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April, 2009

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April 23, 2009  11:28 PM

How to Make Your Computer Boot Faster



Posted by: Jerry Lees
performance tips, System Administration, Systems Administration, tips and tricks

I read an interesting article recently that gave some excellent tips at making your computer run faster-- without an upgrade! I thought I'd pass some of these tips along and add a few of my own. First, You can make your computer run faster (and free up space by uninstalling software that you no...

April 20, 2009  1:44 PM

Parsing the Windows Event log for specific data



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Eventlogs, System Administration, systems management, VBScript, Win32_NTLogEvent

If you've ever tried to find a specific event log entry in a system you know what a chore it can be to find them. Sure, you can filter on the event ID and get closer but, some applications (and system components) log every event that's from the same source as the same event ID. IIS is terribly...


April 16, 2009  1:23 AM

Downgrade Windows XP to Mac OS X– sort of



Posted by: Jerry Lees
interface replacements, Microsoft Windows, pranks, windows

Please forgive the title folks, I just couldn't resist the jab to get your attention! I found this Windows UI Replacement a while back, looks like a pretty cool interface replacement for windows. It looks like it is actually a pretty cool prank... or a way to use a PC if you prefer the...


April 13, 2009  3:18 PM

Finding the owner of a process remotely with VBScript via the Win32_process class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Administration tools, Functions, System Administration, Systems Administration, VBScript, VBScript Functions, win32_process, Windows Management Interface, WMI

 Recently I had an issue where I needed to find the user running a series of processes on a large number of servers. Initially, it was a long process of logging onto each server then opening task manager and sorting by process name. After about 5 servers, I realized it was going to take hours to...


April 9, 2009  4:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying IP Address settings with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


April 7, 2009  4:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Operating System Information with WMI via the Win32_OperatingSystem class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


April 2, 2009  1:23 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Page File information with WMI via the Win32_Pagefile class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


April 1, 2009  7:20 AM

Microsoft takes an unprecedented new approach to lagging Vista Sales; bundles with Xbox 360



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox360

I read this article posted on Monday March 29th, 2009 over at a Xbox 360 gamer website I browse often basically said:

Due to lagging sales of Microsoft Vista Microsoft has begun bundling Vista Basic (not HOME BASIC!) with every new Xbox 360, along with a online coupon to upgrade it to...


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