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1. 10 FREE Must-Have Net Admin Apps

If you maintain more than a few computers, here are 10 applications you should have in your toolbox of software.

10/1/2008, and updated 7/28/2009

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2. 2008 Hyper-V VPS For A Year. Part 2

Well, here it is almost 3 months later and I have not been booted, banned, or eighty six-ed from my Windows 2008 Server, because honestly, I did not think I would last 2 weeks.

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5/28/2010, and updated 8/15/2010

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3. A Six Point Checklist to Help Your PC Run Better

This article discusses some tips for maintaining your PC so it will run more efficiently.

5/30/2015, and updated 11/5/2020

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4. A Solution to Dealing with Malware That Prevents the Execution of Windows Program Icons

This article discusses how to deal with malware that prevents Windows program icons from running.

3/22/2015, and updated 10/23/2020

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5. A Trio of Free and Useful Software Utilities

This article describes in detail three useful software utilities for PC users that are available for download at no charge to you.

11/18/2017, and updated 11/17/2020

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6. Assign IP Address Range to VPN Clients

On Windows Server 2003, how do you assign a specific range of IP addresses using DHCP to VPN clients?

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2003
4/11/2010, and updated 5/4/2010

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7. Awesome off-site backup

Backups: Well know we need them and most of use at least one of the available ways to backup. If we don't, we'd be well served to ponder something Mike Prestwood recently said:

"There are two kinds of people; those that back up - and those that will."

In this article I'd like to show you an off-line backup solution that is so simple to set up and use that you'll never again have an excuse for not backing up important work.

5/29/2011

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8. bit, kilobit, Byte, PetaByte: What's what? From bit to exabyte, know your quantities.
4/1/2008, and updated 5/1/2008

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9. Burn4free is a Free DVD Burning Program

Burn4free is a free DVD burning program you can download.

6/29/2019

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10. Carbonite FAQ

Our FAQ list primarily for our clients where we highlight the most important Carbonite questions.

Posted to KB Topic: Backup Software
7/14/2010, and updated 9/10/2010

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11. Carbonite, Add a Backup Extension

To add an extension, right click on a file, select Properties. On the Carbonite tab, check the Back up files of this type (within folders selected for backup) checkbox. Alternatively, you can specify specific files to back up by right clicking the file and selecting Carbonite | Back This Up.

Posted to KB Topic: Backup Software
7/14/2010

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12. Classic Shell Can Fix a Windows 10 Start Menu Problem

This article describes a free utility you can download that will format your Windows 10 Start menu to give it a pre-Windows 8 look.

9/3/2015, and updated 10/23/2020

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13. Computer Troubleshooting People Develop Basketball Court Vision

This article describes a computer troubleshooting appointment I recently had that shows how I could sense a solution to a perplexing problem by way of my developed “basketball court vision”.

11/17/2019

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14. Converting from a Workgroup to a Domain

For a particular user on a particular computer, all programs installed for all users will still be available whether they log into their computer or the domain. You will have to migrate all other user specific settings either manually or use an automated tool.

Both of which are incomplete so expect to have to manually migrate some application specific settings and data for each user. At a minimum, log into the old local account and migrate My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, and perhaps e-mail such as the Outlook .PST or Outlook Express .DBX files.

Posted to KB Topic: Domains
8/9/2009, and updated 5/16/2012

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15. Create and Edit Your PDF Documents Online for Free

This article discusses the features of a free PDF editing resource on the internet called PDFescape.

6/29/2019

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16. Dynamic IT

With Hyper-V, organizations can implement dynamic IT environments. Dynamic IT environments provide a new approach to provisioning servers that is based on actual utilization and service demand rather than on less flexible criteria, such as expected demand.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2008
5/27/2010

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17. EaseUS Todo Backup Free Will Image Your Hard Drive

This is a free software utility that will image your disk easily and reliably so you can restore everything and have it look and function exactly the same on a replacement hard drive. It runs on a variety of Windows operating systems.

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9/2/2019

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18. Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Removes Unnecessary Entries from Your Windows Registry

This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

 

5/30/2015, and updated 10/23/2020

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19. Fast, Free DNS Servers

The best free and fast DNS server service provider is OpenDNS. At least that's who we are currently using and recommending.

OpenDNS free dns server list:

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

If you wish to try others, search for free fast Public DNS Servers List.

Posted to KB Topic: DNS
7/20/2009

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20. Freebyte Zip is a Simple to Use Freeware Archiving Utility That Also Runs on the Dos Command Line

This article describes how to use the Freebyte ZIP free archiving utility software.

11/17/2017, and updated 10/24/2020

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21. Go with at least Windows Server 2003

I have several Windows 2000 Servers, should I upgrad them? I have to setup a new server, should I install another Windows 2000 Server or dive into Windows 2003? What about Windows Server 2008?

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2003
6/23/2009

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22. Hardware Configuration Preventing Custom Software from Running

This article discusses a real life troubleshooting encounter that I resolved by manipulating the network drive mappings.

2/8/2018, and updated 10/4/2020

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23. Hirens Bootable DVD is the Swiss Army Knife of Utility Software

This article describes a software package you can download for free that offers a great variety of utility software you can use for many PC troubleshooting problems.

8/12/2014, and updated 11/22/2020

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24. Hitman Pro is a Good Way to Get Rid of the neopoptab.com Malware

The Hitman Pro software is effective at ridding your PC of the neopoptab.com malware.

2/9/2018, and updated 10/24/2020

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25. How I Revived an Outlook PST Data File That was on Top of Bad Disk Sectors

This article discusses the steps I had to take to rescue an Outlook PST file from disk sector errors.

3/21/2019, and updated 10/27/2020

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26. How to Concatenate Multiple PDF Files Together without Having to Buy Adobe Acrobat

This article describes PDFBinder, a free software utility that helps you to merge multiple PDF files together into a single document.

9/10/2019

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27. How to Make MS DOS Programs Run on Windows 7, 8 and 10

This article describes how to use Virtual Machine software to make old MS DOS programs run on the newer Windows operating systems.

2/8/2018, and updated 10/28/2020

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28. How to Manually Remove Fraudulent Scareware That Malware Scanners Cannot Get Rid Of

This article discusses an unconventional and manual technique I sometimes use to flush out malware that escapes conventional scanning programs.

6/28/2019, and updated 10/28/2020

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29. How to set the Default Calendar permissions for all users in Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007 http://blogs.technet.com/b/austinmc/archive/2009/07/29/how-to-set-the-default-calendar-permissions-for-all-users-in-exchange-2000-2003-and-2007.aspx
Posted to KB Topic: Exchange Server
3/12/2013

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30. How to Set the IP Address of an Epson TM-T88IV Ethernet Receipt Printer

This article describes how I set the IP address of an Epson receipt printer.

11/13/2020

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31. How to Solve Spooler Subsystem App Has Encountered a Problem

This article discusses how I solved a printer driver installation problem.

12/17/2017, and updated 10/29/2020

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32. How to Transfer Data from One Mobile Device to Another

This article describes how “SyncIOS Mobile Data Transfer for Windows” software utility can facilitate the transfer of data between two mobile devices saving you much headache and hassle in the process.

2/11/2018, and updated 10/30/2020

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33. How to Use Router Port Forwarding

This article discusses how to implement router port forwarding or port triggering so you can have a camera view of a remote location such as a convenience store or restaurant on any PC, smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

2/11/2018, and updated 10/30/2020

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34. IM-Magic Partition Resizer (Free Version) Easily Changes the Size of Your Disk Partition

IM-Magic Partition Resizer (Free Version) is a software utility that is very easy to install. It uses a visual interface that allows you to easily resize a hard disk partition to your liking.

9/5/2019, and updated 10/31/2020

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35. IP Address Field I set up the SMTP virtual server on my web hosting server. I can send from other boxes, but not from websites hosted on the box that has the SMTP Virtual Server. Any ideas?
12/13/2006, and updated 6/24/2007

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36. Kavoom vs Multiplicity vs Synergy

tbd

1/27/2012, and updated 2/22/2012

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37. Microsoft Outlook Will Not Accept Incoming Emails

This article discusses a troubleshooting appointment I recently had where the customer’s Microsoft Outlook could send emails, but not receive them. A message appeared that said Outlook had reached its capacity.

2/1/2020, and updated 11/1/2020

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38. MS DHCP Preferred Over SOHO Devices

It is better to install a Microsoft DHCP server in your business network over the more limited DHCP servers provided by SOHO devices such as those found in wireless routers, firewalls, the Comcast router, etc. Installing a Microsoft DHCP server allows you to take advantage of more advanced features.

Posted to KB Topic: DHCP
6/20/2009

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39. My Hyper-V VPS Blog

My rants and raves about the Windows Server 2008 w/ Hyper-V VPS that I have for 1 full year.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2008
5/27/2010, and updated 6/19/2020

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40. No Audio Device? No Problem!

This article describes how to restore the sound on a computer when the audio driver is correctly installed, but the sound is still not working.

 

3/23/2015, and updated 11/2/2020

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41. Open Relay/Blacklist Tests http://www.mailradar.com/openrelay/
Posted to KB Topic: Admin Server Tools
4/19/2010

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42. Optimizing Virtual Machine Placement

The process for optimizing virtual machine placement includes the following stages:

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2008
1/2/2011

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43. PC Repair: Matching Wits with an Invisible Enemy

This article describes one of my PC troubleshooting encounters that required a little more thinking and effort than usual.

7/10/2014, and updated 9/16/2018

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44. Ping is underrated

Ping is probably one of the most important tools for network connectivity troubleshooting.

Posted to KB Topic: Admin Workstation Tools
2/26/2013

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45. Rescue Your Damaged or Missing Files with R-Studio NTFS

This article discusses how R-Studio NTFS software can be used to rescue damaged or missing files on your hard drive.

2/9/2018, and updated 11/7/2020

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46. Restart Windows Computer Batch File

In a batch file, schecule DOS command shutdown. Use shutdown /? for specifics. Use net stop to kill services before hand if you wish. Use task scheduler to schedule the execution of the batch file.

3/23/2010

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47. Set time limit for disconnected session setting

In Windows Server 2003 terminal server, how do you automatically log off disconnected sessions? I'm getting the following error:

"The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. The system can not log you on. The system has reached its licensed logon limit. Please try again later."

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2003
4/25/2010

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48. Setting up Exchange email on ios 8 device
Posted to KB Topic: Exchange Server
9/26/2014

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49. Share Contacts in Exchange Server 2003

What is the best way to share addresses in Exchange Server 2003?

Posted to KB Topic: Exchange Server
7/19/2009

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50. Solve the Redirected Hosts Problem All by Yourself

This article describes a remedy I have used to address the issue of random web page redirection.

8/5/2014, and updated 11/8/2020

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51. Solving Default Printer Problem Error 0x00000709

This article discusses how to fix a printing problem associated with error 0x00000709.

6/19/2019, and updated 10/23/2020

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52. Some MS DOS Programs Still Clinging to Life Support

This article talks about how you can still run old MS DOS based software on the newer Windows and the pitfalls that come with it.

2/12/2018, and updated 11/8/2020

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53. Spybot Search and Destroy Version 1.6.2 Helps Slow Running PCs

This article describes a good, highly versatile spyware scanner I use to chase out pesky problems on ailing PCs.

8/5/2014, and updated 11/8/2020

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54. Test Exchange Connectivity https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
Posted to KB Topic: Admin Server Tools
12/6/2010

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55. The DVD Drive is not recognized by Windows Device Manager

This article discusses a Windows registry fix to make your PC see a connected DVD drive that isn’t otherwise being detected by the operating system.

7/11/2014, and updated 11/8/2020

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56. The FileHippo Website Offers a Wide Selection of Freeware

The FileHippo website offers a wide selection of software you may download for free.

5/4/2015, and updated 12/12/2020

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57. The Free DBXtract Will Recover Data from Corrupted Outlook Express DBX Files

Free DBXtract is available at no charge and it can recover emails from corrupted Outlook Express .dbx files.

7/11/2014, and updated 12/12/2020

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58. The Free www.Online-Convert.com File Transformation Website

This article discusses the features of the www.Online-Convert.com for converting a variety of files to different formats.

6/19/2019, and updated 12/12/2020

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59. The Google Docs Viewer Supports a Variety of Documents for Online Reading

This article describes a cloud based software utility for quickly viewing PDF documents stored on a website called Google Docs Viewer.

9/10/2019, and updated 12/12/2020

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60. The Internet's Become Nasty The Internet has become a dangerous, often unfriendly place, especially for software developers. This article discusses some of the problems and some of the solutions.
5/16/2007

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61. The Shadow Lurks, But Relax - It is a Friend Not a Foe

This article discusses a software utility called ShadowExplorer that could potentially, depending on the situation, recover many of your files that had been encrypted by the vicious ransomware, Cryptowall.

2/11/2018, and updated 12/13/2020

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62. The Unheard of Case of Technical Support for a 15 year Old Program Installation

This article discusses a project I took on that culminated with the software vendor assisting me with recreating a 15 year old program installation.

10/4/2020, and updated 11/9/2020

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63. The US Government DO NOT CALL Download Files Should Be Structured Better

This article discusses why I think the US government’s DO NOT CALL download data files should be structured better so most people can import them into commonly used database programs.

4/20/2019, and updated 12/13/2020

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64. The Windows Operating System is missing a Crucial Component

The Windows operating system has never offered a means of controlling the amount and type of software a PC can run relative to its processing power and memory.

9/5/2016, and updated 12/13/2020

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65. Three Ways to Program Email within Applications

This article discusses three different coding language methods to orchestrate sent email from within applications.

11/12/2020, and updated 12/13/2020

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66. Use Printfil by @SwIt Utility Software to Redirect LPT Ports to Windows Host Printers

This article discusses the “Printfil” software utility that can be used to make a MS DOS based application re-direct output meant for the LPT port to a modern Windows host printer.

2/10/2018, and updated 11/11/2020

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67. Use the Free Online Image Editor to Modify Your Image Files

This article describes Free Online Image Editor that will assist you with editing your graphical images in a variety of ways.

2/8/2018, and updated 12/14/2020

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68. Wells Fargo Advisers Financial Network

When setting up remote access for clients in the Wells Fargo Advisers Financial Network , There are prerequisites that must be approved by Wells Fargo.  

Example:  Setting up exchange email address on an iPad.  The client must contact Wells Fargo to "request"  an "iPad account" and to be set-up on their "MDM server"  This is done by the client.  We can facilitate this, but the client must be present to authenticate.   More notes to follow.

6/12/2013

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69. What to Do when Windows Has Been Installed on the Recovery Partition

This article discusses how I was able to change the D: drive with the Windows installation on it to the C: drive, while preserving the Windows installation that had been installed to the D: drive.

2/11/2018, and updated 11/11/2020

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70. What You Don't Remember to Do Can Make All the Difference

This article cites a real life example of one of my PC troubleshooting encounters where not remembering to do one little step can make a big difference in the outcome.

1/19/2018, and updated 11/11/2020

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71. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. Just as DNS serves up domain names, WINS serves up NetBios names and is particularly useful within a Microsoft-based network when or without the NetBIOS protocol installed. Use of WINS will decrease broadcast traffic.

Posted to KB Topic: WINS
6/20/2009

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72. Windows Server 2008 Backup

The Windows Server Backup utility provided with Windows Server 2008 was completely different from the backup program included with earlier Windows Server versions. Unlike previous versions and most commercial backup products, the new program is designed primarily to back up entire volumes to an external hard disk drive.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Server 2008
1/2/2011

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