Archive | November, 2009

Windows XP Roaming Profile Synchronization Issues

Roaming profiles allow us to access files that we often use on any computer joined to the network, easily replace old computers, and provide greater network security. There are on occasion, special circumstances that cause the log-on/log-off synchronization process of these profiles to fail. Generally when this happens the icon pictured fourth from the left […]

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Windows XP – Reclaim Lost Hard Drive Space

The network I administer at work has an even mix of new and old computers. The problem with the older computers are the small hard drives and low amount of memory. I constantly have employees telling me that their computers are running slower than normal and that they are getting low resources error messages. Below […]

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Linux System Update Script

In my experience with Linux distributions, Slackware and Ubuntu/Kubuntu, there are a couple of different methods used to update the system. Of course we can always use a gui to do the updates but what fun is that? The two commands used to update a Debian based system are: Now while this doesn’t require a […]

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Microsoft Exchange Recovery Mode and How to Fix it

I had a user this week that was experiencing trouble with Outlook. Every time they opened the program they received a prompt similar to the one below. Exchange is currently in recovery mode. You can either connect to your Exchange server using the network, work offline, or cancel this logon. Not only was the prompt […]

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