Visual Subst – Map folders to a drive letter

Associating directories with drive letters is useful if you have to access a certain folder, frequently. Visual Subst is the free GUI version of the command line tool subst that allows you to map a folder to a drive letter. Although the new Favorites pane in Vista and Windows 7 serves more or less the […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, November 30, 2009 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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FREE: PStart – Launch and search tools on your USB stick

Many admins always bring their important standalone tools with them on a USB stick. The disadvantage of portable applications is that you always have to first open your flash drive in Windows Explorer and then search for the tool. With the freeware utility Pstart, you can launch your portable tools much quicker. The utility works […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, November 27, 2009 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: Gizmo Central – Mount VHD and ISO images and more

I wonder why you guys never added Gizmo Central to the 4sysops list of free admin tools. When Andrzej mentioned the program in a comment, I was somewhat surprised that I had never heard of it, especially because I searched for a tool that can mount VHDs (Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk) reliably not so long […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, November 26, 2009 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

BitLocker vs. TrueCrypt – Performance benchmark on netbooks

Last year, Intel introduced a new system platform called AtomTM, which consumes less power compared to standard CPUs and is highly integrated. A new type of PC developed around this platform: the netbook. Although the Atom offers very little CPU power, certain advantages of the netbooks make them attractive to mobile home and business users […]

By Alexander Weiss - Wed, November 25, 2009 - 25 comments

Alexander WeiƟ currently heads up an IT department, and my main interests include IT governance, cloud computing and IT architecture. Read my blog about Amazon cloud computing.

Windows 7 Federated Search – OpenSearch connector for 4sysops

Windows 7 Federated Search is a new feature that allows users to search remote repositories using Windows Explorer. In earlier Windows versions, the repository has to run Windows Search, but thanks to the support of OpenSearch in Windows 7, you can now integrate any website or web service into your desktop search environment. To demonstrate […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, November 24, 2009 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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