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    • 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

    • IPSec Policies

      IPSec Policies

      IPSec Policies Overview IPSec encrypts data information contained in IP datagrams through encapsulation to provide data integrity, data confidentiality, data origin authentication, and replay protection. The two main IPSec components that are installed when you install IPSec are the IPSec Policy Agent and the IPSec driver. The IPSec Policy Agent is a service running on

    • How to Turn Off Sticky Keys

      How to Turn Off Sticky Keys

      Sticky Keys is a Microsoft Windows accessibility feature, designed to aid computer users who have problems holding down multiple keys at once. Microsoft created this feature in order to improve user accessibility to specific Operating System commands that require specific, multiple-key combinations to run.  For example, if a normal Windows key combination requires the pressing of

    • How to Install a Codec in Windows

      How to Install a Codec in Windows

      A codec is a device or program that has the ability to perform encoding and decoding on a digital data stream.Codecs are able to encode and decode files for viewing or editing a stream or signal for transmission, storage or encryption. They are often used in video conferencing and some streaming media applications. This was

    • Error Loading Operating System

      Error Loading Operating System

      The Error Loading Operating System error appears when an operating system fails to load properly. This error is localized to the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, so users of other operating systems should not face this problem. Essentially, the Error Loading Operating System error occurs at a point between the computer’s BIOS running checks on

    • System Idle Process

      System Idle Process

      The System Idle Process on computers running the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) typically displays when it is using more than 90% of the computer’s CPU. This confuses many users as they believe that there is an OS error or more drastically that the computer is infected with malware. In reality, the System Idle Process

    • Understanding DNS Queries and Lookups

      Understanding DNS Queries and Lookups

      DNS Queries Overview The naming system used by DNS is a hierarchical namespace, called the DNS namespace. The DNS namespace has a unique root. The root can contain numerous subdomains. Each subdomain also can contain multiple subdomains. Each domain registered in DNS is connected to a DNS name server. The DNS server of a domain

    • Understanding Security Templates

      Understanding Security Templates

      With Windows NT 4.0, came the launch of the System Policy Editor feature which enabled administrators to manage the security settings of the system through a single user interface. The System Policy Editor feature allowed administrators to easily manage configurations of multiple computers because configuration settings could be copied between systems. With the introduction of

    • Understanding Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server)

      Understanding Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server)

      Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) Overview Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) is combination of a firewall and Web caching server that can be used to protect the enterprise from external access, while sharing a internet connection on the network. The multilayer firewall of ISA Server protects valuable network resources of

    • Error Performing In-page Operation

      Error Performing In-page Operation

      Windows NT, Me, and Windows XP’s Pre Service Pack 2 users sometimes experience the “Error Performing In-page Operation” error when attempting to copy files from a disk. If a user experiences this error while trying to access a disk that  he/she inserted into the computer’s floppy, CD, or DVD drive, the error is likely related

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