Author Archives: LazyNetworkAdmin

Follow us on Twitter

By | October 11, 2009

  Many of you may have noticed the big blue bird in the upper right hand corner of the site. That is the link to the official LazyNetworkAdmin Twitter page. Right now we have it configured to post to Twitter when new content is posted. This way you can always stay up to the moment… Read More »

Add Environmental Variable via Script

By | October 6, 2009

Several months ago I was searching for a way to add environmental variables to a system via a vbscript because we have a piece of software which requires special paths set in order to run. I was unable to find anything at the time which was able to do what I wanted it to do. Well today while browsing the forums over at http://petri.co.il I stumbled across a script posted by Rems which does exactly what I needed. Since it was so hard to find before, I decided to post it here… hoping the next person doesn’t have to look so hard.

 

Publish “My Computer” in Citrix

By | October 4, 2009

Here’s something which I have been meaning to add up here. Since IE7 (I know, this one is old) no longer did running “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -E C:\” (or any other drive for that matter) work. You would always get an error message stating the system cannot find the device specified. Here’s how I got around that annoying message

Top 10 Network Administration Utilities

By | September 25, 2009

Every now and then you run across a utility that just makes your life easier. Everybody has their tools that they use and has their reasons for using them. Well here are mine. I have compiled a list of my top 10 Network Administration tools. As well, since most IT budgets are tight these days, I tried to limit these to either free or low cost software.

 

Cloud Computing Comparison – Part 1

By | September 12, 2009

Recently, the company I work for decided it was time to make a push into the “Cloud”. We host many web services for many of our customers and all the way up until now, we have always done things the old fashion way of having a dedicated server onsite. Last year we thought outside the building and purchased a server out on Rackspace and so far we are nothing but happy with its performance. This year we make the next move and have decided on the virtual cloud. Our choices after looking at a slew of providers was either Amazon EC2 service or Rackspace cloud. The reasons we went with these two were because Rackspace, in my opinion, is the leading corporate hosting provider available and the service we get from them is second to none; and Amazon is seemingly infinite in size and you can just about guarantee a high level of network availability.

After we started working with both Amazon and Rackspace, our developers were worried about the bandwidth and/or network latency on these servers. They didn’t feel it was up to par and was worse than they anticipated. That was where I stepped in and started running various analysis’s. The rest of this article will print out the details of my findings where you can then make a judgment of your own.