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The 13 most important skills for sysadmins to develop

We’ve collected a list of the skills that are most important to sysadmins, no matter what their specific focus is – check it out!

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The 30 best free tools for sysadmins

We’ve put together a post of links to some of the best free tools any sysadmin could use – check it out!

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How to export and import mailboxes with Exchange

Whether you are trying to make a backup for a departing employee, to respond to a discovery motion or a compliance request, or you are trying to import data into a test environment, you may from time to time need to either import data from a PST into a mailbox or export a mailbox to […]

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Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus: still rearing their ugly heads

Every new malware scare has some IT pros running to the hills and two nasty pieces of malware reared their ugly heads again, Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus. Dangerous and indiscriminate in whom they target, many businesses and home ended up in a right fix.

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The sys admins’ other compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pagers

We got a lot of great responses on r/SysAdmin – Reddit to our Compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pages – and a few requests for more cheat sheets. And since we love to give our readers more of what they really want, here’s a follow up to our original post. These are […]

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The top 23 free data recovery tools

Your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it doesn’t matter. When a file you need is gone, all you really want to do is get it back: as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Deleted by accident? Formatted by mistake? Drive corrupted by the latest attempt at quadruple-booting? Plugged in the power to a non-hot swappable […]

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The sys admins’ compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pagers

There is so much information out there that it is impossible to remember everything you have read or came across. That’s why bookmarking is so important; hundreds of them in the form of cheat sheets, quick reference cards, one-pagers, pensieves, or anything you want to call them. There are some really smart people out there […]

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The top 24 free tools for data encryption

The NSA, Edward Snowden, corporate espionage, corporate snooping, hackers and crackers, the cloud, mind control rays… there is a lot in the news these days that makes you want to take a much more serious look at encryption to protect your privacy and your data. Whether you are coming up with the next big thing […]

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All my nerdy friends are getting buff

Everybody knows the stereotype: When you think of a computer geek, the image that comes to mind isn’t that of a Charles Atlas bodybuilder or a curvy centerfold model. Sitting in front of a monitor all day doesn’t usually impart a healthy glow to the skin and too often, the only exercise we get is […]

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How to solve Error Code 1603

Don’t you just hate it when you are ready to install that new program you found, or the new software application that the department is dying to use, and you go to install it only to be slapped down with a FATAL ERROR? Or more accurately, an Error: -1603 fatal error during installation. That’s really […]

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