Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks:

October, 2010


October 29, 2010  12:30 PM

I want to say thank you to our readers.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

Thank you for reading Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks - I love it when you link back to us. This is the highest form of a compliment you can give us! So thank you Paul Bauer or Bauer-Power.com for posting about my recent article entitled how to remotely enable remote desktop. His post on it...

October 27, 2010  2:03 PM

To use solid state storage at the Windows desktop level or not?

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I have been in love with SSD or solid state drives for several years now. As the prices drop it becomes more logical to include them in desktop purchases. I feel that it boosts the systems boot time and general responsiveness when using a SSD. Now does the price difference negate the performance...


October 26, 2010  12:55 PM

Teaching young kids to use a computer.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

It is no secret that I love technology and that I want my daughter to embrace it as well. Since she was young she has used a variety of computers. The one she took to the best and is now able to use almost on her own is our HP Touch Smart desktop computer. I can just sit her down in front of it...


October 26, 2010  11:25 AM

Keyboard Shortcut: Open the Task Manager

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

Don't have a mouse handy? Do you need to open the task manager on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003, 2008 or Windows 7? All you have to do is hit this key combination. It is an oldie but if you are not farmiliar with it this will be an all out godsend! Control + Shift + Esc Boo yah! Task Manager...


October 26, 2010  11:23 AM

Setting up a VPN connection from Windows 7 to connect to the office.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

So you want to connect to your office's VPN from your shinny new Windows 7 computer. These are the steps you will need to do to set it up: Open network and sharing center from your Control Panel or start menu, then choose the option: Set up a new...


October 25, 2010  10:04 AM

Backing up Active Directory

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

When it comes to backing up active directory it can be tricky to grab all components. We will show you below with information from the Microsoft website what needs to be backed up to...


October 21, 2010  12:46 PM

Cleaning an infected Windows machine

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I have been seeing more and more infected Windows computers in my day to day activities. I thought I would detail how I scan, clean and get back up and running here on my ITKE blog. The first thing I do is download the latest version of Malwarebytes for free from http://www.malwarebytes.org. I...


October 19, 2010  12:26 PM

Using ReadyBoost on Windows 7 to boost performance.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I used to recomend heavy users use a seperate hard drive for storing the WIndows swap file. In Windows 7 and Windows Vista you can use a portable USB drive as a system data repository using a feature called ReadyBoost. You can use any type of usb drive for this function. Plug in the...


October 15, 2010  12:22 PM

Windows Phone 7 will not have cut and paste!

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

We all remember the original iPhone cut and paste problem or the lack of cut and paste. Well it appears when Microsoft drops their brand spanking new Windows Phone 7 for the holiday season it will be void of copy and paste functionality. Microsoft says that functionality such as being able to click...


October 14, 2010  3:45 PM

Email: To outsource or not?

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

The company I work for during my day job absolutely hates Microsoft Exchange. Don't ask me why but they do. So we have been running IPSwitch's IMail for many years now and it does the job and it has not gone down in the 6 years or so we have been running it. Today I get a phone call that we need...


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