Nov 232014

Ultimate Boot CD has released version 5.3.3.  Please let us know what you think about the tool in the comments below.  If you would like to download it follow the link below to download it below from Server Ninjas.  If you get a chance stop by the Ultimate Boot CD website and thank them for this great tool.  We are just a distributor of the ISO.  The project team over at Ultimate Boot CD does the real work.




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Overview From The Ultimate Boot CD Website

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:


  • Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.



  • Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.



  • Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn’t you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!



  • Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.


New features in UBCD V5.x include:


  • New! The Linux-based distro Parted Magic is now included with UBCD V5.0. This should be the method of choice when you need to resize/rescue partitions, access NTFS filesystems or work with USB storage devices.



  • New! UBCD V5.x now supports both syslinux/isolinux and grub4dos. This helps improve the chances that UBCD will boot on any particular machine.


When you boot up from the CD, a text-based menu will be displayed, and you will be able to select the tool you want to run. The selected tool actually boots off a virtual floppy disk created in memory.


There is allot more information over at the main Ultimate Boot CD website. Please follow the link below!

Ultimate Boot CD Main Site

Sep 282014

Do something by Mathew West has turned into a “theme” song for our family.  The song means more to our family then what I will ever be able to capture in a blog post on a Sunday evening.  As I reflect on the past week and the week ahead I think of all the opportunities that I could have done something or will have the opportunity to do something.  I think way to often we stand on the sideline waiting for somebody else to jump in instead of putting ourselves out there to make something happen.   So in the week ahead I challenge you to look at opportunities that come along and do something about it.


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Sep 282014

PowerShell has become the main scripting language on the Microsoft platform.  With the latest release of PowerShell you can also use it on Unix and Linux.  There are a lot of great resources provided by the PowerShell community to get you started.  Below are a couple great videos that were captured during a PowerShell Saturday event several months ago.  In my opinion these two beginning videos are some of the best out there.   Please let us know below if you agree with our opinion.  If you have other PowerShell resources that you want highlighted please leave a comment below or send us an email through the contact page.

PowerShell Saturday Video One



PowerShell Saturday Video Two