Category: Tips

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Export Server Manager Settings

Windows Server Manager has come a long way since the Windows Server 2003 days. Personally, I use it all the time to manage hundreds of servers. But what if you changed computers and want...

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Test SMTP from server

Ever need a quick and easy way to test SMTP relay from a Windows server? Does this feel familiar? You come into work and before you can grab your much needed cup of caffeine, you...

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Search Group Policies

One of the things system administrators do quite often is create, tweak and troubleshoot active directory group policies. As you know, some of these group policies can become quite large and can contain hundreds...

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Access denied on USB devices

The other day, my daughter called me from her college dorm. All of a sudden, her roommate couldn’t connect her USB flash drive to her HP laptop. The error message she was receiving was...

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Texting from your computer

Here is a quick little tip that really came in handy for me while on a trip overseas. Texting from your computer. Your first initial thought might be, why would I EVER want to...

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WINSXS folder cleanup

Ever since the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft began storing windows updates in a folder named Winsxs. Many of us can remember with XP and Windows Server 2003 when the Windows updates were stored...