Archive for the ‘Apps’ Category

When I first setup my standard desktop image, I struggled with weather or not to include Java by default.  Ultimately, I included Java with my standard image, but with the continual battery of security flaws and mid-week patch deployments I’ve decided to take a more aggressive approach to limiting threats.  With the latest exploit announced […]

libtiff3.dll missing when using Separate+ plug-in for Gimp 2.8

Posted: 6th August 2012 by Seth Killey in Apps

This is more of a note to myself, but if others benefit all the better… We use Gimp for staff members who need to create CMYK images, but don’t necessarily need full blown Photoshop.  There is a nifty little plug-in called Separate+ which allows you to accomplish this feat.  When porting over from Gimp 2.6 […]

Monitoring a specific web page with Nagios

Posted: 14th May 2012 by Seth Killey in Apps, Linux

Recently I was in need of using the check_http plugin in Nagios to monitor a web app that wasn’t the root web page in IIS.  I’ve used check_http before but never knew how to check sub pages until recently so I figured I’d jot down some notes because it wasn’t overly intuitive to me. First […]

Usefull apps for an IT pro: Part II

Posted: 26th April 2011 by Seth Killey in Apps

Here’s some other apps I frequently use: PsTools – Not sure how I forgot this one.  Perhaps the most frequently used tool for desktop support.  Specifically PsExec (remotely execute any command), PsList (list all running programs…for remote task manager type screen use PsList -s \\computername), and PsLoggedon ProcessExplorer – Another Sysinternals gem…you know what just […]

Usefull apps for an IT pro

Posted: 18th April 2011 by Seth Killey in Apps

This kinda piggybacks off an article on good, lightweight apps found here  Of these apps, I’ll second the following: SpaceSniffer – Use this to track down a folder of file that is draining free space on your hard drive.  On Windows 7, I also use Windows Search with the parameter size:gigantic to quickly track […]

A handy tool for the dreaded BSOD – bluescreenview

Posted: 5th April 2011 by Seth Killey in Apps

I’ve been on Windows 7 on my network for about a year now and for the first time I had to analyze a dump file for a blue screen of death.  So yeah, Windows 7 is significantly more stable than previous versions of Windows.  In the past, this has been a fairly arduous task that […]