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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" [...]

Q&A Monday: 5 tips to Avoid Burnout

Q&A Monday: 5 tips to Avoid Burnout

Question: I just got a new job working in IT after leaving the field several years ago from burn out.  I just want to know is there a good way to avoid this new job from driving me away from IT like my old one? Fred Cutler Reno, NV Answer: This is a big concern for many techs out there with many companies cutting their IT [...]

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 [...]

Q&A Monday: What to do after losing your job?

Q&A Monday: What to do after losing your job?

Question: Jim, I just found myself out of a job for the first time in 20 years and am searching for another tech job. I am looking for some things that I can do while I am looking to help my job search, is there anything you recommend? Richard Newsome Portland, Oregon Answer: I always find it funny that people keep asking me about [...]

Q&A Monday: Controlling the IT Budget

Q&A Monday:  Controlling the IT Budget

Question: I am under great pressure from management to decrease our IT budget for next year, while providing the same level of services. I've spent time with my team trying to figure out service contracts or software upgrades to cut, what are some of the ways you've cut budgets? Judith R. Eastman Knoxville, TN Answer: It has been some [...]

Q&A Monday: Hold onto spare parts?

Q&A Monday:  Hold onto spare parts?

Question: Jim, I have a boss that constantly wants us to keep computer equipment, even though most of it is trash.  He claims that the parts will come in handy if we need them down the line, but we have some computer parts for over 10 years, does it really pay to hold on to technology? Bobby Hancock Mountain View, CA Answer: I have [...]

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Q&A Monday: Waiting for the dream job and offered another

Question: I know this is more of a general question than a technical question, but I expect end of next week to have two offers on the table from companies that are under a lot of pressure to get their positions filled. There is also third company, probably my favorite, which doesn't seem to be under the same pressure and is moving at a [...]

Q&A Monday: Hide Accounts from XP Welcome Screen

Q&A Monday:  Hide Accounts from XP Welcome Screen

Question: I am currently setting up a couple of computers for a small business and not in a domain, and they prefer the Windows XP Welcome menu to log on to the computer.  I have set up an Administrator account and would like that account to be hidden from the welcome screen. Adam E. Jones Dallas, TX   Answer: To [...]

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Question: I've recently been given a new responsibility at the company I work for and put in charge of project that I'm pretty sure will be dead long before completion, is there any way to tell? Clay Rose Brentwood, NY   Answer: I've had my share of being on projects that I just had a feeling were doomed from the start, [...]

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Question: Hey Jim, I am currently working at a company that I have been at for a couple years, and I feel like I've hit a brick cieling.  I am going to start to look for another job, but with this job market, I don't want my current job to find out.  Any advice? Richard Marshall Boys Ranch, TX Answer: When I was younger and working [...]

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