Internet Explorer Keywords for DNS Troubleshooting

I think its safe to say that DNS is part of the fabric of the internet. I don’t remember how many times I had (or helped someone with) issues with public DNS, but I can assure you that it has been a lot. DNS controls everything about your domain, from the correct resolution of your website to where your email should go. My two favorite sites for troubleshooting public DNS issues are www.dnsreport.com and www.dnsstuff.com. These two sites have saved me in numerous occassions and whenever somebody is having some DNS issue they are my first stop to help determine the problem. I … Continue reading Internet Explorer Keywords for DNS Troubleshooting

LimitLogin – Tool to limit and monitor concurrent logins in a domain

A couple of people in the past have asked how to prevent users from logging more than 1 time (or x number of times) on different devices across the network. I stumbled accross this tool which seems like it does exactly that better than the old CConnect.exe (also some other nice features): LimitLogin v1.0  LimitLogin is an application that adds the ability to limit concurrent user logins in an Active Directory domain. It can also keep track of all logins information in Active Directory domains.  LimitLogin capabilities include: ·         Limiting the number of logins per user from any machine in the … Continue reading LimitLogin – Tool to limit and monitor concurrent logins in a domain

Windows XP Partner Pack

This might be old news for some… but I just learned about this. Microsoft has a “partner pack” for XP which consist on 3rd party tools like: Google Deskbar CA’s eTrust (free for 1 year) Microsoft TimeZone (I recommend this) Much more Although I wouldn’t install all those apps on my PCs… I think some of them have great potential. You can check out the Partner Pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/partnerpack/ By the way, another set of very useful tools for XP are PowerToys (I realize these are much more common tools). Personally, I really like TweakUI, Image Resizer and Open CMD here.