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phone shoretel Systems Administration

Useful ShoreTel Communicator Registry Keys for Scripting

I recently did a favor for a friend of mine who wanted tie a couple of systems together that weren’t tightly integrated in his network with some scripts. Anyway, I found the idea in his case fairly novel so I adapted the idea to the ShoreTel phone system and logon scripts. I know a lot […]

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Spark Systems Administration

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 […]

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Spark Systems Administration

Spark Window Fixes

Spark is notorious for opening up half way cut off when you log in or hidden off screen. There are a lot of tricks out there for moving it around with the mouse or arrow keys but digging through the Spark directory in the AppData\Roaming folder I’ve found a few config files that can be […]

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Systems Administration

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 […]

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Systems Administration

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 […]