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05.26.2011

Windows Software RAID mirror slow performance vs stand alone drive

Below are benchmarks on a mirrored 500Gb drive set using Windows 2003 software RAID mirror vs the same drive from the mirror on its own. You can see that the software RAID completly ruins the performance reducing read and write speeds from about 100Mb/s to 15Mb/s You might get some redundancy, but it comes at […]

03.31.2011

Brilliant Windows packet sniffer software to identify network conditions and heavy network traffic usage

After searching and trying a number of packet sniffers to determine the source of heavy traffic usage, I found this the easiest to install and use by a long way. Its reporting is excellent and it makes it easy to see the source ip generating a lot of traffic. http://www.colasoft.com/capsa/capsa-free-edition.php

03.26.2011

Script to migrate and create DNS zones moving Windows DNS servers

If you are running multiple DNS zones on a Windows server and want to migrate these to a new Windows server here are the steps: From the DNS manager Export List and save to a text file   The lines in the export file will look like this for a Primary DNS server mydomain.com.au –

05.31.2010

Free disk image backup and restore software for windows mac linux

Free Hard Disk / Partition Imaging and Cloning Software Macrium Reflect Free This software is able to image your currently running system (using a facility known as Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service) to another local hard disk, to the Network, a USB or Firewire drive, and DVD. It has a built-in scheduler, so that you […]

12.17.2009

How to setup Joomla on an IIS server

This covers setting up a Joomla website on a Windows IIS server You will need to have MySQL installed on the server already. If you do not, use XAMPP to load and configure the packages required from-

09.17.2009

Help and Support Service not installed on Windows 2003 Server.

When you try and use Remote support or access Help and support, you will get an error message saying that “Help and Support” service is not installed. To Resolve this issue, do the following: Go to the C:\Windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries folder to verify if the HelpSvc.exe file is missing. If the file exists in the folder, I […]

08.20.2009

Windows Service Pack 3 freezes when you get to “Running Processes After Install”.

When you are installing Service Pack 3, you might encounter a problem where the installation freezes when you get to “Running Processes After Install”. When that happens Open up task manager (pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del) click on the process tab and select the process “shmgrate.exe”, this process for some reason stops the Service Pack 3 from completing […]

07.22.2009

Add Command Prompt Here shortcut in the windows explorer menu

If you need to execute a command from a DOS shell and don’t want to manually type your way through the path it’s handy to have a command prompt here available in the Windows Explorer context menu. This enables you to write click on a particular folder and select command prompt here in order to […]

07.5.2009

Installing Windows 3CX VOIP telephone system with Pennytel

Configuring Pennytel as a VOIP provider After the intial 3CX-