Scott Lowe

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  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Guide to Microsoft software versions (4th edition)

    Scott Lowe updated his downloadable Excel table that lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. The table includes release dates, version numbers, dates of current support, and revision levels.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Five tips for speeding up Windows XP performance

    You may be able to improve a sluggish Windows XP system with a trip to the Performance Options dialog box. Here are a few tweaks worth trying.This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    An updated guide to Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. He also outlines the release date, version, and build number for most of the entries. For more details about the table,

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Sample Support Pro Hiring Sheet

    CIO Scott Lowe knows that the best support pros have more than technical knowledge going for them. Here is a sample hiring sheet with interview questions you can ask to make sure you get the best support pro on your staff.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    A guide to common Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists dozens of versions of Windows, Exchange, and SQL Server and outlines the release date, version, and build number for each release. This download is also available as an entry in our Servers and Storage blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Preparing for Exchange Server 2010

    This table is a companion piece to Scott Lowe's column, "Preparing for Exchange Server 2010's hardware and software requirements." The table provides you with a starting point in your Exchange RAM and processor calculations.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 cool things you can do with TweakUI

    The handy TweakUI PowerToy can help you overcome a variety of Windows XP annoyances and limitations and lets you create an environment that suits your working style.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a TechRepublic photo gallery.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere: A cost comparison

    VMware and Microsoft are ramping up their virtualization games with relatively new releases. In a Servers and Storage blog post, Scott Lowe provided a cost comparison between Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere. Download this table if you want to play around with the numbers in his cost comparison.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10+ PowerToys that can expand your control of Windows XP

    Not all PowerToys are right for everyone. But find the ones that make sense for you, and your Windows tasks will be a whole lot easier. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Windows XP SP3 services that can be disabled

    This updated reference sheet lists all the Windows XP SP3 services, describes each one's function, specifies whether you can safely disable it, and outlines what will happen if you do. This version of the list also includes the Windows XP SP3 default setting for each service as well as information...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 Windows XP services you should never disable

    Disabling certain Windows XP services can enhance performance and security - but it's essential to know which ones you can safely turn off. Scott Lowe identifies 10 critical services and explains why they should be left alone.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Set up multiple network interfaces in Windows XP?

    The age of a single network interface with a single IP address assigned to it is a thing of the past in many situations. As more networks are rolled out and more computers are shipped with multiple connection methods, the need for a workstation to participate in more than one...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // May 2007

    Windows Vista services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists the Windows Vista services, describes each one's function, specifies whether you can safely disable it, and outlines what will happen if you do. The list assumes the machine is...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    10 common HP printer problems and what you can do to fix them

    Hewlett-Packard printers are known for their reliability, but they still need a helping hand from time to time. From the ubiquitous paper jam to the vexing 50.4 error to problems like smearing, misfeeds, and ghosting, these HP printer issues--and solutions--will help you minimize productivity-killing printer downtime. This download is also...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    Five tips for speeding up Windows XP performance

    You may be able to improve a sluggish Windows XP system with a trip to the Performance Options dialog box. Here are a few tweaks worth trying.This download is also available as an entry in our Five Tips blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    10 common HP printer problems and what you can do to fix them

    Hewlett-Packard printers are known for their reliability, but they still need a helping hand from time to time. From the ubiquitous paper jam to the vexing 50.4 error to problems like smearing, misfeeds, and ghosting, these HP printer issues--and solutions--will help you minimize productivity-killing printer downtime. This download is also...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 Windows XP services you should never disable

    Disabling certain Windows XP services can enhance performance and security - but it's essential to know which ones you can safely turn off. Scott Lowe identifies 10 critical services and explains why they should be left alone.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere: A cost comparison

    VMware and Microsoft are ramping up their virtualization games with relatively new releases. In a Servers and Storage blog post, Scott Lowe provided a cost comparison between Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere. Download this table if you want to play around with the numbers in his cost comparison.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // May 2007

    Windows Vista services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists the Windows Vista services, describes each one's function, specifies whether you can safely disable it, and outlines what will happen if you do. The list assumes the machine is...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Windows XP SP3 services that can be disabled

    This updated reference sheet lists all the Windows XP SP3 services, describes each one's function, specifies whether you can safely disable it, and outlines what will happen if you do. This version of the list also includes the Windows XP SP3 default setting for each service as well as information...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10+ PowerToys that can expand your control of Windows XP

    Not all PowerToys are right for everyone. But find the ones that make sense for you, and your Windows tasks will be a whole lot easier. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 cool things you can do with TweakUI

    The handy TweakUI PowerToy can help you overcome a variety of Windows XP annoyances and limitations and lets you create an environment that suits your working style.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a TechRepublic photo gallery.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Sample Support Pro Hiring Sheet

    CIO Scott Lowe knows that the best support pros have more than technical knowledge going for them. Here is a sample hiring sheet with interview questions you can ask to make sure you get the best support pro on your staff.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Set up multiple network interfaces in Windows XP?

    The age of a single network interface with a single IP address assigned to it is a thing of the past in many situations. As more networks are rolled out and more computers are shipped with multiple connection methods, the need for a workstation to participate in more than one...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Preparing for Exchange Server 2010

    This table is a companion piece to Scott Lowe's column, "Preparing for Exchange Server 2010's hardware and software requirements." The table provides you with a starting point in your Exchange RAM and processor calculations.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    A guide to common Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists dozens of versions of Windows, Exchange, and SQL Server and outlines the release date, version, and build number for each release. This download is also available as an entry in our Servers and Storage blog.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    An updated guide to Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. He also outlines the release date, version, and build number for most of the entries. For more details about the table,

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Guide to Microsoft software versions (4th edition)

    Scott Lowe updated his downloadable Excel table that lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. The table includes release dates, version numbers, dates of current support, and revision levels.

    Provided By Scott Lowe