Bret A. Bennett

Bret A.

Bret A. Bennett is the principal consultant of BRET A. BENNETT, a business IT consultancy in West Palm Beach, Florida (est. 1987). Bennett specializes in the installation, training, and support of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Passport Business Solutions, and Open Systems Traverse software. He also provides support for BI delivery and Microsoft servers, including SQL Server, Windows Server, and Small Business Server. Besides earning a bachelor's degree, he's a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Accounting Applications Specialist, and Certified Installation Specialist.

Allowing a User to Access Another User's Exchange 2003 Mailbox
Having managers, co-workers, or assistants manage an absent employee's Exchange email account is commonplace and necessary. Here are some recommended methods to allow access and some methods to avoid.
Bug Might Be the Cause of "Could not reconnect all network drives" Pop-Up
Perplexed by receiving a "Could not reconnect all network drives" pop-up even though there were no mapped drives, Bret A. Bennett ran some tests.
Disable Video ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer on the Fly
Websites' video ads can negatively affect users' Internet experience and productivity, especially on older, slower systems. Here's a way you can disable videos quickly and on the fly, without exiting Internet Explorer.
Fix for Double Vision in Disk Utilities
In disk utilities, a common problem is having the same disk drive listed twice, even though they act on only one instance of it. Here's how to fix the problem.
A Mini-Treatise on Storage Device Identifiers in NTFS 2
Terms such as disk signature, disk ID, volume ID, file system label, drive serial number, and volume serial number can mean different things to different people, which can cause confusion. This mini-treatise seeks to end the confusion by explaining the terms and their aliases.
How to Avoid Browser Hijack Viruses 11
Learn how you can avoid the latest crop of browser hijack viruses, which are disguised as antivirus programs.
Switching the BIOS SATA's Mode from IDE to AHCI 3
If you're running Windows XP and your motherboard has an IDE port, you can switch the BIOS SATA boot drive from IDE mode to AHCI mode. Here are the steps you need to take.
Using Mount Points in <i>My Documents</i>
By creating a mount point that serves as a shortcut, you can quickly navigate from the default document store on the C drive to a different drive when saving files.
Changing the Windows System Drive Letter 6
Sometimes Windows system drive letters get altered. Here's a procedure you can try when you can't use the Control Panel's Disk Management tools to solve the problem.
Audio Echo in XP SP3 Messaging Clients
Manually tuning microphone settings before using application audio tuning in Windows XP Pro SP3 can prevent annoying (and noisy) feedback echoes.
Offline File Caching Slows Logon and Logoff
Delete and re-initialize the offline file cache to prevent slow logon and logoff times caused by synchronization.
Another Way to Add URLs to IE 7.0's Favorites Tree
Learn about a quick and easy way you can add URLs to Internet Explorer 7.0's Favorites tree without accessing the Add to Favorites option.
Use DevCon to Manage Finicky Hardware
DevCon is a versatile command-line tool you can use to manage devices on local and remote computers.
Easily Add URLs to Internet Explorer 7.0's Favorites Tree
If Internet Explorer 7.0's Favorites tree is large, adding new URLs can be a hassle because the tree automatically expands when you select the Add to Favorites option. Here's a simple procedure to add URLs without accessing that option.
Virtual PC 2007 Mouse Integration Fix for Win98
The Mouse Integration feature sometimes doesn't work in Windows 98 virtual machines because of a bug in Virtual PC 2007's Virtual Machine Additions installation routine. To fix the bug, you can make some changes to the virtual machine's system.ini file.
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