ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Public DNS Servers

Domain Name Resolution (DNS) is one of the services we take for granted every day. It works behind the scenes to resolve name-to-IP addresses. It works so well that we

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The tools I use…

Here are some of my favorite applications I have installed on my computer, and often install right away, in no particular order: Microsoft Office Professional Plus – This is the

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First 10 things I do to a new computer

If you’re like me, anytime you get your hands on a new computer there are a handful of things you do to it. That could be if the computer is

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Any user can unlock now with this custom GINA

This Article is Now Outdated: Since the introduction of Windows 10, reliable multi-user switching is supported in the business environment. It is retained for historical purposes. From the folks over

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Dr Ping

What is the purpose? If you are curious to see how your broadband ISP measures up against competition in terms of latency to many different internet destinations, then Doctorping will

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SmokePing

SmokePing keeps track of your network latency: Best of breed latency visualization. Interactive graph explorer. Wide range of latency measurement plugins. Master/Slave System for distributed measurement. Highly configurable alerting system.

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Malware Bytes

I am surprised how many times I run into this from IT consultants, contractors and firms who don’t know this…. Malwarebytes is not free for business use. Individually the cost

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Exchange Connectivity Test

For those who ever wanted to test activesync connectivity as well as web connectivity to an exchange here is a great tool that Microsoft has put out there for us.

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Blackberry Enterprise Server Express (BESx)

Last month Blackberry released a much anticipated Express version of BES which is targets for Small and Medium Businesses just like the ones Apex supports. This provides all of the

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Tech Tool: Notepad++

Editing configuration files can be part of an everyday task for system administrators. Many of us are familiar with notepad as a basic text editor. However, what if you need

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