Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts


  • Managing Power Savings for XP via GPO

    You can manage the power savings features of both Windows XP and Vista using a GPO in a domain environment. In order to do this you will need to get Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729). You can download this extension via the following URL:

  • Various PHP related messages

    ntwdblib.dll: This application has failed to start because ntwdblib.dll was not found. Re-install the application may fix this problem

  • Manual installation of IIS, PHP and MySql

    Last week I posted an article about how I configured IIS, PHP and MySQL using Microsoft’s Web PI 2.0 technology, which was wicked easy. Today I figured I would run the same thing but this time “manually”. Which if I had to rank things in order of difficulty from 1 to 5, where one is the easiest, the Web PI install would be a one, and the manual install would be a two. There are a few things you will need to download the links are below.

  • PHP, Pear and Windows

    When running PHP I receive the following message:

  • IIS, PHP, MySQL and Web PI

    I’ve posted a couple of things last week regarding how I use Virtual PC, and since recently I’ve been downloading web apps that need php and mysql I figured I would document what I did to make them go. One of the things I figured out very early on is my job is to find things to make us go, yes I stole that from a Star Trek episode but it’s so true!