Managing large ActiveDirectory estates can often be a challenge, especially when you have a large group of AD administrators controlling group access.. This nifty little VBScript can be used to enumerate all the members of an AD Group. Handy for regular maintenance tasks.
This VBScript could easily be adapted to out put the list to a file, or even embedded inside a larger application which performs automated maintenance tasks.
From the makers of the amazingly powerful CleanMyMac comes CleanMyPC! Now not only can you keep your OS X running in much like a ‘fresh install’ state – but you can also declutter your Microsoft Windows installation too.
MacPaw are an independent software development company with offices in the United States and Ukraine
CleanMyPC is an application designed for Windows 7 and 8 with one goal in mind, that is to keep your PC running as good as new. PC’s get clogged up with temporary files and application install remnants which surge no purpose and simply slow your machine down. Although some of the tasks the application completes automatically could technically be done manually, CleanMyPC takes the admin burden out of the tasks. What’s more it’s capable of doing all the tasks at the same time, with little to no user interaction at all.
This is perfect if you’ve more important things to focus on.
MacPaw are constantly improving their software, and updates to the CleanMyPC app come thick and fast, meaning the software you are using is always up to date, and aware of installed applications and critical systems files. This means CleanMyPC is the safest way possible to remove system files, without the risk of damaging your operating system install.
My Computer Cleanup –Capable of clearing down Caches & Logs, Trash and Junk files, including system restore data and windows error reports.
Registry Maintenance – The registry is a pretty unruly place, especially if you are constantly installing and uninstalling software. There are many applications on the market which claim to clear down the registry. However, none seem as thorough as CleanMyPC.
Complete Application Uninstaller –Some application uninstallation executables are poorly designed, and often leave hidden system files, folders and registry entries behind. You can avoid that by using CleanMyPC to remove the application for you.
Gadgets and Extensions Manager – Applications to add functionality to things like Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer generally do so via extensions, this is a pain-free way of managing and removing old and unused extensions. Doing so can often speed up the application.
Autorun manager – Some applications automatically insert themselves in Windows startup locations, sometimes this is useful, sometimes all this achieves is a longer boot time for your Windows device. This section of CleanMyPC helps remove the no longer needed or value added auto run entries.
Privacy Guard – Privacy is of grave concern, so protecting your privacy is paramount. Applications such as Internet Explorer collect cookies from sites you visit. The built-in Privacy Guard helps clean down cookies and other files containing identifiable information.
Secure Erase – A normal file delete leaves remnants of the old file behind, thus making it possible to actually recover the file. Which can both be handy and a potential security issue. Should you have a file you know you want to securely delete, you can use the built-in facility to not only delete but make sure recovery is impossible.
On Tuesday the 30th of October my web host FreeVirtualServers will be performing planned maintenance on the trusty server that my website is hosted on. The works will be performed at 05:00 GMT and will mean my site and my email addresses will be unavailable for approximately one hour.
This is planned maintenance, and is being done to ensure my visitors have a faultless visit to my site in the future. Should you need to contact me during this time you should try one of the alternative methods on the contact page
Two days ago (21st July 2011) MacPaw released an update to the massively popular Mac maintenance application CleanMyMac
The latest release of CleanMyMac (v1.9.6) now boasts full OS X Lion compatibility. Although the previous version ran without issue on OS X Lion, it was not officially supported.
CleanMyMac is a routine maintenance tool which is used to keep your Mac in tip top condition.
I have been using CleanMyMac for more then 12 months now and I always recommend it when asked what maintenance software to use.
Some of CleanMyMac’s 50+ features are:
Cache Cleaner – Heavily used machines rapidly build up large ‘fragmented’ cache’s, and with cache’s being used in the majority of OS X native applications, cache maintenance can be complicated. CleanMyMac does all the hard work, so you don’t have to.
Log’s Cleaner – CleanMyMac also boasts the ability of keeping application log files on a short lead. Unless you are trying to diagnose issues with Apps, log files tend to just eat up valuable storage.
Language Cleaner – Many OS X native applications are compiled with large number of language files to enable their usage across the world. These are of course not needed if you only plan to use the app in your native language, CleanMyMac strips out all unneeded language files, thus slimming down your apps.
…… Plus many more besides.. For a full list check out the features list.
Only days after installing OS X Lion on my Mac and running CleanMyMac I have managed to recover over 100GB’s of used disk space! I run the app at least once a month, why don’t you add it to your regular maintenance plans..
Hello all, as most of you will know my site runs on the Joomla CMS backend, which has a full time team of developers fixing security issues and bugs etc on a regular basis.. I have recently found a brilliant tool called Joomla Magic Updater. I am shortly going to be using it to upgrade my Joomla install to the latest available release. During the update I expect some downtime on the site. However, it should be kept to a minimum and will hopefully be back online before anyone notices.