From the monthly archives:

November 2007

Disable Adobe Automatic Updates

November 30, 2007

I received a note from a reader yesterday: I saw your post (below), but didn’t see a way to make this screen appear. Can you tell me how to access that screen? He is talking about this post: I went back and read the article and realized that this settings page is very difficult […]

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Convert physical machines to virtual machines – FREE

November 29, 2007

VMWare has actually had this tool for quite some time now. The VMWare converter for Windows was released in January of 2007. I just had a chance to use it, and it works great. You can convert a physical machine to a VM while it is running. Thats right – no downtime to convert a […]

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Find old user accounts across your network

November 28, 2007

I was doing some house cleaning on one of my systems and I noticed a few test accounts that had been sitting around for over a year. I don’t like having dormant accounts laying around since it creates a higher possibility that someone could use them to get in. I wanted an easy way to […]

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Final version of FastCGI released for IIS 6

November 27, 2007

Microsoft announced last week that the final version of FastCGI has been released. FastCGI is an extension to IIS that can vastly improve the performance of CGI based applications like PHP. Here are a few links that will get you started: Download the FastCGI for IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 FastCGI Configuration guide The […]

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Symantec releases software for smart phones

November 26, 2007

Last week Symantec revealed software that provides a firewall, blocks spam, and protects against viruses for smart phones. Named Norton Smartphone Security, it combines Norton AntiVirus technology, a firewall, and anti-spam for messages sent via SMS. The software is compatible with smart phones that run Windows Mobile, and Symbian operating systems. The anti-virus feature can […]

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Test Drive Vista without installing it.

November 19, 2007

I know many of you have heard the good and bad about Vista, but do not want to risk a machine by installing it. Microsoft feels your pain, and has a new website dedicated to giving Vista a spin without any of the trouble. First you have the Windows Vista Ultimate Test Drive. It has […]

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VMWare for OSX Update Released

November 16, 2007

VMware announced on Monday (11-12-07) the release of VMware Fusion 1.1. It is a new update to its virtualization software for Intel-based Macs. If you are not familiar with it, the software allows you to run other operating systems in a window under Mac OSX. This is a free update for all current customers, and […]

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Windows 2008 Server Versions Announced

November 14, 2007

The different versions of Windows 2008 were revealed yesterday by Microsoft. They are very similar to the 2003 server editions. Here are the details: Windows Server 2008 is available in eight versions, three of which include *Hyper-V: •Windows Server 2008 Standard. This version has built-in, enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, powerful tools that give customers […]

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Open command prompt in any folder

November 13, 2007

I use the command prompt quite a bit, and I was looking for a way to launch it directly from a folder I am looking at in explorer. It turns out this is not too hard to do. I found a way to add a menu item when you right click on the folder. I […]

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Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Webcast(s)

November 12, 2007

As the beta cycle for 2008 is winding down, Microsoft will be having a few webcasts that talk about the new features built into Windows 2008 Terminal Services. I have put together a list. If you can’t make the live webcast, Microsoft will be archiving them: TechNet Webcast: The Significance of the Windows Server 2008 […]

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