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Windows Administrator Toolkit

Every Windows system administrator has a toolkit of their favourite utilities that they’ve built up over the years.  I thought I’d share mine below.  There are alternatives for much of this, but these are my top sysadmin tools…. 147 more words


Exchange Handy Tools

Here are some of the handy tools that I have used myself. There are many others but I am citing the ones that I used practically and have some kind of first hand experience with. 100 more words


A Quick One-Dimensional Stack Debug and Solution

I am a big fan of debugging tools, especially WinDbg. These tools can be quite complicated but most of the time I use them simply for a “one-dimensional” analysis of an application or system crash and use the information from the dump to find a cause and hopefully the most logical fix. 2,384 more words


The Case of the Phantom Proxy Settings

Not too long ago we began to notice that users who were opening IE after logging onto some workstations or Citrix servers they did not have a previously existing profile on were getting proxy settings applied in IE that were not being defined in any group policy object. 444 more words

Troubleshooting Tools

The Case of the Failed MSI

I recently began encountering a problem where one of our application packages was getting hung during the install process. I could see the program directory correctly populated with application files but it seemed to get hung at end, and msiexec processes continued to run indefinitely. 739 more words