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.xlsx and .docx are being saved as a zip file in explorer?

17 April, 2009 (06:51) | How to | 42 comments

#1 fix – stop using Internet explorer. Use Google Chrome #2 fix – stop using IE and use Opera #3 fix – stop using IE and  Use firefox I strongly suggest you expand your horizons if you haven’t use a browser other than IE. You need to be able to troubleshoot problems to see if […]

Robocopy GUI

18 August, 2008 (19:09) | How to, software | No comments

For people who need a gui to help with all of those pesky command line arguments, there is a gui version from the good people at MS. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc160891.aspx Grab that little sucker and then look up the wikipedia article on robocopy to refresh your memory on what the switches mean.

The best windows copy utility – robocopy

17 August, 2008 (19:39) | How to, software | No comments

Need to merge two files and keep only newer files? robocopy c:\folder1 c:\folder2 /E /XO Copy files between two servers and maintain permissions robocopy c:\folder1 \\server\sharename\destination /E /sec Robocopy is sweet because you can use it to sync folders, copy permissions, copy encrypted files, pretty much every file copy operation you can think of. Just […]

Fixes page added

10 July, 2008 (21:53) | How to | No comments

I’ll start trying to remember to write fixes that I have found in a more concise manner than the usual MS dribble. Go to the fixes link on the right if you feel like it, but use google. It is your friend.

Hyperic agent start as a service in windows

10 June, 2008 (07:28) | How to, software | No comments

For anyone wondering how to start up the Hyperic agent in windows as a service – Don’t bother with the whole resource kit install and running the manual process. go to command line switch to Hyperic directory run hq-agent.exe -i Now open services, and edit to tell it to restart on failure. (it fails a […]

Windows Admin Lessons have started

12 April, 2008 (19:54) | How to, windows admin lessons | No comments

I’ve started lessons on how to be a good windows admin. I’ll start with traffic management. This is probably THE most important thing in being a windows admin besides patch management. Even if your machine isn’t patched, if you have tight traffic rules the bad stuff won’t bite. My example is a file server. A […]

Stupid windows trick #7

28 March, 2008 (14:19) | How to, Stupid windows tricks | No comments

Turn off UAC – this is generally a bad idea. But if you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. start> control panel>user accounts click turn user account control on or off uncheck, hit ok and reboot To get rid of the warning that now pops up (also not a good idea) start>control […]

Powershell lessons

15 March, 2008 (14:48) | How to, powershell lessons | No comments

Powershell lessons are starting at Windows Nerd. I think there should be free tutorials and walkthroughs for Windowsland like there are for linuxland. Head to my powershell lessons page to get started. Lesson 1 is a walkthrough on installing hamachi from the command line and starting it up as a service.

How to install log me in Free edition on somebody elses computer

7 March, 2008 (04:35) | How to, software | 1 comment

This is mostly a reminder note for me. Log me in free is an awesome free tool to remote control some-one’s machine so you can help them on their computer. It is like VNC on crack. To install log me in free edition (written using IE7 and vista) installation of the log me in free […]

Hamachi – start with task scheduler easy quick version

27 February, 2008 (01:42) | How to, software | No comments

In vista you can get hamachi to start up on boot real easy this way- start> type task in the search window and it should autocomplete. hit enter Create basic task Name- hamachi start, leave description blank and hit enter triggger- when the computer starts (next) start a program (next) browse to hamachi.exe (next) hit […]

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