Public Folders, Now You See Them... A Tale About Missing Public Folders (Applies to 2007 and 2010) Just over 100 years ago, Harry Houdini performed his famous “Vanishing Elephant” act in which he used a huge cabinet and some tactfully placed doors and curtains, and was successful at hiding the elephant to [...]
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SSL Certificate For Windows & Fortinet How to Remove Those Pesky Warnings! It's a Black Friday BOGO! Have I got a deal for you! Many businesses today purchase SAN SSL certificates for their Exchange servers, Web servers, online apps, etc. These certificates generally contain several subject names so they can be [...]
It's About Time: Passwords and What it Takes to Break Them Please hold… Passwords. Combinations. Passcodes. Security answers. We all use them. We all know what they are… And yet very few understand them. What makes a good combination? Why is this common shortfall a doorway of opportunity that criminals exploit over [...]
The Digital Zombie Apocolypse: Is Your Computer a Zombie? As we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness Month on Halloween, it just seems fitting to talk about Zombie Computers. In this article, we'll explain the warning signs that may indicate your computer is part of the undead, what you can do about [...]
Ghost in the Machine – Delete Files with Long Path Names Not quite Twilight Zone material, but do you want to see something really scary? While Robocopy is a valuable tool for us system admins for copying or transferring files and performing backups, we have to be careful about how we use [...]
Tips to Secure Your Smart Home Spending my days working in the technology field, I am privileged to support many users with their technology needs in their businesses. The other day I read an article regarding IoT and security which got me thinking about all the smart devices (part of IoT) in [...]
When Datto Screenshot Verification Fails - Flux Capacitor Error In the movie, Back to the Future, Marty McFly accidentally gets sent from the present day (1985) back to the year 1955. Frightening at first, then perplexing, then understanding the problem, and finally how do I fix this? That’s the cycle of thoughts and emotions [...]
Managed Services IT -vs- An In-House IT Pro For small to mid-sized businesses, it can be a struggle to balance the need for vital operating functions against tight budgets. How does that pertain to IT and what are your options? Let's take a look. IT specifically is such a specialized discipline, that [...]
We recently migrated a client from an SBS 2008 environment to a Server 2016 Hyper-V environment. As we waded through the migration, we found that the server had a number of issues in addition to several non-standard configurations implemented by a former MSP provider. I began to dismantle the services on the SBS server [...]
If your doctor told you that unless you made some changes you would not make it past six months, how would you prepare, or what changes would you make? Would you follow his advice if it meant you could keep having birthdays? Well, there’s a good chance you need to make some [...]