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I have been getting lots of reports of users who manually installed this new update of Windows 10 – named the ‘Anniversary update’ The reports are from not being able to even reboot, lost wifi connectivity, to all settings getting set back to their defaults. I did some google searching and am seeing the same […]


If you wanted to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10…today is the last day to do it (July 29th 2016). Here is where you can force it to start: Windows 10 Free Upgrade For many administrators this will be the end of the nightmare, and if you want to get it for […]


Back in 2011 we created a tool called IdleLogoff. It was designed to automatically logoff users that no longer moved the keyboard or mouse for a set amount of time. This is usually needed for compliance reasons or in some cases public kiosks. How it works is you run the program from the startup folder […]


This week I found a utility that can clean up temp files from your system. It is called BleachBit, and can find and clean temp files created by Windows, Chrome, Firefox and IE: Just so nothing important is deleted, you can get a preview of what it is going to clear out: In addition to […]

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I am almost positive you have run into this error before. Recently I have had 1000s of files like this. Where did they come from? Both times it was a hidden cache folder for DropBox and AeroFS. I had been playing with both to see if I wanted to use them to sync my files. […]


Many years ago we released a free utility to shutdown, or reboot a system remotely. Eventually that got rolled into our Network Administrator application. Many times it would be great to have this type of functionality built into Windows (Nothing to install). Sure there is the command line ‘shutdown’ command, but what about a simple […]


Power up computers remotely

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by Steve Wiseman on September 19, 2014 · 3 comments

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This week I received a question from Andrew: “Hi Steve, I just finished going through our network and making sure ‘wake on lan’ is enabled in the BIOS. Do you have any suggestions for a simple and easy to use app for sending out WOL requests?” If you are not familiar with Wake On Lan, […]


Last weekend I was browsing the Internet and I came across this guy on YouTube. He calls himself “Eli the Computer Guy” He has posted a tremendous number of videos about understanding networking, computers, windows servers, and anything remotely connected to computers, tablets, phones, and tech. What is nice about these videos is that no […]


I recently got a new laptop. I wanted to run Windows 8.1 on it, but I was not about to give up valuable space for it. I started looking into booting from an external drive. At first I thought it might be so slow that it would be useless to use – but amazingly with […]


I have been using the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit from Microsoft for quite some time now (EMET). It is a great way to keep yourself protected from the unknown – unknown and yet to be discovered flaws in Windows, and Windows applications. What exactly is EMET? Well it is a free tool that runs in […]


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