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Archive for January, 2009

HOWTO: Getting Group Policy Updates to External Users

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I recently had an issue where I needed to get an external user joined back to the domain even though the users was outside the network.  This can be a challenging task if you dont know the trick. The trick to getting an external computer to join an internal network is the switch user button. […]

Are you Minty? Finances made easy

Friday, January 16th, 2009

This post is unrelated to IT Consulting, but I thought it was a neat site and that others might benefit from it. A new website called Mint ( will track your finances similar to the way quicken does.. Whats the difference?? Mint is free.. So there’s never any upgrade fee.  I got tired of having […] bookmarks / Delicious promotion for your site

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Alot of companies, in an effort to get to increase their social marketing status, and potentially their search engine status, have recently been looking into (Delicious) and Digg. I came up with an interesting idea: Post the company (must be reputable or I will remove the entry) site you want linked below.   Then open […]

McAfee 8.7i, Error = 0x7d1 : The specified driver is invalid

Monday, January 5th, 2009

In McAfee 8.7i, there is an issue where the McAfee Shield disabled itself and refused to start. In event viewer I get two errors, the first: Log Name: Application Source: McLogEvent Date: xxxxxxxxxxx Event ID: 5004 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: SYSTEM Computer: xxxxxxxx Description: Could not contact Filter Driver. Error = […]