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Q&A Monday: How to create a Windows Defender right click context menu

Q&A Monday: How to create a Windows Defender right click context menu

Question: How can I make a right click option to scan a file with windows defender? David A. Morrison Bellerose, NY Answers: Just as a reminder, that Windows Defender in Windows 8 is always running, but if you still wanted to scan individual files you can do it with the steps below: Press the Windows key to access the Start screen, type [...]

How to elevate RSAT shortcuts

How to elevate RSAT shortcuts

Companies out there, should not have their IT staff account with Administrator access for everyday work.  Yet IT staff generally will complain (I'm guilty of it) when they need do some administrative work.  Now to make an administrators work easier (while following best practices) you give the IT staff user accounts and use another account to [...]

Q&A Monday: 64 bit Print Driver on 32 Bit System

Q&A Monday:  64 bit Print Driver on 32 Bit System

Question: I'm trying to add a 64 bit driver, for our existing 32bit printer shares on our Windows 2008 Server.  When I try to add 64 bit drivers for the printer, I browse out to the 64 bit driver, and I get a prompts stating: "the specified location does not contain the driver for the requested processor architecture".  Another coworker tried [...]

Q&A Monday: LZMA File

Q&A Monday:  LZMA File

Question: I received a file from a coworker that has a LZMA file type with a large sum of data, and I don't know how to open it.  Please help! Kevin Knight South Dakota  Answer: LZMA is a compressed file, something like the ZIP compression that most of us are generally familiar with. It's used as a way to group files together and [...]

Q&A Monday: Windows 8 Install on VmWare Issues

Q&A Monday: Windows 8 Install on VmWare Issues

Question: I just downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO from Microsoft's website, and when I went to load the ISO into VMWare, I get the following message: "Windows cannot read the <Productkey> setting from the unattended answer file" I am not using an answer file, so I am not sure what is causing this.  I have downloaded the [...]

Q&A Monday: Dell PowerEdge 2970 Install Problems

Q&A Monday: Dell PowerEdge 2970 Install Problems

Question: I have a Dell PowerEdge 2970 server, and I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Dell CD that came in the package.  It boots off the CD and loads the install GUI, and then stops before installing everything asking for drivers.  I tried putting the RAID array drivers on a USB and letting it search there, but it doesn't [...]

5 Cool registry changes only in the registry

5 Cool registry changes only in the registry

With almost any discussion we have about the registry, I always want to stress the same message.  Messing with the registry can cause you system to become unstable or not work.  Please make sure you backup the registry prior to making changes.  Now with that out of the way, I wanted to show you some cool registry changes that you can make in [...]

Q&A Monday: hiberfil.sys and deleting it

Q&A Monday:  hiberfil.sys and deleting it

Question: Jim, While doing some spring cleaning on my computer, I've come across a file in C: drive called hiberfil.sys file.  When I try to delete the file it wont let me, how do I get rid of hiberfil.sys? Craig Ridgeway Kenosha, WI Answer: The first thing we need to discuss, is what exactly is that file?  hiberfil.sys is one of [...]

Q&A Monday: Determine what Domain Controller authenticated a user

Q&A Monday: Determine what Domain Controller authenticated a user

Question: We have many domain controllers in our environment and while working through troubleshooting, I was wondering if there was a way to find out which domain controller logged the user into the network while sitting at the users PC.  The problem ended up not being related, but the question stuck with me, is there a way to tell which [...]

5 ways to limit your DNS Issues

5 ways to limit your DNS Issues

  One of the things most overlook on a network when things are going well, but when they aren't, are one of the most pain in the butt things imaginable is DNS for a network.  When you start messing with DNS, you'll find there are many ways things can go wrong or become endlessly complicated.  I've find there are 5 rules that can help you keep [...]

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