Category: Litmus

VBScript Error Handling

What Error handling routines do your scripts use? Best Practice (Litmus Test)   Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Professionals:  Use Error handling code Amateurs:  Trust to luck Error Handling in VBScripts One …

Streaming Files Over the Internet

How do you Stream your files? Best Practice (Litmus Test)   Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Professionals:  Install Windows Media Server Amateurs: Use IIS to stream files Sent in by Idan Plonsky …

VBScripts

What do think about VBScript Code 0800xxxxx Errors?   Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Best Practice (Litmus Test) Professionals:  Investigate, read the message and note the line number Amateurs:   Ignore the message, …

Make the System State Your Friend

Professionals: Take two minutes to backup the System State before installing a new application. Amateurs: Just install the application or hotfix without taking precautions. by Chris Porosky Think before you install a new application, driver or hotfix, what you should be thinking of is best practice for a fall back …

How are your OU’s configured?

  Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Do your OUs reflect your company structure? Best Practice (Litmus Test) Professionals: Plan to create lots of Organizational Units Amateurs: Create all new objects in the …

Recovery Tactics

In event of a system failure, how many recovery tools can you use? Best Practice (Litmus Test) Professionals:  Have a tried and test list of recovery tactics Amateurs:  Can only reinstall the server from scratch Recovery Toolkit The situation is that your machine crashes and will not restart properly, what …

Partitions – FAT or NTFS?

How much FAT do you have! Best Practice (Litmus Test) Professionals: Format every partition with NTFS Amateurs use FAT32 where ever possible NTFS Partitions The traditional reason to use NTFS was for file level security.  However, the number one reason that I recommend NTFS on all partitions is, NTFS has …

What Are Your Permissions?

What Permissions Do You Give ‘Everyone’?   Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Best Practice (Litmus Test) NTFS Permission Amateurs:  Add users to NTFS permission list. Professionals:  Create a security group and add …