continue reading

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Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008.  What we discovered is below. Slow response times in Windows to a SQL … Continue reading

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NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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Disable LLMNR from the command line

LLMNR can impact network performance in Windows 7.  This can especially take place with connections to SQL. See our article on LLMNR for Group Policy or Network disabling or use the following: Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator (CMD … Continue reading

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

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 Estimator requires that you have the Latitude and … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Reliability Monitor

Want to know how reliable your computer is?  Want to know what is causing errors?  The Reliability Monitor can help you find out what is wrong with your laptop or desktop. Go to the Control Panel – All Control Panel Items -Security … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Windows 10 VPN – Computer to Computer

Want to connect a VPN from one Windows 10 computer to another computer such as Windows 7, 8.1 or 10? On the hosting computer, share your folder out with who you want to have access.  Make sure you audit the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Long file names cannot be deleted

After upgrading to Windows 10, I immediately deleted the Windows.old folder using disk cleanup.   This in turn recovered around 20 gigabytes in space on my computer. I noticed odd file names from previous updates (example:c:\2d51a0107296557123f92939e121) that I could not … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Regaining disk space “Whats On My PC”

Rick’s website has excellent Windows 10 information – go visit his blog and see how to regain your disk space. What’s On My PC “Regain Disk Space after Upgrading to Windows 10”

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – MAC/Apple Fans, Don’t worry Boot Camp

Don’t worry Apple fans, Windows 10 can be loaded with Boot Camp https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468 Thanks Tim S.! The function keys on this mid-2012 i7 MacBook 13″ don’t work with Windows 10 but the OS works great.

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International Space Station Virtual Tour

Want to tour the International Space Station?  Thanks Brandon W! http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/virtual-tour-iss/

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Keylogging, Bandwidth information and more- Reality Check

In the Fall of 2014 we as consumers were convinced that Microsoft was spying on us by collecting information about the Technical and Developer previews.  Is this / was it True? You see, when you sign up to test Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Enforce local logon only

Do you want prevent your Microsoft Account from merging and linking to your local account? Use this setting in the group policy editor to enforce a local logon.   This will allow you to access a Microsoft email without out … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Test your disk speed

Want to test your disk speed?  Use ATTO Benchmark https://www.attotech.com/disk-benchmark/ First go to Computer, double click, right click on your C: drive.   Select Tools and Optimize your SSD or HDD. Run ATTO

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Set your resolution

Want to set your resolution?  Click on Settings, Click on Display, scroll down and click Advanced Setting.  You can now set your resolution.

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Analyze your disk space

Want a quick look at your files and how much space your are taking by categories? Click on Settings, Click on Storage and click on the storage device to get a quick look including Onedrive if you are logged into … Continue reading

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