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Reload the Registry without Rebooting

FROM THE COMMAND PROMPT TO STOP explorer taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe TO START explorer explorer

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The miracle server

What happens when you are in a hurry and you have to replace a server motherboard?   You run the server with the protective plastic shield for three years without incident.    Three years ago we had to replace a motherboard on … Continue reading

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Free-Windows Server 2012 R2 Technet Document -7970 pages

Want to know how to be an administrator of Windows Server 2012 R2?  This 7900+ page document has everything you want to know about Microsoft’s latest server.  Included in this massive manual is- Technical Scenarios Install and Deploy Windows Server … Continue reading

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Map a drive using a batch file

You can map a network drive using a script or batch file. Open up Notepad Type the following in substituting computer with the computer you are connecting to.  You will also substitute the folder with the folder name that is … Continue reading

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Optimizing your server with more than one network card

New IT professionals may think that adding a second network card will improve throughput.  While this can be true, IT personnel need to be aware of several rules behind configuring multiple network cards. Assuming the server will be in the … Continue reading

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Adjusting network card properties to fix slow network response

If you have slow or non responsive program properties; such as a database or other network program…Right Click on My Computer, go to Properties, select Hardware, Device Manager, click the + sign on Network, Right Click on your network card, … Continue reading

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Another way to get detailed IP address information and control the Windows Firewall by a command line

You’ve probably used IPConfig to get your IP address and have even used IPConfig /all.   So what is another way to see your configuration? netsh interface ip show config This command gives your NIC card information What if you … Continue reading

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Slow network file transfer from Apple to Windows

The solution below worked for us.    (We disabled NetDMA) – This also correct copy problems to a NAS that runs a Linux based OS. To enable or disable NetDMA, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, … Continue reading

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Preventing Windows DNS problems

Kudos to Bill Mullins for posting this link to Techrepublic’s article on DNS maintenance and cleanup (Five ways to prevent Windows DNS problems).    Great tips.

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Monitor your servers and workstations with ManageEngine tools

ManageEngine has excellent software used to manage workstations, servers and other enterprise computing needs.   They also have some of the best software tools you can download and use for free. Their free  Windows Health Monitor Tool can be used : … Continue reading

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Slow Network?

Do you have a computer that responds slow on the network or hesitates?  Follow these steps and you will see a significant difference. (Because we have not shown how to disable advanced settings in your network card, simply go to … Continue reading

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Prevent the Shutdown or Restarting of a computer if a critical file is open

Here’s a nice little program that will prevent a shutdown if critical data is open.  Foolish IT has a program that prevents automatic restarts.  ShutDownUnless is a program that can monitor your server and prevent corrupt data in the event … Continue reading

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The 130 year DHCP lease

Ever have a server give a 100 year lease? No other computers had this problem.

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Free eBook Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Link to eBook Link to Free eLearning Course

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Two-step authentication verifies user logins for your computer

PhoneFactor offers a two-step authentication when logging on to your computer.  This helps to verifiy user logins for a workstation or server. How does it work? Enter your username and password into your computer.   PhoneFactor then calls you.  Press the # … Continue reading

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45TB of storage in a Linux NAS

45TB of storage in a Linux NAS. By AddThis

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Want to control who gets on your network?

Want to control who gets on your network?  Callout DLL can still be downloaded from Microsoft and now with Windows Server 2008 you can control with an Allow/Deny. With portable computing (netbooks, laptops, droids, blackberries, iPads, iPods, iPhones and other … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Labs

Microsoft has Free Virtual Labs at TechNet that allows you to take mini courses in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2. Link

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Inactive User Monitor

Want to know who is not logging in to your servers?  Need to clean up a computer’s users and help protect the security of your computers.  Inactive User Monitor allows you to see who has not logged in over a … Continue reading

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MiTeC System Information X – system information about your system.

MiTeC System Information X– full featured system information about your system.  If you need to know exactly what is in your netbook, notebook, desktop or server and you need a free software for residential or commercial use, MiTeC has an … Continue reading

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