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  • Crimping RJ-45 connectors onto CAT6 cable

    Crimping RJ-45 connectors onto CAT-6 cable can be particularly frustrating, because CAT-6 is quite a bit thicker than CAT-5 cable. Here are some techniques to make the process of installing RJ-45 c...

  • Six steps to Windows IT service management

    Managing a Windows IT service management structure encompasses everything, from developing a plan to monitoring and reporting service quality. Expert Harris Kern explains how to harness the complic...

  • Migrating Microsoft Outlook 2003contact lists

    Learn what you can do to avoid a recopy of the Microsoft Outlook 2003 contact database while migrating to a new PC.

  • Password management made easy with AnyPassword freeware

    Need help managing passwords? You're in luck, as SearchWinComputing.com member John Catania explains there's a freeware utility called AnyPassword that can help.

  • Disable requirement for signed drivers in 64-bit Vista

    Installing a hardware driver in 64-bit Vista that isn't signed can be daunting. Fortunately, there is a workaround that involves manually editing Windows Vista's boot configuration.

  • Findpart utility locates lost partitions on disk

    The site PartitionSupport.com is a repository for information related to disk partition issues. From the site you can download a set of utilities for partition work, the best of which is Findpart, ...

  • Restoring NTBACKUP files to Windows Vista

    There is a way of restoring NTBACKUP files to Windows Vista, thanks to the Windows NT Backup-Restore Utility, which you can download from the Microsoft Web site. First, you'll have to enable Remova...

  • Hiding network shares

    Learn how to hide irrelevant network shares that the average user shouldn't have access to, in this user-submitted network managment tip.

  • Windows Server 2008: The new AD features

    With the release of beta 3 for Windows Server 2008, code-named Longhorn, interest in Microsoft's new server OS has grown within the Active Directory community. Gary Olsen details some of Windows Se...

  • Keeping your Windows servers clean

    If your shop doesn't use a professional cleaning service, these tips will help you keep your servers clean and your server room as dust-free as possible.

  • Remote Desktop Protocol as an alternative to a KVM swit

    KVM cables can only be so long. Wireless KVM is expensive. In certain situations, Remote Desktop Protocol is a viable alternative to a KVM switch.

  • Taking on Windows configuration management

    Windows configuration management is certainly a difficult task. While it may not be the most fun you've ever had, it will save you a lot of pain down the road.

  • Daisy-chaining SCSI devices

    With SCSI, you can daisy-chain (physically wire) multiple devices together. However, if you're considering daisy-chaining multiple SCSI devices together, you should know the SCSI bus will only supp...

  • Output wrangling with PowerShell

    Let's make it easier to browse WMI classes without cheating by filtering the content. It's pretty simple: all it takes is a new cmdlet and working with variables.

  • Use DelinvFile utility to delete invalid files and fold

    Systems administrators sometimes have difficulty deleting invalid files and folders. The creators of the PurgeIEtool have developed the DelinvFile utility, which removes offending files or folders ...

  • NTBACKUP, it was nice knowing you. I'll miss you in Vis

    When Backup Exec failed to back up and delete the Microsoft Exchange log files, a systems administrator turned to the NTBACKUP tool to back up his Exchange database.

  • You can run Windows XP from an external USB hard

    Although Microsoft says it's not possible to run Windows XP from an external (USB) hard drive, Ngine Software has created a guide to building an installation of Windows XP that can be booted from a...

  • When authentication fails: Troubleshooting Windows time

    Authentication issues caused by time services can result in a lot of problems concerning Active Directory security. Fortunately, they can be easy to fix if you have the right tools.

  • Use Microsoft tool to view Vista system settings at onc

    Once you've deployed Vista, you'll undoubtedly start installing printers, drivers and applications. While many admins currently have to deal with multiple Control Panel windows when locating these...

  • Built-in Admin account is disabled in Windows Vista

    In versions of Windows prior to Vista, the Administrator account was enabled and created with a blank password during setup. This left the system vulnerable not only during a Windows installation b...