The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:


January 21, 2010  10:20 PM

Windows 7 “God Mode”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
control panel items, god mode, hack, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

My co-worker Raj, see his site here found the Windows 7 God Mode "hack" overat ZDNet.

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the...

January 15, 2010  1:48 AM

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Compatibilty list, IT professional, laptop drivers, microsoft, pc drivers, Windows 7, Windows 7 Compatibility

Hey all, the Windows 7 Compatibility list has been updated!

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals is an Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by...

December 27, 2009  5:30 PM

Microsoft and Word Application Injunction

Posted by: Nathan Simon
court injunction, internetnews, microsoft, Office 2003, Office 2007, Word 2003, Word 2007

Alot of people might be confused about the Cort injunction against Microsoft and the Word 2003/2007 application. Alot of people thought that Microsoft could no longer sell Word as a whole... but thats untrue... the explanation can be read at Internet news. I have included an insert and a link to...

December 8, 2009  2:09 AM

DNS Scavenging

Posted by: Nathan Simon
DNS, dns cleanup, dns cleanup utility, DNS Scavenging, dNSTombstone, kb, microsoft, Scavenge stale resource records, Server 2000, server 2003, Server 2008

I was rummaging around one of my clients servers when I noticed multiple host records pointing to the same IP address, this can get confusing if left long enough, so Microsoft has DNS Scavenging to help clean up that mess. With Scavenging enabled, when a record becomes a certain age, it gets purged...

November 27, 2009  2:54 AM

Microsoft Office Starter 2010, is there any point?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Excel, Excel Starter, microsoft, Microsoft Works, OEM, Office 2010, Office Starter, Open Office, Windows, Word, Word Starter

Office Starter 2010 is the Microsoft-designated replacement for its Microsoft Works product. Starter will be a low-end, free (but ad-supported) bundle of Word and Excel. Based on a Microsoft FAQ(see below), Microsoft Office Starter will not support all formats, it will also be...

November 5, 2009  3:18 AM

Add System Restore to Server 2003

Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, system restore, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, xp cd

Download the file and extract it Double click on AddSystemRestoreEntries.reg (This will add some values to the...

October 20, 2009  1:22 AM

“Windows 7″ is only Three Days Away!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
App-V, application virtualization, microsoft, MSDN, October 22nd, technet, Windows 7, windows 7 release date, Windows XP

Everyone ready to buy and install the latest and greatest Operating system since Windows XP? Based on the below stats(see insert), i think it is. I for one give Windows 7 a big thumbs up. I haven't had this good of an experience with anything before retail as I have had with Windows 7 RC2. In fact,...

October 6, 2009  9:29 PM

Sysinternals Suite Updates

Posted by: Nathan Simon, microsoft, msdart, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, temporary registry profiles, Windows 7, Windows 7 support, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP

New Updates to the Sysinternals Suite Process Monitor v2.7 This update to Process Monitor, a system monitoring utility, adds a new option to the process tree dialog that direct it to...

September 16, 2009  3:42 AM

Palm Desktop Calendar Sync to Outlook Calendar

Posted by: Nathan Simon
dba to outlook, export, import, intellisync, Intellisync for Yahoo, microsoft, Microsoft Office, Outlook 2000, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook XP, palm, palm calendar to outlook calendar, palm desktop calendar, palm desktop to outlook sync, palm to outlook,

Well I found out the hard way that there is an easy way to do this. Mind you the easiest is to change your syncing from Palm Device to Palm Desktop to sync between Palm Device and Outlook, the rest takes care of itself. Although, lets say you do not have access to your old palm device, what...

August 23, 2009  3:47 AM

Office 2010

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET reviews, Excel 2010, microsoft, Office 2010, Office Suite, Outlook 2010, Word 2010

Yes, yes, old news, but i came upon an article on CNET where they preview Office 2010. Included in this article is a video review of Microsoft's, latest Office suite. One comment that I smirked at was the fact that one of the editors installed it a while ago and stated, "I wish Outlook/Office 2010...

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