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"svchost.exe is using a lot of my CPU. Is this a virus?"
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A common occurrence I find is that svchost.
Bring back SKU choice in Windows 7 installer
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One of the best things Microsoft did when Vista came about is to make all their different SKUs available on the one disc/ISO.
Windows 7 Libraries & Personal Network Drives/Shares Part 1
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Windows 7 is arguably one of the best operating systems Microsoft have put out in their history in the game.
Beware the Sysadmin
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I don’t usually get excited by xkcd web comics but I thought this one was particularly appropriate (thanks Anthony Burke)
Deploying Printers to the fleet via Group Policy Preferences
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Ahhhhh printers, I am convinced life would be better without them (I don’t even have one at home).
Export email addresses via Exchange Powershell
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The other week I had a request for a list of all email addresses of staff for use with a legacy VOIP system.
Removing a printer while the print spooler is not running
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Many sysadmins have probably encountered a situation where due to a nasty print driver (& associated printer) the Print Spooler service stops and upon starting it up again manually decides to stop again.
Girls' Generation debut on American TV
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For many fans of Girls’ Generation (often referred by SNSD or SoShi, both come from their Korean name) today has been a long time coming.
Bulk creation of Active Directory User accounts via Powershell v2
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Most system administrators that I know has the burden (or the joy if you like a challenge) of creating and managing large quantities of users in Active Directory.