Windows System Administration
A Day in the Life of a System Administrator
People interested in becoming a computer system administrator or those
who are studying for the Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) exam
might not know what a system administrator actually does. More ...
What Is Virtualization and What Are the Benefits?
The term virtualization most commonly refers to server virtualization - running multiple operating
systems on a single physical computer. While most computers only have one installed operating
system, server virtualization software allows a computer to run several operating systems. More ...
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
Windows Active Directory is a centralized database that stores the collection
of information about all the resources available on the Windows domain.
Active Directory enables administrators to manage the network resources
in an easy way. More ...
How to Share a Printer
Network printers are available to anyone on that same network. If you have a printer connected directly
to your PC rather than the network, and your PC is on network, you can also share that printer with
anyone on the same network. More ...
To Protect Your PC Disable the Windows Scripting Host
Anyone can use Windows Notepad to create a script to read, modify, create,
or delete files on your PC, including the registry and other configuration
files. A script can be executed by clicking on the name of the script
within an email message. More ...
Microsoft Licensing Explained
If any of you have tried to figure out Microsoft's licensing laws you know
how frustrating and confusing it is. I have written a brief explanation
below covering Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003. 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 ...
FreeDOS is a PC compatible Y2K compliant DOS that you can download from
www.freedos.org. Microsoft should have made the expiration period much
longer than 30 days. Maybe they want you to activate Windows XP before it crashes. More ...
Search for Text in Text Files
Getting Windows Folder Search function to reliably find text within a file is a real trick.
There are several places within windows where you can configure search, but it never seems
to do a reliable job. The solution is to use the simple batch file. More ...
Computer Technician's Guide to Electronics Disposal and Recycling
The United States alone creates about 3 million tons of electronics waste each year.
Much of this electronics waste is sent to developing nations where primitive processing
methods cause serious health and pollution problems. CompTIA considers the knowledge
of how to properly dispose of old computer equipment, to be an important part of
being a certified computer technician. More ...
Is Your Critical PC Data Adequately Protected From Disaster?
For small businesses or home users protecting and managing disaster scenarios merge the
three industrial IT fields of Disaster Recovery, High Availability and Backup. Using best
practice from industry and modern desktop PC's with sophisticated hardware and software
it's amazing just how much we can do. More ...
The Security and Maintenance of Messages in Outlook Express
Outlook Express includes several tools that protect the unauthorized users
from accessing the electronic data, thereby increasing the privacy and
integrity of the e-mail messages. More ...