Stripping nonsense characters in URLs with Apache mod_rewrite

I have had this problem that has been plaguing me for a very long time. Google’s webmaster tools has been reporting incoming links to our website that are returning a 404 (Not found) error. The weird thing is the URL that shows “looks” correct and … [Read more...]

$199.00 Hard Drive Recovery

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  Lately, I have seen ads popping up in Google searches for very low cost hard drive recovery services. There are sites advertising complete hard drive recoveries for $349.00, $299.00, even as low as $199.00. I get a lot of questions about … [Read more...]

How To Enable Remote Desktop Terminal Services Remotely

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So, after delivering a new server to a client and getting it setup on the network, joining the domain and configuring the nightly backup, I decide to take off and finish the rest of  the tasks remotely. Not until I drive back to the office and … [Read more...]

Missing Exchange Data File

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I had a customer recently that called saying his Network Attached Storage (NAS) device had crashed and now his Exchange Priv.edb was missing. He tried running checkdisk on it, tried several undelete and file recovery programs with no luck. The weird … [Read more...]

Exchange Data Recovery Guide

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First and foremost, DON’T PANIC.  I cannot remember how many times I have seen somebody (myself included) do something completely idiotic and often times irreversible because they didn’t take the time to think things through.  For example, wanting SO … [Read more...]

Do It Yourself Dual LCD Monitor Stand

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Cheap Do-It-Yourself Dual LCD Monitor Stand OK, so I was really wanting a dual monitor stand for my two LCD flat panel monitors, mainly to get them up off the desk more to give myself more desk space and to raise them up higher.  The cheapest I … [Read more...]

Removing Attachments from Outlook Messages

Here is a simple trick that not a lot of people are aware of. If you are anything like me, you probably keep ALL incoming and outgoing email, just in case you need to go back and reference something either you sent to somebody or they sent to you. … [Read more...]

Starting Exchange Server with a blank Information Store

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Starting Exchange Server with a blank Information Store There are some situations where starting Microsoft Exchange with a blank database may be necessary. In my line of work, I run across a large amount of businesses that have had their Exchange … [Read more...]