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Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX)

Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX) Over Internet Whether you are trying to access your home PC from your office, or your office workstation from home, you need to establish a remote desktop connection over Internet. Many times accessing a remote computer is not so easy. For instance there could be firewalls blocking access, or the two PCs could be on different OS not compatible with each other, and so on. In these kind of scenarios, TeamViewer comes to rescue. This free for non-commercial usage tool lets you quickly connect to a remote machine, control it completely including reboot/logoff, do audio and video chat, transfer f

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UltraVNC Silent install and hidden tray icon

Here is a little handy How to on how to do I silent install of Ultra VNC via a logon script (Batch File) using a Modified UltraVNC Installation where the Tray Icon has been made transparent – The full Zip containing the Modified files can be found on the link at the bottom of the page. First lets start with the batch file, It’s really simple stuff, It basically just stops any existing winvncservice uninstalls then copies the modified files to Program files and starts the services after install. — Logon.bat ————————————————R

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How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free

How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free If you support multiple users, computers, networks, printers, or servers then you know that keeping track of current problems or keeping inventory on all of your devices can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be even tougher if you have multiple engineer and are trying to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The good thing is that there is a free solution that will greatly help you with all of this. In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how to set up and use this tool. Spiceworks IT Desktop is a free Network Inventory, Help Desk, Reporting, Monitoring and Troubleshooting applica

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Quick Simple Reliable backup using Robocopy

Quick Simple and Reliable backup using Robocopy Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool in Windows Vista. Although Robocopy is available for free with the download Windows Resource Kit (Click here to download) since Windows NT 4.0, it has never been an official feature of the operating system until the arrival of Vista. Unlike other built-in file copying commands such as Copy and XCopy, Robocopy is designed for reliable copy or mirroring of entire folders of any size, and in the copying process, ensure that all NTFS ACLS, attributes, owner information, alternate data streams, auditing information, timestamps and proper

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Hirens Boot CD (HBCD) IT essential tool

Hirens Boot CD, Essential for every IT Toolkit About 8 years or so I first discovered Hirens Boot CD and I was amazed by how feature packed it was. It literally had everything an engineer could ever dream of using and my troubleshooting to the next level. Granted the first flavours of Hirens where a bit shady about what was freeware and what was commercial software (Wikipedia) but the Hirens brand has long since broken free of that stigma. The latest Hirens Boot CD is now a literal freeware utopia with Antivirus Tools, Backup, Tools, Cleaners, Editors, Hardware Diagnostic, Data Recovery, and more. There are hundreds of utilities for u

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