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Dell 3130 printer–odd driver/network behavior

Overall, I’m happy with this new Dell 3130cn color printer, but their drivers are *odd* – and you cannot setup a Windows server print queue to this printer by creating a TCP/IP port and feeding Windows the INF drivers. I … Continue reading

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Zotac ZBOX Nano PC

If I had it to do over, I might buy the Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PC rather than build my own … however now that I read – 19vdc instead of 12/13.8vdc means not suitable for car-puter … Continue reading

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ADModify.NET Bulk AD object manipulation tool

Was looking for a way to remove an AD user attribute (profilePath) – which is way more complicated that just using your favorite Perl, vb or other scripting language to write an LDAP attribute.  In this case you really are … Continue reading

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DC powered micro computer

I’m in the process of building a amateur radio digital voice repeater (Dstar protocol).  Several in the area have talked about erecting a Dstar repeater since Icom introduced equipment 6-7 years ago, but the price of Icom’s stack (repeater, controller, … Continue reading

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Changing Windows 7 license from MAK to KMS

Had a colleague call today – changed a motherboard on a machine and now Winders says it is no longer genuine/not activated.  Soooo, although it is a Windows 7 Enterprise computer joined to our domain that has had KMS running … Continue reading

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Finding cause of locked-out Active Directory Accounts

Had this problem again today, and in the search for relevant event IDs found a set of Microsoft Tools from 2003 that I can’t believe I’ve not come across earlier. Download here: Microsoft Account Lockout and Management Tools  The important … Continue reading

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Query Device Manager on a remote (Windows 7) Computer

Since it was asked today, it is a little harder on your plain-vanilla Win7 machine than back in the pre-Windows Firewall WinXP days. 1) Firewall exceptions: you probably already have the “Allow inbound remote administration” exception if you are managing … Continue reading

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Google Apps sync for Microsoft Outlook and SMIME signing

To quote Bart Simpson “Mom it’s broken, Mom it’s broken”  Using Outlook 2010 with the Google Apps Sync – if you want to digitally sign your email with an SMIME (SSL) certificate, you can choose which way to break things … Continue reading

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Moving on to Gmail for UNI

Never say we don’t eat our own dog food in ITS.  Over this week ITS staff are ‘encouraged’ to move their staff email from the Oracle Collaboration Suite we have used since 2006 to UNI’s new outsourced email repository: Gmail. … Continue reading

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Cheap smart phone on Verizon

I couldn’t resist buying a Palm Pixi Plus at the $40 ($45 shipped) price that has popped in and out of DailySteals, DailyDeal, etc over the past month or two. Palm’s Web OS is really nice, but as I said … Continue reading

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