Pathping – What can you do with it?

PathPing Command

Pathping is one of the best network troubleshooting tools that are built-in to Windows. It helps you to find the location of a packet loss in a route between you and a host (server, router, website etc). Something I use quite often in my work. The Pathping command is a combination of Ping and Tracert. … Read morePathping – What can you do with it?

Ping Command – Howto use it to troubleshoot your Network

ping cmd

The Ping Command, one of the most used commands by SysAdmins. The Ping cmd sends small packets of data to a specified IP Address or Hostname. It measures how long it took for the response to return and how many packets are lost during the test. The Ping Cmd is a simple command to use, … Read morePing Command – Howto use it to troubleshoot your Network

The New Windows Terminal – everything you need to know

The preview version of the new Windows Terminal is now available. This new command line app can be used for PowerShell, Cmd, SSH and WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). The great advantage of Windows Terminal is the support of multiple tabs, customization and the upcoming split-screen function. As an SysAdmin I have been looking out … Read moreThe New Windows Terminal – everything you need to know

Best Remote Desktop Connection Manager

If you need to manage a lot of servers and/or network devices then a good remote desktop connection manager can make your work a lot easier. A remote desktop manager stores the connection information and allows you to open multiple connections. A good remote desktop manager does not only allow you to store and manage … Read moreBest Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Finding a new Password Manager – Keeper vs 1Password vs LastPass

1Password vs Keeper vs LastPass

I have been using password managers for more than 10 years now. I mainly used KeePass which is working fine for me personally, but I always missed specific features. So I started looking into a new password manager and limited the choices down to Keeper vs 1Password vs LastPass. The reason why I am looking … Read moreFinding a new Password Manager – Keeper vs 1Password vs LastPass

How to Stop Automatic Restart Win 10 after installing Updates

The most annoying feature of Windows 10, the automatic reboots after a Windows Update. You are in the middle of your work and that popup comes up again, “You should really install updates right now”. Eventually, you can’t postpone it anymore and Windows will just reboot. Your tried creating a GPO, disabled the update services even considered … Read moreHow to Stop Automatic Restart Win 10 after installing Updates

PRTG Network Monitoring Review: #1 Recommend Tool on Reddit and Spiceworks (2019)

PRTG Review

I have been using PRTG for over 10 years now and I couldn’t do my job without them, so it’s time for a PRTG Review. At my SysAdmin job, I need to monitor the servers and infrastructure for 3 office (supporting 150 users) and more than a dozen construction sites. I am the only IT … Read morePRTG Network Monitoring Review: #1 Recommend Tool on Reddit and Spiceworks (2019)

Fixing No Signal when connecting your DisplayPort in 5 min

I was handed a workstation where the screen didn’t turn on any more. The workstation was equipped with a Nvidia Quadro GPU that only has Display Ports. So first I tried the most obvious things, like upgrading the Nvidia drivers, removing the drivers completely and installed an older version. But still the monitors didn’t turn on, … Read moreFixing No Signal when connecting your DisplayPort in 5 min

Bios Recovery Dell Vostro 3500 / 3700 after update failed

Last week my dad called me, he was updating the bios of his Dell Vostro 3500 laptop when he suddenly got a warning that the battery was running low.  He had the AC plugged in, but still, the laptop just fell out, and the bios update wasn’t finished yet. So he gave me a call if I … Read moreBios Recovery Dell Vostro 3500 / 3700 after update failed

Exchange Online and Apple Mail

Most Apple users really like the Apple Mail application and don’t want to switch to Outlook when they buy Office 365 or Exchange Online. And that is not necessary either, but connecting the Exchange Online mailbox in Apple Mail can be tricky sometimes. On some clients, the autodiscovery feature is not working correctly. Also adding a … Read moreExchange Online and Apple Mail