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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Network trace without NetMon, wireShark, etc… Part 2

As I told you in the previous episode, there is more than just capturing without installing any software. Much more, actually. There is a .cab file which contains many files: 33 to be accurate (at least in my case). The files contain the heck of information about the computer’s networking configuration as well as logs. […]

Network trace without NetMon, WireShark, etc…

It is often necessary to capture and analyze some network traffic to troubleshoot a problem. Usually, it requires to install some software package similar to several stated in the subject to this article. It’s ok, when the computer in question is, say, your laptop, or its user is at least advanced user, has administrative permissions […]

%systemroot%\System32 secrets: defrag

The next command also seems to be used the further the less. Partly, probably, because performance of modern computers allows forgetting about the problem of fragmentation unless it is too late becomes huge. Partly because some myths about it have successfully died. But mostly because it is running by default once a week. Earlier (in […]

LCDS: Create your own curriculum

Often I need to conduct some kind of internal presentation, just to relay the knowledge I have about the infrastructure and the procedures. It always take some time to create or refresh some PowerPoint slides and get myself prepared to deliver it. It’s cool, but very time consuming. Now I am considering creation of some […]

The Blog Wrap-Up for May 2011

This April was way too busy for me, so there was less messages in my blog and they were not very great, I guess. Still, here is a wrap-up: %SystemRoot%\system32 secrets: cipher To encrypt or to delete, that is the question %SystemRoot%\System32 Secrets: compact & convert Old worthless friends are still around Freebies: books and […]