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Feb
5
comment Are there tools to help reduce Excel spreadsheet file sizes?
This completely side-steps the problem. It's not just that the file size is large - it's that it's unjustifiably large. There is no point in having a file, in its uncompressed format, larger than the usable data it represents.
Jan
24
comment Find alike data in two worksheets and put in 3rd worksheet
+1 to @datatoo - You need a per-user unique identifier that is common between both sheets. i.e.: If the first sheet only has usernames and no other data at all, than the second sheet must also have usernames alongside the correlating data. Otherwise, if there is also some other unique identifier on the username sheet (e.g.: employee number, e-mail address, etc.) which is also on the "lots of information" sheet, you could use that instead. Absent a common, per-user unique identifier though, you'll be out of luck.
Jan
14
comment Something unknown is failing to authenticate and locking my account
@Cuadue I'd expect the information should be in the logs on their Domain Controller.
Jan
14
comment Removing malware
Going to need a few more specifics here. What's the exact error you're getting (screenshot would be nice, otherwise full details e.g. file name would still help)? What sort of malware did you remove? Best bet in any case is probably to just nuke from orbit.
Jan
9
comment Routing to another WLAN
@PeterAlbert Note: If you like, you should be able to still connect wired devices to Router 2 and have them get Internet access. They just won't be protected by the NAT on Router 1, nor will they be able to access any resources behind Router 1. Access coming from Router 1 to resources on Router 2 should still work though, so you could e.g. set up a printer on Router 2 that both you and your neighbor could use without fully exposing the rest of your network to him.
Jan
9
comment Allow only one admin account access to a folder (and block other admin accounts)
@DermFrench Yeah, I just caught that. See my final note. In the end, it all comes down to Law #6.
Jan
9
comment Allow only one admin account access to a folder (and block other admin accounts)
But we're not talking about users. We're talking about Administrators. You want NormalAdmin to not have access while SensitiveAdmin does - this is generally not feasible, or at least will not likely be possible in a way that cannot be readily circumvented.
Dec
5
comment Force shutdown from a remote system
+1 to all the above recommending Active Directory. Also, I'd generally recommend against using the Everyone group. If you must make the permissions anywhere near so broad, try using Authenticated Users instead.
Dec
1
comment Two wireless routers on one internet connection
Looks like this might be more suitable for Super User.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
Thanks for the information. Can you comment on the legality of this? The Internet seems to have conflicting information. Some say that, while it is technically possible to perform installation & activation like this, it is a license violation. Others say it's not. If you can give a bit more details than just a yes/no regarding the legal issue, that would be appreciated.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
To add to the confusion Ars Technica addresses the same issue, but says it is legal.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
@Sathya Perhaps that's the solution, then - use a Retail or VL image with the OEM key. If you can confirm that my presumption is wrong, and this is possible, please post it as an answer. I prefer confirmation from first-hand knowledge or experience though - references I've found thus far on the Internet seem to have conflicting information. (The most detailed and probably reliable answer I've seen is from PCWorld - they say it's technically possible but also technically a license violation.)
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
@Sathya I may be missing something, but aren't those all Retail or VL ISOs? I need OEM (System Builder) ISOs.
Nov
16
comment How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?
@leladax FTFY. Thanks.
Nov
16
comment How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?
@edusysadmin I don't think that is it. I think the process went something like this: System goes to idle and task is triggered. 3 hours later, system comes out of idle. 4 hours after that (7 hours after first task trigger) system goes to idle again and the task re-triggers. The OP wants the task to only re-trigger at times >= +12 hours from the most recent trigger.
Nov
15
comment How do I install Skype on a domain computer so that anyone who logs in does NOT have to go through the initial config?
Might this be better off at Server Fault? Please don't cross-post. A moderator will migrate, if appropriate.
Nov
9
comment how to Specify which physical interface the VPN interface should use, Windows7
Even if you manage to do this, the VPN software may still force all data to go through the VPN - disallowing access to any local devices you're networked to. This done to prevent you from slurping data off to unauthorized devices (NAS, printer, etc.) or sharing your VPN link with unauthorized devices.
Nov
8
comment Running two wireless networks, with two different DHCP ranges (Virgin Media superhub woes)
Don't know why you're suggesting setting up dedicated DHCP servers or VLANs. The desired configuration is easily doable with most SOHO routers. The key is to treat them as what they really are - routers. Don't mess with trying to dumb them down in the least. See my answer for more detail.
Nov
5
comment windows terminal commands not working
Not sure what to tell you, regarding restoration of the old values. I'm fairly certain it can't be done under the circumstances you've described. There are some Registry keys that also hold this information though, so a System Restore may be of help - I'm sure by now that will revert a lot of changes you'd rather not have undone, though.
Nov
5
comment windows terminal commands not working
You're welcome. I'd recommend also trying to determine a root cause for this problem, if you can. It is possible that the PATH variable may have been corrupted by a bad software or update installation, or by user error, but some malware may try to manipulate it as well.