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    • Understanding Fault Tolerance

      Understanding Fault Tolerance

      An Introduction to Fault Tolerance The following issues initiate downtime: Hardware Failures: Hardware failures can be described as failures that occur in mechanisms like disks or storage media. Hardware failures tend to offset other failures. It is recommended to utilize platforms that can monitor internal temperatures, as well as trigger alarms accordingly. With random access

    • 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.

    • How to Maintain Active Directory

      How to Maintain Active Directory

      Maintaining an Active Directory is a very important administrative task that one must schedule regularly to ensure that, in case of disaster, you can recover your lost or corrupted data and can repair the active directory database. Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) is the active directory database, which manage all the active directory objects in active

    • Windows Protection Error

      Windows Protection Error

      A Windows Protection Error such as "Initializing device <device name> Windows Protection Error" can be received when either first starting Microsoft Windows or when shutting down your computer. The computer might then ask you restart the system. Windows Protection Errors are usually received by users of Windows 95, 98, and ME and these errors can

    • What is Funcres.xla?

      What is Funcres.xla?

      Funcres.xla is a Microsoft Excel add-in that adds additional features to the software. Funcres.xla (Analysis Toolpak) includes 19 various features and a number of statistical functions that allow the user to correlate data and perform calculations that are not otherwise found in Microsoft Excel. However, Funcres.xla is included in most Microsoft Excel copies and the

    • Managing Exchange Server Mailboxes

      Managing Exchange Server Mailboxes

      Management Tools for Administering Exchange Server The Active Directory Users and Computers Management Console The Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in is extended to support the management of mailbox configurations and settings. The Active Directory Users and Computers management console is the central tool used for creating and managing user account and computer account objects

    • How to Backup and Restore a WINS Database

      How to Backup and Restore a WINS Database

      If you are unable to repair a corrupt database that has been caused by a system failure, a virus attach, a power failure, or a similar disaster, you can first delete the WINS database and then entirely restore it from a backup. The WINS management console is a comprehensive tool which can be used to

    • How to Turn off User Account Control

      How to Turn off User Account Control

      Microsoft designed the Windows User Account Control and deployed it on the Windows Operating System (OS) in order to prevent unauthorized modifications to critical settings or programs on a computer running the Windows OS. Microsoft deployed User Account Control since Windows XP, and has continued to update the application in newer versions of Windows (such

    • How to Use the Outlook Autodialer

      How to Use the Outlook Autodialer

      If you find that multitasking is a way of life, autodialers can help keep everything under control. In the Microsoft Outlook environment, autodialers become another set of mouse clicks you make as you work through multiple projects simultaneously. In many respects, the question is not how to use an autodialer, but how it can be

    • Configuring DHCP

      Configuring DHCP

      Configuring the DHCP Server Environment The primary steps required for configuring and managing your DHCP server environment are: Install the DHCP service on a server. Authorize the DHCP server in Active Directory. Configure the necessary DHCP scopes for your subnets. Configure superscopes and multicast scopes. Configure the DHCP lease duration. Configure the DHCP options. Configure

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