Posts Tagged ‘Remote Access’

Openfiles – Display Files Opened By Network Users

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Here’s a lesser known Windows command that would probably come in handy for network administrators …

The command line tool openfiles has been part of the Windows operating system for a long time. It basically can be used to display all system files that are currently opened by users of the same computer network. One of its applications is to analyze file access errors. It is for instance usually not possible to delete or modify a file if it is currently opened by another user on the network.


Shoot to the Clouds with Pogoplug Remote Access Software

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This does sound like kind of an interesting idea … but I’m still not sold on cloud computing.

It seems that techies want to yell louder and louder about cloud computing every day. It’s apparently the way of the future, exhilarating, terrifying, and the best and worst things you can enjoy when it comes to computing. Still, there are a lot of people out there who have no practical way to experience cloud computing in any way, shape or form. This is unfortunate, because remote access to your files and folders (by means of a program, not Windows’ Remote Desktop feature) can be a fantastic way to make your machine even more useful. Yet you don’t have to upload every file you have onto the web to experience the ways of the future. With the free program Pogoplug you can enjoy all the perks of clouds without moving everything to the internet, and it’s as simple as downloading and configuring a program on your primary storage computer.


Need a Space-Saving Tool for Remote Console Port Access AND Power Control?

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Most console server products provide the ability to establish a secure connection to a console port on a remote network element. But as handy as this capability is … sometimes it’s not enough. If you’re charged with the responsibility of maintaining communication with remote network elements, it doesn’t take long to discover that sometimes, console port access alone isn’t enough to resurrect a crashed router or a misbehaving firewall. Sometimes, a good, old-fashioned power reboot is the only thing that will get that network element up and running again.