Monthly Archives: February 2013

Server 2003 Scheduled Tasks

Scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2003 require a user account to run. To run a task with “Local System” privileges, the username should be “NT Authority\System” and the password should be blank. Cheers! Advertisements

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Cisco ASA QOS

It may be desirable to rate-limit traffic to various hosts or subnets on your network. The Cisco ASA has some very limited QOS capabilities built in (better QOS features are available on Cisco IOS routers). To apply a basic rate … Continue reading

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Citrix ICA Client

The Citrix ICA Client has been re-named to “Citrix Receiver”. It is available for download from citrix.com. The first Citrix client troubleshooting step is to try the latest client. For large networks, the software can be deployed to many machines … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time

Time synchronization is very important for networked computer systems. In addition to correct time with respect to a global standard (UTC/GMT), we also desire to have a more friendly local time display for our users. This would be easy to … Continue reading

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Scroll Lock Surprise

That strange “Scroll Lock” key on your keyboard … it can actually do something useful. Try it out in Microsoft Excel to make the arrow keys scroll the spreadsheet rows and columns. Try it out on a Linux console of … Continue reading

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Spiceworks Ticket Email Commands

The Spiceworks Help Desk ticket system has built-in email commands for help desk technicians. This feature is labeled “Tickets Anywhere.” The commands are listed at Spiceworks Help and Support: Tickets Anywhere – search the page text for “What Commands Can I … Continue reading

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JDBC Connectivity for SQL Server

Java programs need connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server, and a popular open source JDBC driver is available to get the job done. I recommend the JTDS driver, find the download and documentation online at http://jtds.sourceforge.net/. What does TDS stand for? Tabular … Continue reading

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