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    • How to Install a Screensaver in Windows

      How to Install a Screensaver in Windows

      What is a Screensaver? A screensaver is an animated image that is displayed on a PC screen when inactive – once the user’s inactivity has been detected for a certain period of time. Screensavers were originally created to prevent burn-in (i.e. the burning of an image into the phosphor inside the cathode ray tube after hours of

    • ExFAT


      The Microsoft Corporation in conjunction with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) released the exFAT file system. The exFAT file system was produced in order to address the short comings of the FAT32 file system; specifically on portable media such as USB sticks or portable hard drives where NTFS file structure use is inappropriate. The

    • How to Print the Windows Task Manager

      How to Print the Windows Task Manager

      Task Manager is a small application that usually comes standard with MS Window operating systems such as XP and Vista. The program can give you current information regarding many aspects of your computer including computer performance, processes, network activity, applications currently running, logged in users, and system services. The Task Manager can also help terminate

    • Active Directory Management Tools

      Active Directory Management Tools

      Active Directory or directory service management is a vital component of any administration process if Active Directory is implemented in the networking environment. The two types of management or administration methods that can be utilized to manage the directory service are: Administrative tools that utilize a graphical user interface (GUI). Command-line tools. Windows Server 2003

    • Implementing IAS

      Implementing IAS

      Internet Authentication Service (IAS) Overview In most organizations that have multiple network access servers, the centralization of authentication and accounting of connections being established at a centralized server is the better approach than each network access server performing authentication and accounting services. The Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol is the recognized protocol for

    • Using the Terminal Services Manager Tool

      Using the Terminal Services Manager Tool

      The Terminal Services Manager tool (Tsadmin.exe) is the main administration tool used to manage existing Terminal Services sessions, users, and processes that are connected to or running on the Terminal Services server. The Terminal Services Manager tool can manage one or more Terminal Services servers. The administrative tasks that the Terminal Services Manager tool can

    • APIPA


      Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) Overview DHCP is a service that functions at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack. One of the primary tasks of the DHCP service is to automatically assign IP addresses to DHCP clients. A server running the DHCP service is called a DHCP server. The DHCP service automates the

    • Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      An Introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS) Microsoft’s integrated Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS) enables you to create and manage Web sites within your organization. It allows you to share and distribute information over the Internet or intranet. With Windows 2000 came Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 which was basically the fastest Web server

    • How to Read IIS Server Logs

      How to Read IIS Server Logs

      IIS stands for Internet Information Services and it is a type of software that runs on servers using Microsoft Windows. IIS is the second most popular server software right behind Apache servers, which are open source and usually less expensive to run. Servers that run IIS include FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP and NNTP. One of

    • Troubleshooting VPNs

      Troubleshooting VPNs

      Troubleshooting VPN Services Overview Troubleshooting VPNs typically encompass troubleshooting of the following configuration settings, or aspects of your remote access strategy: IP connectivity. Setting up of remote access connections IPSec IP routing To create VPN connections, there are a few requirements that have to be met: VPN services need to be enabled on the server.

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