Free Security Software – Updated This Week – AntiVirus, RootKit Cleaner

Kaspersky TDSSKiller 2.5.0.0 was updated this week and is a popular free tool that will enable you to detect and remove an installed rootkit. Complements your existing security software. Talking of security software, Comodo Internet Security 5.4 was updated this week, along with Comodo Firewall 5.4 and Comodo Antivirus 5.4. SUPERAntiSpyware 4.52 Free was updated, whilst we wait for the final release of v5, due soon. http://www.betanews.com/article/16-mustsee-downloads-you-may-have-missed-this-week/1304718724 If you are stuck you will also find…

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject IE9 Internet Explorer 9 Into an Existing .WIM or RTM Version of Windows 7

Unlike SP1 for Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 is relatively easy to add to an offline image through command line: Please ignor the line wrap on some of these commands.  It is is bold, it is all one statement. Download your version OS’s Version of IE 9 HERE. Create a folder named c:\temp\ie9 Create a folder named c:\temp\mount Extract the Internet Explorer cab files using the -X switch (like IE9-Windows7-xxx-xxx.exe -x:c:\temp\ie9) Delete IE9_SUPPORT.CAB Extract your WIM file…

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Into An Existing Offline RTM Build .WIM

Wow, there is a lot of misinformation out there.  Here is how I did slipstreamed Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 (and this should be the same process for Server 2008 R2). These instructions require you to have WAIK – Windows Automated Install Kit, which you can get HERE. PREWORK – Prepeing the SP1 To Be Used In OffLine Mode: Note that some of this pre-work can apparently be done using THIS script file, but…

SOLVED: Cannot View or Make Changes in Active Directory “Because an internal error occured” 467 Database Corrupt

If you tried to view or make changes in your Active Directory but see errors like: or You have two ready choices: Restore from Backup, which means rebooting into Active Directory Restore Mode, restoring your Windows System State and praying that all goes well, or; Try to repair your Active Directory. Obviously there is not much downside to trying a repair, so lets to that: In msconfig, set the boot to Safe Boot and check…

SOLVED: Your Searches Might Be Slow Because The Index Is Not Running

Windows Server 2008, R2, SBS 2008, R2 and SBS 2011 do not install the indexing service by default so you end up with very slow searches and errors / alerts that look like: and your desktop searches from Windows 7 and Vista, of network shares will be very slow.  You want something that will connect your desktop search to the servers index of files (and their contents) so that searches of the network are near…

Facinating Video on Money and Motivation In the Workplace

In addition to the “motivator / hygiene“ theory stuff many of us learned about in University, this presenter explains two additional and fascinating concepts: Over pay actually reduces performance Letting people work on their own corporate projects works for knowledge workers (but not labourers) and especially so, if you require staff to show what they have done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc Share This With Your Friends Now:

Seven Clean Childrens Jokes That Are Actually Funny

1: Little Girls and Big Whales A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said,…

NAS vs iSCSI vs DAS vs Fiber Channel vs Internal Storage… A Simple Explaination

UPDATED: November 2016 If you are confused by SAN, NAS, DAS, iSCSI, FC… and want a simple explanation, then this is the post for you! INTERNAL STORAGE = Disks in the Box The classic.  A bunch of disks inside a standard (usually Windows) server, configured in whatever RAID you want. DAS = Direct Attached Storage This used to be good old SCSI connected disk arrays but now is primarily external SAS connections to a pile…

Windows 95 Could In Theory Install on the Memory that is Integrated On The CPU!

New CPU’s have between 4MB and 8MB of Cache Memory on them and that is all that Windows 95 required to run (and you did not even need a CD rom): System requirements for installing Windows 95: 4 megabytes (MB) of memory (8 MB recommended) 386DX or higher processor (486 recommended) Typical hard disk space required to upgrade to Windows 95: 35-40 MB The actual requirement varies depending on the features you choose to install.…

SOLVED: What is the 100MB System Resevered Partition on All Windows 7 Boot Disks?

If you look at your “DISK 0” in DISK MANAGEMENT on Windows 7 you will see a hidden 100MB NTFS partition.  This partition is created early in Windows 7 installation process and it contains Boot Loader and system tools.  The idea being that if the partition you are using for data and programs becomes corrupt or damaged your machine will still be able to boot up and you can use the tools to recover or repair…

SOLVED: Project 2003/2007/2010 Does Not Calculate Work or Duration Correctly

MICROSOFT PROJECT DOES NOT CALCULATE DURATION PROPERLY If you have ever had the pleasure of working with Microsoft Project you will likely be quite happy with it until you start changing the RESOURCE UNITS percentages (in the TASK INFORMATION pane).  If you make changes you will find that it often miscalculates (or appears to miscalculate) the number of HOURS in WORK.  After reading many many blogs and help files, I was about to give up…

Up & Running Calgary Updated Logo

Up & Running Calgary Logo At Up & Running we are always working on new ideas but our logo has not changed in 10 years to reflect that.  Today we are more connected that ever and the PC as a symbol is less useful than in the past so today we launch the Mouse Logo. Share This With Your Friends Now:

IT PRANKS: Desktop Doesn’t Work

I have done this one several times… its always good: Go to your victims (I mean friends) computer and click the PRINT SCREEN button on the keyboard Paste that image into PAINT (or whatever you want to use) and save it as a .JPG Now set the WALLPAPER to be that .JPG When the victim comes back to the machine, the screen will appear normal but over time as they move or delete icons, it…