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 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 UAC (User Account Control) provides many options in Windows 7 that has made user administration more easy. However, for people who still use pre-Vista Windows OS, or would like to simply have more control over user accounts, require certain software that may give them more advanced options. Recently, we came across one such software called the Accounts Tuner. It is a free app that allows easy management of user Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
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).
Normally, a wireless internet connections can be easily shared using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) or by setting up an Ad-hoc network connection. While you can use a Wi-Fi router for connecting multiple computers, Android, iPhone or Symbian devices to the internet, your router might not be able to support too many connections at the same time. Furthermore, you might require boosting the internet connection signals to allow other machines (such Continue Reading →
Android Skin Pack is a Windows 7 transformation pack for giving your Windows 7 the Android look. This awesome skin pack has been developed by Hamed, who is the same developer who previously brought us the Mac OS X Lion, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Skin Pack. Just like other skin packs by Hamed, you do not require using any third-party theme patching software and can install this skin pack from Continue Reading →