Author Archives: tango2

How to Set a Static IP Address on a Cisco Switch or Router

This guide will go through the brief process of Assigning a static management IP Address for your Cisco switch or router, using the command line. 1.) Connect to your switch or router, using your Terminal Emulator.  I will be using a computer with Putty installed on it, connected to the switch using a Cisco Rollover […]

Configure Windows 10 to Require Confirmation Before Deleting a File

This guide describes how to configure Windows 10, so that you receive a confirmation dialog each time you try and delete a file or folder. 1.) Go to your desktop, right click on the “Recycle Bin”, and select “Properties” A new window named “Recycle Bin Properties” should open. 2.)     (A) Put a check […]

How to Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Installing Drivers and Manually Install them Yourself

This is a little guide I had written a few years ago and never had a chance to publish, until now. Note: This method only applies to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. Other editions of windows 7, such as Windows 7 Home, do not come with Group Policy installed. Purpose […]

VMware Home Lab

The goal of this home lab is to emulate a small business environment. I use a VMware ESXI server to host a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller, various “user operating systems” consisting of everything from Windows XP/7/10 to assorted flavors of linux and anything else I would like to evaluate. I then use ESXI’s […]