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    Listing Current Network Sessions in Windows with Resource Monitor

    “What is my computer doing on the internet?” “What servers does this new software talk to?” “Where are these cloud files kept?” “Does {insert any software here} use the internet all the time or does it ask me first?” I get these kinds of questions all the time. Many users and administrators want to know … Continue reading Listing Current Network Sessions in Windows with Resource Monitor

    Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)

    Our instructors just received Lenovo Touch screen laptops. Complete with all of the trial software that a person could want. Probably more. Amongst the several dozen free (well at least for a 30 to 90 day trial period) applications is a well know anti-virus solution. The AV offering is one of the top four on the … Continue reading Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)

    Windows 10 Introduction

    Just finished watching a Microsoft Webcast, “What’s Next with Windows 10” with Stephen Rose and Jeremy Korst. I became a member of the ‘Windows Insider Program’ last week and downloaded a copy of the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO file.  I am also in the process of upgrading my Lenovo ThinkPad from Windows 8.1 (with … Continue reading Windows 10 Introduction

    Restoring Your Original MAC Address with Intel Drivers in Windows

    You probably already know that each network interface card (NIC) on a network must have a media access control (MAC) address. Each address must be unique to the network, and should be globally unique. You might have changed the MAC address on a system using the method I wrote about in a previous article. If … Continue reading Restoring Your Original MAC Address with Intel Drivers in Windows

    Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails)

    Sometimes the Universe sends you a message. We don’t listen, so the Universe sends it again. And again. Until we learn. Four friends, clients, former students contacted me during my holiday time to request (beg?) assistance recovering or rebuilding their systems following hardware replacement, operating system upgrades, or malware intrusion. Several dozens of my hours, … Continue reading Before you Rebuild your Computer (Actually, before your system fails)

    Configuring Windows 8 1 Mobility Center and How to Turn it On and Off

    Video – Configuring Windows 8 1 Mobility Center Video transcription Steve Fullmer: In our Windows 8.1 deployment courses, we often share information about the Windows 8.1 Mobility Center. Mobility Center was introduced for mobile and laptop devices in Windows 7. It’s present and somewhat enhanced in Windows 8. Since we don’t have mobile devices in … Continue reading Configuring Windows 8 1 Mobility Center and How to Turn it On and Off

    Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

    The Connection Manager Administration Kit has been around since Windows Server 2003 as an embedded Windows server feature.  Initially available for server platforms, this deployment enabling tool is now supported on selected Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 client platforms. Windows 7 and Windows 8 client certification exams expect that you are familiar with CMAK, or … Continue reading Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

    Synchronizing the Windows Clock With an Authoritative Time Source

    “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin You probably already know that having accurate time set on all clients and servers is important. Very bad things happen when computer clocks disagree. Things like: Users cannot logon to a domain Applications overwrite new data with older versions Servers fail to synchronize data between each … Continue reading Synchronizing the Windows Clock With an Authoritative Time Source

    How to add the Dial-in Tab in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT)

    After downloading and installing the Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT) in Windows 8 and 8.1 the Dial-in tab is missing in both the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) (See figure 1 ).and Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) (See figure 2 ). Figure 1 Figure 2 To add the Dial-in properties tab, copy the following … Continue reading How to add the Dial-in Tab in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Remote Sever Administration Tools (RSAT)