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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 // 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 // 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

    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

    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

    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 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Apr 2006

    Install and configure Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) 2.13.2

    In this download, we will configure MRTG to run as a daemon in the background, perform simple monitoring of a network device, configure the output to produce an index.html file, and finally, to have that index generated automatically. In the previous download, we learned how to create...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Free Chapter Download - IT Manager's Tool Kit, Third Edition

    Download the Strategic IT Planning chapter for grassroots advice on defining the ideal IT organization and recommendations for creating an aligned enterprise. In addition, you'll learn how IT business alignment veers off track and discover methods for preventing such mistakes.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Five steps to take before deciding to relocate

    If you're weighing a job offer that entails relocating, make sure you thoroughly examine the myriad issues that come along with the move. The urge to move can be strong if you're frustrated in your job or you've been unemployed for a long time. But make sure you examine...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    Create a site for e-commerce with PHP, MySQL, and PayPal

    This how-to article offers step-by-step instructions for adding e-commerce capabilities to your existing Web site using PHP, MySQL, and PayPal. The method outlined here lets you add e-business functionality to your corporate portal without a major allocation of scarce development resources.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should know about working with Microsoft Access reports

    Mastering reporting basics in Microsoft Access is fairly easy, but working most effectively means going beyond the basics. These tips will help you work more efficiently and create better results. When you need to share database information in a consistent and easy-to-read manner, you can use Access' reporting features...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should know about managing IT projects

    Taking a leadership role in an IT project can be daunting, especially to the novice. These pointers will help you bring organization, professionalism, and goal-oriented progress to the projects you manage. IT pros often find themselves suddenly in charge of managing a project without any preparation for what the...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    10+ tools you should have in your support tech repair kit

    Some techs seem to get by with just a multi-tool and a smile, but the rest of us need something more substantial. Here are 12 essential items to carry with you whenever you make a desktop call.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Sample SLA for outsourced data backups and retrievals

    Use this sample service level agreement (SLA) if your organization is entering into a contract with a third-party provider to outsource your data backups. This sample document will help you understand what should be included in this type of SLA and the legal and operational protections that you need to...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    Cisco PIX Firewall: Lock it down in 10 steps

    Cisco's PIX Firewall has long been one of the most popular enterprise firewalls in use around the world. While it is known for its tight security and strong performance, the PIX Firewall is not completely hardened in its default settings. Here are 10 steps that you can take to further...

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    6 steps to better software documentation

    Well-written documentation plays a far more important role than it is often given credit for. By answering common user questions, support documentation like a user manual or technical cheat sheet offers benefits to both the user and the developer?it allows users to get the most out of the software they've...

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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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2005

    Avoid potential conflicts of interest with this disclosure form

    A conflict of interest, as defined by your firm or company, must be presented openly. This sample form, which includes language describing conflicts of interest, can help you or your associates keep everything aboveboard. As with any relationship, disclosure is a basic building block of trust. In relationships between...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Keep track of your problems with this project issues log

    Dealing with the inevitable project problems is easier when you have a record of what the issues are and how they're being resolved. This updated template will simplify the task. Most IT projects are destined to hit a few snags along the way, making it essential to document the...

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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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Provide essential information with this project communication plan

    Planning the most effective ways to communicate with team members, customers, and stakeholders, especially on larger projects, is essential to project success. Here's a look at how to proceed and a sample plan to get you started. A communication plan enables you to think through how you can communicate...

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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

    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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Resume Tool Kit for IT Leaders

    Are you prepared for the job hunt with a resume that will put you in the best light for potential employers? This special report gives you specific, tactical tips for creating the perfect IT leadership resume.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    IT Cost Cutting: The Ninja Guide

    It's has been a long time since the heady days when funding for IT projects seemed to magically appear from nowhere. Many IT shops are now operating on razor-thin margins - just enough capital to keep the wheels on the operation. But what do you do when you're asked to...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Cashing the check on Green IT

    The goals of Green IT include minimizing the use of hazardous materials and being smarter with their disposal, maximizing energy efficiency, and encouraging recycling and/or use of biodegradable products ? without negatively affecting productivity. In this TechRepublic Cover Story, we will discuss some reasons to implement Green IT and some...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Social Networking in the Enterprise

    Social networking is growing rapidly as one of the primary ways people entering the workforce communicates. It's a communication medium they expect those of us managing today's businesses to provide and support. This cover story talks about the risks and advantages of social networking in the enterprise.

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