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  • tSBSg Win7 Demo

    Posted on May 5th, 2009 HandyAndy 1 comment

    OK Gang,

    We are sitting here in the Triad SBS Group Meeting doing the Windows 7 RC install from a USB Flash Stick and you guys want the steps to prepare the USB Drive.
    So here they are so you can find them
    The steps for preparing the USB Flash Stick.

    Open a Command Prompt (as administrator)

    Run the following commands one at a time

    1. Diskpart
    2. List Disk
    3. Select Disk 1 (Replace 1 with number reflecting your USB Drive)
    4. clean
    5. create partition primary
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32 quick
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Now, a drive letter reflecting the drive should appear.
    Copy the bits from the DVD to the USB Stick.
    If you get errors along the way,
    simply remove the drive and repeat the process.

    If you don’t have a DVD Drive or don’t want to go to the trouble of burning one from the Windows 7 RC ISO you downloaded you can always grab a copy of MagicISO or ISO Buster

    Update, these steps will also work with the RTM code

  • The Elevator Speech Perfected

    Posted on May 5th, 2009 HandyAndy No comments

    At SMB Nation’s Spring conference this year, Aaron Booker from VARvid was trying to capture folks off guard to get some spontaneous comments. Watch as he tries to catch Patti of SMB Nation in the elevator and how she hits one over the wall with 3 short sentenances. Way to go Patti, a perfect close.  Harry this gal deserves a raise!  The rest of you go pratice your elevator speech, you never know when or where Aaron may pop up next :>)

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  • Free 5-IP version of GFI LANguard available

    Posted on May 5th, 2009 HandyAndy No comments

    Free is right within your budget during these tought times isn’t it?

    GFI has just released a freeware version of its award-winning vulnerability management software, GFI LANguard. This fully functional version for 5 IPs is available for free and the goal of this release is to give back something to GFI’s customers and to tangibly help SMBs maintain and improve their current levels of security, even more so when budgets are being cut and IT spending reduced. Partners are encouraged to offer the freeware version to their clients and use the opportunity to talk about security and educate customers that there is more to security than viruses and spam.

    Read more information about GFI LANguard and the FREE 5-IP version here.