How To Join A Domain In Windows 7

To implement Domain policies for Active Directory users, it is first necessary for the client operating system to join a Domain. The policies are implemented after the client computer comes under the umbrella of the Domain itself and logs in from the Domain credentials. In this post I will tell you the two basic methods that can be used for joining a Domain from a Windows 7 client operating system.

How To Unlock An Account From Active Directory (Windows Server 2008)

It often happens that a user forgets his/her password and instead of asking the Domain Administrator to reset the password, they attempt to login by using the trial and error method. This results in the lock out of their account because of which a user cannot login again, (even with a valid password). An account can also get locked due to synchronization problems between the domain and other systems. Furthermore, Continue Reading →

How To Configure Account Options For Domain Users In Windows Server 2008

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 →

How To Create Users In A Domain (Windows Server 2008)

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).

Easily Manage Server 2008 Active Directory Domain – SysAdmin Anywhere

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 →

How To Create, Setup Windows Server 2008 Domain & Things To Consider

In this post  I will tell you how to create Windows server 2008 domain and what things you should consider while setting up your Domain controller. The below post shows a step by step guide for creating aDomain in a new forest. In this article I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 to create a domain, the same configurations apply for the 32-bit version.

Find Out Who Is Using Your Wireless Connection & Identify Intruders

Wireless Network Connections are often at risk of being accessed by intruders who choke bandwidth by accessing other people’s wireless connections. This can occur for both unsecure and protected networks, as wireless network packets are easy to access for hacker to break into Wi-Fi networks. Wireless Network Watcher is a free and portable software which scans your wireless network and displays the list of connected devices to help you identify Continue Reading →

Test Your TCP Connection To Check Network Connectivity – Sentinel

Problems with network connections can be hard to diagnose as one can appear connected even when the IP address is invalid for DHCP connectivity, such as an APIPA.  Sentinel is a handy portable application for Network Administrators which tests your TCP communication to help determine if your computer is online. It uses the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) to send data message unit to help you check if the message is Continue Reading →

How To Tests PC Performance For Stress Conditions With StressMyPC

StressMyPC is a portable software which is designed to test your hard disk, graphic card and CPU for stress resistance to help you determine if your system components will do well under stressful conditions, e.g. during heavy gameplay and network load. This can be handy to test the performance of a gaming PC, server or simple a home PC to see if it is giving you true value for your Continue Reading →