If you’re new here, you may want to start with my most popular posts. Then, subscribe to my RSS feed to stay updated. Thanks for visiting!Google Query: SQL Server 2005 Database Standby / Read-Only
Recently, I helped a customer restore a SQL Server 2005 database. The only problem was that the default restore was leaving [...]
Have you ever run into any of the following when trying to delete a file?
Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is [...]
I had been contemplating getting Crossover for a while because it is an “easier to setup” WINE implementation. But, I don’t like paying for stuff when I could do it myself for free. Now I can get the best of both worlds! In case you are wondering Crossover lets you run some Windows applications on [...]
If any of you have ever worked with offline folders in Windows, you know how frustrating it is when a server changes or is no longer available and Windows still tries to keep the offline folders synchronized. This is not only annoying for one user, but is extremely annoying in a shared computing environment [...]
Google Query: change ip address from command line
As an IT professional, I often have to use a laptop to test software or services on different subnets where I am working. Some of these subnets do not provide DHCP so that I can obtain an IP Address automagically . I would have to go [...]
I have always said that Windows machines would run perfectly fine if it weren’t for all the software that people install on them . There is some truth to this for some of the especially bloated, sluggish, commercial software that is out there for Windows.
In this post I’m going to let you [...]
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Google Query: Login Failure: the target account name is incorrect
This problem had me going for a bit today. As it turns out the [...]
Update: wnaquin in the comments below pointed out that the users’ actual favorites were not in the new location. Keep in mind that this script does not actually copy any data to the new location. So this will work for new users, but for existing users you will have to copy their data manually [...]
Google Query: cannot remove folder filename or extension too long
I was copying some files from an older file server to a newer file server when I ran across the above error. After some Googling, I was reminded of a Windows “feature” that I have not had to deal with before. Apparently there is a 250 [...]
Let’s get right to the point. The big anti-virus products suck! McAfee sucks! Norton sucks! Panda sucks! They infect your Windows-based systems with their sucktitude until you lose all productivity. Isn’t the point of anti-virus to protect you from a loss of productivity? Does this line sound familiar?
“I spent 4 hours last night trying [...]