Help Desk Geek – Page 168 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

How to Change the Limit Reservable Bandwidth in Windows

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Update: It has been brought to my attention from a colleague that the idea of QOS taking up 20% of the bandwidth is actually a myth. Microsoft has an official response […]

How to Create Multiple Linked Dropdown Lists in Excel

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So previously I wrote about how you can create a simple dropdown list in Excel, which is perfect for any kind of data validation. If you have a range of […]

How to Force Group Policy Update in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 8 and 10

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As an IT Administrator, there are many times when I make a change to Group Policy in Active Directory and need to manually refresh the policy on a client machine. […]

How to Increase Tomcat’s Memory Allocation

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If you are experiencing performance issues with Tomcat, a common cause is the lack of JVM (Java Virtual Machine) memory allocation. The default setting of the maximum heap size is […]

How to Set Disk Quota Limits in Windows 7/8/10

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If you’re in IT, you’ve probably dealt with many users who are always filling up the disk space on shared servers, right?  In Windows 7, 8 and 10, there is […]

How to Use Excel’s Speak Cells Feature

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I am a big fan of text-to-speech technology, mostly because it doesn’t work all that well.  However, sometimes it ends up being useful for certain situations. Excel is packed with […]

Get Outlook Email Stats using StatView

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Just about every corporate email account is using Outlook and Exchange server to handle user email and there is an awful lot of data stored in those PST files. My […]

How to Register a DLL File in Windows

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Ever run into a Windows problem where you have to register a DLL file on your computer? A DLL file, aka Dynamic Link Library, are files that contain functions used […]

HTML Code to Wrap Text Around Image

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Need the code to wrap text around an image? Normally when you create an HTML page, everything flows linearly, meaning one block directly after another. All of my previous posts […]

How to Change the Boot Sequence in the BIOS

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Looking to change the boot order on your Windows machine? By changing the boot order, you can force your computer to boot from a CD/DVD drive, a USB stick, or […]