Category: Computer / Network Security

Windows Multipoint Server 2011 beta

November 13,2010 I’ve been having a look at Windows Multipoint Server 2010 this week. Sean Daniel released a slide deck for SMBNation Presentations on Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and 2011 Standard. I noticed on slide 24, there is a reference to a product called Windows MulitPoint Server. So I downloaded the 2010 version and installed that on a 1TB drive on my Shuttle SG33G5M with a 880GT. Looks like you need to have a USB hub for each keyboard and mouse for each workstation and a video connection on your server for each monitor. All was going well,

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Having Issues with Your Windows PC? (Who Hasn’t!) Here Are Some Helpful Tips

If you are having trouble finding your way through computer problems, you are not alone.  Fortunately, there is help!  Microsoft has a very well done site that is dedicated to hints, fixes and tweaks to get you on your way.  They cover everything from the basics to locating problems to software errors to hardware troubles.  You can find the info here: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/troubleshoot101.aspx Enjoy and remember, I search so you don’t have to!

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Worried about PC Security? 2 Things You Should Do Right Now! (and they are free!)

It seems like it comes in waves and this week has been one of those waves!  Since I often fix broken PCs for people, I see it all.  Lately, I have been getting that call that starts something like this.  “Jim, I have a message that my computer has found a virus and that I need to pay to update my Antivirus software.  Do I?” In most cases, this is a solid, NO!  There is a breed of viruses called “Scareware” that try to separate you from you money by collecting $$$ for antivirus updates for some bogus software.  It

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Upcoming Saturday Super Seminars at SLCC! Bullet Proof Your Home PC / Protecting Your Family on the Web

Our church, Shadow Lake Community Church, is once again offering free seminars for all those interested on Saturday morning, September 12, 2009.  SLCC is located at 1510 Papillion Drive, Papillion NE 68133 (Map) I will be leading a session titled Bullet Proof Your Home PC.  We will spend the morning discussing the current security threats that exist to the average user on the internet as well as a few easy ways to protect you and your computer from viruses, adware, hacks, browser exploits and dozens of other problems that come with today’s surfing.  More info is coming, so stay tuned

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Worried About Losing Your Hard Drive to Fire? Worry No Longer!

What is your worst nightmare?  Public speaking?  Getting married?  Nude in public?  Mine is losing all my data that is stored on my Windows Home Server to a fire.  I can see it now…the house catches fire and like a good father I race to get my wife and children to safety!  Just as I go running back into the flames to grab my computer equipment (oh, and you know I would!) the roof collapses into my basement and the house is a total loss!  Everything digital is gone.  What a sad day that would be! It doesn’t have to

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K9 and OpenDNS – A Bullet Proof Vest For You and Your PC!

If you are anything like me (and thank God most of you are not!) you don’t really need another reason to protect your kids (or yourself!) from the more “interesting” parts of the internet.  I have five kids (ages 10 to 20), four boys and one girl.  I constantly worry about what they see and read online.  I can’t help it, that is just the way I am. Years ago, I began to work through several solutions to help me control some of the content that comes in on the cable wires and is served to one of the many

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