905-497-7137833-SYS-LIFE   Login

Blog Posts


Tethering: Explained

Whether you’re in a desolate area, travelling for business, or simply just cannot find a WiFi network around you, there is always a signal right in your pocket. If your cellular phone is modern enough to support tethering (Roughly newer than 5 years old) then chances are you have the opportunity to use your cellphone […]

Read More

SharePoint Backup and PowerShell Crash Event ID 1001

Two items high on the list of concerns for many companies are backups, and cost.  We recently had a client looking for a cost-effective but reliable solution for backing up their internal SharePoint 2010 environment. So, without reinventing the wheel, we deployed a nice little PowerShell script produced by the good people over at CodePlex […]

Read More

5 Amazing Free PC Apps

Nothing beats getting something for free.  One of the great things about owning a PC is the availability of free software that can help your system run better, and help with troubleshooting issues.  Here are five of my favorite free programs to get your bytes flowing: 1. Find the data hog with WinDIRStat https://windirstat.info We […]

Read More

Spring is coming…

Spring is coming (apparently), and with it comes the potential for flooding and severe weather that can cause a host of problems for the unprepared organization. While disasters and catastrophic events are unpredictable, and of course occur all year round, now is a great time to review or create your organization’s Disaster Recovery or Business […]

Read More

Voicemail WAV Files Won’t Play on Nexus 5

At some point last year my Google Nexus 5 stopped playing the voicemail WAV files sent to my corporate Exchange account. The error in the second image may vary slightly (video vs. audio file) but the net result is the same… can’t play the message.       By default the phone tries to use […]

Read More

Fibre vs Fibre: Which is it?

Home internet services has never been so confusing for the consumer. For years we’ve essentially understood what we were paying for when we gave the ISPs a bunch of our money every month. We knew how much bandwidth we were getting, the speeds it was coming to us, and the price we were paying. Packages […]

Read More

Windows Backup Fails – Error Code: 2155347997

Event ID 8228: Fail to parse XML file Event ID 8193: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CreateVssExamineWriterMetadata.  hr = 0x80042311, The given XML document is invalid.  It is either incorrectly-formed XML or it does not match the schema. We recently ran into an issue with Microsoft Server Backup in Server 2008 […]

Read More