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  • Set Windows Network Location To Private Or Domain How to set the Network Location in Windows 8 and newer by using Microsoft PowerShell
  • Enable Browser Plug-ins To Only Run After Clicking: This will disable browser plugins From running unless explicitly allowed on a website that requires it. This should prevent many malware and malvertising attacks
  • Restore Broken Metro Tiles After Windows 8.1 Upgrade: After a Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade the Metro Tiles are missing. Here’s how to restore them back…
  • Am I Really Infected?: Do not be fooled by popup ads, especially ones that are entitled, TOTAL SECURITY, AntiVirus2010/2009/XP/, AV360, AntiVirus Pro, etc. Most all of them feed in …
  • Android Stagefright Temp Fix: After much trial and error we believe we have found a work around that will keep you safe until your phone carrier decides to release this fix.
  • Auto Login (Windows 7): You can set your Windows 7 computer to automatically log in any user account at start up, bypassing the welcome screen and prompt for password. …
  • Boot Issues with Windows 7: Using the Bootrec.exe tool from the Windows 7 boot dvd can be difficult to navigate through. We have compiled a few notes that may assist …
  • Business/Commercial machines Versus Consumer/Retail machines: Attracted by heavily marketed features like large amounts of memory and hard drive storage it is easy to assume that the consumer or retail grade …
  • Cellular Broadband Cards: The following article will provide step by step instructions on how to setup a new Verizon Day pass or Pre-paid Mobile Broadband card. To get …
  • Change Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server Port Settings on iPhone and iPad: A number of our clients have expressed frustration when setting up their private domain’s email addresses in iOS devices. Most companies that host exchange or pop services …
  • Computer Use Policy: Business owners and networks that offer internet access can often find themselves responsible for the actions of their users. Therefore, its prudent to outline your …
  • Disable Password Prompts for Windows XP: For users that simple want quick and hassle free access to their Windows XP desktop in a single user environment or workshop …
  • Electronic Recycling and Donations: According to the EPA, over 300 million pounds of computer products are disposed of each year in the US, and only 18% of them are recycled. Also, around 80 …
  • Enable Num Locks via Registry: You can enable Num Locks on your keyboard to be automatically activated before the startup login screen. This can be done by editing …
  • Hide User Accounts From Welcome Screen: You can hide user accounts to be active and allow authentication for network devices or other user accounts, such as administrator, but not be seen …
  • How To Determine A Computers Name: Here are some very quick and simple steps to determine a computer’s hostname….
  • How to disable McAfee when installing software: In certain situations, it is important to disable a computers antivirus package. This is especially true when installing or updating software…..
  • How to remove a hard drive before recycling: Open the case. Make sure your hands are CLEAN and DRY. Remove any metal rings, watches or bracelets you may be wearing. Touch the metal casing …
  • Internet Explorers Find Not Working: If you are experiencing problems when using the find in Internet Explorer 8 we have found re registering the file responsible for the process to …
  • Is Your Business Using The Right Support Plan?: This article can provide some practical advice on how to cut monthly technology fees and still securely maintain your computers and servers. Many businesses were …
  • Launch Virtual Machine in Seamless Mode at Startup: The following command lines can be put in to a windows batch file and scheduled to run at startup to automatically launch a …
  • Microsoft Activation Issues: Microsoft’s 30 Day period is an understandable precaution to protect Microsoft’s software, but if you accidentally go over this period before activating or you have …
  • New long term archiving technologies: A few of our clients have expressed concerns about their aging Microform archives and many are having problems finding reliable service …
  • Outlook Archive: Archiving old information is an important bit of computer housekeeping that can help your Outlook run faster and more stable as well as help backup …
  • Outlook Repair Tool: The Inbox Repair tool (scanpst.exe) works on both the Microsoft Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File (.pst) and the Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst) data …
  • Quicktime 7.70.80.34 Auto Deployment: Apple’s Quicktime version 7 with all it’s changes has been dificult for some IT admins to get deployed to their workstations. Here is a command …
  • Run Book: Run Books are often used in information technology departments of commercial companies as a reference for system administrators. Below you will find a sample Run …
  • Stop Outlook Exchange Password Prompts – Auto-saving Windows Passwords: Stop the annoying password promt windows from popping up when you open outlook. If you have a a Hosted Exchange Account setup in outlook, …
  • Support Numbers and Links: For our customers convience we have compiled a list of sometimes hard to find contact information. Here you will find a collection of customer and technical …
  • Technology Picks: Occasionally we come across a product or service that fills our office with excitement and positive expression among the techs and sales staff alike. Below …
  • Terminal Server clients tips and tricks: The following article provides help with setting up a remote terminal session with dual monitor support and various other Remote Desktop Service tips such as using Control …
  • What info will I need to get my new service up and running?: When ordering a new data circuit or shortly after your sales person or project manager from the company you purchased the circuit from should be …
  • Windows Server Backup checking guide: This is guide is on how to verify that Windows Server 2012 built-in backup software is correctly configured and on how to verify the backups are working correctly.
  • Windows Update Errors: You receive a Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page error when you try perform an update. Verify that the services …

Downloads

  • Tech Tips, Issue #01: Ways to tighten you IT spending & avoid common oversights; Security, Backups, Updating & Internet access. (PDF)
  • Top 5 Network Security Mistakes: The five most common network security mistakes that we encounter to help your company avoid them. (PDF)

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