Spiceworks 1.6 and SBS

I’ve recently been taking a look at Spiceworks, which is a free network administration tool. I am not either promoting or recommending this tool. But other people I have talked with have looked at it, so I wanted to see for myself. I installed Spiceworks on my workstation (not on the server). An issue you may run into is that when Spiceworks does a scan of your network, it may not be able to identify either your workstations or your SBS server. If your SBS server is running ISA 2004:Within the ISA Server Management console, right click on the SBS Protected Networks Access … Continue reading Spiceworks 1.6 and SBS

No Scroll Lock key? What should I do?

I’m sure we have all been asked by someone in the last 20 years – “what is the Scroll Lock key used for?”. The only time I ever use it is with Excel, as enabling or disabling Scroll Lock determines how your cursor keys work within Excel. So, earlier this year I got a new Logitect EX110 wireless keyboard. I’ve been using it without any problems, until today. I opened up an Excel file and my cursor keys aren’t working correctly. No problem, I thought … just press the Scroll Lock key. But wait — there is no scroll lock key! I pressed … Continue reading No Scroll Lock key? What should I do?

IMF & Perf Counters

I have blogged previously on using IMF to filter out unwanted emails. The question then comes up: how do I know that it’s working? The answer is: learn to use Performance counters. Here’s a quick how to do it (with thanks to Les Connors!): 1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Performance from your SBS server. 2. Above the graph that displays on the right frame, click the left most icon to clear out the current counters (if you hover your mouse over it, it will read ‘Clear Counter Set’ 3. Click on the ‘+’ icon to add new counters 4. … Continue reading IMF & Perf Counters