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Windows Needs STAR Too!

Based on a design for voting machines where STAR stands for Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable, I say that Windows needs STAR, too! This is a design philosophy everyone can get behind.

Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk

A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.

Beware of Browser Mining

Guess what? There’s a new kind of mining for digital currency emerging in the marketplace. It’s called “browser mining” and it works something like this. User visits web page; web page downloads mining widget; mining widget runs on user system generating hashes (and ultimately, spendable digital coins) for the web site operator. That sounds fair,

DaRT 10 – Remote Assistance

When a user contacts Help Desk because a PC is unusable or acting weird, the only thing needed is for that user to get the DaRT 10 Recovery Media and boot PC from it. As DaRT 10 does not require the PC to be bootable to Windows, in most cases the issue can be resolved by

DaRT 10 – How to deploy

To be able to use DaRT 10 in your organization to assist your users, it needs to be deployed. When it comes to deploying DaRT 10, you have several options. You can create  bootable media (USB ( CD / DVD) to be delivered to each location, have each location  create one from an ISO, make

DaRT 10 – Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset 10

DaRT 10 is part of the MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack), a free collection of tools for Microsoft Software Assurance customers. MDOP is also available for evaluation to Visual Studio Enterprise (former MSDN) subscribers. DaRT 10 is a set of tools that allows IT support staff to diagnose and repair computers with start up issues, crashes

DaRT 10 – Crash Analyzer

First things first: DaRT stands for the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset, a set of utilities from Microsoft designed to help troubleshoot and repair Windows desktops. Ed’s old buddy, Jerry Honeycutt, wrote an article about this way back in 2009 for TechNet. It’s archived and out of date, but still work a read: “Overview of DaRT.”

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