George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 13 Aug. 2014, Total: 532 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
152 General 23 June 2014
37 Implementation 10 July 2014
21 Monitoring 13 Aug. 2014
165 News 11 Aug. 2014
93 Products 29 July 2014
34 Security 25 July 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Windows 8 Developer Preview

    Get a glimpse of Microsoft's new operating system by trying the pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. Though, it is nowhere near finished and should not be used in production environments, it would be quite interesting to know where Microsoft is heading with this new generation of Windows. You have the ability to try out both the touch-centric 'Metro'... Read More

  2. Run Android Apps on Windows 7

    BlueStacks has just released a software player (BlueStacks App Player) that allows Windows 7 users to run Android apps within the Windows environment. It is available for free and has some pre-loaded apps. You may encounter some problems installing it on older netbooks or tablets but it should perfectly install and run on any decent x86 Windows system. In addition,... Read More

  3. New Payments Module in Zoho Creator

    Last month Zoho Corp. has released a Payment Module for its online Creator platform. Zoho Creator is an intuitive and feature-rich online platform that allows non-programmers to build custom database applications. Customers can build online applications based on business rules within minutes. With the Payments Module users can now build a wide range of online order forms and accept payments... Read More

  4. Mozy’s Data Shuttle

    Have you ever wondered how you can transfer a large data set to an online backup provider over a limited bandwidth? There's no need to saturate your limited bandwidth with the upload of the initial full data backup when moving your backup platform to the cloud. With Mozy's Data Shuttle service you will get a storage device, perform the initial... Read More

  5. The Dcdiag tool

    The Directory Service Diagnosis tool Dcdiag.exe, performs a number of tests and reports on the overall health of replication and security for Active Directory DS. If you run the tool without any parameters it performs the basic tests and gives you a summary report while with the option /c it runs almost every test. As with most command-line tools you... Read More

  6. Help Desk as a Service

    For large corporations it may be justified to have a highly customized and expensive IT help desk system that maintains sophisticated change and release processes. It may include sophisticated identity and access controls, or develop "best practices" based on standards, such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and all this aligned with the business objectives. It is assumed that the... Read More

  7. The Repadmin tool

    The Replication diagnostics tool is a command-line tool that enables you to report the status of replication on each domain controller. The tool is built into Windows Servers 2008 and Windows Servers 2008 R2 and the information retrieved by Repadmin.exe can help you identify potential problems related to replication within a forest. The detailed views allow you to even identify... Read More

  8. ReactOS!

    A potential competitor to Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems may be round the corner! ReactOS a new Operating System similar to Windows is just waiting for funding before it can be finalized. A venture which took off some years ago by Russian students is said to be compatible with all Windows-based applications, programs and services. According to the young Russian... Read More

  9. Windows Server 2008 DNS deployments

    DNS implementations in Windows Server 2008 environments can have four types of deployments. The most productive is the dynamic DNS server which is integrated with every DC in the network. Read-write DCs will also contain read-write DNS servers. In remote sites where a DC may be present for availability purposes, read-only DCs will also include read-only DNS servers. External networks... Read More

  10. DDoS Protection as a Service

    Imperva, a leader in data security solutions is offering an amazing cloud-based solution that helps organizations mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Imperva can guarantee protection against DDoS attacks that are capable of consuming up to 4Gbps of bandwidth (burstable) even though most attacks are in the range of 10Mbps to 200Mbps. The cloud service can scale automatically to... Read More

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