Category Archives: IT Support

Outlook 2007: PST and OST files may be up to 20% larger after the February 24, 2009 Cumulative Update

As per: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=968413 The February 24, 2009 cumulative update for Outlook 2007 includes changes related to the general reading and writing characteristics of the .pst/.ost file so that less is demanded from your hard drive to perform the same general … Continue reading

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Growing pains

When I was a kid growing up I used to get all sorts of aches and pains, when I asked what they were more often I was told these were ‘growing pains’. With the sharp departure of my teenage years … Continue reading

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The best laid plans

Things have been a little quiet on the blog recently.  This was mainly down to a project that was being planned for a client.  The project consisted of a transition from a Windows 2000 Active Directory running Exchange 2000 over … Continue reading

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There’s a price on yer head

Some of you may have read that latest news that Microsoft has put out a $250,000 reward to find who is behind the Conficker worm that is said to have infected as many as 12 million computers.  They are doing … Continue reading

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Network woes

Today I was called to a clients that had added some new RAM to a Windows XP pc but could not access the network any longer.  What was happening was it showed a connection was in place but it would … Continue reading

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Fixin’ stuff

Over the weekend it was time to re-install the work laptop, which isn’t too much of an issue however the data need to be taken off first.  So the first job was to try and find somewhere to dump about … Continue reading

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Where does all the time go?

As I posted recently we are in the process of implementing Autotask which is not a short process however even in this short period of time it is proving to be well worthwhile.  So what have I learned from this … Continue reading

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Making work-flow

Before we, as a business, moved into managed services I looked into how it was being done and the various software that is typically used to implement a managed services practice.  There are two core elements that were being repeated … Continue reading

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Spam prevention

Recently we had some problems with our DNS provider for the business which caused us to look at moving the domain over to another more reliable provider.  In the end we decided to settle with hosting the DNS with pipex … Continue reading

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Linksys woes

Over the weekend I was onsite finishing off and installation for a client of a VoIP PBX system that we had provided.  What they had got was one of IP PBX’s with 4 Linksys SPA941 IP Phones connect to 2 … Continue reading

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