Help Desk Geek – Page 167 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

How to Generate an Alter Table Script in SQL

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In SQL 2005, you may come across a situation where you need to generate a ALTER TABLE script, such as when adding a new column to a database or changing […]

Fix “File is too large for destination file system” Error

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Yesterday, while copying some large files to an external hard drive, I was promptly issued this message by Windows: The file “myfile” is too large for the destination file system. […]

Download Google Chrome Redistributable Package (Standalone Installer)

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By default, the Google Chrome browser can currently only be downloaded and installed while connected to the Internet. The small file you download will start the installer, which will then […]

How to Change an Apache Server Listening Port

by File in: Networking

Last week, I encountered a server with its HTTPS port 80 already taken by another software.  The “culprit” was unsurprisingly another web server software, namely IIS. Because the IIS users […]

How to Turn Off IE Enhanced Security Configuration

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By default, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 ship with Internet Explorer in Enhanced Security configuration, which is basically a locked down version that adds a bit of extra security to […]

How to Schedule a Batch File to Run in XP

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Previously, I wrote an article on how to create your own batch files using regular DOS commands and today I will talk about how you can schedule that batch file […]

How to Troubleshoot Audio Issues in Windows 7 and Vista

by File in: Windows 7

Sound in Windows Vista and 7 is quite a bit more complicated than it needs to be, so troubleshooting sound problems is a real chore. The best way to fix […]

Configure Search Indexing Options for Windows Vista and 7

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If you want to improve your searches, the best place to start is with the indexing feature itself. In Control Panel, open the Indexing Options window to show the folders […]

How to Configure Interrupt Request (IRQ) Priorities in Windows

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Most components directly attached to your motherboard—including PCI slots, IDE controllers, serial ports, the keyboard port, and even your motherboard’s CMOS—have individual interrupt requests (IRQs) assigned to them. An interrupt […]

What is the Difference Between Primary/Extended Partition and Logical Drive?

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I am often asked the question about the difference between a primary and a logical partition. In this post I will do my best to explain the difference between the […]