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  • GFI WebMonitor Reviewed by Mitch Tulloch

    Posted on December 15th, 2009 HandyAndy No comments

    Hi Gang,

    Mitch Tulloch, one of my favorite geeks, just did an independent review of the recently released GFI WebMonitor. Take a look at his impressions of the new release HERE. He also does a nice walk through of the installation in the article, including a gotcha with Win7 and Vista clients to watch out for.

    You can get a 30 day demo of GFI WebMonitor try out yourself  HERE and currently there is a  webmon-special-image-8168 on new licenses.

  • 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

  • Wanna only do that SBS migration once?

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 iamhandyandy No comments

    The SBS Team just posted some tips to help you make it through your SBS2003 to SBS2008 Migration painlessly. Hop on over to the SBS BLOG and read them before you get stung!

  • The Blog is Gone, Long Live the Blog

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 iamhandyandy No comments

    Well a couple of weeks ago the gods of bits and bytes decided to sacrifice my blog for some unknown reason.

    All attempts by mere mortals to restore or resurrect it from the ashes have failed.

    What you see here is a last ditch attempt to save some of the content from my NewsGator Aggregator thanks to a an idea from the Diva herself. So please be patient as I restore these pages one at a time without losing too much hopefully. And please excuse the dates being completely out of whack.

  • Recognition, Better Late Than Never

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 iamhandyandy No comments


    Xeox Alto
    Sometimes it takes a while for our contributions to be recognised, such is the case with my dear friend and second oldest client Carl Clement. Carl who was one of the forefathers of the computers we can’t live without today, is virtually unknown to the current generation of computer users, maybe even the last generation as well. Unknown that is until two days ago, when David Cassidy decided to set the record straight! Read his nice write-up in the Mercury News CLICK FOR ARTICLE

    Make sure to click the numbers under the photo to jump through the rest of them, use your mouse in Carl’s Honor!