Poster Central

Hi all,           Ever wanted a change in decor in your house? rather than boring old patterned wallpaper, what about getting some great posters with core components of specific technologies to put in their place…  amaze your friends, impress your spouse..   check out the technical posters from Microsoft.  πŸ™‚   Overview Link Exchange http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FDCDF6E5-DE47-4B58-8086-282101BCDDE9&displaylang=en Active…

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Quick tips to get some text into Office…

To quickly create some text in a word 2007 document to send something decent to a printer just type: (not tried this on old versions) β€œ=rand(20)”  (without the quotes)   To generate random numbers in Excel try β€œ=RAND()*100”   As an update to this blog post, MVP Blake Handler wrote “=rand() was an old way…


Private Live Search server? Give me some please!!!

Ever wanted the power of MS Live search on your internal network? Well no is your chance, MS has launched a new product called Enterprise Search that Administrators can install on one of their servers and it will take care of the rest..    I urge you to have a look:  http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/


AD Troubleshooting Tools

If You are having problems with Active Directory in some form or another try the following tools, they may help! ADInsight v1.0: Introducing ADInsight, an LDAP (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol) real-time monitoring tool aimed at troubleshooting Active Directory client applications. Use it’s detailed tracing of Active Directory client-server communications to solve Windows authentication, Exchange, DNS,…


You want some tools – You cant handle these tools!

If you are trying to troubleshoot a Windows Platform, there are some great tools that you could install to help you get a better idea about that is going on.  Below is a list of some of these great Microsoft home grown tools: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en The Windows Resource kit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6EC50B78-8BE1-4E81-B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en The windows support tools PsExec v1.90: This version…


Welcome to the Tips and Tricks Page

This section will look at some great collections of little tips and tricks that can make your life so much easier.  Over the years I have picked up some little gems that everyone will definately benefit from.  Go on, get stuck in!