ToolTip: Network Delay Simulator

How long does it take to copy 1 GB over a slow network connection? How fast does my virtual application start? Today I came across a nice FREE utility called Network Delay Simulator. Network Simulator tool allows you to perform network bandwidth and delay simulation (simulate slow/congested links between nodes) on any connection from your computer to any remote node (on the local LAN or remote over Internet). More information and download links can be Read More …

ToolTip: checksum

Today’s ToolTip is about a utility called checksum and guess what, it can create and verify checksums. But beside all the other checksum utilities i came across so far this one has some nice features that make it worth mentioning it. First it’s fast. I created a checksum for the Windows 7 x64 ISO file and it was about 15 to 20 seconds faster than other checksum utilities. Another feature that I like is that Read More …

Windows Mobile 6.1 Hot Fix for Sending POP and IMAP E-mail

Once again, there is always a solution for every problem, it’s just that it can take a while until you find the solution. Since months I have had issues with “sending” e-mails from my Windows Mobile 6.1 device. I have several mail accounts configured on my mobile, but the one that is configured to use IMAP simply wouldn’t work. Today I stumbled upon a patch that fixes this. If you happen to have the same Read More …

Troubleshooting Windows Update

Issues with installing Windows Updates? Then have a look at the following Microsoft Support Articles: KB971058 How do I reset Windows Update components? KB947821 Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

ToolTip: Screenpresso

I have seen many FREE Screen Capture tools, but this one beats them all. Screenpresso is a small FREE Screen Capture utility that comes with a lot of nice features and doesn’t require an install. Screenpresso can capture windows, regions, context menus and objects within dialog boxes. Furthermore the tool includes an integrated image editor that allows you to apply various effects such as adding Text, draw a rectangle, blur a selected region and add Read More …

Testing Network Speed – Another one

Back in April i posted an article about Testing Network Speed, here’s another nice utility that allows testing your network speed, and even more. The Utility is called DownTester and is part of the awesome tool collection from NirSoft. DownTester allows you to test the download speed via HTTP, FTP, Remote File Shares and any local drives such as your local drive, DVD and USB. The Tool is FREE and does not need to be Read More …

What you should know about the Win32_Product Class

I just read this very interesting article “Why Win32_Product is Bad News!” and if you’re a Desktop Systems Administrator I strongly recommend to the read that article as well. To simulate what Darren is writing about, simply open an elevated command prompt (on a Test system) and type WMIC, once WMIC has started type Product and confirm with Enter. All installed Products will be listed. Now open the Windows Event Viewer. (Eventvwr.msc) and open the Read More …