Windows Server 2008 R2: Security Changes and Additions Part II

Another great set of changes and additions to Windows Server 2008 R2 security comes in the Authorization and Access Control areas. Some of the biggest (and most welcome) changes are to User Account Control (UAC) User Account...

Windows Server 2008 R2: Security Changes and Additions Part I

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 there have been some major overhauls such as: Remote Desktop Services and File Classification Infrastructure to mention a few, some of the lesser known but yet no less important changes...

Windows Mobile 6.5 leaves me un-impressed

I have to admit that since Windows Mobile 2003, I have had a Windows mobile device/Smartphone. Call me a creature of habit but there has been something comforting about having a scaled back Windows OS in my hand. I put up with the...

A Better Windows World Makes the Top 200 Tech Blog's....Again

Just when I believe it cannot get better than it is...it does. For the second year running "A Better Windows World" has made the Top 200 Tech Blogs: The Datamation 2009 List. It has been great to be able to share with my readers...

Exchange Server 2010 tools: Do not forget these tools in your Beta Tests

As IT pros we love installing a Beta and putting it through the motions to make sure it will meet our needs in a production environment, the Exchange Server 2010 Beta is no exception. Often though, we might overlook an important...

7 tools for Windows 7 rollouts

With the release of Windows 7 coming October 22, enterprises need to at least begin looking at deploying Windows 7 in their environments. Whether you are excited about Windows 7 or hate the fact that XP will not be around forever,...

ESF Database Migration Toolkit: From SQL to ORACLE without any fuss

As an IT professional working for a small to mid-sized organization you are not only in charge of the servers, desktops, firewalls, routers, switches and mobile devices… you’re the chief, cook and bottle washer. One of the tasks...

Adesso WKB-3000: Lightweight Wireless Keyboard with a lot of range

I don’t often write about hardware in my blog but occasionally there is a hardware solution that catches my eye. The Adesso wireless mini keyboard, the WKB-3000, is one of those solutions. The WKB-3000 is a 2.4 GHz keyboard that...

Slide Rocket: Create, Collaborate and share your slideshows in the cloud

In our new era of cloud computing and SaaS offerings some solutions that are being offered just make great sense. Such is the case with a SaaS cloud solution I found recently called SlideRocket. Now SlideRocket as I found out has...

Remote Desktop Services: Some help to keep you from feeling 'Terminal'-ly lost

So with all the changes to Terminal Services (including a new name) that R2 will bring. I thought it would be helpful to take a page out of my book(almost literally) and provide my readers with a quick guide to the name changes and...

ExRCA: Test your Exchange Server 2007 remote connectivity

Exchange Server 2007 offers a wealth of many different connectivity options for the end user. The problem is that if a user cannot connect to the Exchange Server all those available options do no good. In Exchange 2007 client access...

The iland Workforce Cloud: Go ahead keep your head and desktop in the cloud

Its funny how things work out, as a child I was always told keep my head out of the clouds, hence I took up a career in operations management and later technology instead of becoming an actor or musician. Oh how things come full...

Attend a conference on Virtualization...Virtually

With all the talk we do about Virtualization and how efficent and cost effective it is for organizations. I guess it makes good sense to have a virtual conference. IT Virtualization Live is an online conference that will be presented...

Small Business Server 2008: Turning 'OFF' IPv6 could be dangerous

So yesterday I went with a good friend of mine to the city to help him with an issue with Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008. Some readers out there may have already experienced the Windows SBS 2008 IPv6 dilemma and you know...

When Security Software goes BAD

In the age of Anti-Virus, SPAM, Spyware, IDS and firewalls…here comes a set of products to make you ….less secure. I received an email about new identity management software that will collect all the sensitive data that is residing...

Windows 7 RTM meets the Dell X1

Ok, I tried this once before with Windows Vista when it was in the RC1 stage. Loading Vista Ultimate on a Dell X1 with a 1.1 GHZ processor and 768MB of RAM. Needles to say it was a disaster, but I honestly was not expecting it to...

PageNest: Easily browse Internet sites offline

There are tools as a Network Admin that we need and most times we do not think we need them at all, until we are up against the wall and banging our heads into it trying to find the answers. One of the less celebrated but no doubt...

PowerGUI unleash the power of PowerShell while using a familiar GUI management interface

Since its introduction I have come across two very different reactions for PowerShell. Some love it since to them it is a connection to old school systems, fond memories of DOS (really!!!) or the idea that Windows management is...

Nexsan and Falconstor team up to make a greener, de-dupe solution.

While Microsoft has made strides through the software side to deduplication (eliminating redundancy at the source), the hardware side has become a new focus to see where adjustments can be made. "As organization's strive to cut IT...

Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool: Is a PAL every Administrator needs

One of the most frustrating and time consuming tasks for an IT professional is the time spent analyzing and trying to make sense of performance counter log files. With all the various server roles within an IT infrastructure and the...

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