One way to improve your documentation is to make it visual. This makes it easier to understand at a glance and also means there is less typing to document the information.
HP creates the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager and updates it regularly. You can grab the latest SPP and supplements for your operating system to minimize the impact of this bait-and-switch by HP.
I was hoping to produce a nice, branded deployment with default settings like Boot to Desktop, show wallpaper behind Start, and a default wallpaper. Finally, I found a method that worked out.
If you have your smartphone or tablet with you all the time, you might as well get the most out of it. For IT professionals, some of these apps for Android may make your device even more handy. In no particular order… Name Price Description PC Monitor Free Monitor up to 5 systems for free […]
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Depending on the organization, a department might be interested in using the account tracking feature of certain copiers. Beyond the business need, for a lot of people, the PINs can be a real pain.
A recent task that came across my desk included the sysadmin side of setting up a public-use kiosk.
One of my main responsibilities at my job is managing our Group Policy. It works best with a well thought out structure in Active Directory but you should have that anyways for organization purposes. I’ll often hear discussions or see comment threads of new IT Professionals wanting to move to centralized management. They might have […]
Mapped drives. You can love ‘em or hate ‘em. After changing file servers or retiring an old server, clients might have old mapped drives pointing to these servers. Since they could be a confusing interface and disconnected drives might slow down the computer until they time out, it’s not a bad idea to clean up […]
After installing the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 7 or Windows 8, in addition to the popular Active Directory Users and Computers and Group Policy Management Console, you will gain access to the Active Directory Administrative Center. Active Directory Administrative Center provides network administrators with an enhanced Active Directory data management experience and a rich […]
Here’s a quick wrap up of some topics that have come up lately but would be a little lacking as their own articles. Still, it’s information to know. With Windows 8 and Server 2012 out, they changed the game and brought a number of other things with them. To keep up, you can read about […]
Office 2013′s methods of deployment aren’t that different from Office 2010′s deployment options. The Office Customization Tool is still there and the administrative templates are there to allow customization through Group Policy. Office 2013 Pro Plus has a few more products included in it and a few more features like synchronizing with the cloud and […]