Archives: February 2011

February 25, 2011

How To Upgrade the Hard Drives on a Buffalo TeraStation III NAS

by OmegaIT — Categories: Buffalo Technologies, NASComments Off

I ran into a situation where I needed to increase the storage capacity of my Buffalo TeraStation III.  It came with a 2 TB capacity (4 X 500GB drives).  I did not want to buy a new TeraStation with a larger capacity, so I purchased 4 new 2TB 7200RPM SATA hard drives. The model of [...]

February 23, 2011

How to Install the Windows XP HyperTerminal Client on Windows 7

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Windows 7Comments Off

HyperTerminal is a terminal emulation program that came preinstalled on Windows XP.  With the release of Windows Vista and Windows 7, HyperTerminal was no longer included.  This article will show you how to install the Windows XP HyperTerminal to a Windows 7 machine. You will need to have access to a Windows XP machine and [...]

February 23, 2011

Using a USB Key to Install Windows 7

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Windows 7Comments Off

Using a USB key to install Windows 7 has its advantages.  The install will complete much faster, it is easier and more convenient to carry a USB key than it is a DVD, and you can install Windows 7 on devices that do not have a DVD drive, such as a netbook. What you need: [...]

February 16, 2011

Configuring Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008, System Center EssentialsComments Off

Before you can use System Center Essentials 2010, you must complete the Configure System Center Essentials Wizard.  This wizard walks you through configuring settings for Group Policy, firewall exceptions, remote assistance, computer discovery, notifications, proxy servers, monitors, updates, and reports. In my environment, I initially plan to setup my servers to be managed by SCE.  [...]

February 16, 2011

Installing Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008, System Center EssentialsComments Off

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) is an IT systems management product targeted at midsized businesses.  It is a combination of a few System Center products including Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Windows Update Services.  Microsoft System Center Essentials puts all of these solutions in one interface so an IT professional [...]

February 13, 2011

Installing SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, SQLComments Off

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express is a free, integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server, as well as combining a broad group of graphical tools and rich script editors that provide access to SQL Server to developers and administrators of all skill levels. Download Microsoft SQL [...]

February 8, 2011

Configuring Folder Redirection in Windows Server 2008 R2

by OmegaIT — Categories: Microsoft, Server 2008Comments Off

Using Folder Redirection improves data availability by having user data stored on a server and not on the client machine.  Backing up user data is simplified when the user data is stored on a network server, as well as, replacing computers.  If a user’s computer needs to be replaced, the data that a user requires [...]

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