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    Replacing Microsoft DPM

    Well, DPM is driving me absolutely nuts. For those who have not heard of it, the software is Microsoft Data Protection Manager. It is a great concept, but I am spending about 60% of my time babysitting it and I am fed up. Let me explain in detail. I have 3 servers, one is an SBS server...
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    IE7 opens everything in a new window

    So here is the issue that I am having with IE7, maybe you can help me figure this one out. I can open an IE7 window and everything is fine. If I type a search term into the built in search window It will return the results in a new window. If I type a search term in the Google Toolbar...
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    Wall Mountable 2.0 Speakers

    Hey guys. I am having the hardest time finding some wall mountable 2.0 speakers to use for a conference room. I just need some relatively decent speakers that I can hook up to a laptop along with the VGA Projector connection so I can have video and sound. Anyone have any suggestions? I...
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    Need some old school help

    OK. I need some brainstorming here. My boos has asked me to recover some data off of some 10 year old backup tapes. I did a bit of research and discovered that the drive that the tapes originally went with is a Colorado Trakker 350 or Jumbo 350. I went on eBay and found a Colorado...
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    Abit AW8, Uguru, and Vista

    Hello all. Issues with my motherboard today. Start with system specs: Abit AW8 Intel P4 D 3.2 2GB Corsair DDR2 800 ATI FireMV 2200 Antec Smartpower 500 Modular PSU Windows Vista Business 64 Idle Temps ~40C with Intel Stock cooling setup. OK. Now onto the issues. Under XP...
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    Sharepoint and Full Text Search

    Having trouble enabling Full Text Search in Sharepoint for SBS Server 2003. I have followed these instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837367 Everything went smoothly up untill the "Install Service Pack 3a" step. We already are running with SP4 on this server, so of course the...
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    Vista DVD Burning

    Has anyone had any luck with native DVD burning in Vista? I haven't tried installing a 3rd party software yet, but I am having issues burning a data dvd. I can burn a data cd fine, but when I try a DVD it tells me "There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be useable"...
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    Sharepoint folders disappearing

    OK, this is driving me nuts. We have SBS 2003 installed on our server and are beginning to heavily use the Sharepoint system. But I have run into a glitch. I can updload a file or folder to sharepoint just fine. But if I have to rename the file, either through explorer view or through the...
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    Bluescreen issues - I am at the end of my rope.

    Alright. In the middle of December I got the parts for this computer and put it together. Everything ran OK during install. Finally I got Windows up and drivers installed and started running PRIME95 to do a quick stresstest. Bluescreen. Anyway, long story whort, I replaced the...
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    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz.

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    Strange RAM problem

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    HOw much power is enough power?

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    New Camera - Playing (pics)

    Got a new camera for Christmas. Its is an Olympus Evolt E-500. I am just starting to play with it and see what it can do, so I will throw some pictures up here. I have taken 300+ pictures since monday, so this is just the highlights. I am going to try to head up into the mountains tomorrow...
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    Windows XP startup issue

    I am having a rather odd issue with a laptop running XP Home. The computer starts up and lets me log in but explorer never starts. Here is what I have tried: Nothing odd showing up in the event viewer. I can start the task manager and run applications, but not explorer, it will flash...
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    Browsing a local network

    Hello mac heads. Quick question. An easy one too I hope. What is the easiest way to browse the local network on a Mac? Can it be done through Safari? For example, in IE on the PC I can go to file:// or just use \\ to browse to an IP address or computer name on the network. I...
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    DHCP issues over wireless

    Hello [H] network gurus. Need a little help if possible. Running a Windows 2003 SBS server on a domain. We have approximately 10 wireless PCs connecting and approximately 12 wired PCs. We are using a Netgear router to direct traffic and the server is handling DHCP. All of the wired...
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    Document Scanners

    Anhyone have experience with Document Scanners. We do some scanning (<100pgs) on a daily basis, but we have occasional need for large volume scanning (>1500pgs) in a day and so I have been looking at document scanners. So far I am kind of stuck on this one...
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    Printing/scanning options

    OK, I am debating in my head what to do here. In the office I work we do a lot of scanning and a lot of copying. Currently we are using an HP Laserjet 4200 and a Brother HL4200CN for our printers. They are both right around 25ppm and the brother does color at 25ppm. For scanning we are...
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    Mac on Windows 2003 Domain

    Hello Macheads. We just installed a server where I work. We are running Windows 2003 SBS. We have everyone connected to the domain except for our 2 diehard Mac users. Now to clarify, I like macs, but I have never taken the time to learn much about them. We are having a heck of a time...
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    Multiplayer or split screen pc games

    Hey guys, I am starting to look around to see what kind of multiplayer or split screen games are available. I have an HTPC on a 50" TV and I have never picked up any consoles because I don't game that much. I caught a sale on a couple of Logitech controllers today though so I figured I...
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    Upgrading OEM office

    One of my coworkers just went over to Office Depot to grab an Office 2003 Upgrade. They told her that if the original installation of office (in this case Office 2000) is an OEM copy then the upgrade will not work. She would have to buy the full version. I can't find any info on MS' website...
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    Strange RAM problem

    OK, so here is the deal. The computer I am working on has an ECS C19-A SLI Motherboard in it. I have 2 1GB sticks of Corsair DDR2 667. When I have both sticks in the computer in and configuration, I just see a flash of the POST and then a reboot loop over and over. I can not get into the...
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    Worklog: Something kinda fun

    This is not a case mod or anything, but I thought some of you who, like me, don't get to play with some of this stuff every day will enjoy it. I have taken on the task of building a setup for a friend of mine. Basically it is a rackmount setup with 3 computers all run through a KVM switch...
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    long vga/audio cable and mirroring screen

    Hey guys. I am working on a computer and the guy wants to be able to hook it up to his new Sony 1080P LCD. The LCD has a VGA connection on the back, but we would have to use a 50' cable. Also, he wants to be able to have an exact mirror of his monitor on TV, so the same thing happens both...
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    Display shutting off after 1-2 seconds

    Hey, having problems with one of my LCD monitors. It is a Sceptre 17" LCD. What is happening is that when you move the mouse or hit the keyboard to come back from screen saver or even any other time the monitor is supposed to turn on (like at startup) it will flash on and for one to two...
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    Software for Sony Clie PEG-TG50

    I gave my Mother-In-Law an old Sony Clie I had lying around a while back (a PEG-TG50). Anyway, needless to say I seem to have lost the disk that she needs to install Palm Desktop and the synchronization apps. I have searched Sony's site and I can't find a way to download anything other than...
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    Problems with signal strength and Verizon Broadband internet

    Hello. I just picked up a laptop for a client and he wanted to use it to connect to Verizon't broadband internet. He got the Kyocera KPC650 connection card for WWAN: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=1600 And...
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    Unusual lockup issues

    Hello fellow [H]'ers. I am having some strange issues. I am working on a computer for my dad. It locks up randomly. The one time that it consistently locks up is on download.com. I can visit any other website (that I have tried so far) and it will work fine. But it will lock anywhere...
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    Mapped drive issue

    I am having some trouble with mapped drives on a network I am working on. The network consists of one Dell Server running Windows 2000 Server and 4 Dell workstations running Windows 2000 Professional. The problem is with only one of the workstations. Here it is: The software they are using...
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    Verizon Wireless Broadband and ICS

    Well, I have a friend who has is buying a laptop and wants to Get the Verizon wireless Broadband service. But he wants to be able to share the connection with his desktop computer. Does anyone have or have experience with the Verizon Broadband system to tell me that ICS is possible with that...
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    Help me brainstorm a wireless solution

    Here is the layout that I have right now for a place I help out on occasion. Building 3 is where the internet connection comes in. The red lines show wired connections The blue lines show wireless The blue circles are antannas The green are streets (Its a car dealership just in...
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    Powermac 9500 power issues

    Hey guys, my neighbor asked me if I would take a look at his old powermac 9500 for him since there are no Mac shops in town. I know nothing about Macs. I think it is a bad PSU. Can I test the PSU with a standard atx tester? The plug looks similar. I found a new PSU but I am worried that...
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    Interesting game issue. Any ideas?

    Hey guys. Just was at a LAN party a week or so ago and ran into an interesting issue. We always like to play a few rounds of old school Need For Speed 3 because of the wide selection of cars available. Never had any problems until last time. There were 8 computers at the party, and 3 of them...
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    Expanding a wireless network.

    I have a friend who needs to expand out his home network. He has cable internet in his house, and he has a workshop about 150 yards away. He needs to be able to run 3 computers on a network in his workshop and have them be able to connect to his home systems. He does have perfect line...
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    I may need to build a server.

    First off, I know that the prebuilt servers are highly reccomended. But due to circumstances I may have to build one custom. I have been playing with ideal for a few hours and this is what I have up with: This server will be a file server and used to run a heavily customized Oracle...
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    Bummed. DOA PSU.

    Just got my OCZ Powerstream 520W PSU. I was really excited to get everything hooked up and running, so tonight I sat down and took out my crappy old Allied 450W and reconnected the OCZ. I went an plugged everything back in to my computer... Bright Flash. No Power. I pulled it out...
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    KVM Switch Reccomendations

    Hey guys. My monitor started flickering blue tonight and sure enough, unhooked the KVM Switch and everything was all good again. I have gone through 2 KVM switches with the same type of problem. Can anyone reccomend a good, durable, high quality, long lasting KVM switch? The last two have...
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    Computer Shutdown issues

    First off, Power supply has already been replaced with this one: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-104-933&depa=0 I have an older PC that I have been running as a fileserver for a while now and recently it started random shutdowns on me. First instinct is, of...
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    20% cap on 100Mb XP Networks

    Has anyone heard of this? I tried running this network tweak: http://www.tweakxp.com/article140122.aspx But I am still seeing a 12-16% average network useage when I look at it under the task manager while transferring large files over the local network. I have been thinking about...
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    Help me firgure out what PSU I need.

    I have spent the last 3 hours trying to gather all of the info I need so I can go through Ice Czar's Hot to know what PSU to get thread. Here is where I am at so far on the takaman's PSU calculator: 3.3V=11.1A 5V=38.2A 12V=29.8A 3.3+5=228.2W 3.3+5+12=586.9W total=596.9W My Current...
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