Windows System Administration
What is Windows Aero and Mouse Gestures?
Aero is Microsoft's new gimmicky graphical user interface for Windows Visa and Windows 7.
Its main feature is the translucent glassy window borders, allowing background objects to
be visible through them. Another feature of Aero is mouse gestures. The mouse gestures
are Snap, Shake, and Peek. More ...
Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration
This book is the perfect resource for learning Windows Server 2008 from the ground-up!
Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, the book requires no
previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows Server 2008
features, including the features unique to this new server operating system. More ...
Defend Your Business with a Firewall
A firewall is a piece of hardware or software that places a barrier between
your network and the internet. It prevents outsiders from accessing your
network and systems and delving into your confidential information or
performing malicious acts. More ...
Script to Print a Directory File List
There are many low cost and free applications that will print a directory
file list. Some people use the DOS prompt or a DOS batch file. In this article,
I'm going to give you another method, a small VBScript to run with the
Windows Scripting Host. More ...
Create and Change Password, Picture and User Name in Windows 7
In Windows 7, the logon screen usually contains a picture that you choose when setting
up the computer and a default user name. Here's how to change your password, picture
and user name. More ...
Kill The Messenger (Service)
All Windows versions install Messenger Service and turn it on by default.
A program freely available from the Internet allows spammers to control
the Messenger Service on hundreds of thousands of computers on the Web. 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 ...
There are two basic kinds of fonts, bitmapped fonts and scalable fonts.
Bitmapped fonts are constructed as a pattern of dots. Bitmapped fonts can
be enlarged, but this produces jagged looking type. More ...
Restrict Web Browsing With Internet Explorer
Regulating web browsing can prevent children (and workers) from accessing dangerous
content on the internet, or having to make judgment calls over suitable relationships
in chat-rooms. You can block access to unwanted web content. Here's how to do so with
a basic Parental Control tool included free with Windows. More ...
PC Technician's Guide to Providing Telephone Support
Troubleshooting PC problems over a telephone is a difficult task. Always keep complete
support incident documentation. If you can't solve the problem, follow your company's
escalation policy. If a problem is taking a long time to solve, try to work out a temporary
work-around with the customer so that they can stay in business. By following the steps
in this article you'll be able to provide successful telephone technical support. 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 ...
Windows 7 Tweaks
This book is packed with more than 400 pages of insider
tips, it delves beneath the surface to reveal little-known ways to tweak, modify,
and customize Windows 7 to get every ounce of performance from your operating system. More ...