Customizing your computers name

Recorded Steps Step 1: Click on “Start (button)” Step 2: Type “Control Panel” and Open It. Step 3: Click on “System and Security” Step 4: Click on “System” Step 5: Under Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup Settings click “Change Settings” on the right side. Step 6: A new window will pop up, that allows your […]

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Setup OpenDNS for your Home Network

In a recent project, I started using OpenDNS over other available options. Initially, my home network was using my ISP’s DNS servers. They’re slow and do almost nothing to keep my information safe. So, why, OpenDNS?   Websites load faster and have a guaranteed uptime of 100%.  Its highly customizable, allowing users to pick and choose […]

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Enable PIN Login on windows

Problem User request to use a PIN on their laptop instead of a password. The Laptop is currently joined to a domain and PIN login has been disabled. Solution Press Windows Key + R combination, type put gpedit.msc in Run Hit Enter and the Local Group Policy Editor will appear. You will need to follow this path to enable the Pin Login. Computer […]

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Wireshark | Getting Started

Wireshark is an open source packet analyzer, software analysis, network troubleshooting tool. What does it do? Wireshark allows its user to view raw data that is being transmitted over a network. Its main purpose is to encapsulate network packets so they can be analyzed for troubleshooting an issue. How is it different from TCPdump? Wireshark is […]

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FIX OUTLOOK “THE OPERATION CANNOT BE PREFORMED BECAUSE THE CONNECTION TO THE SERVER IS OFFLINE”

This error is caused when outlook cannot find the main profile on your laptop or the profile has been corrupted. Which can be frustrating issue. Here is how to fix it. Opening Outlook in safe mode (Part 1): The First step is to press the following keys. Win + R This known as “run” where […]

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RAID ALL THE THINGS | RAID 10

Our our final post on RAID all the things. In this post, as you can undoubtedly guess, is about RAID 10. Which is a combination of RAID levels 1 and 0…. or just mirroring and striping. What happens is there are a minimum of 4 drives. Drives 0 and 2 have data striped across them, […]

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RAID ALL THE THINGS | RAID 5 & 6

Here is what you need to know… RAID 5 one of the single most cost-effective arrays out there. This array offers one of the best performance. RAID 5 has what is called a parity.  RAID 6 contains two parities. RAID 5 is the most common RAID type for business servers and enterprise devices. This is […]

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