TR Dojo: Five dumb mistakes IT pros make in the field

April 26, 2010, 1:27 AM PST | Length: 350

Bill Detwiler discusses five of the worst mistakes IT pros can make in the field and gives you some advice on how to avoid them. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our TR Dojo Blog.


dear martin i create a new user account on server 2003 and i h have forgot Now i want to retrieve the user password not admin.i want to show that because their are many persons to use this local user account. and i don't want to change it. please help me ragrading this. Best Regards Tanzeel

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