Exchange 2007 Service Pack – Error Code 2

My apologies again for a “technical” post. This post is for other techs who are trying to make their Exchange server work again! While applying a service pack to an Exchange 2007 server this weekend, it removed all of the binaries then errored out. I was left with a non-functional Exchange server. During the file […]

Problem with Trend Micro Software

Apologies in advance – I usually don’t get too technical, but this is hard-core geeky stuff. I hope this will help someone who’s having the same issue, because it was a bugger to figure out! Today I was called to a company in New Berlin whose owner was at his wit’s end. For the last month and a […]

The 10,000 Most-Used Passwords – Upgrade Yours for Security!

10,000 Most-Used Passwords Simple passwords are a bad idea.  It’s one thing if you have a simple password to log onto your computer at home (still not a good idea).  It’s quite a different thing to have a simple password to get into your e-mail… or your Amazon account… or your bank!! There are two […]

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Android Voice Commands

In my last post, I urged Android users (all phone users, really) to go hands-free in their vehicles. In this post, I’ll give you some Android voice commands to use with your Android (Google-type) phone. These are from Google’s Android site. To use these commands, you need to use the “Voice Search” app. Be careful […]

Go Hands-Free… PLEASE

Setting up Bluetooth and effectively using your phone hands-free is easy. Please do it for your own safety and the safety of others. I try to minimize my cell phone use while driving. When I do, I use it hands-free. Here’s how I set it up. I bought a suction cup bracket that holds my […]

Microsoft Announces the End Of Small Business Server

Beginning with the 2012 versions, Microsoft plans to discontinue Small Business Server. What does this mean to small businesses? Microsoft bundles Server 2008, Exchange email server, and SharePoint collaboration software into a single product. They price it very aggressively, and limit the product to 75 users. Most installations use only the Server and Exchange products. […]

Are You Open to Wireless Attacks?

People have written books on security, and reading one is like slow torture. So let’s just talk in general terms and avoid getting bogged down in technical details. Some people think leaving their wireless unsecured is no big deal, especially people in rural areas. Some people also think they can leave their wireless unsecured because they […]

The Business PC

I cringe when people want to buy a computer from the store to run their business.  Sure, it will do the job, as long as it has Windows Professional, not Home.  Is it the best choice though?  I don’t think so. For a LITTLE more money, you can get a Business PC. Joel Santo Domingo […]