George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 17 Dec. 2014, Total: 588 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
154 General 27 Nov. 2014
40 Implementation 4 Dec. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
191 News 17 Dec. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
56 Security 16 Dec. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Setting up an Event Collecting Computer

    Having set up all remote hosts that you will be retrieving Events from, it is time to configure the Collecting workstation. The collecting computer would normally be an admin computer running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Assuming our collecting computer is named env1client01 then, from an elevated command prompt type: wecutil qc This command will set Windows... Read More

  2. Setting up an Event Forwarding Computer

    Windows Event forwarding requires the setup of forwarding computers and a collecting computer as we have seen in Managing Windows Events. In this post we start by setting up a typical forwarding computer and proceed to the collecting computer setup in another post. Let's assume that we are collecting events from a Windows 2008 server named Win2k8Web, hence our first... Read More

  3. Sharing Responsibilities in Cloud Environments

    Cloud Computing elements such as, guest operating systems, physical platforms and others are easily associated with one party (provider or customer) being responsible for both management and security but what about responsibilities when elements overlap boundaries between the provider and the customer? Cloud Computing has brought about new challenges and most importantly, a distributed control environment. Although, some argue that... Read More

  4. Simple script to email users when Quotas are met

    PSotD: Emailing Users When Quota Warning Met... Read More

  5. Skype is reading everything you write

    According to the German security firm Heise Security, Microsoft monitors users’ instant messages and SMSs on Skype... Read More

  6. SmartStyle Private Cloud

    SmartStyle Computing by Zenith Infotech Ltd is a private cloud solution targeting ITaaS (IT as a Service) VARs and IT service providers. The solution is based around cloud servers, advanced storage and virtualized technology. VARs can combine an array of resources to form a resilient setup which can be marketed as business continuity solution. Zenith Infotech provides additional add-ons on... Read More

  7. Software Asset Management

    Keeping an inventory of all software licenses is not just an exercise that helps organizations controlling software costs and adjusting future purchases, but it is a necessity for compliance requirements. A business may fail a software license audit and is asked to pay hefty sums, let alone the potential embarrassment if the news goes public! It is a good business... Read More

  8. Software Defined Networking

    The key characteristic of Software Defined Networking is the separation of the virtual network from the physical network, through a layer of software that hides the physical topology from the applications... Read More

  9. Software architect accused of stealing Microsoft trade secrets

    Ex-Microsoft employee charged with passing blogger trade secrets... Read More

  10. SolarWinds Contest – win an iPad

    One of WindowsNetworking.com sponsors SolarWinds is holding a trivia challenge which started on June 7, 2011 and ends on July 7, 2011. One potential winner will be drawn every week to win an iPad2. You can take the quiz multiple times, and for each quiz you answer adequately, you will receive a sweepstakes entry. They are giving 7 iPads, movie... Read More

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