George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 20 Oct. 2014, Total: 562 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
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
181 News 20 Oct. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
45 Security 10 Oct. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Another free tool from SolarWinds

    Beginning of May 2011, one of the most active management software houses SolarWinds has released another free tool called RTAFA (Real-Time AppFlow Analyzer) that monitors Citrix NetScaler, Juniper JFlow, sFlow and Cisco NetFlow – in real time. RTAFA analysis data to show you what types of traffic are on your network, and where it is coming from, and where it... Read More

  2. Zoho CRM Happy Customers

    Zoho's online CRM solution is wooing customers. As a hosted solution, the Customer Relationship Management solution allows customers the flexibility of performing work anytime anywhere. For big firms the whole customer relationship can get complicated and hence, a solution that is easy to use especially for newbies, and a solution that meets the users' needs in terms of functionality is... Read More

  3. Dfsutil command

    Configuring or monitoring DFS in Windows 2008 environments is a task that normally gets invoked from the Server Manager console and aided by a corresponding wizard as you can see in this post. However, you can use the DFSUtil command to manage DFS from a command prompt or script. In addition, to troubleshoot DFS from the command line, you can... Read More

  4. Windows 7 Phone Banking Application

    Bank of America customers can now perform banking activities such as, finding ATMs, transferring funds, managing accounts, etc. from their Windows 7 phones if they own one! The application that runs on Windows 7 Phones was launched on Tuesday. The news was more than welcomed by Microsoft's phone users after months of waiting and which left them behind iPhone, Blackberry... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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