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Video - Microsoft Remote Desktop - Part Two
This video by ImpartLabs is a tutorial that talks about Remote Desktop. In part one we setup the Computer receiving the Remote Connection. In this video we set up Remote Desktop at the connection originating computer, and make the connection to the remote computer. More ...

How to Share a Folder in Windows 7
One of the main advantages of a network is the ability to share files. This article shows you how to configure Windows 7 to share files and folders on a network. More ...

The Fastest Way to Move PC to PC
Upon installation, many applications write keys and other information to the Windows registry. For this reason, when you want to transfer your programs and files to a new computer, you can't just copy them over. More ...

SMART Disk Drives Warn You Before They Fail
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) is a feature built-in to modern hard drives that monitors certain parameters of their operation in an attempt to provide a warning when failure is imminent. More ...

Video Tutorial 3 - The Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility
This is a series of tutorials about how to use Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility. In Tutorial 1 you learned how to perform a backup. In Tutorial 2 you learned how to recover files from a backup. In this Tutorial You'll learn how to restore your PC from a system image. More ...

How to Audit Security Permissions and Access Rights in Active Directory
Active Directory is the foundation of security and IT management in Windows Server based IT infrastructures. It stores and protects the user accounts, the security groups, and auditing of all access management tasks. It is the focal point of administrative delegation in Windows based environments. More ...

Security Risks and Ways to Decrease Vulnerabilities in a 802.11b Wireless Environment
This document explains topics relating to wireless networks. The main topics discussed include, what type of vulnerabilities exist today in 802.11 networks and ways that you can help prevent these vulnerabilities from being exploited. More ...

Installing a Network Printer on Windows XP and Vista
Summary of steps to install a network printer. I've tried to include what is necessary without writing a whole book about a 5 minute procedure. More ...

Uncomplicated AD Object Management on a Remote Server Domain
Windows Server comes tools known as MMC (Microsoft Management Consoles) for managing the active directory. With the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) snap-in administrators can create, manage and delete user and computer accounts configured with the directory structure. More ...

PC Technician's Software Copyright Responsibilities
As a PC Technician, working on other people's computers, you'll be in a position to encounter illegally copied software. For example, maybe you need to re-install a customer's operating system or application software and you find that the customer is using an illegal copy. What do you do? Do you go ahead and install the illegal software? More ...

Computer Technician's Guide to Safety
There are many hazards that the computer technician must be aware of. These include Physical Hazards, Mechanical Hazards, Chemical Hazards, Electric Shock Hazard, and CRT Monitor High-Voltage Hazard. More ...

Application, Program, Process, Service, Thread; What Does it All Mean?
Although applications, services, and processes are all pretty much the same thing, generally if its a program that displays a user interface, you should call it an application. A program that doesn't displays a user interface, you should call a service. More ...