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Troubleshooting internet problems
  • 11
    Oct

Troubleshooting internet problems

We use the internet for pretty much every aspect of our lives these days. So when you can't get access to it, it becomes a big problem. A wide variety of problems can block internet (and local network) connections. Your first job is to find the cause. This post will give some useful tips on what to look for...

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Setting up Free Remote Access using VNC
  • 6
    Sep

Setting up Free Remote Access using VNC

There are many fantastic remote access solutions available these days like TeamViewer or LogMeIn but most of them come with a very high price tag. If you're looking for remote access on a budget then VNC is an excellent free alternative that is also relatively quick and easy to setup.  In this article I will talk you through configuring VNC as a...

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Macbook or IMac running slow? It may by time for a Format...
  • 22
    Aug

Macbook or IMac running slow? It may by time for a Format…

The latest versions of the Mac OS X operating system are not available as DVDs, but you can still boot your computer to an installation volume and run different Disk Utility operations. For example, if you need to reinstall Mac OS X on a MacBook in your office and want to clear all the data off of the...

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Windows 10 Upgrade Loses All of your Files And Settings
  • 17
    Mar

Windows 10 Upgrade Loses All of your Files And Settings

We recently worked on site with a client who had upgraded their Windows 7 Home computer to Windows 10. The update appeared to have been successful but after logging into their computer they noticed that their files were missing from the desktop and their applications had lost all of the settings (including email, virus scanners, printers, etc.). If this has...

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Is your old IT Suffocating your Business?
  • 26
    Feb

Is your old IT Suffocating your Business?

At Lennox IT we strive to deliver 21st century IT solutions which are agile, flexible and robust.  A large number of our clients come to us with older systems which hark back to the days when every business aspired towards a large room full of giant computers like something out of the movie Tron. In 2016 though a giant server...

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Ransomware is on the rise so its never been more important to backup your data
  • 29
    Jan

Ransomware is on the rise so its never been more important to backup your data

I was recently on site with a client who had suffered an attack from the CryptoLocker virus, a variant of the infamous family of viruses known as "Ransomware". Ransomware viruses are usually spread by malicious email attachments or are hidden inside seemingly innocuous looking downloads like free games or "fun" utilities. Once you open the email attachment or start the hijacked application...

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How to undo an UPDATE or DELETE in SQL Server
  • 31
    Dec

How to undo an UPDATE or DELETE in SQL Server

When 'that' Update statement wipes your database   No matter how careful or experienced you are at SQL Server development, there will inevitably be times when you run a query that you really wish you had not run. I was working on a project recently for a client and hacking around with my local development environment to try and fast...

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A Complete Guide to WBADMIN (Windows Backups)
  • 14
    Dec

A Complete Guide to WBADMIN (Windows Backups)

If you have ever tried to use Windows Backups in an enterprise environment then you are probably aware of how obtuse the program can be. There is very little documentation available for wbadmin.exe and what little information is on technet doesn't really cover the more complicated aspects of the program. In this post we have performed a thorough investigation into wbadmin...

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5 Tips for Hassle-Free Custom Website Development
  • 30
    Nov

5 Tips for Hassle-Free Custom Website Development

If you are about to embark on a new custom website development project then here are some tips from the development gurus at Lennox IT to help your development run smoothly   1  Build from an existing a platform (don’t reinvent the wheel)   No matter what technology you use –PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, Java, etc. – there are very...

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Finding a hardware driver for Unknown Device in Windows
  • 8
    Nov

Finding a hardware driver for Unknown Device in Windows

If you have ever reinstalled Windows onto a PC or Laptop then you have probably experienced the annoyance of the "Unknown Device". Sometimes you can be safe to ignore these devices and continue using your PC as normal but in most cases it is better to install all drivers to ensure optimal operation. Thankfully fining the right driver is not...

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