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by Kris Holland Last updated June 14, 2018

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Hello IT Pro, 

Crazy as it seems, it’s already time for our new Tuesday IT Pro Tips. As usual, unless otherwise stated, we have no affiliation with any of the companies we mention. 

trace32.exe | cmtrace.exe

This tip came from local_admin_user and has proven to be a real time-saver. It’s an older application that came with Microsoft’s SCCM suite. What makes it so useful? It is able to open even the biggest log files and display the updates as they occur. You get real-time feedback with the log. The interface looks good and is portable.

SysAdmin Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate List of Cheat Sheets for a Sysadmin has been compiled by Servers Australia. Bookmark this resource today – it contains cheat sheets for almost everything you can think of. Whether you’re working with Apache or Drupal, you’ll find value in this site.

 

Landscape  

Landscape is a site managed by Alen Kremlj. It gives an overview of all the vendors in the IT arena. This is a valuable resource because it is updated on a regular basis. Kremlj has put a lot of effort into creating an accurate portrayal of the IT stakeholders.

Subreddit This

Thanks to tattsumi for giving us this tip. /r/PowerShell is a subreddit that doesn’t get quite as much attention as it deserves. It’s worth following for some interesting tips on PowerShell. The community is quite helpful if you have a problem that you need to discuss as well.

Run PowerShell without a window with their Sneaky PowerShell Trick. Believe me, that’s not even the coolest thing you’ll learn.

SCOTTeVEST  Jacket

Who knew that so many of you were looking for a great travel jacket? The jacket we included in our last Pro tips was so popular that we thought we’d keep an eye out for other useful attire. Thanks staven11 for the tip about the SCOTTeVEST.

This has a more casual leaning to it and a total of 25 pockets. You can keep your mobile, tablet, keys, and so on safely contained within the pockets.

 

Have a great week.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

 

P.S.

We’re very proud of our software and of this blog. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work over the better part of ten years. We’d love to get feedback from our readers on how we’re doing. Are we presenting the right tips? What would you like to see more of?

P.P.S.

Our community is great – in one of our previous posts, we mentioned a desktop cleaner. As it only worked for Mac, we put feelers out in the community for one that also worked on Windows. Greatshittywifi (Outstanding username, by the way) came up with this idea:

Write a simple batch script. All you have to do is to create a folder. He named his “Sorted.” The create subfolders within it for the various types of files you’ll be using like “jpg,” “pdf,” and so on.

Now open Windows Notepad and paste in the following:

move *.jpg “F:\sorted\jpg\”

move *.png “F:\sorted\png\”

move *.gif “F:\sorted\gif\”

Finish off by saving wit a .bat extension. He goes on to say that with a bit of tinkering you could also detect file extensions and also mkdirs. From there, if you have the time, move it all from a for loop.

Problem solved – thanks Greatshittywifi.

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