Category Archives: Utilities

Useful Utilities

Papercut

I have received a few questions asking about Papercut so here are some of the details about it and what we use it for. Papercut can run on a Windows Server (2003, 2008 or 2008 R2) using windows print queues … Continue reading

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Using BackupPC with DiskShadow to backup open files

This post is to assist in the setup of a BackupPC system able to backup in use files by using MS volume snapshots. It also has the benefit of only having the RSync daemon running during the backup which increases security. Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Mail

I have just been setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 box up as a terminal server. As part of this I enabled the Desktop Experience feature, however this also enabled Windows Mail. Windows mail seems to generate large … Continue reading

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AD Password Reset and Bulk Modify

Those who in the past have used the Novell Change Pass utility may have been missing it when moving to Active Directory. A great tool is Wisesoft Password Control which allows you to just type in the username, it will … Continue reading

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OverDisk

Recently I needed to identify where all the space was going on our server. Usually I just use the Folder Size tab extension but it requires scanning every time you close the Properties dialogue. After looking around online I found … Continue reading

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Notepad++

Notepad++ is a freeware text editor that has a wide range of great features. I use it for nearly all my text based programming (PHP, HTML, CSS, CMD, JS, etc), for editing configuration files and reading Linux text files (i.e. … Continue reading

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