Spark Not Loading Entire Contact List

A little more obscure Spark fix. Pretty quick and simple. The problem is basically when you are using an Active Directory distribution list as a ‘default’ group and a user isn’t able to see the everyone on the list for some reason. Seems like Spark ‘caches’ the list and some members might not show up […]

Remotely Killing Processes on Windows Networks

Time for a System’s Administrator trick that I’ve found to be extremely useful over the years. Sometimes you’ve got a program that’s stuck on a machine in an office many miles away and you just need to kill the process to fix the issue. If all your machines are connected, most of the time you […]

Remotely Listing Processes in A Windows Network

Managing processes and tasks on a Windows network remotely is a big part of Systems Administration. Some companies and organizations have these great Desktop Management tools and others don’t. Most of those tools though just use functionality that’s built into Windows and make it easier to work with. Sometimes there are situations where those tools […]

Fixing Spark Instant Messenger Too Many Custom Status Messages

I know a lot of companies out there use Ignite Realtime’s Openfire Server, and their Spark Instant Messaging client. Mostly because it’s free and easy to set up. It’s a great product and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re looking for a good Open Source instant messaging server with a lot of functionality […]