We recommend installing XXX toolbar - Just say no.

I was just in the process of downloading Java on a Windows VM and noted that during the process you explicitly have to remove the checkbox or it will install the "Ask" toolbar.

Now i've no doubt that Ask have either paid for this privilege, but people, in general, if something you are installing EVER gives you the choice to install a toolbar, just say no.

Leave that previous browsing space for actual web browsing!

Toolbars typically add next to nothing to your experience, but they do provide a good way for the toolbar provider to get more information about you.

Simon Lindsay Fri, 07/06/2012 - 08:15

Slow logins with SBS 2003 or 2008

If you are using a Windows SBS 2003 or 2008 with a domain, and client computers are taking a while to login, make sure that you've got the DNS server set to the SBS box as the default.

We use a linux box as the dhcp server and gateway, and this small change to the dhcpd.conf reduced login times from 2 or more minutes down to seconds.

Wish i'd discovered that earlier!

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