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Admin Toolkit: 5 Linux tools you need for Windows

I think most System Admins have a USB thumb-drive with a bunch of tools that may be needed to diagnose any problems that might come to their network or their own computer. (Or is it just me?)  I plan to go over what tools I use in more detail at a later time, but for this post I wanted to focus on the Linux tools that I have on my thumb-drive to [...]

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Question: I was visiting another data center and while given a glimpse of their servers, I saw on the desktops of their server had their server information.  I've seen this at other companies, and with the large amount of physical and virtual servers I have in my data center, it would help me keep the server information viewable just by [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Screen Saver Group Policy

Since I for some reason thought that Monday was Wednesday, it only seems right for me to post Q&A Monday on Wednesday: Question: Hi I am currently running Windows 2003 on my servers.  I have two DC's in my environment.  Clients are running Windows XP.  I have 5 OUs created for the varying users in the different departments in my [...]

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

I was going sysprep a base image of Windows Server 2008 today and followed my usual method of SysPreping a machine...when I noticed somethin. I went to the DVD and couldn't find sysprep anywhere. figuring my last entry might have been wrong I looked around and discovered that sysprep is installed by default on Windwos Server 2008. You can [...]

Q&A Monday: Server Disk Defrag

Question: I was recently promoted to a Junior System Admin role at my company, and server maintenance has recently come under my job responsibility.  I was wondering if it is a good idea to defragment the disk on the servers?  We occasionally do defrags on the local PCs, but does defraging a server really help? Answer: Ah yes, the [...]

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