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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory Chart

    Figuring out how to properly design an Active Directory environment can be confusing. You can use this sample Visio Active Directory Chart to use as a starting point in designing your Active Directory Forest.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory User Database

    You can use this sample database to maintain user information in Access. Then you can import and export that information into Active Directory.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2003

    Roles and responsibilities template

    As with any large project, ensuring that every team member understands what they have to do is key to success. This template is designed to give your team members guidance when migrating from NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 Server.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2003

    Disaster recovery white paper

    This PowerPoint presentation on disaster recovery includes steps to take for disaster recovery and a sample DR plan.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2003

    Fsutil Query Tool

    With a total of 58 different operations, Windows XP's Fsutil utility can be difficult to use, but our Fsutil Query Tool cuts through the confusion and brings the probative capabilities of Fsutil to the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2003

    Hardware check-out/check-in forms

    Use these simple yet effective hardware check-out/check-in forms to track your organization's loaner equipment. These forms also ensure that the borrower knows what happens if the hardware is lost, stolen, or damaged.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2003

    A firewall checklist

    Use this checklist to make sure that firewall needs and security policy requirements cover all the vital aspects of a multilayer security approach.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2003

    Wireless access point placement diagram

    The placement of wireless access points requires careful planning so that wireless clients can connect in all the required areas. This Visio diagram of a detailed WAP site plan provides an example of this type of design.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Cost savings template

    CIOs and IT managers can clearly identify cost savings opportunities within their organizations by using this easy-to-follow and customizable template.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Use this checklist when planning an office relocation project

    If your office is relocating, or you've been asked to help a client relocate, it's often the little issues that create big disasters. This checklist was gathered from TechRepublic members who had a lot to say about organizing an office relocation.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2002

    Office move checklist

    If you're in a large company that often encounters office relocations, you'll find this customizable office move checklist invaluable.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2002

    Network change request template

    Use this document template as a standard form for requesting and tracking network changes in your organization. With this form, you can keep IT staff informed of needed changes and ensure that a standard procedure is followed when changes are made.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Network outage report template

    This Microsoft Word template will help you report a network or Web site outage, document the steps taken to resolve the issue, and indicate who was notified of the problem.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    IT chart of accounts

    Tech leaders are familiar with the common cost categories such as salary, benefits, rent, and travel, but they may be unaware of all the available cost categories. Download this sample to help define and document your organization's chart of accounts.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Database: Track software licensing compliance

    This Microsoft Access database can help your organization keep close tabs on software licensing compliance by offering a fast and easy way to track all licenses.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2002

    Assess staff needs with this spreadsheet

    Determining the number of IT staff needed is not a completely scientific process. But this spreadsheet goes a long way toward helping the IT manager make that determination.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2002

    The XCopy Tool HTML application

    This download uses VBScript and the Windows Script Host to allow you to run the XCopy command from within the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Track your team's work with this Excel spreadsheet

    This Excel spreadsheet can help your teams keep accurate records of the time they've worked for your clients. It has macros to calculate regular and overtime pay. Other macros automatically change dates while leaving hours from a previous week in place.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Download: Sample post-project documentation

    Having clients sign a detailed statement of work performed can protect you both legally and financially. Download these sample forms to help you map out documentation that works for your firm.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    High impact resume for the experienced IT pro

    The resume of the experienced IT professional needs to emphasize technical accomplishments and successful projects. Here is an example you can download and use as a template for creating your own resume.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Network Administrator skills assessment test

    This series of tests can help IT managers gauge how a job candidate for a net admin position will handle typical IT situations. The tests can also help you determine the skills sets each applicant brings to the table.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    New-user orientation kit

    Start users off on the right foot with our new-user orientation kit. This handy training resource contains a "Get to know your help desk" PowerPoint presentation, a welcome letter, and three informative articles, all designed to help orient new users.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2002

    Download this Web-design client questionnaire form

    Find out what your Web-design clients want with this downloadable questionnaire that outlines technical and graphical expectations. If you would like to add a category, let us know and we'll include it in the next version of this download.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2002

    Network documentation outline

    Network documentation should be an exact science. This detailed outline of the items that need to be included in a successful network documentation effort will help you get organized and become a better network administrator.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Download this sample IT due diligence report template

    Performing a technology due diligence is a good way to understand your client's technology and assess the financial implications of its technology plans. Here is a template you can use to organize your next IT due diligence effort.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Welcome letter

    Download this welcome letter from the IT department to help when new employees join your company. Distributing the welcome letter will not only help newbies hit the ground running, it will also reduce calls to the help desk.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2001

    Download our IT business assessment checklist

    Use our IT business assessment checklist to uncover the whole truth about your clients' systems before you begin your work.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Sample service level agreement for application support

    Consulting firms that provide support to their clients use service-level agreements to make sure both sides get what they need. This SLA template, updated in November 2003, can be used to hammer out what consultants will provide for their clients.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Scorecard for tracking project metrics

    Each project should be tracked with a predefined set of metrics. This download contains examples and explanations of project scorecards from TechRepublic columnist Tom Mochal. We updated this tool in January 2004.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Tracking accomplishments worksheets

    If you want a pay increase or a promotion, you should download this helpful spreadsheet that help you track your accomplishments on the job. What are you really worth to your company? Put a number on your effectiveness as an IT manager and prove your worth.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2001

    Download our project definition template for small and medium-size projects

    The first part of planning a project is to define the work. Download this project template to create a definition document to guide you through a project. This template focuses on the basic information you need for a small or medium-size project.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2001

    Software/hardware policy

    If you're developing software/hardware guidelines for your organization, this sample policy will help you get started. It covers acceptable use, licensing issues, equipment standards, and violations.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2000

    TechRepublic's asset-tracking spreadsheet

    Download our asset-tracking spreadsheet to keep your company's IT equipment and property information in a central, accessible repository.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2000

    Resume do's and don'ts for IT consultants

    As an IT consultant, your resume is the key to landing that next project or getting an interview with a hot consulting firm. Use our list of resume do's and don'ts, and three samples resumes, to help you craft a resume tailored for success.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2000

    Track turnover in your organization with an employee separation checklist

    Keep track of employee turnover in your organization with a customizable checklist. Turnover is a fact of life in the corporate environment. Keeping tabs on the flow can be simplified with a tools designed for that purpose. The TechRepublic Employee Separation Checklist, available in this free download, can help...

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  • Downloads // Sep 1999

    The definitive mergers and acquisitions checklist

    The period before a merger or acquisition is stressful for the CIO. This checklist, courtesy of TechLabs, can help you gather information about hardware, systems integration, and software to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory User Database

    You can use this sample database to maintain user information in Access. Then you can import and export that information into Active Directory.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    10 things you should know about the NETSH tool

    NETSH is a lesser-known command-line tool that can help you cut to the chase when you need to perform various networking tasks. These pointers will help you use it to streamline your configuration, administration, and documentation chores. Despite its power and versatility, NETSH is often passed over in favor...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    10 common SQL Server problems and solutions

    This list outlines 10 common SQL Server problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar SQL Server problems and an assortment of solutions. From "Out of Space" errors to a database going suspect, this list is great quick reference for every SQL administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Define project expectations with this criteria acceptance form

    Establishing acceptance criteria at the beginning of a project helps ensure that the results are well received. This sample form will make those criteria clear from the project outset. Detailing acceptance criteria on the front end of a project will go a long way toward clarifying customer needs and...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    10 commands you should master when working with the Cisco IOS

    This list contains the 10 commands every Cisco IOS user should know inside and out. As the Cisco IOS is riddled with thousands of commands, configuring it can be challenging. This download will help you master the 10 commands to know, inside and out, when using the Cisco IOS....

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  • Downloads // Sep 2000

    Track turnover in your organization with an employee separation checklist

    Keep track of employee turnover in your organization with a customizable checklist. Turnover is a fact of life in the corporate environment. Keeping tabs on the flow can be simplified with a tools designed for that purpose. The TechRepublic Employee Separation Checklist, available in this free download, can help...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2004

    Automated Laptop Checkout Tool

    The Automated Laptop Checkout Tool is a VBA-driven Excel workbook that displays an online form to simplify the recording of information about borrowed laptops. The form stores the info in a worksheet and prints a copy for the user and tech to sign.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Quickly assess new employees' computer skills with this evaluation form

    Develop the best plan for training and supporting new employees by using this form to gauge their level of computer expertise. When a new employee walks in the door, the IT staff has gained a user to support--possibly someone who has little or no real computer experience. To avoid...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2001

    Software/hardware policy

    If you're developing software/hardware guidelines for your organization, this sample policy will help you get started. It covers acceptable use, licensing issues, equipment standards, and violations.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    75 essential Excel tips

    This compilation of 75 practical, time-saving tech tips will help your Microsoft Excel users make quick work of many common and not-so-common Excel tasks. From data entry and cell formatting to currency conversion and workbook sharing, users of all levels can improve their Excel skills with these valuable tech tips....

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    Computer hardware inventory list

    When you're troubleshooting hardware problems, you need to know the make and model of the equipment you're dealing with. But if you've never worked on the PC before, that can be a challenge. This update of our hardware inventory list will make it easy to record the necessary details for...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Presentation: Raise user awareness about password security

    Employees don't always realize the importance of creating and safeguarding strong passwords. This presentation will give you a chance to explain best practices and walk users through your corporate password policy. User education is often cited as one of the most effective ways to help boost information security and...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2003

    Hardware check-out/check-in forms

    Use these simple yet effective hardware check-out/check-in forms to track your organization's loaner equipment. These forms also ensure that the borrower knows what happens if the hardware is lost, stolen, or damaged.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Streamline your organization's process with this software installation checklist

    To help your IT support department effectively manage the testing, approval, and installation of client software, we've created this software installation checklist. Download the form and customize it for your organization's needs. When it comes to processing end user requests for the purchase and installation of software, every help...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    Prioritize help desk requests with this call-level chart

    Both large and small IT shops can benefit from using a call-level plan to improve staff productivity and user satisfaction. To help you create such a plan, we've developed this sample call level chart, which you can tailor to meet your needs. Prioritizing support calls is a critical process...

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    New-user orientation kit

    Start users off on the right foot with our new-user orientation kit. This handy training resource contains a "Get to know your help desk" PowerPoint presentation, a welcome letter, and three informative articles, all designed to help orient new users.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Welcome letter

    Download this welcome letter from the IT department to help when new employees join your company. Distributing the welcome letter will not only help newbies hit the ground running, it will also reduce calls to the help desk.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Use this workbook to generate scheduled downtime reports

    This Excel workbook offers a quick, easy way to keep your users informed about scheduled outages. Just plug in the relevant information and e-mail the report to all affected users and/or their managers. When it comes to their computers, end users hate surprises. The surprise they hate the most...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Relocating a server room: A case study

    Few tasks can cause the kind of nightmares involved with moving a server room. But such a move can also help you get a better handle on your network and its systems. Download this case study of how one IS department implemented a successful move.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    Database: Track software licensing compliance

    This Microsoft Access database can help your organization keep close tabs on software licensing compliance by offering a fast and easy way to track all licenses.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Windows XP services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows XP workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists each Windows XP SP 2 service, describes each service's function, specifies whether you can safely disable the service, and outlines the ramifications of doing so.Join the...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    HP BIOS POST error code list

    When an HP Integrity, NetServer, Carrier Grade Server, Proliant, Kayak, Pavilion, Vectra, or Workstation machine fails its POST, the error code messages can be a helpful troubleshooting tool. Yet deciphering these cryptic clues can be a tedious and frustrating process. This document simplifies the process by linking you to the...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Tracking accomplishments worksheets

    If you want a pay increase or a promotion, you should download this helpful spreadsheet that help you track your accomplishments on the job. What are you really worth to your company? Put a number on your effectiveness as an IT manager and prove your worth.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jun 2001

    Download our project definition template for small and medium-size projects

    The first part of planning a project is to define the work. Download this project template to create a definition document to guide you through a project. This template focuses on the basic information you need for a small or medium-size project.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Keep projects on track with this scope change request log

    If your projects undergo frequent changes, this log will help you track the requests and make sure they get resolved. One key to keeping a project on track is to maintain careful records of change requests. To help with that process, project management expert Tom Mochal created this scope...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2002

    Assess staff needs with this spreadsheet

    Determining the number of IT staff needed is not a completely scientific process. But this spreadsheet goes a long way toward helping the IT manager make that determination.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Network Administrator skills assessment test

    This series of tests can help IT managers gauge how a job candidate for a net admin position will handle typical IT situations. The tests can also help you determine the skills sets each applicant brings to the table.

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  • Downloads // May 2006

    Perform a wireless LAN site survey with this Excel macro tool and NetStumbler

    Learn how to perform wireless site surveys for optimum wireless LAN performance with the help of this Excel macro. The companion tutorial to this download is available as an article here. This Excel macro tool is designed to work with NetStumbler to help you complete a wireless...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Office relocation checklist

    Whether you're helping a client tackle a move or relocating to a new building, you'll need to implement a system to help you get organized and avoid potential disasters. This checklist, based on suggestions submitted by TechRepublic members, covers questions, issues, and advice relating to office relocations.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Business Continuity Planning Software Tool Box

    Business continuity planning means going beyond tape backup systems, storage systems, and hot sites by developing a comprehensive, cost-effective plan that ensures the continuity of your key business processes, delivery services, and IT services during an emergency. To help you develop such a plan, several vendors offer business continuity planning...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Why tech giants are finally cleaning up their act on conflict minerals (PDF download)

    The rich mineral mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo supply valuable minerals to the tech industry, but they come at a deadly cost that is finally being faced. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Nick Heath in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Microsoft's redemption song in Africa (download magazine version as PDF)

    Africans are taking control of their own destiny in technology, and Microsoft is no longer just giving away software but using its resources to fuel innovation fires instead. It is catalyzing grassroots tech revolutions on the world’s least connected continent. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Lyndsey Gilpin in...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    Shenzhen's ascent from Chinese fishing village to the world's gadget factory (PDF download)

    In three decades, Shenzhen has skyrocketed from a remote coastal town to the tech manufacturing capital of the world. Steve Ranger explains how and what it means for the future of China and the world. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF you can read...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    What the latest tech revolution means for the future of music (PDF download)

    As cloud collaboration changes expectations, the music industry is primed for disruption. A new breed of cloud tools is enhancing how artists in separate locations create beautiful music together. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your tablet, laptop, or...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    You multi-task at work. Your software should, too.

    All-in-One, Easy Batch Scanning Learn about Kofax Express when you watch this quick introduction featuring information about scanning, barcodes and indexing and how Express works with Kofax VRS. Kofax Express makes it easy for anyone to scan, organize and store documents, at speeds that make short work of batches...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    10 steps to creating a simple break-even template in Excel: Demo files

    These sample Excel workbooks (xls and xlsx versions) illustrate the technique described in this 10 Things blog post.

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