Are you running a WIKI? If so what product are you using and what are you using it for?
Hit us up in the comments below and we will have a follow up post with the results next month!]]>
When the session is over and the system is restarted it will exactly how the user found it when they started. This is all thanks to Microsoft’s Steady State.
I know other people using other tools and would love to hear from YOU in the comments below what you are using to achieve a static operating system or a read-only system if you will.]]>
type in the website you want to view (for example asktheadmin) and hit control and enter and watch the magic.
It will automatically add the http://www and the .com!]]>
Prevent this by going into your BIOS and setting a BIOS password today (and btw make sure that CD is not listed ahead of the hard drive (or raid array) or the password will be useless as the system will automatically boot to the disk!!)]]>
You can still get to the recovery console by booting to the installation disk of Windows 2003 or 2008 and attempting a “Repair.”
From in here you can also repair the boot sector, run a check disk and much more. So keep your installation disk handy!]]>
There is far less of a chance of a script screwing something up then a administrator fat fingering a command and doing some administrator level damage!
Check out AutoIT for some easy scripting fun]]>
By not updating you are leaving gaping KNOWN holes in your systems. Make sure everything is up to date. On the flip side make sure all those updates, hotfixes and service packs are tested before deploying them company wide!
How do you keep your network up to date?]]>
It crashes and it crashes often! You need a minimum of 2gb of memory just for office now! I would HIGHLY recommend not upgrading on current systems and replace the systems when this is upgraded with a minimum of 4gb of memory to stay clear of these issues.
We would love to hear from other users and see what their experience has been thus far!]]>
I have found a small little application that will compare two directories easily and flawlessly. Check out the discription of Win Merge below:
WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
By firing up WinMerge you can see the files that match up or don’t. It is similar to the file comparision utility that is build into Notepad++.
Once you see the files that are different (or everything is the same and you are happy!) you can choose to sync the directories up. This is a tool that is very simple and does its one function VERY well. Do you have another tool that can do the trick – and for free? If so we would love to hear about it in the comments below.]]>
On start up, it reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:
•The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
•The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
•The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
The treemap represents each file as a colored rectangle, the area of which is proportional to the file’s size. The rectangles are arranged in such a way, that directories again make up rectangles, which contain all their files and subdirectories. So their area is proportional to the size of the subtrees. The color of a rectangle indicates the type of the file, as shown in the extension list. The cushion shading additionally brings out the directory structure.
The application looks like this:WinDirStat]]>