Microsoft DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool

9 Mar

Microsoft DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool by Martin Brinkmann on March 10, 2016 in Software – Last Update: March 10, 2016 1 DiskSpd is a free open source performance benchmarking tool by Microsoft for systems running Windows. The program has been designed for professional use to analyze and diagnose storage … Read More »

open ports for Quickbooks

6 Mar

Under the Exceptions tab, click Add Port. Specify ports 80, 10172, and 443. Additional ports may need to be open for different versions of QuickBooks. QuickBooks 2014: 8019, 56724, 55358-55362. QuickBooks 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367. See Firewall and Internet security … Read More »

winsxs folder cleanup

22 Feb

Depends on the OS version.  With Windows 10, it should be self-maintaining.  For Windows 8.1, you can use DISM: DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase For Windows 7, the /ResetBase option isn’t available. The nuances of /ResetBase vs. no /ResetBase are … Read More »


21 Feb

GROUP POLICY SLOW LINK DETECTION In an active directory infrastructure, we use group policies to push security settings and other computer configuration from central location. It can be apply for computer level or user level. In an organization it’s … Read More »

Not Enough Disk Space SBS 2008 Backup

17 Jan

Not Enough Disk Space SBS 2008 Backup By KW AUG052013 My normal experience is that the built in backup for SBS 2008 generally just works … that is, until now. I returned from vacation to find backup errors on an … Read More »

8 Dec

Active Directory – Creating One Way Domain Trusts Thought I might do a quick blog about creating a one way trust, as I found there to be little text on this following scenario, where the primary domain has access to … Read More »