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Expert guidance from working professionals!
Tech Services Info topic:
New Printer, Local/Wireless
by Eric Prestwood

Setup printer including downloading of latest drivers if needed.


IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Stamp Out Spam
by Vicki Nelson

How to fight back against spam and reclaim your inbox. As you may know, the volume of spam messages sent across the Internet has reached epidemic levels. Some industry experts estimate that three out of every five e-mail messages that are sent today are spam. The spam epidemic is costing companies, professionals, and individual users considerable amounts of time, money, and resources.

What is spam, and what can I do about it? Spam is generally defined as an unsolicited mailing, usually sent to many recipients. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send. Most of the costs are paid by the recipient or the carriers rather than the sender. Some effective methods for preventing your e-mail address from being captured, sold or abused by spammers in the full version of this article. Click the title to read more.


Off Shoring topic:
Off-shoring: You CAN fight back!
by Wes Peterson

Are you fed up with calling a company and finding yourself speaking to somebody in a foreign country? 

I am, and I've just learned of an effective way to fight back, help return jobs to America, and keep them here.

The best part? We don't have to wait for government to do a thing.






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Computer Tech topic (classic post):
Self Help: Find Drivers & Updates
by Mike Prestwood

Link page for common support pages.


Windows Server 2008 topic (classic post):
Windows Server 2008 Backup
by lowster11

The Windows Server Backup utility provided with Windows Server 2008 was completely different from the backup program included with earlier Windows Server versions. Unlike previous versions and most commercial backup products, the new program is designed primarily to back up entire volumes to an external hard disk drive.


 Monthly Tech Lesson
Non-Removable Storage Technology Topic:
Definition of the Month: RAID

RAID is the acronym for a Redundant Array of Independent Drives. RAID specifies several "levels," 0, 1, etc. Different levels provide different options. One level allows you to combine multiple smaller drives into one, huge volume. Another level offers tremendous performance boosts by "striping" data across multiple drives such that reads and writes are split across the drives. If one drive fails, the other takes over until the bad drive is replaced. Once replaced, the RAID subsystem automatically restores the mirror.

Removable Storage Technology Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: Virtual CloneDrive (Mount ISO Image File)

There are several programs that allow you to mount an ISO image file and this free one seems to work well on Windows XP and Vista. CloneDrive also supports other common image formats such as BIN, CCD, etc.

Software Topic:
FAQ of the Month: IP Address Field
Question: I set up the SMTP virtual server on my web hosting server. I can send from other boxes, but not from websites hosted on the box that has the SMTP Virtual Server. Any ideas?

Answer:

Check the IP address of the SMTP Virtual Server. If you want to serve ALL IP's on that box, then set it to All Unassigned IPs.

DHCP Topic:
Tip of the Month

It is better to install a Microsoft DHCP server in your business network over the more limited DHCP servers provided by SOHO devices such as those found in wireless routers, firewalls, the Comcast router, etc. Installing a Microsoft DHCP server allows you to take advantage of more advanced features.



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