ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

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This Article is Now Outdated: Since the introduction of Windows 10, reliable multi-user switching is supported in the business environment.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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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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PCI-DSS Compliance for RDP Connections

This is a common problem that you’ll see from PCI-DSS compliance audits for customers which process credit cards on their PC network. In many cases simply disabling external RDP access

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Faster Windows Defragement

Defragmenting your hard drive is one of the simplest and free ways to prevent performance slippage on your computer.  And while there are excellent tools available such as Diskkeeper which

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BitLocker to Go in Windows 7

For the enterprise customer one of the greatest integrated features in Windows Vista was the new BitLocker technology. However it was limited to only encrypting the local hard drives. Now,

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Microsoft File Transfer Wizard

I discovered another quick of Microsoft’s File Transfer Wizard, which is not surprising but can be an unexpected surprise for administrators who are using redirected folders. Basically when using File

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Rebuilding a computer

Okay, here is a simple one that most people know, but was performed by someone in my office this week. When backing up a computer before you rebuild it (format

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