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November 30, 2009  6:25 PM

Windows Technology Deep Dive: Understanding and Troubleshooting Memory Problems



Posted by: Troy Tate
advanced training, advanced troubleshooting, memory management, Microsoft Windows, program development, RAM, technology training, troubleshooting, Windows

November 30, 2009  4:03 PM

Check your IT environment health using this FREE Microsoft tool



Posted by: Troy Tate
Active Directory, dns, domain controller, event logs, file replication, free tool, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, network health, small enterprise, troubleshooting, Windows

Microsoft has an excellent free tool for checking the health of your IT environment in small to medium size networks (up to 20 servers and 500 clients). This tool will scan the environment and report on health items such as:

  • Network connectivity between servers
  • Active...


October 23, 2009  5:58 PM

Tools I use – Startup Control Panel



Posted by: Troy Tate
application, portable application, regedit, tools, Windows, windows service, windows startup

One of the tools I frequently use is called Startup Control Panel. This is a free tool from Mike Lin. It is a portable tool so it does not require any client installation...


September 14, 2009  1:49 PM

Microsoft does not patch vulnerability for supported version of Windows



Posted by: Troy Tate
information security, Microsoft, Microsoft support, patches, risk, risk management, support, tcp, tcp-ip, tcp/ip, threat, vulnerability, Windows, windows 2000

Last week was the September issue of Microsoft "patch Tuesday". The September 2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin lists a number of vulnerabilities. Microsoft held the


February 11, 2009  8:08 PM

Tracking down that user/computer that locks AD accounts



Posted by: Troy Tate
account management, Active Directory, AD, administration, analysis, anti-virus, antivirus, Data security, diagnostics, howto, information security, malicious activity, malware, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, network security, Password, password management, policy enforcement, reporting, risk, risks, scanning, search, Security, security notification, tools, troubleshooting, Windows

With an environment spanning 18+ sites and more than 3000 computers around the globe, you could understand how challenging it would be to track down what device/user might be locking user accounts. There are tools out there that you can pay for that can help do this. However, Microsoft has some...


January 21, 2009  5:10 PM

Microsoft guidelines for Turning off Windows AutoRun do NOT work properly!



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, CERT, digital picture frame, information security, risks, Security, security notification, trojan, Windows

One of the information security lists I subscribe to is the US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alerts. US-CERT is the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. If you have information security responsibilities, I highly recommend that you...


January 21, 2009  4:36 PM

Security news – Videos from Hack In The Box 2008 Malaysia available for download



Posted by: Troy Tate
Apple, education, hacking, hardware, Microsoft, OSX, Password, Security, software, training, vulnerabilities, Windows


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