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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: 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: Mapping admin C$ Share on Windows 7

Q&A Monday: Mapping admin C$ Share on Windows 7

Question: On my Windows XP machines I am able to use \\hostname\C$ to map to the C drive on that computer, but when I try it with my new Windows 7 machines, I can't get it to map. Answer: This isn't just a Windows 7 issue, this issue also occurred on Windows Vista machines as well.  This is caused by the UAC (User Access Control) [...]

Q&A Monday: Windows 7 Hide Accounts from Welcome Menu

Q&A Monday:  Windows 7 Hide Accounts from Welcome Menu

Question: We are deploying Windows 7 machines to users that are not the domain, and I want to add some accounts for administration to the machine, but I only want the users to be give the option of seeing the one account they are going to use.  Is there any way to hide the other accounts?  John Higgins Oakland, CA Answer: *NOTE: To [...]

SysPrep a Windows 7 Upgraded Machine

SysPrep a Windows 7 Upgraded Machine

When working in any kind of company, I love imaging computers.  When there is a problem with a machine you can quickly blow down the company image and get the computer or laptop back to the user as quickly as possible.  Recently when working on a Windows 7 image that I had inherited from a previous administrator I ran into an interesting error [...]

Change IE Bookmarks Location

Change IE Bookmarks Location

Recently in my job, I was looking for a way to keep as much data on the server as possible and making the Windows boxes hold as little data as possible in case of a crash.  While I already redirect the "My Documents" drive to the server (note only if you trust your users do this).  We as an office generally use Internet Explorer for browsing [...]

Q&A Monday: Event Viewer Problems in Server 2008

Q&A Monday:  Event Viewer Problems in Server 2008

Question: I have a Windows Server 2008 64Bit Standard and I am having problems getting the Event Viewer to display on the server.   When I click on the Event Viewer, I get the following Error Message - Event Log Service is unavailable. Verify that the service is running. I went into the Windows services and tried to start "Windows Event Log" [...]

RE: Windows 7 FTP Server

RE:  Windows 7 FTP Server

Question Re: Blog Post: Windows 7 FTP Server The setup is helpful, but can you expand upon this with assistance on how to create a user and then set up access to a specific folder? I can’t seem to get this to work at all… and I thought I was pretty computer-savy. The new windows 7 administrative configuration is definitely giving me [...]

Windows Security Best Practices

Windows Security Best Practices

In todays age, you can not be too secure when it comes to your network it's better to be safe than sorry.  In the current economy I've seen many companies consolidate jobs and add new burden to already over-burdened admins.  One of the places where this will hurt companies is the network security departments. I've learned many security faux [...]

Helpful Powershell Commands to Know

Helpful Powershell Commands to Know

Recently I was talking with a colleague about our histories of working in the computer field, all the ways from the early days of DOS to where we were currently.  I remember the early days of working on the computers and using the DOS commands to get stuff completed, today Microsoft has started using PowerShell for the admin commands of todays' [...]

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