Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks:

July, 2010

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July 29, 2010  12:15 PM

Using SFC to repair corrupted files or start up a unbootable Vista or Windows 7 machine.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

If you have been the recent victim of a virus attack you can be left with vital system files deleted or corrupted. I have been using this command called SFC /repairnow. What it does is essentially check all of your system files against known good copies. The known good copy comes from your...

July 27, 2010  3:03 PM

Documenting technical how to’s with Jing.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

Do you have to walk people through all sorts of technical hurdles on a daily basis? If  you do then I have an awesome way to simplify your work. By using Jing to document screen shots or screen casts I can essentially teach one person how to do the job and allow a virtual copy to teach the...


July 22, 2010  1:58 PM

Using Ubuntu to Rescue A Windows System

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

We have all been locked out of our systems before and have even lost data due to unforseen occurences. We should all learn from other people's mistakes and make a full backup or an image of our system as soon as humanly possible and then repeat this every week, month or quarter depending on how...


July 19, 2010  3:00 PM

Solution: The Terminal Server Has Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Allowed Connections

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

Have you ever seen this error message when trying to remote desktop into your Windows Server? “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. The system can not log you on. The system has reached its licensed logon limit. Please try again later.” I...


July 19, 2010  1:02 PM

Using NTBackup to backup your registry via system state.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I recently got caught out there without a recent registry backup and was not able to quickly get the machine back up. If I had been doing regular Windows NT Backups of the system state I would have had a much more recent copy then the one I did.

So I will be walking  you through...


July 19, 2010  9:39 AM

You Log in and then are immediately logged back out of your Windows 2003 Server.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

This can be really frustrating. Have you ever been in a situation where you can not get into your Windows Server? This information is actually the same for an XP or Windows 7 workstation as well. When you log in using the correct username and password to your Windows 2003 server. Your profile...


July 15, 2010  2:16 PM

Using a “Safe” Dns server to protect your users.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

All guns are equipped with a safety to prevent you from shooting yourself in the foot. The Internet does not come with such an option but you can certainly create your own. On my internal network we are protected by a firewall, an intrusion protection service and a malware/virus/spyware scanner but...


July 14, 2010  12:36 PM

Recovering your Windows Server 2003 Administrator Password

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

By default your windows XP machine shows the Printers and Faxes share along with the Scheduled Tasks folder. You can make use of the scheduled tasks folder like this or use a remote printer share to quickly install a remote...


July 13, 2010  10:46 AM

Using a command prompt from inside a Windows XP or Vista install.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

Did you know that you can open a command prompt during an install or a repair installation of Windows XP or Vista. This may also work on Windows 7 but I have not tried it yet. If you have tried it, we would love to hear how it worked or didn't work for you. Please leave a comment below. So you...


July 9, 2010  12:19 PM

System restore from the command line.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I see hundreds of virus and malware ridden machines each month and I have found myself in many situations where I wished I could do a system restore and not have to format and reinstall the operating system. I am sure we have all been in situations where we could not boot a Windows System up...


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