Tuesday, November 21, 2006

WIndows 2003 - 10 Command Lines

Here are 10 command lines that can help you manage your Windows 2003:

10 Command Lines

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Monitoring - Web Based

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


Listing of various book links


Security - Virus/Spyware Listing / Fixes

This entry is for Virus/Spyware listing and fix sites


Windows - Troubleshooting & Tips

Good Tip site(s)


Hardware - Troubleshooting

This entry will contain links to various troubleshooting tools that can be utilized.

Dead Pixel Test: http://www.gdargaud.net/Hack/DeadPixels.html

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Software - VLC Media Player

This thing not only play audio but can also handle DIVX, VCD, & DVDs


Software - PDF Creator

Need to create PDFs? Here is a free PDF Creator:


Software - Gimp Image Editor

I hear this is as good as Photoshop. Give it a try!


Software - CD Burning Software

This looks like a pretty good free burning software. The price is right and works on the following:
Operating systems: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server


Windows XP - Tweaks

This will be an ever evolving entry with links to different Windows XP "Tweaks"


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Software - Zip Genius

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.


Software - TCP Parameter Adjuster

This is a good GUI to adjust your TCP parameters:

Software - ISO Mounter

Microsoft ISO Mounter: http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=031104TI-Virtual_CD-ROM&mid=1054312471497461

Software - Microsoft Games

Here are 4 freebie Microsoft Games: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/morefun/4freebiegames.mspx

Software - Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor is a great tool for Hardware/Software Inventories:

Software - Web Based Tools

This entry will continue to grow:

Web Based FTP client (50 MB up/down limit) http://www.web2ftp.com

Multitude of Troubleshooting tools: http://www.dnsstuff.com

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Win2k3 SBS - Troubleshooting Docs

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

WMP - DRM FAQ for Windows Media Player

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.


IE 7 - McAfee Won't update after IE 7 Installation

Having problems getting McAfee to update after you install IE7? Here is an article from McAfee that tells you how to fix the issue:


Windows Vista - Startup Repair Tool

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.


How To - Setting up VMWare Server

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

Windows SBS 2003 - Secured Wireless Networking

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.


Windows XP - Debugging SVCHOST

Have you ever wondered what all those crazy SVCHOST processes were and what service is tied to it? Here is a decent article from Microsoft describing how to enumerate them.


Software - Virtualization - VMWARE

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/
Free Player:http://www.vmware.com/download/player/

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