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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

    • What is a GPT Protective Partition?

      What is a GPT Protective Partition?

      A GPT protective partition is a partition on a hard drive that a GUID Partition Table protects. A partition is a continuous area of storage space on a hard drive that is separated from the rest of the hard drive and acts as its own storage device. A GPT protective partition cannot be deleted or

    • 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

    • Bluescreen 0x0000007b

      Bluescreen 0x0000007b

      The bluescreen 0x0000007b error is associated with the Microsoft Windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). When the error is encountered, Windows will display one or both of the following errors: “STOP: 0x0000007B” and/or  “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.” The error is most commonly associated with the attempt to boot from a device that is not accessible. This does not

    • Understanding and Managing Operations Master Roles

      Understanding and Managing Operations Master Roles

      Understanding the Operations Master Roles Active Directory operates in a multi-master replication manner. What this means is that each domain controller in the domain holds a readable, writable replica of the Active Directory data store. In multi-master replication, any domain controller is able to change objects within Active Directory. Multi-master replication is ideal for the

    • Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool

      Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool

      If you receive an error message which reads: Windows error "Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool., it basically means that there is a corruption with a driver somewhere on your system. This issue can occur when an attempt to touch invalid memory at a process IRQL that is too high occurs. This is

    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server

      Monitoring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server

      Users can use the Event Viewer tool in the Administrative Tools folder to monitor DHCP activity. Event Viewer stores events that are logged into the system log, application log, and security log. The system log contains events that are associated with the operating system. The application log stores events that pertain to applications running on

    • Analyzing Organizational Requirements for Network Infrastructure Planning

      Analyzing Organizational Requirements for Network Infrastructure Planning

      Determining Information Flow Requirements To determine the information flow of the organization, you need to include a number of factors, of which the main ones are listed below. Accessing data or information should be one of the main concerns when planning the network design: The data that needs to be accessed by users. The location

    • How to View Registered DLLs

      How to View Registered DLLs

      A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) consists of instructions to operate hardware units, system, utility, and application software. A DLL is a type of executable file that cannot be executed manually. Only other executable files such as .exe or .dll can execute it. Typically, Microsoft Operating Systems do not allow users to view .dll files (or

    • Troubleshooting VPNs

      Troubleshooting VPNs

      Troubleshooting VPN Services Overview Troubleshooting VPNs typically encompass troubleshooting of the following configuration settings, or aspects of your remote access strategy: IP connectivity. Setting up of remote access connections IPSec IP routing To create VPN connections, there are a few requirements that have to be met: VPN services need to be enabled on the server.

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