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May 11, 2009  2:58 PM

Shortcut Tip: Quickly Navigate to a commonly used folder

Posted by: Jerry Lees
short cuts, tips and tricks, windows tips

I recently found a useful tip for those of you that always have tons of windows open, like me, and minimizing them all to get to an item on your desktop is just a pain. Create a shortcut with a hot key combination to open an item on your desktop! It works with all your windows open in their current...

May 1, 2009  1:11 PM

OneNote Tip: Take better notes during meetings the easy way!

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Microsoft Office, office tips, one note, tips and tricks, windows tips

Microsoft has a product called one note that i really didn't know a lot about. They really haven't pushed it a lot and it just comes bundled with Office so I'd never really tried to use it, however, I found an article over at Microsoft's site that gives an excellent set of tips for how to use it to...

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...

March 6, 2009  3:08 PM

Job Hunting in a tight Market

Posted by: Jerry Lees
IT careers, job hunting, tips and tricks

Let's face it... Job competition is fierce out there in today's Market. But that doesn't mean you should give up the search, or that it's impossible to get that great job. You just have to go back to basics and sell yourself better than the competition! Here are some great tips from Microsoft...

February 2, 2009  7:12 PM

BlogJetThis! extension for Firefox 3 Fixes Firefox plugin installation error

Posted by: Jerry Lees
blog software, blogjet, tips and tricks

This really isn’t Systems Administration related, but I recently started using a tool called blogjet to write blog entries and had a hard of a time getting the extensions to work properly in Firefox. It was telling me that the BlogJetThis! extension was not compatible with Firefox...

January 23, 2009  7:21 PM

Tip: Searching Google for solutions to a Microsoft product problem

Posted by: Jerry Lees
google, KB articles, Microsoft, Microsoft Knowledgebase, searching google, tips and tricks, troubleshooting

Maybe this isn't earth shattering, and most all of you already know this trick. However, I just stumbled upon it and am willing to bet at least a few people are troubled by searching google for answers to problems and finding the needle in the haystack. Here's the scenario:\ You're looking for...

January 19, 2009  4:14 AM

Windows Tip: Clearing Internet Explorer cached data from the command line

Posted by: Jerry Lees
batch commands, batch files, command line, Internet Explorer, rundll.exe, tips and tricks, undocumented windows, windows secrets, windows tips

As a Network Administrator sometimes you need to clear the browsing history, cookies, or the like for a entire community of users. Sure, you could tell them how to do it thinking that you were being super smart by providing instructions for them. However, as you well know there will be some who...

January 16, 2009  1:56 AM

Word Tip: Quick and easy tables in Microsoft Word

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Microsoft Word, tips and tricks, Word Tips

This isn't a VBScript tip--- or even a systems administrator tip. However, it is a valuable tip on a quick easy way to create tables in word that are EXACTLY the size you need without knowing ahead of time and doing a lot of clicking in the menus... and if your like me with the...

January 12, 2009  1:46 AM

Windows Tip: Moving a window from off screen back into view

Posted by: Jerry Lees
tips and tricks, windows tips

If you've ever hooked up your laptop to a secondary monitor and then disconnected without remembering to move the windows back to the primary desktop, you've probably encounted this problem:  The application is running. You can see it in the taskbar, but you can't see it on the screen, because...

December 18, 2008  12:06 AM

Fun with the registry: Saving shares and share permissions from a server (and moving them to a new server)

Posted by: Jerry Lees
File Server, File Shares, fun with the registry, Lanmanserver, Migrating Servers, registry, tips and tricks

On occasion you have to rebuild servers, some are worse than others to rebuild. File Servers are not that difficult to rebuild, but one of the tedious tasks in moving a file server is setting up all the shares that have been added over time all at once. you know the drill:


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