• How to Use MSCONFIG to fight Malware and performance issues

    Two of the main problems that cause home users the great frustration have to do with malware and performance issues. These two problems usually go hand in hand and result from an infection of malware that usually comes inadvertantly from…

  • Roaming Profile Error fix

    Roaming profiles are the bane of a network administrator’s existence.  To say that roaming profiles ever work perfectly is a gross overstatement.  However, it makes things worse when apps do really dumb things that create problems with windows.   Recently in…

  • Java Control Panel – Controlling Downloads

    It seems no matter how up to date a workstation is, due to the highly vulnerable nature of computers – security updates, patches, updates and other software downloads are constantly checking to see whether or not you have the latest version…

  • Helpful Imagex commands for .wim images

    In preparing a workstation for enterprise deployment, there are a few commands that are necessary in order to successfully prepare and deploy a generalized image as well as configure the windows pe boot image from the WAIK.  Below these will…

  • Scheduled Task in VSphere – using PowerCLI to delete existing machines

    Let me preface this post with the fact that I have just got my hands on the new Vsphere 4.1 release from VMware. However, on just a high level look at the scheduled tasks in 4.1, if you want to…

  • Using Untangle at Home

    Using Untangle to Secure Home Networks With the spread of malware and spyware across the Internet and with the ever increasing risks of identity theft while searching and browsing the Internet, many home Internet users are looking for software packages…

  • 64 Bit Computing Becoming Mainstream in the Enterprise

    As system administrators, it is becoming more and more evident that the world of 32-bit servers is coming to an end. One only has to install new versions of Exchange Server or Windows to find the unavailability of 32-bit distros.…