George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 16 Sept. 2014, Total: 548 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
22 Monitoring 26 Aug. 2014
173 News 12 Sept. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
40 Security 16 Sept. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Net share command

    The simplest way to share folders is through Windows Explorer and in almost every environment this is a common practice, however, Server core installations are getting more popular in virtualized environments. In case, you need to upload some files to a server core installation, the net share command may save your day! To view any existing shares on your machine... Read More

  2. Spiceworks Gets Another $25 Million in Funding

    Spiceworks will expand its business with a $25 Million investment from new investors Adams Street Partners and Tenaya Capital. Thanks to the new and some existing investors, Spiceworks will include integrated commerce within its social network business model for IT professionals and technology vendors. IT Professionals will now benefit from added functionality from the rapidly growing Facebook-like platform. Read the... Read More

  3. IIS Smooth Streaming Client 1.5 RTW

    Microsoft released IIS Smooth Streaming Client that allows developers to build richer applications for the Silverlight and the Windows Phone 7 platforms. "IIS Smooth Streaming Client allows you to build rich Smooth Streaming experiences for both on-demand and live IIS Smooth Streaming. This release of the IIS Smooth Streaming Client allows you to build Silverlight® players for on-demand and live... Read More

  4. Implementing DFS in Windows Servers 2008

    In Windows 2k8 servers you can install DFS by adding the role service from Server Manager by right-clicking Roles\File Services and then selecting Add Role Services. Also, you can add DFS while installing File Services using the Add Roles wizard. DFS Namespaces enables you to group shared folders that are located on different servers into one or more logically structured... Read More

  5. Backup Considerations for Virtualized Environments

    You cannot just rely on snapshots of your virtual machines even if these are taken on regular basis without having a proper data backup plan in action. Your data backup strategy should be based on a reliable and fast backup/restore solution which at least caters for the business most critical data. What do I mean with a reliable backup/restore solution?... Read More

  6. Dirquota

    Using the Quota Management Console to administer disk quotas is definitely your first choice but there are instances when you may need to automate some admin tasks and would therefore need a command that can be used in scripts or in small applications. The dirqouta command-line tool allows you to configure disk quotas from a command prompt or a script... Read More

  7. Configuring Disk Quotas using Windows Explorer

    With Windows Explorer you can manage disk quotas in Windows Servers 2008 without the need of invoking the Quota management console, although the console remains the recommended tool. To configure disk quotas on a computer using Windows Explorer follow these steps: Open Windows Explorer and right click the disk you want to configure quotas for and select Properties. From the... Read More

  8. Chkdsk Performance on Windows Server 2008 R2

    When a volume on Windows Servers is found to be corrupted, NTFS schedules a Chkdsk operation for the next reboot. This is done by invoking Autochk.exe during startup. From personal experience you can tell that reboots occur for many reasons such as, in the event of Windows updates and an inadvertent delay is caused if an Autochk is scheduled. Although,... Read More

  9. Internet Explorer 9 and Compatibility View

    The new look and feel experience of IE 9 and other benefits I was enjoying were cut short as I started to encounter various problems during my day-to-day work. There are many web applications that are not fully compatible with the latest html standards and hence, I had to switch IE 9 to compatibility mode many times and in some... Read More

  10. Troubleshooting DNS using NMCap

    Network Monitor is a free tool available from Microsoft. You can capture data using either the graphical Network Monitor or the command-line NMCap tool. Analysis of the captured data must be done through the graphical interface. As network traffic is in abundance especially on busy servers, you would need to use filters to reduce the number of packets collected and... Read More

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