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February, 2009


February 28, 2009  5:21 AM

New Windows Server HQ Blog – register for an XBox



Posted by: David Davis
2008, contest, server, windows, xbox

A new blog has been launched and it is dedicated to Windows Server. If you are a Windows Admin or interested in getting your Microsoft MCTS or MCITP, this blog is for you! The new site is

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February 27, 2009  11:11 PM

Cisco launches new CCNP & CCIE Wireless Ceritifications



Posted by: David Davis
CCIE, CCNA, CCNP, certification, Cisco, Wireless

Just launch, Cisco's new CCNP and CCIE Wireless certifications offer wireless experts a chance to prove their expertise! For some time, Cisco has offered the CCNA Wireless...

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February 26, 2009  11:00 PM

Can Cisco EnegryWise save your Company Money?



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, energywise, Green

Can Cisco EnegryWise save your Company Money and save the environment at the same time? Cisco has an ambitious new plan and software system to reduce electricity consumption on just about about every energy-consuming device at your company. Maybe the toaster in the break room can't be controlled...


February 25, 2009  11:06 PM

Cisco administration 101: Five interface commands you should know



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, configuration, interface, ios

Configuring Cisco routers isn't hard if you don't know how to use interface commands. Let's face it, you have to know commands like no shutdown, ip address, description, bandwidth, and access-group. In my new article, I discuss all of these commands in detail...


February 23, 2009  1:53 AM

Take advantage of the Cisco License Manager to keep you organized



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, compliance, ios, license, manager

Software license compliance is critical in IT Departments today. After all, you don't want your company to get into legal trouble over mismanagement of licenses, do you? To help you out, Cisco has something to make your life easier. Did you know that Cisco offers a free device inventory, license...


February 22, 2009  5:55 AM

Converting from old to new with the PIX to ASA Migration Tool



Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Cisco, conversion, migration, PIX, tool

In my blog post “Sadly, the PIX Firewall Is Discontinued,” written early in 2008, I said how much I had enjoyed working with the Cisco PIX over the years and how disappointed I was that it was announced by Cisco to be...


February 22, 2009  5:42 AM

VIDEO: Cisco CCNA Security Firewall & SDM



Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, Cisco, sdm, Security

Learn how to use the Cisco Security Firewall and SDM in this step by step video, recorded by Chris Bryant, CCIE. This is a great way to prepare for your CCNA. Enjoy the video!

(or click on the video to go and watch it wider and in...


February 17, 2009  10:46 PM

7 Windows & Cisco commands for network troubleshooting



Posted by: David Davis
arp, ipconfig, ping, traceroute, tracert, troubleshooting

To Troubleshoot Cisco and Windows networks, you need to know command equivalents. Cisco and Windows commands are similar but not identical. Here are 7 Windows and Cisco commands that you should know:


February 16, 2009  10:38 PM

Nine Free Windows Server 2008 Training Videos



Posted by: David Davis
active directory, hyper-v, iis, rodc, server core, terminal services, WDS, Windows Server 2008

Interested in Windows Server 2008? The new Windows Server HQ Blog has Nine Free Windows Server 2008 Training Videos. These are 30-40+ minute training videos in WMV and iPod/iPhone format. Topics include:

  • Active Directory
  • AD Users and Groups
  • Server Core and...


February 15, 2009  8:13 AM

What’s your firewall of choice? And Cisco launches new ASA model!



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, Security

What is your firewall of choice? What firewall do you really use? Cisco has launched a new addition to their ASA firewall lineup - the

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