Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Windows - DLL Download Site

Missing or corrupted a DLL and don't have another machine close by to copy it from (or worse yet don't have a media to put it on :) ). Give this site a try:


Security - Port Assignments

Always looking for that comprehensive TCP/UDP port listing? Well here it is:


Software - Freeware Links to Collections of Software

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)

Software - Fonts

If you are needing some additional fonts to "jazz" things up check this site out. I really like it because they also give you a preview area where you can put your sample text in to try it out before downloading the font.


Software - Old Versions

Been looking for that old version of AOL or Adobe Reader? Hey, you know you still bump up against old Win9x machines that won't run the latest version :) Give this site a try:


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mcafee - Links to Downloads

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

Active Directory - Documentation

Here is the link for the 2003 Active Directory Documentation:

If you still need it...Here is the Windows 2000 Active Directory Documentation Link:

Windows - Event ID Parser Site

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.


Software - Screen Capture - Screen Hunter

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

Software - Irfanview Image Editor with Batch resizer

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:


SQL Server - How to identify your SQL Server version and edition

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:


Windows 2003 - Performance Advisor

This Microsoft tool will give you suggestions of performance bottlenecks. Check it out:


Windows Vista - Versions Explanation

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 :) :


Windows XP - Unnecessary offline file synchronization may cause "Access denied" error messages

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:


Software - Network boot disk creator

Here is the link to Bart's Network Boot Disk creator:


Windows XP - Remote Shutdown issue

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:


Windows XP - Cannot Start Windows XP After You Install Windows 2000

If you have issues restarting Windows XP after installing Windows 2000 this Microsoft article may help:


Software - WMIC - Windows Command Line WMI Tool

WMIC is a command line WMI tool, built into WinXP Pro and Win2003. Check out the Internet Storm handlers story about some uses for it. This is very powerful!:


Windows XP - Shutdown issues

Another article suggesting another possible problem with Windows XP shutdowns (from Microsoft):


Windows XP - Computer restarts when you try to shut down your computer

Had a problem with a restart instead of a shutdown? This Microsoft article may help:


Windows XP - Control Panel stops responding

Ever had a problem with Control Panel not responding? This Microsoft article may help:


Disabling the Local Administrator account in Windows

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:


Windows XP - Shutdown issues

This is an article offering several suggestions for Windows XP shutdown issues:


Windows 2000 - High rate of collisions on 100-megabit networks

How to solve some issues related to High Rate of Collisions on 100MB networks (from Microsoft):


Windows XP - WPA Explanation

This is a pretty good article explaining Windows WPA:


Windows 2000 - Secure Delete

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


Windows XP - How to print to a network printer from an MS-DOS-based program

Ever had problems printing from a MS-Dos based program on Windows XP to a network printer? This Microsoft article may help:


Windows XP - Recovering from a corrupted registry

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:


Windows 2000 - How To Use Group Policy to Deploy Windows XP in a Windows 2000-Based Network

How to deploy Windows XP in a Windows 2000 Based Network (from Microsoft):


Windows XP - Performance Options

Want to get the most speed out of your Windows XP workstation? Check out this Microsoft article:


Security - How to capture network traffic with Network Monitor

This is a good article from Microsoft on how to use the Network Monitor tool:


Security - Locking down services on XP Client Workstation

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:


L2TP/IPsec NAT-T update for Windows XP and Windows 2000

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:


RDP - File Settings

Always wondered what settings were available for Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)? Here is a pretty good article listing them:


Outlook Express - How to manually remove and/or install

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:


Monday, October 23, 2006

Windows XP - How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

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:


Software - Startup Run Manager

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.


Windows XP - Taskbar for Multiple Monitors

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:


Windows 2000 - Upgrading Windows 2000 Group Policy for Windows XP

This Microsoft article describes how to upgrade your Windows 2000 Group Policies to support the Windows XP Group Policies:


Windows XP - A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP Pro

Always wondered what that SVCHOST process is in Task Manager? This Microsoft article shows you how to decrypt it:


Windows XP - Setup boot disks

Have you always wondered how you can make boot up disks for Windows XP when your computer does not support a bootable CD Rom? Your search is over. Here is the Microsoft article that tells you how to do it:


Software - Windows Disk Useage Statistics Viewer

If you have been looking for a tool to allow you to how graphically (and via tree mode) where your largest files are this is the tool for you!


Here is a sample screenshot

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:


Windows XP - Clients Cannot Connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal Services Server

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:


Windows XP - Windows stops responding during shut down

Have you had problems getting your Windows XP machine to shut down properly? This link from Microsoft may help:


Windows XP - Cannot Schedule Shut Down and Restart

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: