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May
18
comment Best places to free space on Windows?
Are you also then referring to ram/cpu usage? As in, which services are safe to disable?
May
18
comment WinXP: connecting to AdHoc network
It sounds like you've got multiple devices you can use to attempt to the ad-hoc and none of them can connect successfully? Or am I reading that wrong?
May
18
answered Cheap or DIY Keyboard Overlays?
May
18
comment Cheap or DIY Keyboard Overlays?
@squook - I'd agree with you for one keyboard, but with multiple kids, I think $300 for 10 keyboards is money better spent on other educational materials.
May
18
answered Audio Conferencing Solutions
May
18
answered Should I build my own or buy a cheap NAS?
May
15
comment Tips for remote work?
re: office with a door. It must have 4 walls and be devoted solely to work in order to claim it on taxes in the US. Might look into it ahead of time if Canada does anything similar.
May
15
answered Data Backup redundancy/backups
May
15
comment Issues moving an IIS site from w2k to w2k3
Some of that didn't match up, I'll have to suss out whether it's because this is an XP-specific KB or because I'm missing some registry keys.
May
15
answered Is there any way to tell what is causing an application to lock up?
May
15
answered How to troubleshoot Windows? Post your checklist
May
15
awarded  Autobiographer
May
15
comment When to grant admin rights
Other than some help with the inital development image, IT does NOT generally support these VMs. If you bork it, you grab a fresh copy. This makes it easy to combine with the scorched earth policy below. If/when they hose their desktop OS, it doesn't have an impact on their (virtual) development environment.
May
15
answered How do you recognize a good system administrator?
May
15
comment How do you recognize a good system administrator?
I would call that a good, universal list. Not *nix-centric at all.
May
15
comment What do you call the main component of a computer system?
This is the best option because even the least technical user can (usually) grasp the concept of "box" versus "screen". Most of the other terms will have them poking their monitor in confusion.
May
15
comment Issues moving an IIS site from w2k to w2k3
Fortunately this is the first app I've moved to this server, though I'll be sure to keep an eye on the app pools for the other two when I add them.
May
15
comment Issues moving an IIS site from w2k to w2k3
I did NOT realize the component itself had to be restarted! Thanks for that. There were instructions in the documentation for registering the DLLs, so I believe that's covered.
May
14
answered How can I remove specific events from the event log in Windows Server 2008?
May
14
comment Copying large file to removable media
Ruled out the specific file, awesome. Have any alternative SD cards or drives you can try?