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    • How to Enable ActiveX Controls

      How to Enable ActiveX Controls

      ActiveX is a software structure created by Microsoft. It contains re-deployable software modules known as controls which are utilized to perform a unique function or set of functions within the confines of Microsoft Windows. These controls can be brought together to work as a complete software application itself. ActiveX controls are based on the Component

    • How to Uninstall Windows Messenger

      How to Uninstall Windows Messenger

      Windows Messenger is an instant messaging software that allows users to communicate with friends and family members from anywhere in the world via instantaneous text-based messages and audio/video calls. Windows Messenger is the default instant messaging software of the Windows Operating System and is automatically installed when a user purchases a new Windows computer. Windows

    • Understanding Fault Tolerance

      Understanding Fault Tolerance

      An Introduction to Fault Tolerance The following issues initiate downtime: Hardware Failures: Hardware failures can be described as failures that occur in mechanisms like disks or storage media. Hardware failures tend to offset other failures. It is recommended to utilize platforms that can monitor internal temperatures, as well as trigger alarms accordingly. With random access

    • Error 1603

      Error 1603

      When installing software that is packaged with the Windows Installer, users may get an error 1603. The actual error message that displays is “error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation.” There are a few things that cause this to occur. Windows Installer and Encrypted Folders Users cannot install software packaged in the Windows Installer

    • Planning and Implementing a DNS Namespace

      Planning and Implementing a DNS Namespace

      Host Name Resolution Overview In networks running the TCP/IP protocol suite, IP address information is used to forward packet to the destination computer. The packets that are transmitted over the network contain the IP address of the computer sending the packet; and the IP address of the destination computer intended to receive the packet. The

    • 0xc0000135


      Windows error 0xc0000135 is displayed when an application fails to initialize properly. It is also displayed when a new program, game, or plug-in is installed and fails to work properly due to the wrong version of .Net being installed on the computer or as a result of a computer malware infection. Is the .Net Environment

    • The Certificate Enrollment Process

      The Certificate Enrollment Process

      While encryption can be a robust security technology, users have to implement a public key infrastructure (PKI) to make it beneficial and trusted within an organization. The Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 PKI implementation resides in Certificate Services. A public key infrastructure is the collection of technology, protocols, services, standards, and policies that control

    • 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

    • Analyzing ISA Server Performance using ISA Server Reporting

      Analyzing ISA Server Performance using ISA Server Reporting

      Understanding the ISA Server Reporting Feature ISA Server includes a reporting feature that you can use for a number of purposes: Use reports to obtain and view information on usage statistics of the server for both computers and client users. Create your own reports. Each report here consists of a number of sub-reports, taking the

    • Securing Remote Access and VPN Servers

      Securing Remote Access and VPN Servers

      Remote Access and VPN Server Security Issues Remote Access Servers (RAS) provides access to the network for remote users. The different types of remote access connections are Dial-in remote access, VPN remote access, and Wireless remote access. Dial-in remote access uses modems, servers running the Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) service, and the Point-to-Point (PPP)

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