TechShort: PowerShell to Setup VPN Connections

Here is a way we can be consistent with our setup of VPN connections on computers. Using PowerShell this is made simple with a small script on a USB stick, network share or whatever method you choose to get the to the client machine The following is a one line PowerShell command: Add-VpnConnection -Name “VPN Connection Name” […]

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Get Windows 10, available as ISO download

Hi Friends, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 as a free download for users running the licensed version of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Many of you like myself should be able to download and install as an update; but you may need to wait for it to be available. There is another way and that is […]

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Restoring HP ProCurve configuration using USB

Here are some steps I used to restore my saved HP ProCurve configuration file to my new switch using USB and the console cable. Connect your console cable to a computer Load up a program such as putty. Change the connection type to Serial then click Open Your screen will turn black. Press enter 2 […]

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Purchase Request: Winten 128GB Flash Drive

I am looking for a new device that pack one heck of a punch like Clubber Lang in the movie Rocky. This is when I came across the Winten 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive. Fully compatible with USB 2.0 standards; recommended to use with USB 3.0 to get the full speed of up to 90 MB/s maxing at 120 […]

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Upgrading HP ProCurve firmware via USB flash drive

Today I got a replacement HP ProCurve 2910al-48G-PoE+ J9148A to replace one that had faulted in the data-center so I am taking a moment to take a little phrase from Horace “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” because I may not have the chance to do this another day. The ProCurve switch has a USB port that […]

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Boot Live Ubuntu CD/USB to Memory

I have been wanting to do this for the longest time. And for the first time I got it working with the simplest of ways. This is what I did, and what you can do. Place your CD or USB into computer and start booting it.  Press F6 and then put “toram” (no quotes) into the […]