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Last Updated on 26 Nov. 2015, Total: 1385 Articles and Tutorials

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  1. The Dark Side of Windows XP Service Pack 2

    Although I haven’t had any problems with Windows XP Service Pack 2 myself, for many people, installing the service pack has become a nightmare. In this article, I will explain how you can better prepare for the Service Pack installation to minimize your chances of having problems... Read More

  2. Using the Windows Update Catalog

    This article walks you through using the Windows Update Catalog to download service packs, feature packs, updated system files, and WHQL logo device drivers so you can deploy them later to Windows computers on your network... Read More

  3. How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP

    The Microsoft Loopback adapter is a testing tool for a virtual network environment where network access is not available; this may come in very handy when you need to verify connectivity or test. Those of you with Router and Switch skills may already be familiar with the use of loopback interfaces. In this article we will cover the fundamentals of... Read More

  4. How to Use the SPCheck Tool in Windows XP

    In this article we will cover the use of the Windows XP support tool called SPCheck. This is a handy tool that can be quickly used to assess the service pack level of installed components on a file by file basis. In this article we will look at how to acquire this tool, how it install it as well as... Read More

  5. Streamlining the backup process with Microsoft’s Data Protection Server

    Although it is extremely common for organizations to back data up to tape each night, the technology behind tape backups is over twenty years old. At the same time, network administrators are being asked to back up more and more data in less and less time and to be able to perform nearly instant restore operations. The old tape backup... Read More

  6. What Can You Expect From Windows Server 2003 "R2"

    Microsoft has announced a new version of Windows Server 2003 that will be released late in 2005. Although details about this new release, code named R2, are sketchy, R2 promises to greatly enhance the Windows Server platform. In this article, I will attempt to separate fact from rumor and explain what you can expect from R2... Read More

  7. Customizing Unattended Setup

    This article walks you through the steps of using Setup Manager to create an answer file for unattended installation of Windows XP. The article also covers how to use Setup Manager to set up distribution folders on your network and how to customize these folders for special purposes such as branding your system and updating device drivers... Read More

  8. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Using Event Logs

    This article reviews best practices for working with Windows event logs including how to interpret event messages, how to configure event logs, how to search and filter events, how to view events on remote systems, and how to use EventCombMT.exe and other tools to monitor events on multiple systems... Read More

  9. Using Software Restriction Policies To Keep Games Off Of Your Network

    Unauthorized software such as computer games decreases productivity, robs your network of resources, and jeopardizes your network’s security. However, you can preserve your network’s integrity by using software restriction policies to control what software users are and are not allowed to run... Read More

  10. The Pros and Cons of Running Virtual Server

    Microsoft’s soon to be released Virtual Server 2005 helps cut hardware cost by allowing you to simultaneously run multiple virtual machines on a single server. Before you consider deploying Virtual Server 2005 though, you need to understand the various caveats and implications associated with virtual machines... Read More

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