Entries by Mike

Those darn sticky dead USB thingy’s

Have you ever had a USB device that for the life of you would not work properly, perhapes even only on one specific computer!? Well, sometimes it’s caused by drivers that somehow malfunction and it can be a hell to debug. Anyhow, I stumbled across this util that promises to remove all traces of a […]

Word / Excel talking forever to open a document

So maybe you experience that opening a Word document takes FOREVER?  This could be a document from a coworker or an old document from wayback when.. See the thing is that Word documents may be referring to an old office template that no longer exists, this mean that every time you open the document it […]

MS – Direct Access Debugging

Debugging Microsoft Direct Access can be a pain, Microsoft however did release a utility to make this a little easier.. Microsoft Windows DirectAccess Client Troubleshooting Tool http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41938 Be sure to click the “enable debug mode” before scanning to get all the juicy details.

USB Tree View

If you ever need to debug some USB driver or device, then this utility seem like a nice utility to have in your backpack. It is not soo much better than the devicemanager but still it seem a bit more accessable. Download it here; http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtreeview_e.html Direct link; http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/UsbTreeView.zip

SCCM 2007 clients PXE problems

So we had some problems at work with PC’s not wanting to PXE boot, they just stopped right before the pxe boot.. The problem was discovered to be with the DHCP settings we had added “Option 43” for our HP Wireless Accesspoints to be able to find the management server – but somehow this confused some […]

Do you understand what I am saying?

Well, if you ever watched scifi movies then you know of one of the first issues in communication with an alien species is language, infact we do not even need to go into space to have this issue – event though English has become sort of a universal language here on earth it can still […]

Tales from the “true”-crypt

 So what is up with Truecrypt??  Something fishey is indeed going on, their website www.truecrypt.org has been taken down and is now just redirected to; http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ My initial thought was that they had been hacked, but that does not appear so – the redirect happened several days ago and had it been a hack I […]

Reddit – bookmarks -> the easy way..

Now I have for the longest time been way to occupied to do a lot of reading on Reddit – which is actually a shame as there is lots of good info flowing around in there..  But anyhow, I came across a neat little trick which might be wellknown to you Reddit sharks out there, […]

Web-server caching.. Varnish Cache

I just read about a free caching solution (Open Source) for your web-server, it sounds like an excellent solution and it seem it has been around for some time. What it does is basically to cache incomming requests in order to reply rapidly to repeated requests, thus taking a load of your servers and possibly […]

Stop Being Admin – the easy way :-D

Just a quick heads up on a cool new utility (free even) … Working as an IT specialist within a large international corporate entity, we had the challenge regarding “Administrative/Non administrative” user rights on our corporate Windows machines.  We likely have all faced this question/challenge, we WANT to tighten the machines down to gain the […]