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    • Active Directory Replication

      Active Directory Replication

      The initial Windows NT versions were designed as single master network environments. The primary domain controller (PDC) was responsible for managing the domain database’s master copy. The PDC was therefore responsible for replicating any changes to the backup domain controllers (BDCs). In these environments, any changes had to be performed on the PDC, which then

    • What Are Dynamic Disks?

      What Are Dynamic Disks?

      What are Dynamic Disks A dynamic disk refers to a hard drive that can be altered at any time to include additional partitions or volumes. This differs from basic disks that only include standard and extended partitions that are setup when the disk is first formatted. Dynamic disks can handle all of the following volumes.

    • How to Change an Exchange Password

      How to Change an Exchange Password

      To change a Microsoft Exchange password, follow these instructions: Press the [CTRL], [ALT], and [DELETE] keys at the same time. In the window that pops up, click the Change Password button Enter a User name Select the domain that the password is being changed for Enter the old password Enter the new password Enter the

    • Deploying Software through Group Policy

      Deploying Software through Group Policy

      When Active Directory was launched in Windows 2000, one of its key design features was to ease the process of deploying software within an organization. To this end, Microsoft included the ability to deploy and distribute software with Group Policy. IntelliMirror technologies include Group Policy software installation to simplify the management necessary for large quantities

    • How to Change the Windows Toolbar

      How to Change the Windows Toolbar

      The toolbar is a component of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) that houses various input and output components such as buttons, menus, icons and so on. End-users can customize toolbars as per their personal requirements. Toolbars can be found in operating systems, software applications, and web browsers. The latest development in toolbar interfacing is the

    • How to Remove WGA

      How to Remove WGA

      To remove Windows Genuine Advantage, particularly the validation tool from your Windows-based machine, you need to: Go to your Windows folder, usually at C:Windows. Search for the folder named 'Downloaded Program Files'. Note that Windows Genuine Advantage, which is found embedded on Microsoft Windows OS products, consists of two distinct elements, namely the Validation Tool

    • How to Backup Active Directory

      How to Backup Active Directory

      Backing up Active Directory is essential to maintaining an Active Directory database. Users can back up Active Directory with the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and command-line tools that the Windows Server 2003 family provides. Users should frequently backup the system state data on domain controllers so that they can restore the most current data. By

    • Troubleshooting IIS

      Troubleshooting IIS

      Understanding HTTP Error Messages HTTP error messages are related to the HTTP status codes which are included in the response headers when pages are requested from the Web server. HTTP status codes are three digit numbers. HTTP status codes are categorized into the following categories: Informational (1xx): This category is used for testing, and is

    • How to Rotate the Screen in Windows

      How to Rotate the Screen in Windows

      Rotating a monitor screen has several practical uses. Having a “portrait” screen orientation allows viewers to see entire documents at 100% size and view taller web pages without the need to scroll as much. Additionally, rotated screens take up less space on a desk, especially if they are widescreen monitors. Note: Some monitors are not

    • Macintosh and Windows Server Integration

      Macintosh and Windows Server Integration

      Macintosh Services Overview While in the earlier days, it was somewhat difficult to integrate Macintosh networks and Windows networks because each operating system basically used different protocols, and files structures and systems. To deal with these integration issues, Microsoft has since introduced the File Server for Macintosh (FSM) and Print Server for Macintosh (PSM) services

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