Money is tight, redundancies are possible and projects postponed. Whilst budget cuts by some degree are inevitable, careful planning for the downturn will impact your business in a positive way.
Being forced to ‘do more with less’, forces you to look at problems in new ways and take an approach that you may not have looked at, wielding innovative results.
Often regarded as an area with high running costs, IT is likely to be one of those areas where businesses will look at in order to try and shave a few zeros off their overheads.
Faced with the prospect of reduced resources it can be daunting to cut back on IT, an area that integrates with the business on so many levels, but it is possible to cut back without cutting out.
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Any company that tries to pass off an enterprise server with “a powerful AMD Sempron processor” is not going to get my business…
Now playing: Brand New – Sowing Season (Yeah)
There is something quite satisfying about using command line to resolve an issue on a remote machine instead of logging into a remote desktop session. Might have to start playing with Linux again…
Now playing: Brand New – Degausser
I had an issue with TIF images not opening in the correct application on our 2000 Terminal Server. Simple fix: Right Click on the file, go to properties a Click the change button next to Opens with: text.
Except it’s not there!! Don’t panic, this is on purpose!
A quick google and i found the solution:
On computers running Windows 2000 Terminal Services in Application Server mode, the UI may be locked down so that no one can change file type associations (not even administrators). This is done so that you can only edit the entries programmatically or by using MSI-based applications. This ensures that an inadvertent change in the UI does not effect the global file type associations across the computer running Terminal Services and all of its users. When this policy is enabled, the New, Delete, Change, and Advanced buttons are unavailable on the File Types tab of the Folder Options tool in Control Panel. You can enable this functionality by changing the following registry entry:
One thing i would suggest is that you set the dword back to 1 after you have made your changes to keep things safe.
Just a quick note about something that has just cropped up: I was upgrading one of the really old machines at work with some PC133 SIMMS i found in another dead machine.
After upgrading the memory, it came up with an 164 Memory Error and wouldn’t boot no further!
Don’t panic though, it is just a bios message that tells you that the memory configuration has changed. All you need to do is restart that machine a few times and it will become happy with it’s new memory!
You can find a list of codes here:
Now playing: Incubus – Leech
One of our clients has been doing a little bit of reading and now wants a web 2.0 site with all the buzz words under the sun!
The original request was something like “Company Extranet/Blog with AJAX driven dynamic content on an open source platform!!” – I suppose a little knowledge IS dangerous. Lol
Now playing: Incubus – Megalomaniac