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Google Drive Prices just Dropped Drastically!

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:55:27 +0000

Check out the announcement from Google today. It is all of a sudden a lot cheaper for storage! 1 TeraByte for a year now only costs $120! Wow!! Check it out and let us know in the comments what you […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Sir you have a virus – Telemarketers and how do they know i have a virus?

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:53:39 +0000

If you get a phone call, an email or a pop-up talking about your computer being infected it is most likely a ploy. Don’t fall for it, don’t download free tools to clean or optimize your machine. These are almost […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Windows 2008 R2 add a domain user to a local administrator group via the command line

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:30:44 +0000

I found this great command that lets you add and remove domain users from the local admin account. Check it out: This adds: net localgroup administrators mydomain.local\user1 /add This removes it: net localgroup administrators mydomain.local\user1 /delete This will make things […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Using a batch file to automatically delete files on your Windows server or workstation

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:30:43 +0000

I had to remove temporary files every so often on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. When exporting audio files from a Cybertech NTR 6.5.3 server using the bulk download tool the temp files fill up the c:\ drive. This doesn't work for us so: I wrote this batch file

Warning You Have A Critical Update! LOL

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:36:17 +0000

      via XKCD

Review: Snugg iPad 2 Case Cover and Flip Stand

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:08:21 +0000

So the review is for a case for an iPad 2…. What’s it to ya? Let me just tell you that this case is awesome. It fully covers the bezel of the iPad so that you dont see the crack […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Keep FindMyiPhone Enabled on your IOS 7 device to keep anyone from stealing and reusing your phone!

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:00:40 +0000

I am loving IOS 7 and there is a great new addition to Find My iPhone – you cant reflash the phone while it has a valid Find My iPhone enabled. This is a huge improvement! Check out the email […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Free Microsoft Office 365 for the iPhone for those of us with subscriptions…

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:13:47 +0000

iOS: Microsoft Office Mobile for Office 365 quietly landed the iTunes App Store this morning. It’s Microsoft’s first Office product for iOS, and while right now it’s iPhone only, if you have an Office 365 subscription, it’s worth a download […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Windows 8 – Feature – File History

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:16:08 +0000

Windows 8 includes an awesome File History feature, it can regularly and automatically back up your libraries, desktop, contacts and favourites to a second drive (even a Removable flash drive – just plug it in, then choose ‘Configure this drive […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

HP EliteBook Folio 9470M Review

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:17:06 +0000

This HP notebook has passed nine MIL-SPEC tests including those for dust, vibrations, shock, altitude, transit drop, Temperature shock, Low temperature, high temperatures and humidity. It does not skimp on full fledged business features in a small light package. We […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Why SIP Is Good For Business

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:01:17 +0000

SIP, otherwise called Session Initiated Protocol has actually commonly been used almost exclusively in written and spoken telecom industry lingo. While this modern technology has actually been raved about and extremely recorded throughout the previous current years in tech blog […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

14 Ways SharePoint Can Help Your Business

Sun, 12 May 2013 14:17:43 +0000

SharePoint is software introduced by Microsoft to develop detailed sites or internet application for small or medium sized business. SharePoint 2010 is the most popular software, but more and more companies are starting to use SharePoint 2013 migration tools to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Combining Social Media and SEO for Effective Business Solutions

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:04:58 +0000

The online world has a significant presence in everybody’s life to such an extent that it is difficult to promote and market your business today without a website. However, marketing your business doesn’t stop at owning a website.  Every website […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Why Two-Tier NetSuite ERP Suits Growing Businesses : 7 Factors

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:11:04 +0000

Whether or not your company keeps growing naturally or via acquisition, when a new branch joins your group, your financial team welcomes brand new headaches. Possibly work will certainly grind to a stop while an extensive and expensive extension from […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

What is File History on Windows 8? Is it like shadow copy?

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:09:15 +0000

  File History automatically backs up files that are in your libraries, contacts, favorites, Microsoft SkyDrive and on your desktop. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore all of them. You can also  find different versions […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

This is a Green travel USB charger that will stop charging your device when full.

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:23:14 +0000

We found this awesomely “Green” travel USB charger. The magic that this charger does is simply stop charging your device once it is fully charged. This is great for saving your battery, saving the enviroment and simply saving a few […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Gmail-Fu: Cut down on the clutter in your Gmail replies.

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:45:42 +0000

  I personally hate when Email threads get to be very long. It is easy enough to remove unnecessary text from your email replys in Gmail or Google Apps. You need to enable this via Google’s Labs feature. You can […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Bluescreen has performed an illegal operation?? WTF?!?!

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:20:19 +0000


Hulu: Skip the commercials!

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:41:31 +0000

Do you know how to skip commercials in Hulu? I know first world problems are a real bitch… I used to wonder why anyone would want to pause the commercials in Hulu. There is a pause button present after all. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

GMail-Fu: Quick searches to help navigate un-read email on Gmail or Google Apps.

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:00:30 +0000

 Google’s GMail is great but it offers no way to view only unread emails with a click. This is highly annoying and needs a workaround to view only unread messages in any Gmail account: Type “is:unread” (not including the quotation […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

How hard is it to move my iTunes library to an external drive?

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:09:28 +0000

We have seen this question more than a hundred times and it should be addressed as a searchable article… Here are the steps: Part 1: Locating and consolidating the iTunes Media folder Locating and consolidating your media will make sure […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Multiple monitor shortcuts for Windows 7 and better…

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:20:22 +0000

Starting withWindows 7, docking, maximizing and minimizing your current screen can be done with these new hot keys:   Dock the current window to the right of the screen.   Dock the current window to the left of the screen. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

We have entered 1999 and have opened an AskTheAdmin Facebook page.

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:20:53 +0000

Come stop by and give us a like! We will be formatiing and adding usefull information on here across the course of the week. Stand by some more content as well! Are you still out there? Let us know what […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Geeky Chuckle: XKCD Virus Venn Diagram

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:50:59 +0000

Via XKCD Somedays XKCD just hits things right on the head! And here a friend is telling me they have a virus… I said no you just have MCafee 4.5.1 installed. More of a personal problem than a virus :)

Which SSL Certificate to Choose?

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:41:54 +0000

Which SSL Certificate to Choose? A Guide to the Different Options Picture the scene… you have started your own business selling goods to customers nationwide and you need to start registering sales. You know you have a fantastic product and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

The Copyright Alert System has arrived and how it is going to screw you!

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:37:47 +0000

It looks like this is going into effect and as a result the “I didn’t secure my router” routine will no longer fly with authorites as now you are now required to lock down your internet access. Please read … […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Windows 7: Add the full day of the week to the system tray on Win7

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:40:43 +0000

Sometimes we want to display the FULL date in the system tray. This includes the day of the week – for whatever reason you want. To do so follow these steps: Open Control Panel->Clock, Language, Region->Change the date, time, or […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Geeky Humor: Do you know Tar flags off the top of your head?

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:26:51 +0000

        How true is this? I love me some XKCD!! How many of you know TAR flags off the top of your head?? NO GOOGLING! -via XKCD

How To Rename Microsoft Account Usernames And User Folders In Windows 8

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:47:44 +0000

Windows 8 comes with a new type of account. Now you can log-on to Windows 8 using your Microsoft account. This can be beneficial when you want to synchronize most of your Desktop settings across multiple computers. This can be […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Guest Blogging spots are now open!

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:17:24 +0000

If you would love to write for AtA please send sample content you have created or a whole article for review to info at asktheadmin dot com. You would be able to include a link back to your site or […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...