Friday, April 30, 2010

Total Network Monitor

Softinventive Lab Total Network Monitor is a sophisticated free monitoring solution that supports numerous probe types based on HTTP, FTP, Event Log, Service State, Registry, log files, and more. The tool has only been released recently as freeware. There is no doubt that Total Network Monitor (TNM) is one of the best free monitoring solutions.

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Source : 4sysops.com

Password Assitant

PasswordAssitant

Password Assistant is a GUI application that lets you update passwords of user accounts on multiple Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP machines. A good example is updating the Administrator password on all of your workstations.

You can obtain computer names to update from the network neighborhood (with a filter option) or from a text file. The update process can also be logged to a text file.

It’s free as in free beer !

Source : NTToolkit From netikus.net

Outlook 2010 : Sending screenshots

When I’m writing my e-mail message to my Mom, I go to the Insert tab, click the Screenshot icon, and then click Screen Clipping.
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source : Sending screenshots

Dilbert on Wireless network

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Microsoft Fix it Online Beta announced

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Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Fix it Online Portal. Microsoft Fix it Center makes getting support easier than ever because automatic troubleshooters solve the issues you have now and prevent new ones

As easy as "Click, click, fixed!"

Source : Bink.nu

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How do I create a Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DART) bootable image?

One of the applications included with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is DART, which is made up of tools previously available through the Winternals Administrator's Pak.

Source : www.windowsitpro.com
  technet.microsoft.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Installing Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on Windows 7

From time to time people have asked me how to install Virtual Server on Windows 7, and have even pointed me towards attempts made by other people with varying levels of success.  But I have not looked into this until today – because it is unsupported. 

Source : Virtual PC Guy's WebLog

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Are you a piler, filer, or purger?

When we looked into how people used email, we found some interesting patterns. It turns out that there are generally three types of people when it comes to email: pilers, filers, and purgers.

Which are you?

  • Piler: “I generally don’t put email into a folder or archive. I don’t delete it. I just let it pile up in my inbox."
  • Filer: “I generally categorize messages by moving them into folders I’ve created or assigning labels to each message.”
  • Purger:  “I generally delete email after I’ve read it.”

Source : Inside Windows Live

Monday, April 12, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware definitions now available via WSUS

Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware definitions are now available via WSUS.

Source : blogs.technet.com/wsus

Microsoft Expression Web 3 Service Pack 2

Expression Web 3 SP2 contains general improvements to the application and to SuperPreview. You can get a more complete description of Expression Web 3 SP2, including a list of issues that were fixed, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article "Description of Expression Web 3 Service Pack 2."

You can install Expression Web 3 SP2 if you have either Expression Web 3 or Expression Web 3 with Service Pack 1 installed.

Expression Web 3 SP2 includes SuperPreview support for Firefox 3.6 along with improved stability when working with CSS, PHP, and PDF files.

Source : bink.nu, www.microsoft.com/downloads

Windows Server 2008 R2 to Phase Out Itanium

Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture.  SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 are also the last versions to support Itanium.

Source : blogs.technet.com/windowsserver

Powershell Everyday FAQ

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Read my new blog : Powershell-Everyday-FAQ

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The "Search programs and files" box does not display search results correctly in Windows 7 and in Windows 2008 R2

A few days ago the search box on my Windows 7 start menu mysteriously stopped working. If I typed anything in the box the search always returns group headers for items (like Programs, Files, Microsoft Outlook, etc ) but not the items themselves.

Took my a while to find the solution on the net, so I thought I shared the solution and give some thanks to a few peoples.

First, a special thanks to Chris DeLashmutt who blogged about this problem and the solution I used.

Also, big thanks to Bobby Mikkelson who wrote a detailed solution.

There is also an Hotfix for that problem at Microsoft (kb977380).