Windows 7 can't access Share in a Windows 2003 workgroup [Resolved]

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

A fresh, vanilla installation of a Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1 server without updates was introduced to a test environment. It was added to a workgroup. Client workstations are Microsoft Windows 7. A few shares were created on the server, however, from the workstations, the users were faced with a network error pop-up message. The solution is a simple fix....
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Microsoft Windows 7 winsxs directory is huge, how to clean up.

July 12th, 2013 Comments off

I have been running a Microsoft Windows 7 desktop since 2009, in that time and many Microsoft updates later, the C:\windows\winsxs directory has grown to a significant size in proportion to the rest of the hard drive. There is a way to clean this up....
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How to disable the These files might be harmful to your computer warning message

July 11th, 2013 Comments off

On a Windows 7 computer, a Windows Security pop-up warning that These files might be harmful to your computer message appears each time a file is copied from that Windows 7 workstation to a network resource. There is a work-a-round for this that has worked for me, so I thought I would pass it along....
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Upgrade CentOS 5.6 to CentOS 5.9

June 25th, 2013 Comments off

linux-penguinWhile in the process of updating a development virtual machine of CentOS 5.6, it became clear that the updates would not update CentOS 5.6 to it's final release of CentOS 5.9. The traditional yum update approach produced the status of No Packages marked for Update. However, a couple of additional commands produced the desired result of CentOS 5.9....
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mAh mWh Calculator

June 14th, 2013 Comments off

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A little while ago, I wrote an article Convert mAh to mWh and mWh to mAh for Notebook Laptop Batteries that provided the calculations needed to convert from mAh to mWh and vice versa. The intent was to simplify the navigation in researching the purchase of a replacement battery. As many battery manufacturers present different pieces of information which makes it difficult to compare exact specification and find that perfect replacement battery. In this article, I present to you a calculator....
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Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit fixes hijacked page redirect

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

malwarebyte-0Recently there was an encounter with a rootkit. The symptoms, open any of three different web browsers, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox and do a couple of searches, the pages would redirect several times over until finally stopping at one of many different web pages. Since, each browser was effected, it had to be a system wide problem. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not find this rootkit. Fortunately, Malwarebytes offers a free tool that does....
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How to Change Default Homepage in Google Chrome

June 12th, 2013 Comments off

chome-0Google Chrome can simply be defined as an Internet web browser. It offers integrated features such as automatic page language translation making it easier than ever to find information that is not necessarily presented in ones native language. After using Google Chrome for sometime, you may find that you want to change the tabbed homepage from an array of icons of Google offerings to an alternate homepage, in this case simply the Google homepage. This change may not be as intuitive as one would hope. This guide is aimed at unraveling that mystery....
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VMware - RHEL / CentOS 6.2 Network Issues

May 8th, 2013 Comments off

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After installing CentOS 6.2 i386 minimal ISO as a VMware virtual machine, immediate attempts to perform a yum update failed. The virtual machine network is bridged to the host computer. Pings to the router were successful, however, after some Internet searches, a solution that remediated this situation was found....
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