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Video: Five dumb mistakes IT pros make that can mess up their networks

Every admin has at least one embarrassing story about something they did to hose their own network. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses several dumb mistakes that can really mess up a network, so that we can avoid them in the future.

IT pros love to share stories about the dumb things that users do, but sometimes you have to admit your own mistakes. Every admin has at least one embarrassing story about something they did to mess up their network. After all, you're busy, networks are complicated, and sometimes it's easy to overlook the obvious. In this IT Dojo video, I discuss several dumb mistakes that can really mess up a network, so that we can avoid them in the future.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can go to the video player page for this IT Dojo episode and click "See Full Transcript," or you can also read Deb Shinder's original article, "10 dumb things IT pros do that can mess up their networks," on which this video is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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