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CondorMan | 26 Sep 2008 | 3 comments

Juice user erikw shared with us an interesting article listing very helpful Freeware applications.

That reminded me of the ReactOS project that you probably have not heard of.

Their goal is to replace Windows XP with a Freeware OS that is completely compatible. They expect to release their first Beta later this year, which will be stable enough for everyday use!

Terry Cutler | 26 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Having a reference point of considerations, insights, and so forth can be invaluable to any project - whether a simple pilot of technology or preparing for a full production rollout.

If your project involves deploying and utilizing Intel vPro in an Altiris environment, a checklist of items and associated resources has been posted at

In addition to utilizing the checklist, having it online allows you to provide feedback and suggestions.

The opinions expressed on this site are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or strategies of Intel Corporation or its worldwide subsidiaries.

erikw | 26 Sep 2008 | 1 comment

One of the tasks a network administrator does on a regular basis is keeping computers clean. The biggest issue can be the registry.

How to clean it and keep it clean?

I found an article that helps you by the use of Ccleaner. Take a look, download it, and be pleasantly surprised.

Randall Newnham | 25 Sep 2008 | 6 comments

I ran across this issue when a customer called in about it. The alterations that Altiris does to the MBR interfere with using the Ghost client on that machine afterwards.

It creates an error message: "Error 15210: NTFS signature, should not be FAT32".

What we found to resolve the issue was to reinitialize the MBR through use of GDISK or FIXMBR.

Created document number 2008091609500360: "Error 15210: NTFS signature, should not be FAT32" occurs when using Ghost on a machine that previously had an Altiris image deployed to it.

In that kb article, I attached (in the Internal Notes section) a link to a legal case between ALtiris and Symantec (when they were different entities) wherein the alteration to the MBR by Altiris is described. Altiris-side people may already be aware of this, but this was new to me.

Thank you,...

riva11 | 25 Sep 2008 | 3 comments

Need to package a new driver or update an existing driver but you don't have any CD or information where to download this driver? Need to install a new Printer Driver, USB device, or Keyboard Drivers but your CD's are lost or missing?

Maybe a good idea is take a look on the NoDevice web site. In this site there is a large collection of drivers divided by company name and device type.

"Printer Drivers, Scanner Drivers, Video Drivers (Graphics Cards) and Sound Card Drivers. We offer tons of Motherboard Drivers, Chipset Drivers, USB drivers, CD Rom Drivers, Modem Drivers, Keyboard Drivers and Mouse Drivers."

Also included are helpful about articles for the beginners and advanced users about installation, configuration and removal.

NoDevice is available in...

erikw | 25 Sep 2008 | 5 comments

In the struggle for license control I found a website that has a very cool initiative.

You have a Windows XP license, what about for the rest? Go totally freeware.

The only application that is missing in this article is SVS. Free for home and personal use.

CondorMan | 24 Sep 2008 | 1 comment

If you use Sysinternals tools on many different computers for your troubleshooting, go to and you will be presented with a list of all Sysinternals executables.

You can run them directly from there instead of finding, downloading, and extracting them through the regular site. It has been a great timesaver for me.

CondorMan | 24 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

TCPView will display which active and listening sockets an application has created. This can be helpful for troubleshooting network applications.

More information can be found at

CondorMan | 23 Sep 2008 | 1 comment

If you ever need to script the removal of an application or need to run an install or upgrade that requires the application to be closed, you can use PsKill to kill all the open processes of a certain file so that you can be sure the task will complete successfully without any files being locked.

PsKill will terminate a local or remote processes. You can find out more at

CondorMan | 23 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed that even after a clean install of Windows your pagefile is fragmented and the disk defrag utility will not help.

PageDefrag will defragment your paging files and Registry hives. Leaving your system at peak performance.

You can find more information at