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    • Understanding Organizational Units

      Understanding Organizational Units

      An organizational unit (OU) is a container that logically organizes and groups Active Directory objects within domains. OUs are not part of the DNS namespace. They organize Active Directory objects into logical administrative groups. OUs therefore serve as containers in which users can create and manage Active Directory objects. OUs are considered the smallest unit

    • How to Fix the ORA-12560 TNS Protocol Adapter Error

      How to Fix the ORA-12560 TNS Protocol Adapter Error

      Oracle is a free, open business management software available for both personal and commercial use. Oracle allows users to process credit card payments, handle customer support, and manage customer orders from one location and includes many additional features from third party companies, such as Paypal and Amazon, that allow users to sell products in a

    • How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      How to Recover a Lost Windows Password

      There are several ways to recover a lost windows password. Hidden administrator account method, Windows installation disk, and third party software are some of the methods you can try. Hidden Administrator Account Method If using a custom user account, Windows automatically creates an “Administrator” account that is hidden from the user selection log in screen.

    • What is a Hackintosh?

      What is a Hackintosh?

      Hackintosh is a hacked PC that runs on MAC OS X OS (“Lion”, “Snow Leopard” , “Leopard”). ¬†At first, a lot of people thought that this was impossible to run MAC OS on a non-MAC hardware because of the different software, drivers, and utilities being used between the two. It all started when Apple decided

    • 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

    • dllhost.exe

      dllhost.exe

      Dllhost.exe is an essential Windows process that allows executable files to access DLL files that are stored on a computer. A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file contains source code or parameters for running or communicating with a specific application or device. Because every executable file or program on a computer uses DLL files, Dllhost.exe is

    • Cannot Copy and Paste in Windows

      Cannot Copy and Paste in Windows

      Copy and paste are Windows commands that allow users to copy content from a source that is then “pasted” in another window or program. The process can be done by selecting any supported content such as text or a file on the disk, right clicking to open the context menu, selecting copy from the list,

    • 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

    • Configuring Remote Access Servers

      Configuring Remote Access Servers

      Installing and Configuring RRAS as a VPN Server How to install the Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) Click Start, and then click Manage Your Server. Select the Add or remove a role option. The Configure Your Server Wizard starts. On the Preliminary Steps page, click Next. A message appears, informing you that the Configure

    • 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

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