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    • How to Play a DVD in Windows 10?

      How to Play a DVD in Windows 10?

      If you are one of the users that still has a DVD drive and wants to watch DVDs on your Windows 10 machine, you have “bad luck”. Windows 10 lacks an app that will play DVDs. Good old Windows Media Center didn’t survive and Microsoft ditched it a long time ago with Windows 8. You

    • How to Remove Alphabet Letters in Windows 10 Start Menu?

      How to Remove Alphabet Letters in Windows 10 Start Menu?

      One of the most annoying things in the Windows 10 Start Menu are the “alphabet letters” which are apparently intended to speed up your app search and choices. People across the Internet are constantly asking how to remove these and the answer is YOU CAN’T, at least not without a third-party apps. Alphabet letters in

    • Implementing and Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

      Implementing and Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

      On Overview on Group Policy Object (GPO) Implementation and the Group Policy Object Editor Group Policy settings are stored in a Group Policy Object (GPO). The types of Group Policy settings which can be stored in a GPO are listed below: Computer configuration settings are located in the Computer Configuration node. User configuration settings are

    • Creating and Managing Domain Controllers

      Creating and Managing Domain Controllers

      Understanding the Different Server Roles The server roles that exist in a networking environment are standalone servers, member servers and domain controllers. A standalone server is a computer that is not member of a domain, and can be a computer running Windows NT 4, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003. A test server is a

    • Windows Media Player Error 0xc00d1199

      Windows Media Player Error 0xc00d1199

      Windows Media Player develops a variety of errors when invalid changes are made to the program itself or the computer system in use. The Error code “0xc00d1199 – Cannot Play File” is a common error that occurs for a variety of reasons. Note: Clicking on “More Information” provides details about the error code. Installing Codec

    • Troubleshooting Windows Explorer Crashes

      Troubleshooting Windows Explorer Crashes

      Windows Explorer is the Microsoft file management program that has been bundled with all releases of the Windows Operating System (OS) since Windows 95. Explorer provides the user interface or GUI for the end-user to access the computer's files system. The Windows OS can run without Windows Explorer being loaded, however, most Windows users have

    • Not a Valid Win32 Application

      Not a Valid Win32 Application

      The Not a valid Win32 application error message may occur in a number of different scenarios. This indicates that an executable file, application, or program is not able to communicate correctly with the Windows API. The error may occur during or after the installation of an application, program, or in certain cases – hardware. The

    • Active Directory Groups

      Active Directory Groups

      Groups are containers that contain user and computer objects within them as members. When security permissions are set for a group in the Access Control List on a resource, all members of that group receive those permissions. Domain Groups enable centralized administration in a domain. All domain groups are created on a domain controller. In

    • How Internet Authentication Service (IAS) works

      How Internet Authentication Service (IAS) works

      Internet Authentication Service (IAS) is Microsoft's implementation of a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) server and proxy. As a RADIUS server, IAS performs centralized connection authentication, authorization, and accounting for many types of network access, including wireless and VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections. As a RADIUS proxy, IAS forwards authentication and accounting messages to

    • Encrypting File System (EFS)

      Encrypting File System (EFS)

      An Overview of EFS Encrypting File System (EFS) enables users to encrypt files and folders, and entire data drives on NTFS formatted volumes. NTFS enables you to set permissions on files and folders on an NTFS formatted volume which controls access to these files and folders. EFS enables you to encrypt files and folders to

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