When creating a user in Active Directory, there are several user account related options that can greatly enhance network security via user authentication and encryption methods. The choices range from a simple password change at first logon, to smart card support. In this post I will tell you what options are available to apply on Active directory users in a Domain environment in Windows Server 2008 and what can be Continue Reading →
Previously I provided you with a guide about “How To Create Windows Server 2008 Domain & Things To Consider”. In this post I will explain the procedure involved in creating Domain users from Active Directory in Windows Server 2008. It is worth mentioning here that the same method more or less applies in many pre-Windows Servers 2008 operating systems, for creating Domain users, (e.g. Windows Server 2003).
In this post I will tell you how to Troubleshoot Windows Server 8. You can also check out my previous post: Complete Guide To New Features Of Windows Server 2012. This post currently contains the troubleshooting information for the latest Windows Server 8 Developer’s Build. I will update this post with more guidelines for newer versions as they become available.
Microsoft recently released the new Windows 8 Preview edition to familiarize developers with the upcoming Windows operating system. As we all known, Microsoft often releases its Server shortly after a client Operating system release. Therefore, Microsoft just released Windows Server Developer Preview edition (also known as Windows Server 8). This new Microsoft server has come with Windows 8 style user interface changes and a number of enhancements which have made Continue Reading →
Post Update: You can get the latest Windows Server 2012 Build from this link. To start using Windows Server 8 (Windows Server 2012) you can download the ISO from the MSDN website. Windows Server 8 Developer Preview is currently available only for those developers who actually subscribe to MSDN and can access and download the Windows Server 8 Developer Preview. However, the Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 Milestone 3 Continue Reading →
ProcessThreadsView is a portable software from Nirsoft which provides detailed information about all threads of a selected process. The thread information includes the Thread ID, Context Switches Count, Priority, Created Time, User/Kernel Time, Number of Windows, Window Title, Start Address, and much more. When selecting a thread in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the following information: Strings found in the stack, stack modules addresses, call stack, and processor Continue Reading →
IP Traffic Spy is an open source software which displays the incoming and outgoing data from your wireless and wired network connection to help you identify traffic coming from malicious sources and to see if your outgoing information is encrypted. You can also add IPs to monitor for security reasons. For example, you might be interested in checking incoming information from an IP for security reasons.
SysAdmin Anywhere is an Active Directory Domain administration software which provides information about resources such as the Domains, servers, client computers, users and groups, etc on a network and provides easy configuration options. Interestingly, it has a Windows 8 style Metro user interface which gives it a visually appealing look. With SysAdmin Anywhere you can create network software and hardware inventories, edit and manage users, groups, computers, etc and obtain Continue Reading →
GPING (or Graphical Ping) is a portable network administrator’s tool which pings multiple specified hosts simultaneously and generates graphs. It periodically pings the added hosts over a user defined polling interval to help keep an eye on the activity of servers, routers, client computers and the like.
Any disruption in connection with the DHCP (Dynamic Host configuration Protocol) Server with the client computer can result in a failure to acquire an IP address. This results in what is known as APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing). In such a case it is necessary to renew the IP address from the DHCP Server, to make the internet connect work again. In this post I will tell you how to Continue Reading →