Just sitting here looking at my setup

How many USB devices do you use?

Man! How many separate USB devices do I really have? I'm counting, counting, counting -- OK, I give up. And, you know what? Most of the devices explicitly say in the docs you can't hook them up through a USB hub. How crazy is that?

So tell me, how many USB devices do you use?


Rod Trent, manager of myITforum.com and a Microsoft MVP, is an expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He has more than 18 years of IT experience -- eight of which have been dedicated to SMS. He is the author of Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911: SMS, and IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide and has written thousands of articles on technology topics. He can be reached at rtrent@cinci.rr.com.

This article first appeared in myITforum.com, the premier online destination for IT professionals responsible for managing their corporations' Microsoft Windows systems. The centerpiece of myITforum.com is a collection of member forums where IT professionals actively exchange technical tips, share their expertise and download utilities that help them better manage their Windows environments, specifically Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). It is part of the TechTarget network of industry specific IT Web sites. To register for the site and sign up for the myITforum.com daily newsletter, click here.

This was first published in May 2005

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