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Adobe PhotoShop CS4. The end all be all in graphics editing and design has outraged me this week. I have been working on an issue with ALL of our Mac OSX clients where the users are reporting that saving to the network from PhotoShopCS4 is failing more often than not. After weeks of troubleshooting and… Read More »
Well over the past couple days I have been working on upgrading this site. My intentions are to make this site current with the CMS software I am using as well as offer up new features. By upgrading this site, it will not be easier to post pictures, which in turn I hope will allow… Read More »
We are coming up to our 100th fix and I have been searching for a great one. This may take some time to find but if I find one in the mean time I will make sure to save it for our 100th fix. Ok, I know it's kinda geeky to get excited about the… Read More »
Sure this might not be a cutting edge news story. In fact it is relatively old news. Microsoft has made the initiative to automate some of the fixes from their knowledgebase article. Here is their statement Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Fix it. We’re working hard to automate solutions to common software problems… Read More »
The name of the product is FirePlotter and you can find it at http://www.fireplotter.com/index.php Why choose fireplotter? Well: FirePlotter shows you the traffic that is flowing through your internet connection – in real-time. FirePlotter is a real-time session monitor, bandwidth monitor or connection monitor for your Cisco or FortiNet firewall. For me it went down… Read More »
I have been using Altiris for several months and just went thru training on it. I will be posting some content soon to help admins with manageing workstations using Altiris! A lot of what I have done in my network will be added to this new catagory soon and hopefully it will keep you lazy.
Sorry that I have been gone for awhile. I just started a new job as the Director of Information Technology for a law firm. But I am working on some new scripts and will be rolling them out soon. I hope they make your life easier and keep you lazy! Thanks, Chey Harden
Keeping up your network Infrastructure is a difficult task. Especially, when going through red tape. It is hard to get management to buy into new servers and switches when they are out of date and out of warranty. This is because they look at the network as an old car that can be fixed up and run forever. Hello! Your corporate infrastructure is NOT an old car. What can an admin do? Well, for starters you must document all failures and making graphs help. Make sure you have base lines and make a comparison of the issues you are having. When management can see this on paper with pretty graphs, they realize that they must act and then the burden is taken off of your shoulders. Oh, and make sure to get them so sign off on approving measures to improve the infrastructure or not. Keep a copy of this for yourself. As an old boss of mine always said, “CYA insurance”!
Managing a small network is not too difficult, but you can make it easier. I really recommend installing applications from http://www.adventnet.com/.If you have a small network to manage you can use their enterprise class software for free. Each of their suites of management software comes with a free version which has almost all of the… Read More »