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    • Managing the IIS Metabase

      Managing the IIS Metabase

      An Overview of the IIS Metabase With the introduction of IIS 4, came the introduction of the metabase. IIS configuration information was no longer stored in the Registry, but in the new metabase structure. Some IIS configuration settings however still remained stored in the Registry, under the following keys: HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftInetMgrParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesInetInfoParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesASPParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesHttpParametersLogBufferSize HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW3SVCParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesMSFTPSVCParameters

    • How to Kill a Process in Windows

      How to Kill a Process in Windows

      Computer programs or applications commonly have one or more processes that are executing to support the program. These processes are instances of the running application and may have one or many Operating System threads dedicated to receive computer resources. Each program thread may execute any portion of the process code depending on the program design.

    • DirectX


      DirectX, formerly known as the Game SDK, is a term given for a collection of Windows APIs (Application Protocol Interface) for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. This set of development libraries for high performance games allows software developers "direct access" to the low-level functions of PC peripherals.

    • Global Catalog

      Global Catalog

      The global catalog is a distributed data repository that is stored in global catalog servers and issued via multimaster replication. It basically is composed of a representation (partial) of every object in the multidomain Active Directory forest that can also be searched. The global catalog is used because searches can be made faster because they

    • Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service Overview The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service, a primary service included as part of IIS, performs the key functions and has the characteristics listed below: SMTP can be used to forward mail from one SMTP host to another. SMTP cannot deliver mail directly to the client. Mail clients

    • Active Directory Terminology and Concepts

      Active Directory Terminology and Concepts

      The Active Directory data store (directory) is the database that holds all directory information such as information on users, computer, groups, other objects, and the objects that users can access. It also includes other network components. The Active Directory data store is stored on the server’s hard disk by means of the Ntds.dit file. The

    • How to Auto-Hide the Taskbar with the Registry

      How to Auto-Hide the Taskbar with the Registry

      One way to modify a Windows desktop’s look is to auto-hide the taskbar. The auto-hide option modifies a desktop by giving the user some extra space. When using the auto-hide taskbar option, the taskbar disappears when it is not being used. However, whenever it is required, simply place the cursor at the bottom of the

    • Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content using WebDAV You can use Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) to manage and publish content such as HTML files, ASP pages, scripts and executables, to IIS. You can use WebDAV to create and modify web content on Internet servers. WebDAV utilizes the port 80. This is the default used by HTTP. By

    • How to Find a Windows Product Key

      How to Find a Windows Product Key

      If you want to install or reinstall any version of the Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8) on your computer, you will need your Windows Product Key. This key is a security tool designed to stop counterfeiting and software piracy. If the user purchased his/her computer from an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) such as

    • How to Change Windows Startup Options

      How to Change Windows Startup Options

      As a Windows computer ages, the number of third party applications that users download increases. Many of these programs automatically configure themselves to be opened when Windows starts eating away at the resources available for the computer to perform routine tasks. This can significantly slow overall computer speed. Users can mitigate this problem by changing

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