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Nano is dying?

Nano Server Comparison

So, Microsoft released Nano server with their launch of Windows Server 2016, and it promised to be a great thing! “Microsoft has announced that they are removing all the infrastructure features, such as scale-out file server (SOFS) and Hyper-V from Nano Server. What the heck is going on? What do you do if you deployed …

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Can’t Migrate Public Folders to your Exchange 2013 Server?

I have this great to do for migrating public folders from Exchange 2007/2010 to my new Exchange 2013 server (found here: https://supertekboy.com/2014/10/13/2013-public-folder-migration-made-easy/). Problem is, it doesn’t work. What doesn’t work?  Why, all the PowerShell commandlets and parameters relating to public folders seem to be absent.  Exchange Management Shell is missing them. Solution: Use the regular …

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How to Defeat CryptoLocker

Many people have been hit with the Cryptolocker virus, effectively hijacking their files unless they have a backup.  Well, now you can get your files back, assuming you have System Restore turned on. Here is an article on how to get your files back after a Cryptolocker infection: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/70476-how-to-beat-cryptolocker?utm_source=swemail&utm_medium=newsletterresource&utm_campaign=0408 Hope that saves some headaches!

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VDI Comparisons

VDI-in-a-box graphic

Been looking at replacing our current Terminal Server environment and rethinking our workflow for our end users.  Of course, VDI has come up and I’ve begun to ask whether we should move to some VDI solution or stay with Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop services as Microsoft now calls it). So, I’ve begun researching.  And …

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How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WPA

I knew it was only a matter of time.  Here’s a nice little guide on how to crack a WPA or WPA2 Wi-Fi using freely available tools. http://lifehacker.com/5873407/how-to-crack-a-wi+fi-networks-wpa-password-with-reaver  

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Network and Server Monitoring tools

Been researching this topic recently.  Found a great resource to assist me with finding something to monitor my servers: http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2011/100411-open-source-management-software.html Numerous tools on this page.  Will begin documenting and testing.  If you have a favorite tool, leave me a comment!

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Why RAID 5 Stops Working

I was tasked a while ago with rebuilding our home made NAS server.  Given my options, I went with a RAID-6 config.  Why?  Here’s why: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/162 RAID 6 is the way to go these days.  Minimum.  And thankfully we did, as one of the hard drives went bad within a month.  

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Logging the bubble frequency in your airlock

Leave it to a geek who loves beer to come up with this one. One of the folks over at Hack-a-day created a device to measure the frequency of bubbles in his airlock by measuring the passage of air through the air lock.  They say the system breaks down during vigorous fermentation, but for later …

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Autodesk DWG TrueView on Terminal Server

I was once tasked with installing Autodesk’s DWG TrueView in a Terminal Server environment.  Needless to say, it didn’t go well.  Autodesk designs everything to run in a stand alone user mode with full admin privileges.  So, to make this work, I found a website that had instructions that worked.  The original site has since …

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Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Yesterday marked the passing of an IT titan.  A man who not only got a second chance in the business world, but a third chance.  A man driven by ideas and art, who thought the personal computer should be about design and usability, not just about code and bits. I cannot sum up his achievements …

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