Wednesday, January 30, 2008

NetGear PS121 USB to Ethernet Network

PC Tech Support . This is nice image depicting how a simple design can make a difference and with the software that comes with these desktop network print servers, it easy to select the server from the list of servers if there were more than one. The software that ships with the network print server does a discovery on the network segment for all printer server and presents you with a list from which you select which one to work with. Assign an IP address and other network info and immediately begin sharing the printer with having to connect it directly to a desktop. This server is that even though the interface and setup is not entirely geared for information technology in the enterprise network, it can be used in large environments if needed.

This is great buy and with good return. You can convert any USB printer to a network printer to share amongst multiple desktops and computers throughout your small office or home office. In addition, the printer can be setup on a Microsoft Windows 2003 server if needed and shared out like any other HP printer that has a built-in network interface card.
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This site shows how web based remote pc support software doesn't have to be an expensive proposition. To enable small companies to provide remote support by using web based pc remote support should require a second mortgage on your home or business.

Some providers charge just way too much, most of the free stuff means your constantly working to keep the application up to date, providers of appliance based solutions claim that you buy it and own it (and it's not web based but applicance based). You own but will pay for support and maintance forever - and that more often equals an amount worse than the
companies that provide the server for you.

Friday, January 25, 2008

How Some Companies Do Support.

How Some Companies Do Support.: Hewlett Packard StorageWorks U320e (AH627A) Storage Controller and a Dell 2950 PowerEdge Server.

HP OEM's these SCSI adapters from another company. The company makes many different SCSI cads for interconnecting devices to a computer. An associate suggested using an Adaptec card for this server and tape auto-loader for the multiple server backups. The question remains, as we didn't take that route, is whether or not there would be features lost like speed if another card other than the one that's recommended and OEMed by HP is used.

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This service provides a service that let's computer desktop and server technicians that support computer software and applications a means for remotely accessing computers on the web for providing remote tech support. Pricing is very affordable.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange

Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange : Just my opinion & review.

I have only a brief story about this application for Exchange mailbox recovery. The Program is made by Quest software and it's called Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange.

This program is capable of mailbox recovery from an unmounted .edb database store or even from a tape which is what I found pretty cool. The recovery gives admins the ability to recover not only a single mailbox if needed (the whole Exchange mailbox store is not required) but even just a single message can be recovered. This I thought was very handy and leads to the next part of this post that I said was going to be short but I see the lengh just going on and on. I have not had the opportunity to see the software retrieve and restore a single message or mail box for that matter but I did use it for searching email.

The single email message recovery from a user's Exchange mailbox. This seemed fascinating and led me to this software for discovery of email. I had a client that needed to recover all email sent from a specific set of user from their company to a client of theirs. Of course the reverse was true as well. They need to see all the email that was sent from the client to employees of the company.

Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange in my opinion did not due a satisfactory job for me. If I need to find a single email from a mail box or two , maybe would have gain some sheers from me but I need to search dozens of main boxes for using various keywords. I had a ton of pst files that contained mush of the email needed for the recovery. The email was on pst files because this company had migrated from Novell Groupwise some years back to Exchange and part of the process of getting the email out of Groupwise into exchange included an export of the data. Hence, the large number of outlook pst files.

This is where I believe this program failed in providing adequate abilities as boasted y their sales people and their website. Oh, before I forget to mention it, just to get a demo license you have to contact their sales department. The the license only allows for 10 percent of the total data to be searched.

Here was my biggest problem with the software. The way this search worked was by searching the pst files one at a time. I could easily do that using Microsoft Outlook. To make this extra rip-off-ish, the search interface IS OUTLOOK'S!

A past post on another blog regarding computer and desktop support applications can be found here and here.

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