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LANtec Lagniappe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:39

LANtec Lagniappe

Get to know all about our February Employee of the Month,


How long have you been with LANtec? Rachel H - PRO

Year and a half

What is your music style?

I like a lot of different music, depends on my mood. Mainly rock.

What is your “go-to” song?

Not sure that I have a “go-to” song, Shinedown and Days of the New always seem to put me in the right mood.

Biggest pet peeve?

Bad drivers & procrastination

What is your favorite comfort food?

I love all food. Cake with lots of icing is pretty comforting.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Watching too much TV – especially the Real Housewives

Fears or superstitions?

SPIDERS, large bugs & heights

What is one thing you CANNOT live without?

My family

What is one thing on your bucket list?

I have so many! Travel everywhere possible and a hot air balloon ride...strange since I’m afraid of heights!

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you.

I have a blind spot in the middle of my right eye

What do you enjoy the most about working at LANtec?

I really enjoy my co-workers. We work well together – it’s like having another family J

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:44
Windows PowerShell: Make Your Life Easier! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bernard Mott, LANtec Technical Instructor   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:48

PowerShell. Yuck.powershell

Nobody uses that. Why should I learn PowerShell?

PowerShell is the future. Microsoft is gradually removing resource-intensive GUI interfaces from its server products and replacing them with sleek, efficient PowerShell commands. The commands, known as cmdlets (command-lets) allow admins the ability to create customized scripts to perform complex tasks on the network. Tasks that used to be part of consoles have now been moved to PowerShell cmdlets. In some cases, PowerShell is the only way to perform a task. Want to know how much mail is in each user’s mailbox? That’s not part of the GUI tool anymore. Try “Get-MailBoxFolderStatistics” in the PowerShell window.

PowerShell also allows you to run repetitive commands quickly. Try to create 100 new users in Active Directory Users and Computers. At about 30 seconds per user, it will take an hour to complete your task. A PowerShell script could do the same thing in 15 minutes. Oh, don’t know the command? Add 5 minutes to “Google” the syntax and test it.

PowerShell has many other features. It has built-in error detection, showing you exactly where your error occurred. It’s also self-documenting: save the script, or turn on logging in the editor window. Everything you learn applies to other cmdlets. The syntax of one command is consistent with other commands.

The most powerful feature is “Pipelining”. Want to know what that is? LANtec's Powershell class is available coming up March 16 - 20 AND June 15 - 19 in BOTH our Lafayette and Baton Rouge locations. Call your account executive to get enrolled today!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:46
The Generational Gap in the Workplace PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:49

The Generational Gap in the Workplace

By: Mechelle Roberthon, LANtec Professional Development Instructor

The workforce has become very diverse and includes people who were born anywhere from 1930 - 1999. WOW! That’s a BIG age gap. How do you retain them, keep them motivated and recruit them? First, we must understand a few things: BLOG

The different generations:

  • The Silent generation (born 1930-1945)
  • The Baby Boomers (1946-1966)
  • Generation Xers (1965-1976)
  • Generation Y (1977-1985)
  • The Millennials (born 1986 and later)

What we ALL want:

  • Respect
  • Trust
  • No one really likes change, but we can all be better prepared for it
  • Retaining older workers is the same as retaining younger workers; you simply have to do the right things and make your workplace valuable
  • Across generations, we know that everyone wants to learn and to be valued
  • Almost everyone is open to coaching – it doesn’t vary according to generation, it varies according to personal preference


When recruiting across generations remember this:

Silents and Boomers will appreciate job ads that outline:

  • Value of their experience and expertise
  • A detailed job description
  • Traditional recruiting methods like classified ads, outplacement firms or recruiting companies

Generation Xers, Ys & Millennials will appreciate:

  • Short, snappy writing
  • Emphasis on fast-paced, individual contributions, work-life balance and opportunities for growth
  • Technological recruiting methods like Internet job boards, company websites and networking

Keeping in mind generation gaps and the wants/needs of each, recruiting and retaining them should be a breeze!

Sound off in the comments, what is your generation (no judgment!) and what motivates you in the workplace?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:15
End of Support for Windows Server 2003 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:21

Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003/R2 on July 14, 2015. Now thZ1OTCHVMis the time to migrate.

Understand what end of support means

End of support for Windows Server 2003/R2 can have a dramatic impact on your business. It will mean no more updates or patches from Microsoft, which can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:14

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