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    • Remote Access Security

      Remote Access Security

      Remote Access Security Overview To protect your corporate data from attacks from intruders and from being accessed by unauthorized users, you need to plan for and implement remote access security. You should authenticate remote access clients attempting to establish a remote connection with the remote access server. To secure connections to the corporate network, you

    • Active Directory Objects

      Active Directory Objects

      The Active Directory data store, also referred to as directory, contains data on users, groups, computers, and on which resources these users, groups, and computers can access. It holds all Active Directory information. Each domain controller within a domain holds a readable/writable replica of the Active Directory data store that consists of information pertaining to

    • Windows Registry Hacks

      Windows Registry Hacks

      Windows registry 'hacks' are commands incorporated into the Windows Registry with the aim of improving the system's efficiency, security or communications protocols. Knowing how to 'tweak' the registry can help ensure the security and efficiency of a computer system. What follows is a brief explanation of the system registry and some suggested 'hacks' to make

    • DirectX

      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.

    • 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

    • Implementing Account and Security Policies

      Implementing Account and Security Policies

      Understanding Security Policy Types With Windows Server 2003, you can implement and manage security settings at the following levels: Local computer (local security policies) Active Directory site, domain, or organizational unit (domain security policies) Local security policies are managed through Local Computer Group Policy Objects (GPOs), and domain security policies are managed through Group Policy

    • The Shutdown Event Tracker

      The Shutdown Event Tracker

      An Overview on Shutdown Events Computer shutdowns can be sorted into either of the following categories: Expected shutdowns: An expected shutdown can be defined as a computer shutdown which you predict to occur. Expected shutdowns usually occur when one of the following actions are performed: Clicking Start, and then the Shutdown command Holding down Ctrl

    • Microsoft PowerPoint Password Recovery

      Microsoft PowerPoint Password Recovery

      Microsoft PowerPoint documents can utilize two passwords: Password to open Password to modify Password to open The Password to open requires a user to enter a password to view the document. When the user sets a Password to open, the entire Microsoft PowerPoint document is encrypted with the RC4 stream cipher. Password to modify The

    • Error 678

      Error 678

      Error 678 is an error that is reported when a remote system does not respond correctly when an attempt is made to connect to the Internet. The Error 678 message appears as “The remote computer did not respond.” Broadband connections If this error occurs with a broadband connection, it could be because of the following

    • Active Directory Management Tools

      Active Directory Management Tools

      Active Directory or directory service management is a vital component of any administration process if Active Directory is implemented in the networking environment. The two types of management or administration methods that can be utilized to manage the directory service are: Administrative tools that utilize a graphical user interface (GUI). Command-line tools. Windows Server 2003

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