Category: Litmus

DNS in Windows Server 20003

Litmus Test:  Can You Troubleshoot DNS?   Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Professionals Take the Time to Master Their DNS Settings Amateurs use WINS where ever possible and avoid DNS Domain Name …

Group Policies in Windows Server 2003

Do you use Group Policies?   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: Use Group Policies to configure the desktop Amateurs: Use mandatory profiles to control the users Group …

Disk Quotas

  Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console How big is your Quota? Best Practice (Litmus Test) Professionals: Set Quota limits on their file servers’ volumes Amateurs: Allow a few users to hog the …

Event Viewer and Logs

Guy’s Litmus Test: How many errors do you see in your Event Logs?   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 have very few errors in the Event Logs …

Universal Groups in Windows Server 2003

What use do you make of Windows Server 2003’s Universal Groups? 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 Universal Groups sparingly and only for nesting other groups. …

Protocols – Fewer is Better

How Many Protocols Does Your LAN Use?   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: Use TCP/IP as their only protocol Amateurs:  Insist on installing NetBEUI How Many Protocols …

Guy’s Litmus Test Tool Kit

  Guy recommends: Free SolarWinds VM Console  A free desktop tool that monitors, or restarts, your VMware virtual machines.  Download your free VM Console Guy’s Tool kit of Windows Utilities Litmus Test: Professionals always have the right tool for the job. Amateurs, their toolkit is empty. Third Party Tools you …