ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

COBOL 2020 – why are we still using it?

With the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic going on, it has brought to light just how old many computer systems are running on our government. It is shocking to people to learn

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Sysinternal: Ctrl2cap

I am beginning a new series on the Sysinternal tools which is now part of Microsoft Technet tools. This series of posts will highlight both interesting and useful tools available

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W32/autorun.worm.aaeb-h Outbreak

I don’t typically post on virus or malware outbreaks because it would consume too much of my time and they are simply too frequently created. For the most part, if

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DHCP Best Practices

Here are several DHCP best practices as collected from various resources including Comp/TIA and Microsoft: Always include the entire subnet in the scope (192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.254, or 172.29.0.1 – 172.29.255.254)

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Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

What is it? This is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista/Win7 etc system. You do not need

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Windows System Crash Analysis (BSOD)

You are all probably aware of the MEMORY.DMP files in the windows directory. You may also be aware of the Windows\MiniDump directory. These files are created when there is a

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Microsoft Licensing and Virtualization

Just a reminder that when performing p2v from a server which uses OEM licensing, it will violate the EULA to move that to new hardware. So we need to ensure

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Dell Broadcom Drivers

We experienced a strange problem lately with a client where we enabled the second Broadcom integrated NIC on a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. What we discovered was that when we

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Microsoft Certification Study Tools

I’ve currently be using the Testout Series of training materials and exam simulators, which have been excellent! http://www.testout.com/

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