How To Restrict Active Directory User Login Duration & Computers In Windows Server 2008 Domain

Many companies employ temporary or part-time employees to supplement work load. Since these individuals have a minor stake in the organization, therefore, they also represent a possible security vulnerability. Even trusted employees in many organizations have led to exposing company secrets and stealing information. A remedy to such a security void is normally to deploy end point security, use proxy servers and apply strict Domain policies. However, to allow an Continue Reading →

How To Change Default Internet Explorer Restrictions In Windows Home Server 2011 [IE Settings]

As Windows Home Server 2011 is based on Windows Server 2008, therefore, it also has the default Internet Explorer restrictions, which are quite frustrating to work with. One has to go through too many prompts which makes browsing almost impossible. Follow the below instructions to get rid of these restrictions.

Perform IPv4 To IPv6 Conversion Calculations With IP Subnet Calculator

The advent of Internet Protocol version 6 made IP address related calculations more complicated than before.  IPv4 is still in more widely used, however, it is inevitable for system and network administrators to gear up for working with the more complex IPv6. Bitcricket IP Subnet Calculatoris a handy tool for Windows and Mac users for IPv4 and IPv6 related calculations. These include identifying the subnet, class I.D, CIDR and IPv6 related information. Continue Reading →

Perform Reverse DNS Lookup With Resolver

Nslookup is a network administration command-line tool used widely by system and network administrators for querying the Domain Name System(DNS) to obtain domain name or IP address mapping for a specific DNS record. Resolver is an open source application designed to help you perform a reverse DNS Lookup for a single IP address and for an IP range. You can also import IPs from a text file and the clipboard. Continue Reading →

Make A Portable Web Server With HTTP Explorer

HTTP explorer is an open source web server (also available with an installer) which can be used to share your music, videos and images for multiple web displays (e.g. PC, mobile phones, PDA). What makes it unique is that you can launch a portable web server to run webpages and to share content. The main features of this software include the ability to stream media , files sorting (by date, Continue Reading →

Verify Active Directory Users With User Authentication Against Active Directory

Verification of Active Directory users can sometimes be quite complicated. This is particularly the case when a user is unable to login to the Domain. It can be tough to assess the issue if the user is tied to the system and does not have rights to login to other computers. Changing the password or unlocking the account can only be useful if the password has expired, the user account Continue Reading →

Automate Generation Of Hashes And Checksums With HashGenerator

Hashes or checksums are used for file integrity verification. Many a times files downloaded from the Internet are checked with MD5/SHA256 hash to verify if the file is tampered. Hashes are also used in encryption, password storage and to protect sensitive data. A HashGenerator helps in quickly computing or verifying the hash for a file. HashGenerator is a simple application (also available in portable form), which automates the generation of Continue Reading →

Remote Assistance In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 [Guide]

Remote Assistance is a Windows feature by which a client operating system can send request for help to an administrator or friend. The Helper can even be allowed complete control of the user’s desktop, provided its allowed by the assisted person. There are also features in Active Directory (Windows Server 2008) that can be configured to set preferred remote assistance settings. In this post we will explain remote assistance methods Continue Reading →

Windows Server 2012 System Requirements And Pre-Installation Information

Windows Server 8 is the name of the next generation Windows Server. It is the server version of Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system and  is the successor to Windows Server 2008. It comes with a number of improvements, including features that provide a more cloud based options, virtualization, a new interface and other enhancements. Before you can install and start using Windows Server 2012, it is worth checking out Continue Reading →