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Prestwood IT Newsletter Feb 2016 Issue - Tech Edition

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  February 2016 - Tech Edition (225 of 4,710 subscribers receive this group's content.) Year 18 Issue 2  
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Company Info topic:
Prestwood IT Social Networking Strategy
by Mike Prestwood

Social networking is a bit confusing! Emailing and calling are still the standards. Is faxing still ok? What about Facebook? Do I friend someone or become a fan of their fan page? Wait, what happened to fan pages? Are they now Facebook pages? What about Facebook groups? What about LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and others?

The following articles are posted to the PrestwoodBoards knowledge base:

The Prestwood Strategy: Although we still prefer phone calls and email, we do use social media to reach out. Our primary form of social networking is not with our clients, but with fellow IT professionals at PrestwoodBoards.com. Use the link above to learn more including how to interact with Prestwood IT, our other websites and groups, and our staff including Mike Prestwood.

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Coding Services Info topic:
Stabalize Paradox System Audit
by Mike Prestwood

Help stabilize Paradox System with our proprietary procedure including oplocks, BDE settings, software updates (latest appropriate BDE/Paradox), and stabilize computers too. Also includes review of deployment architecture (appropriateness).


IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Now It's Easy To Get End-User Problem Reports
by Wes Peterson

In the past it's been a pain to get end-users to give developers an accurate and complete list of the steps they took to get to a problem - especially if screen-shots are desirable.

Now Microsoft has provided a tool that makes the entire process ridiculously easy.






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Computer Tech topic (classic post):
Self Help: Computer Restore Disks
by Mike Prestwood

Phone numbers of the major computer manufacturers.


RAM topic (classic post):
Get the Correct Memory Modules to Make Your PC Run Better
by Douglas.M

This article describes an online test you can run on your PC to detect the correct type of memory it will use as well as the maximum amount.


 Monthly Tech Lesson
Non-Removable Storage Technology Topic:
Definition of the Month: LUN
Logical Unit Number (LUN) A number used to identify a device attached to a SCSI bus.  In a SAN the LUN is used to identify a unit of raw disk storage often refered to as a logical volume.  A LUN can be a portion of a single drive, multiple drives or of a RAID drive.
Windows Server 2003 Topic:
Question:

On Windows Server 2003, how do you assign a specific range of IP addresses using DHCP to VPN clients?


Answer:

On your VPN server, in Routing and Remote Access (Administrative Tools | Routing and Remote Access), right click server (your VPN server), select Properties. On the IP tab, edit the Static Address Pool.



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