Desktop

Moving to the next generation of legal desktops!

It’s no secret that 21st century attorneys are highly mobile and practice law from just about anywhere.  Gone are the days of working within the office, behind old wooden desks, and going home for the weekend with your files safely stowed in your litigation bag.  Today’s lawyer works at Panera and Starbucks. They demand a…

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32 Bit or 64 Bit? That is the Question

Until fairly recently the choice between a 32 bit or 64 bit application install was a fairly easy one.  While 64 bit had its advantages the idea of running a 64 bit version of a product like Microsoft Office was simply a no go.  Your preferred Document Management System typically would not integrate, your add-ins…

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Dell Rapid Recovery comes to the rescue of an Adaptive Solutions' client after Center City fire.

On June 20th 2016, a fire, caused by an electrical fault, broke out at 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia – home to several prominent Philadelphia law firms, including longtime Adaptive client Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP. The fire caused the evacuation and shutdown of several floors of the building, including those housing Weber Gallagher’s data center. In the not…

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Updating Windows 7 Workstations

Sometimes when you setup a new Windows 7 workstation and try to do Windows Updates it just appears to “hang” on the checking for updates screen? There can be a number of reasons for this, but there are some things you can try that will usually help resolve the problem. First, Microsoft puts out a…

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Outlook Slow After Migrating to Exchange 2013

If you’ve just migrated your mailbox to Exchange 2013 and you’re having issues with slowness in Outlook (opening Outlook, reading e-mails, etc.) you may need to adjust something called TcpAckFrequency in the registry. The default TcpAckFrequency parameter in Windows is 200ms, which does not always work well with Exchange 2013. Luckily, there is a very…

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Hot Topics in Legal IT: Disaster, Security, and Compliance

ALA Philadelphia Chapter, November 5th 2015 Held at Flaster/Greenberg, Philadelphia, PA   Presenters: TODD Baratz – CTO, Adaptive Solutions CHUCK Davis – CEO, Adaptive Solutions CHRIS Brown – Director of Business Development, Adaptive Solutions AMY Gaffney – Director of Engineering, Adaptive Solutions The session’s content was divided into 4 sub-sections How infrastructure is changing Disaster…

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ILTACON – Las Vegas 2015 Heavy Clouds (But No Rain)

For those of you not familiar with ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) it is an association that is made up of technologists, administrators, attorneys and anyone else who has an interest in how technology is shaping the way law firms do business.  As a Gold Sponsor, Adaptive Solutions has a long history of engaging with…

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Adding MS Account to domain user says account '… is here already'

After a recent rollout of Microsoft DirectAccess I ran into a specific issue around the addition of a Microsoft account to the domain account. After attempting to add the Microsoft account I was constantly presented with “username is already here” and an empty data entry box. Given the deep integration between the “Microsoft Account” (i.e.…

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Remote Server Management Tools for Windows 10

For those of us who live in the world of IT, the ability to remotely administer server features like Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, etc. is a big deal. In some previous versions of Windows we were kind of hamstrung when it came to adopting the latest version of the desktop OS by the lack of…

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