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An IT professional of 10 years. Recently passed the CISSP Certification test for my job role at a large Law firm.

Current Certifications:

CISSP, A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+


Apr
5
revised How can I use both monitors during RDP session?
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Apr
5
comment How can I use both monitors during RDP session?
The number of monitors on the work PC is moot, it is running XP and does not support multiple monitor RDP. Please see my answer below.
Apr
5
comment How can I use both monitors during RDP session?
@ramhound Unfortunately the TARGET PC has to be the one with Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate. No, Windows 7 pro does not support it. ONLY Ultimate and Enterprise.
Apr
5
answered How can I use both monitors during RDP session?
Apr
5
comment How to expand Raid 5 on ICH10 - Gigabyte ex58-ds4?
+1 here. Just backup all the data, break the array and create a new one using new drives of like sizes. I think even if you replace each drive in turn with 2TB drives your array will remain the same size. You are better off creating a new array.
Apr
3
comment How to get password of the network connection i'm currently connected to
I think the OP wants his Win 8 instance to auto connect to a wireless network that his Win 7 instance already connects to. I have only used win 8 a small amount, and it was virtualized so I didn't deal with wireless. Regardless though, if you are the owner, or know the owner of the wireless network, put in the key, I would think, like most OS's, it will save once it is put in there. If you don't know the key, you cannot connect.
Apr
3
comment Simulate / Emulate a computer to test linux in
VirtualBox will have no way of doing what the OP wants to do, VB uses their own drivers bundled with their tool package installed in the guest OS. Ignacio is correct, the answer is no, there is no solution for this in existence.
Apr
1
comment CPU overheating after cleaning it
@DanNeely Sorry Dan, this is what I was taught, and learned to pass the A+, and have so practiced for many years since. If it has changed then so be it, but I always use 100%, if it ENDS UP BEING 90% after opening, then, that's just how it goes, still better than 70%.
Mar
28
comment How to put fear of God (law) into Wi-Fi hacking neighbors
This could invite exactly the trouble I'm sure the OP would like to avoid. S/He has handled it quite well so far, following advice like this could give the hacking neighbors enough taunting to entice them to try harder, or even do something more rash. Additionally, as was mentioned by @ChrisF, they would have to open it back up, which is not in line with his or her ultimate goals here.
Mar
27
comment Windows 7 RAM says only 16 GB of 24 GB of RAM is available
@ZanLynx: Makes sense. Thanks guys. I guess I'm a little old school and just don't GAME as much as I used to. Games have grown considerably in recent years. The absolute BIGGEST one i play now is about 3 - 4GB, and the other couple are between 100MB and 500MB.
Mar
27
comment Windows 7 RAM says only 16 GB of 24 GB of RAM is available
@ZanLynx: But then you are at least using it (sort of, even a full dual layer movie would be what? 8GB? Throw in 2 or 3 in use at most from OS and other programs and you are barely using half of 24GB). This is what I was referring to, personally I couldn't come up with a use for that much memory outside of running a few VMs (which I do regularly, I butt up against the 8GB I have all the time), but for JUST a gaming PC... 24GB seems a little overkill. I agree it is cheap so why not, but even if its $10, why spend it if its just going to sit empty for the life of the PC?
Mar
27
comment Windows 7 RAM says only 16 GB of 24 GB of RAM is available
Out of sheer curiosity. Why on earth do you need 24 Gigs of RAM on an entertainment PC? A server I could see, especially a Host for Virtual machines, or for SQL or something, but just a regular PC? You can't POSSIBLY use anywhere near 16GB let alone 24. Can you?
Mar
25
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Mar
22
comment Remote desktop won't connect to Win7 Vmware Virtual machine
He said he entered the IP and that it was the same network, his home network, so it would have to be bridged to accomplish that, unless he is mistaken. I'll bet it is firewall related. The Win 7 firewall can be finicky. Just turn it off for troubleshooting purposes and see if you can then connect to the machine. If you can, at least then you know what to troubleshoot and you can go from there, perhaps one of the exceptions is not in place at that point.
Mar
21
answered Windows XP 32-bit + RocketRaid 622 + 4 x 3TB = not quite a RAID setup
Mar
17
comment Do I need to apply more thermal compund?
Absolutely do not run the computer with no thermal paste.
Mar
16
answered How can I widen the Windows 7 Command Prompt window?
Mar
15
comment Access my home files via web browser
Technically dropbox does cloud stuff, but the content is only there if the content exists in a folder on his computer, delete the file on the computer, its deleted from the cloud. If he has concerns with putting stuff in the cloud though, then yes, Dropbox is out.
Mar
14
comment Can we run local server over local network without internet access?
+1 to the above. In GENERAL, servers should be usable over the LAN they are on without internet, but it does depend on what the server does. If it needs to access the internet to perform any of it's functions, then while the clients on the LAN can see it, the server may not work. We need to know more details of the situation to answer your question. please edit your question to provide more information. Perhaps server Operating system and server function at the very least.
Mar
13
comment How to wipe Macintosh OS X v10.5.8 but leave software and OS?
This won't help you solve this issue right now, but I usually take a time machine backup of any new Mac I buy, before I've done ANYTHING to it, so I can restore it back to "factory" before selling it or giving it to someone. Easier than reinstalling from scratch in most cases. Just for future reference.