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How to expose Network Bindings in Windows 7

If you suffer from having many network bindings like I do (several VPN clients and a need to tinker), getting to the appropriate options is buried in Windows 7. So, I thought I’d spell it out quick. 1. In your Network and Sharing Center, choose “Change Adapter Settings” 2. Choose Organize, Layout, Menu Bar 3. …

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Our Server Naming Convention Explained

Someone asked today what/how we name our servers (what is the logic behind it?).  Here’s an illustration which breaks it down visually: Some of the benefits of this convention include: Consistency Sorting Identifying locations and assets Easy to remember

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What every (reliable) server should have…

itgroove Recommendations from the Field The following are recommendations from itgroove for Server (virtual or physical plant) Best Practices. Customers may not always listen or have the budget, but it won’t stop us from trying to protect them… Redundant Power Supplies – protect yourself against a single point of failure UPS – (Uninterruptable Power Supply) …

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I don’t like cluttered event logs on my SharePoint Servers

What can I say? I prefer nice blue event logs when I check the health of my servers. This helps draw my attention (eyes) to the reds and yellows that might appear. And because I, like most others, connect to these servers via RDP (Remote Desktop), I end up with a bunch of clutter in …

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Benefits of working with itgroove

We spent a little time this week putting together a list of what we believe are the benefits customers get, working with itgroove. You’ll notice we didn’t put things like we’re wicked smart” or “we’re great haxors”. We tried to compile a list of value we provide to a customer, based on our approach to …

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Can’t Activate XP after a Windows Repair

Today from Louis Warren…   Another pesky Windows issues bites the dust! I have had a few laptops lately that have ran into stop errors or have been corrupted by spyware and will not boot into windows or any combination of safe mode. I then go and insert the appropriate XP CD and do an …

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Dell Server onboard networking gotcha’s

By Robert Dick today…   I had real fun with a DELL R300 server after a motherboard replacement.  Learned bunches but first a little background.     What originally went wrong?     The Dell R300 lost” the MAC addresses on the twin onboard NIC’s and we couldn’t get them back.  ESXi lost its networking …

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Sigh. A short rant about backups and antivirus

I remember a study Microsoft did back before Windows 2000 was released and it was determined that 40% of all troubleshooting/technology tickets were related to viruses (and the software that supported it) and backups (and the software that supported it).  That was a big reason behind a lot of the stuff implemented in Windows 2000. …

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One more tool to fight the Malware aftermath

This post is by Louis in our office and seemed like it could be helpful for others. A few nasty Malwares lately namely the XP Defender variants once cleaned leave a few lasting issues that are truly maddening. The main issue is whenever you try to open any application it asks you what you would …

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