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  • Blog Post: Before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1...

    ...make darn sure you have already installed the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (if you want to use them, of course). Otherwise, like me, you'll likely resort to nuking your desktop and starting over. Earlier this week, I posted about how I rebuilt my Windows 7 desktop while installing...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 SP1/SSD Rebuild (and MaxPatchCacheSize = 0)

    I spent a few hours last night (and another hour this morning) rebuilding my Windows 7 desktop that I use as my primary workstation (WOLVERINE). In case you haven't heard, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 was released a few weeks ago. Note that I certainly don't rebuild my computers...
  • Blog Post: What's in your Jump List?

    Nearly three years ago, I wrote a post that described the BackedUp and NotBackedUp folders I use on almost every computer I ever log on to (my laptop, desktop, a handful of servers, and more than a dozen VMs). I also showed how I created taskbar shortcuts to quickly access my NotBackedUp and Toolbox...
  • Blog Post: Script to Clear (and Save) Event Logs

    As I was writing my first post earlier this morning , I wondered if I had previously shared the script I use to quickly clear the event logs on a server (but saving them first -- just in case I need to go back and retrieve something from the "archive"). I did a quick search on my blog and didn't see...
  • Blog Post: Soluto and Antivir Solution Pro Virus

    Update (2010-08-05) Note that I was unable to reproduce the virus infection after installing Soluto on a different environment. I encourage you to read my next post instead of -- or in addition to -- this post. In one of the sessions I attended last week at TechReady (an internal training conference...
  • Blog Post: Removing Downloaded Program Files (e.g. ActiveX Controls) in Windows 7/IE 8

    In the latest sprint on my current project, we are adding yet another major feature to a customer service portal -- specifically, the ability to view live video feeds from security cameras. The vendor this particular customer has selected for providing the camera functionality utilizes several ActiveX...
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