Start a VM using Powershell

By | March 28, 2011

  I created this simple script to make sure all servers stay running when I go on vacation. It checks the power state and if the server is off it restarts it. Run this as a scheduled task to make sure a server or multiple servers are running.           —–Copy everything… Read More »

Fix printing after installing Adobe Acrobat 9.4.2 update

By | February 15, 2011

After installing Adobe Acrobat patch 9.4.2 printing breaks for some network printers (e.g., HP 3015 or HP 2055)   Go to (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat) Find “Adobe.Acrobat.Dependencies.manifest” Open it with notepad and delete line “22” and SAVE Reboot your computer Fixed   This should fix the issue of being unable to print PDF file after installing… Read More »

Use SpiceWorks to Monitor your Network for Free

By | November 11, 2010

  Click on this link to Download your copy of Spiceworks for Free!   Why use Spiceworks?   Manage Everything IT…for Free! Spiceworks is the complete network management software,helpdesk, PC inventory tools & IT reportingsolution designed to manage everything IT in small & medium businesses. Powered by 1,200,000 IT Pros The Spiceworks IT Community is… Read More »

Start Automatic Services That Have Stopped

By | October 29, 2010

I hate it when I reboot a server or when we had a wind storm the other day it kept knocking out power and out UPS kept wanting to shut down the server gracefully. When they came back up 2-3 services didn’t restart(yes auto restart was enabled). So this script will run as a scheduled… Read More »

Windows Startup Locations

By | July 20, 2010

I am always fighting malware on someones home computer. I found this list helpful to remove autoruns. Thanks mstarks for this list.   Pop quiz: how many places can an application install itself to ensure it will survive a Windows reboot? If you named the usual suspects like the run and autorun locations in the… Read More »

ESMTP TLS and Cisco ASA don’t play nice

By | February 26, 2010

We had a nice little problem the other day. We had already gone through our Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration a couple weeks ago, last weekend was the firewall upgrade from Pix 515 to ASA5510. For the most part, all went well. On Tuesday I overheard someone mention that external email was coming in… Read More »