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).
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Liquesce is a drive pooling software which works somewhat like the Windows Home Server based Drive Extender. It allows merging hard drives and directories into a single view within Windows Explorer. In other words, you can manage all your system drives, partitions and folders within a unified virtual drive with Liquesce. The supported drive formats for the storage pool include SATA, IDE, ESATA, FIREWIRE, USB and others. You will require installing Continue Reading →
VMware vCenter Converter is a free software to convert physical machines (local and remote) into virtual machines, as well as virtual machines into numerous formats. vCenter has version for Windows and Linux based operating system which includes Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 . The conversion of physical machines into VMs does not result in disruption or down time, which means that you can convert physical servers into virtual Continue Reading →
We often require assistance from friends in terms of many technical matters. This is not just the case with lay users but also IT Pros. An example can be assistance from a network administrator to a desktop admin via remote assistance. Likewise, novice end users often require remote assistance from more experienced users. In a local network this can be easily done via the Windows Remote Assistance feature. However, for Continue Reading →