Building a Home Lab There are many reasons why IT professionals build home labs, from testing and development to learning and certifications. It used to be that we needed server hardware for building a home lab, not only is the equipment expensive but the electricity bill could take a hit as well and don’t get […]
Progressing a Career in IT Recently I have been asked by a couple of people for some advice on progressing a career in IT in particular how they can get out of a rut and improve their skills enough to move up. I’ve not been in IT a huge amount of time myself but so far I have managed […]
Diagnosing and securing your network against brute-force and dictionary attacks I often get calls from customers saying “help someone is attacking my network!”, usually they have noticed excessive failed login attempts in their security logs or user accounts locking out frequently. Some people may find it surprising how common a problem this actually is and may not […]
Check out the new look. I kept coming across other IT blogs using the same theme as the old one so I went looking for a new one. It has a ‘metro’ look to it, it’s a work in progress getting everything looking right but check it out.
Strange problem on a remote desktop server installtion of Sage 200 where Sage launches as expected and data is visble but under menus the dashboards drop down doesn’t work. Turned out to be caused by the desktop shortcut delivered by group policy didn’t have anything in the ‘start in’ feild. Populate it with the path […]