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    • Troubleshooting Group Policy

      Troubleshooting Group Policy

      Through Group Policy, a wide variety of user and computer configuration settings can be applied to users and computers in Active Directory. If an Active Directory environment includes a hierarchy with many different organizational unit (OU) levels, when group policies are applied at these different levels within the hierarchy, it is almost certain that Group

    • How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      Erasing a hard drive is relatively straight forward and only takes about an hour to accomplish. There are several ways to erase a hard drive and each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Below are few methods for reformatting, using disk sanitizing software, or specifically deleting files. Erase a Hard Drive by Reformatting It

    • Managing the DHCP Server

      Managing the DHCP Server

      Management Tasks for the DHCP Server The common management tasks that you need to perform for your DHCP servers are listed below: Delegate DHCPadministration to individuals. View and analyze DHCPstatistical information. Change the status of the DHCP service. Configure superscopeadministration entities. Back up the DHCPserver database. Restore the DHCPserver database. Repair a corruptedDHCP server database.

    • How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      There are several ways to recover a lost windows password. Hidden administrator account method, Windows installation disk, and third party software are some of the methods you can try. Hidden Administrator Account Method If using a custom user account, Windows automatically creates an “Administrator” account that is hidden from the user selection log in screen.

    • How to Turn Off System Restore

      How to Turn Off System Restore

      System Restore is a feature included in the Windows Operating System that lets the end-user create points that are “known good” which can be restored to in the event of a catastrophic event occurring on the computer. These events can result from a failure or crash of the operating system due to infection by computer

    • Error 721

      Error 721

      Error 721 is a Microsoft error which is encountered after making an unsuccessful attempt to establish a virtual private network (VPN) connection to a corporate network by using a Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) client. You may even get an error 721 after making an unsuccessful attempt to establish a dial-up connection after upgrading your computer

    • How to Find the Windows Version on a PC

      How to Find the Windows Version on a PC

      In many situations, it is extremely important to know the Windows software version that one’s computer is running. While it is obvious whether a computer user is running Windows 98 compared to Windows XP from the welcome screen, knowing the version and other information about the operating system can help a user avoid problems loading

    • mfefire.exe

      mfefire.exe

      Mfefire.exe is McAfee Anti-virus Firewall Service’s process. The McAfee Firewall prevents malicious programs from installing themselves or third party components on the computer. Mfefire.exe is not a system process, but is required to run the McAfee Firewall. Mfefire.exe generally runs on the Windows Operating System and can be found in the primary hard drive’s Program

    • How to Fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error

      How to Fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error

      A server is a computer that ‘serves’ the network that it is connected to. It performs functions that are useful to the network. For example, there are file servers that store data and print servers that handle the network printing jobs. Businesses and other institutions often use servers to store important, possibly confidential, information and

    • Bonjour Service

      Bonjour Service

      The Bonjour service is an Apple, Inc. implementation of a service discovery protocol. It permits an application to find devices, services, and other computers on a network without configuring a DNS server or directory service by making use of the multi-cast network protocol. Although Bonjour started as a proprietary Apple networking protocol, the company has

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