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Windows System Administration

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 ...

DOS Switches and Wild Cards
DOS (Disk Operating System) is an interface that a system administrator can use to perform tasks and configure the system by typing text commands. There are many commands available with the DOS command line interface, most of them feature switches, and wild cards which make them very powerful. More ...

Configure Windows 10 to Search Windows Only
Unfortunately, by default Windows 10 taskbar Search is configured to Search the Web and Windows, which first connects to Microsoft's bing search engine and searches Microsoft's Windows Store. More ...

Disable Kernal Paging to Speed Up Windows
Paging is when the operating system allocates part of the hard disk to be used as virtual RAM. Windows is slowed by paging. You can speed up Windows by configuring it to keep its kernal in RAM. 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 ...

How to Setup DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on a Windows Server
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) gives hosts on a network all of the IP information they need to communicate. IP Address, Subnet Mast, Gateway Address, DNS servers and WINS server addresses. For ease of administration DHCP is a great feature to help setup a computer network quickly. More ...

Windows PC Performance Troubleshooting and Optimisation
If your aging PC is running slow and you're considering getting a new one, this article explains how you can diagnose your performance problems, streamline and tune up. You'd be surprised just how much more you can get out of what you have. More ...

Windows 2000 Security Overview
Computer network security is a large topic. You can't configure strong security if you don't have a top-down overview of the security features available and how to configure them. More ...

Guide To Setting Up Dual Monitors
Adding another monitor, especially having two large monitors, gives you a totally different vista. With two monitors you can have your browser and massive spreadsheet on screen at the same time. Most people don't have any idea how really easy it is to set up dual monitors on their system. More ...

Script to Identify Your Systems HAL
The HAL is a crucial module that sits between the Windows operating system and the hardware. Having an incorrect HAL can cause your system to work sluggishly or cause unexplained system lockups. The script provide in this article will identify which HAL was installed on your system. More ...

Configure Windows Indexing Service for Performance
The Windows Indexing Service uses a fair amount of disk space and if the shared directories on the network are large, it can consume a considerable portion of the computer's memory and processor cycles. There are several options for configuring the Indexing Service to improve performance. More ...

How to Restore Files From File History in Windows 10
To keep your files safe, File History automatically makes a copy of every file in your Documents, Music, Photos, and Videos folders. It copies all the files on your desktop, as well. And File History automatically makes those copies every hour. More ...