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November 19, 2010  2:26 PM

Delete Failed DCs from Active Directory



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory, dc dies, Dcpromo, manual removal of dc, microsoft, Petri, remove domain controller, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

What do you do if a Domain Controller dies and cannot be revived? Just deleting it from Active Directory won't do it. There is only one thing you can do, remove it forcibly. Petri has an article that can help...

November 5, 2010  12:17 PM

Windows Azure



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud computing, hosted, Mark, microsoft, Microsoft Download Center, MVP, sysinternals, webcast, Windows Azure

Have you heard of it? Well I have more than a few times from an MVP at EPIC. Essentially Windows Azure is a new platform for running applications on a scalable, reliable hosting framework. Over at the Microsoft Download Center, they have an Introduction to Windows Azure. The topics walk you...


October 27, 2010  12:45 PM

Download Speed in the IE9 Download Manager



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 9 download manager, IE9, ie9 download speed, Internet Explorer 9, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Here is a short but sweet one, a lot of people have been asking me, "How to check the actual download speed of downloads using Internet Explorer 9". I myself love watching download speeds, the more numbers flying around the better, kind of like instant gratification. Anyways onto the answer, just...


October 22, 2010  2:42 PM

View Client 4.5 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, microsoft, PCoIP, view client fails to connect, view client stick, vmware, vmware view 4.5 and internet explorer 9, Windows, Windows 7 SP1 Beta

It just doesn't work... no matter what the settings, there is something in IE9 includes an updated networking library that causes View Client to fail. You may get an error message or you may get nothing but a stuck view client, in which you need to use task manager and end the process. The process...


October 21, 2010  5:29 PM

Image Resizer 2.1.1 Release



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, Image Resizer, image resizing, microsoft, resize image, right-click image resize, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Hey eveyone, there is a new release of Image Resizer, v2.1.1 If you guys do not know what this is, its a clone of the Windows XP Power Toy, right click on a picture and resize, its that easy. Release Notes This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows...


October 9, 2010  4:02 AM

Windows Phone 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry, CNET, curve, google, microsoft, motorola, smartphone, Torch, Windows Phone 7

Well I for one loved the Motorola Q with its Windows Mobile platform, mind you this was about 2 years before the first Blackberry Curve was released. Once I got my Curve though, things definitely changed, I don't think I'd ever go back. But who knows, if I cannot get my hands on a Torch I might...


October 1, 2010  7:27 PM

USB Storage & Windows 7 ReadyBoost



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, paging file, RAM, ReadyBoost, usb 2.0, Windows 7

Windows 7 has a performance feature called ReadyBoost. This feature enables the use of a USB storage device instead of the slow paging file on your hard disk when you're low on physical memory (RAM). The logic is simple - the USB storage device is faster than your hard disk drive. In order for...


September 28, 2010  10:15 PM

TeraCopy – a Simple Copy/Move Utility



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Full Unicode support, microsoft, schedule, Shell integration, TeraCopy, unstoppable copier, Windows, Windows 7 x64

I have used TeraCopy in the past, since I enjoy using it I checked to see if there was an update. Sure enough there was. They are at version 2.12. You have to try this program out. TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user...


September 11, 2010  6:11 PM

Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle



Posted by: Nathan Simon
eweek, hdmi, internal flash memory, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Bundle, microsoft, release date, technology news, touch sensitive, WiFi N, xbox 360, Xbox 360s

Who all out there has the new Xbox? I bought one on the day of release, it was a huge step for me as i had the original Xbox that "R.O.D'd" three times on me, no HDMI, 20GB Hdd that could fit one game, it was pretty bad. So for all you guys out there that have been waiting for the Kinect Bundle,...


September 7, 2010  9:33 PM

Systinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, Windows

Here are some updates as of August 30th 2010... ProcDump v2.0 This major update to ProcDump, a tool that captures process dumps based on process CPU usage, memory consumption, and other behaviors, can...


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