Author: Annalisa Williams

Let’s walk through setting up Windows DFS on Server 2012 R2. If reading is not your thing, there is a video tutorial down below that goes through these same steps. The following steps assume that you already have both of your servers set up. You’ll just be setting up roles and replication. Start a trial […]

Time to upgrade to the new PDQ Inventory 9. Yes, there are new features. Read on to see what’s new in this version. If your PDQ Inventory license is current, you can get these upgrades at no extra charge. Learn more about our licensing. What’s New in PDQ Inventory 9 Network Discovery Add computers to […]

PDQ Deploy 9 is now available! You can upgrade to PDQ Deploy 9 by clicking the link in the status bar at the bottom of your console. Once you’re up-to-date, you’ll probably like to know what new features you’ll see! Well, you’ve come to the right place, read on… What’s New in PDQ Deploy 9 […]

Death, taxes, and a new Java update…all inevitable. The worst of it is silently installing Java doesn’t always go smoothly. Let’s go over some of the most frequently seen Java errors and how you can get them resolved and on to the rest of your day. Most Common Java Errors 1603 Error The Java 1603 […]

There are two major zero day vulnerabilities for QuickTime for Windows…and the fix? Uninstall it. According to TrendMicro, Apple has indicated they will not fix these as QuickTime for Windows will no longer be receiving updates. It is recommended that QuickTime is uninstalled as quickly as possible. (Read more here.) Uninstalling QuickTime Package Library users […]

Lets dive in and look at some reports you can use to help you pass PCI Compliance audits. Pass PCI Compliance Audits: The Reports You Might Find Useful Check if Software is Up-to-Date An important part of PCI audits is checking that software is up-to-date, particularly those applications that are notorious for vulnerabilities and exploits. […]

As the all powerful sys admin, you have access to fantastic tools to play pranks on your co-workers…namely their own PCs. Try out some of these pranks and watch the confusion on your co-worker’s faces. April Fools Day Pranks for Sys Admins The Talking Computer Does your co-worker have his speakers on? Good. Send this […]

What’s New in PDQ Inventory 8 Adding Non-Windows Devices Keep track of your various devices by adding them into PDQ Inventory. Information that can be scanned is limited and some fields will require manual input from you. Prebuilt collections are included and you can build reports on these devices within PDQ Inventory. To manually change […]

The latest PDQ Inventory 8 Beta is now available. To try out the new beta in your console go to File > Preferences > Auto Update Alerts. If Include Beta Versions is checked, you’ll see a link in the lower right corner of the console that will allow you to update to the latest beta […]