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    • SolutionCenter.msi

      SolutionCenter.msi

      Windows users may encounter the following when trying to start the HP Solution Center: “The installation package for solution center cannot be found. Try the installation again by using a valid SolutionCenter.msi.” This error commonly occurs when the solution center software was installed from a downloaded file and is then unavailable to reinstall the HP

    • COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      A common problem that Windows Vista users face is getting the “COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working” error message whenever a folder that contains multimedia or video files is opened. COM components that third party applications that are not fully compatible with the Windows Vista (and other versions of the Windows platform) install normally cause this

    • 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

    • Managing Active Directory Performance

      Managing Active Directory Performance

      An Overview on Performance Monitoring and Management Performance monitoring is the process of accurately and consistently measuring performance, so that you can identify any potential bottlenecks which may be impairing the way in which Active Directory performs within your environment. A bottleneck can take place on any Windows subsystem or network component, and occurs when

    • Understanding Host Name Resolution

      Understanding Host Name Resolution

      Understanding the Purpose of Host Names In TCP/IP based networks, the packets that are transmitted over the network contain the following IP addresses: The IP address of the computer sending the packet The IP address of the destination computer intended to receive the packet. The IP address information is used to forward the packet to

    • Using the Systems Management Server Installer

      Using the Systems Management Server Installer

      Systems Management Server (SMS) Installer Overview SMS Installer can be used to create self-extracting software installation files. These executable files contain the identical files and settings which were created when a specific application was installed. The SMS Installer reproduces all the components required to install the software. This includes an installation script as well, which

    • How to Send a Fax via Outlook Express

      How to Send a Fax via Outlook Express

      You can send a fax through Microsoft Outlook with a few simple, easy steps. Unfortunately, if you have Microsoft Outlook Express, you need special software to be able to send a fax. There are several software programs available online. Here are some of the top programs you can use. Mighty Fax Mighty Fax is one

    • 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

    • dwm.exe

      dwm.exe

      dwm.exe is the executable filename for the Desktop Windows Manager first deployed by the Microsoft Corporation on Windows Vista and is now a part of Windows 7. dwm.exe is designed to show transparent and glossy graphic effects as 3D modules, control Windows theme and icon views, and provide live window thumbnail previews. The application performs

    • How to Use the Windows XP Recovery Console

      How to Use the Windows XP Recovery Console

      What is The Recovery Console? The Recovery Console is a command-line prompt that is available in most versions of the Windows Operating System. It allows users to repair/replace broken, corrupted, or missing system files. These files are crucial to Windows’ normal functionality and performance and the entire operating system can stop working if these files

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