Here you will find links to password recovery sites:
Thanks Dave T.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
This is a pretty good VLAN explanation from Cisco:
Thanks Dave T.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Here is a pretty good article about installing the Adminpak on Vista.
Exchange Admin still does not work (as of 12/22/06).
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
This is really pretty funny....I think you will enjoy it:
Monday, December 18, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
This site is a great way to monitor your services and ports from up to 4 different locations. They have a free plan for 1 monitor, $5.00 per month for 3, and $10.00 per month for 6.
Check it out!
Click on the link on the Top Right of Blog.
Check your IP Address: (Thanks Kurt K.)
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Zip Genius is great because it can create and handle several archive formats, including ZIP, RAR, CAB, ACE, 7-zip, ARC, SQX; also, it can read and decompress CD/DVD images in ISO9660 format (.ISO, .NRG, .CMI) and it runs on Win9x and above. Thanks Kurt K.
Microsoft ISO Mounter: http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=031104TI-Virtual_CD-ROM&mid=1054312471497461
Here are 4 freebie Microsoft Games: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/morefun/4freebiegames.mspx
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This entry will contain several troubleshooting docs I have run across support Win2k3 SBS. It will be updated as necessary so come back and check it out later.
How to enable passive CERN FTP connections through ISA Server 2000 or ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300641
Monday, November 06, 2006
Questions about that pesky Digital Rights Management (DRM)? Here is a FAQ on DRM on Windows Media Player (WMP) including how to turn it off when ripping a CD.
Having problems getting McAfee to update after you install IE7? Here is an article from McAfee that tells you how to fix the issue:
Labels: Internet Explorer
Microsoft has once again given us a dull knife to try and keep us from hurting ourselves! :) Read this article for a high level explanation as to how the Startup Repair Tool works.
Here is a pretty good article (8 parts) to setting up VMWare server. It talks about planning, configuration, etc.... Each article has a link at the bottom to go to the prev, next article but I will be posting all 8 links to make it a little quicker to get to. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
This is a link to a document on how to utilize a IAS server as a Radius server for your Wireless AP. You will only be able to use up to WPA (not WPA2) with the Microsoft Certificate Server. You will have to obtain a 3rd party Cert for the WPA2.
These guys are ingenious! This is a great way to scale your environment not to mention the testing possibilities here.
Free Server: http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
Even Pre-Built VMs: http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/
Free Physical 2 Virtual Tool (including across the wire): http://www.vmware.com/whatsnew/converter.html
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This entry will be added to as I run across additional links.
Site listing freeware alternatives: Click Here
And for your Portable Apps (fit on a thumb drive)
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Engine-only SuperDAT package - The engine-only SuperDAT package allows engine updates for McAfee Windows (32-bit) products to be performed outside the CommonUpdater process. It is available on McAfee’s downloads website.
The 5100 Engine only SuperDAT package is posted on McAfee website here:
The Daily SuperDAT package can be accessed at this URL:http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/superdat.asp?region=us&segment=enterprise
The Daily XDAT package can be accessed at this URL:http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp?region=us&segment=enterprise
The daily SuperDAT (sdatxxxx.exe) and XDAT (xxxxxdat.exe) packages will contain current DATs and the new AVV DATs for the 5100 Engine and next generation products.The current DATs in these packages are:
The new AVV DAT files for next generation products capable of using new functionality of the 5100 Anti-Virus Scanning Engine are:
The daily SuperDat (sdatxxxx.exe) and XDAT Packages (xxxxxdat.exe) are now multilingual. This means there will only be one daily SuperDAT and one XDAT built which will work in all 13 supported languages.
Daily DAT.zip Packages - DAT-xxxx.zip package will only contain these files:
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Here is the link for the 2003 Active Directory Documentation:
If you still need it...Here is the Windows 2000 Active Directory Documentation Link:
Labels: Active Directory
This is a great site to look up Event IDs, descriptions and learn more about Windows Events. As of 10/25/06 the Event ID database contained 8,578 event IDs and 448 event sources, with 13,600 comments provided by 2,914 contributors.
Looking for a screen capture tool that is free and really feature rich? Here it is! This product is free for personal use:
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
This is an excellent tool. You can view not only images but even .avi files. It also has a batch resizer and rename tool built in that will allow you to resize your images at the click of a button! (Thanks Anthony C.) Give it a try:
If you are like me you have had more than one occasion where you did not know what service pack level your SQL server was at. Here is a Microsoft article explaining how to tell:
Labels: SQL Server
This Microsoft tool will give you suggestions of performance bottlenecks. Check it out:
Labels: Windows 2003
Here is an excellent site explaining all the different versions and their capabilities. Now if Microsoft would only take a lead on documentation like this :) :
Labels: Windows Vista
Ever get that annoying "Access Denied" message when you are logging off and offline folder synchronization is happening? Here is a Microsoft article explaining it:
If a screen saver is active, you may not be able to remotely shut down your Windows XP-based computer. Check out this Microsoft article:
If you have issues restarting Windows XP after installing Windows 2000 this Microsoft article may help:
Another article suggesting another possible problem with Windows XP shutdowns (from Microsoft):
Had a problem with a restart instead of a shutdown? This Microsoft article may help:
Ever had a problem with Control Panel not responding? This Microsoft article may help:
Ever wanted to completely disable the Local Administrator account? Here is a Microsoft article explaining how to do it in Windows 2000 and Windows XP:
How to solve some issues related to High Rate of Collisions on 100MB networks (from Microsoft):
Use this Microsoft tool to make sure you delete even the encrypted data:
Multi-Boot - How to Multiple Boot Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and MS-DOS
This article describes how to configure an Intel-based computer to multiple boot the following Microsoft operating system:
•Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
•Microsoft Windows NT
•Microsoft Windows 2000
•Microsoft Windows XP
Ever had problems printing from a MS-Dos based program on Windows XP to a network printer? This Microsoft article may help:
Ever had a corrupted registry that prevented you from booting Windows XP. This Microsoft article should help:
Windows XP - How to troubleshoot problems during installation when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP
Having issues upgrading from Windows 98 or ME to Windows XP? Maybe this article from Microsoft will help:
How to deploy Windows XP in a Windows 2000 Based Network (from Microsoft):
This is a good article from Microsoft on how to use the Network Monitor tool:
This is an article that explains all the different default services available on a Windows XP workstation and their recommended setting.
Note this link requires a free account for viewing
Modem Automatically Attempts to Establish a Dial-Up Connection When You Start Your Computer or Start a Program
Trying to get that autodial to stop every time you boot your computer. Here is a Microsoft article that may just have the solution for you:
This is an update you will want to check out:
Backup - Files that are automatically skipped by the backup program (Ntbackup.exe) during the backup and restore processes
Ever wondered which files are skipped during the NTBackup process? Your search is over. This Microsoft article explains it:
Always wondered what settings were available for Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)? Here is a pretty good article listing them:
Had problems permanently killing off Outlook Express? What if you wanted to bring it back, do you know the steps required? This Microsoft article will walk you through it step by step. This applies to Outlook Express versions 5.01 - 6.0:
Labels: Outlook Express
Monday, October 23, 2006
Need to reinstall TCP/IP? Try resetting it first. Get step by step instructions in this Microsoft article:
Windows XP - Slow SMB performance when you copy files from Windows XP to a Windows 2000 domain controller
Wonder why file copies are so slow going from an XP Workstation to a Windows 2000 Domain Controller? This Microsoft article demystifies some of it:
The StartupRun utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows boots. This utility can work in all 32-bit Windows operating systems: Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. This utility is standalone executable, and it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just put the executable (strun.exe) in any folder you want and run it.
Always wondered why you could not get that pesky taskbar to appear on all your monitors in a multiple monitor environment in Windows XP. It is by design! Check out this Microsoft article:
This Microsoft article describes how to upgrade your Windows 2000 Group Policies to support the Windows XP Group Policies:
Always wondered what that SVCHOST process is in Task Manager? This Microsoft article shows you how to decrypt it:
Windows XP - Your computer stops responding when you restart to complete the installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
If you have had an issue upon restart after a Windows XP or Tablet PC 2005 Service Pack 2 installation the problem may be with your BIOS version or the Processor that you are using. This Microsoft article may help:
If you get a security error (Event ID: 1003) when you try to connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal Server with a Windows XP client, this Microsoft article may help:
Have you had problems getting your Windows XP machine to shut down properly? This link from Microsoft may help:
Have you had problems getting a Windows XP machine to shut down properly when scheduling the Shutdown.Exe command? This Microsoft link may solve the problem: