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Last Updated on 24 Jan. 2013, Total: 63 Blog Posts

  1. WIPFW: Efficient and simple firewall for Windows operating systems.

    Firewall software became standard software used in any modern computer system. And due to a big number of vulnerabilities Windows computers which are not protected by firewalls are likely to be remotely exploited. Windows XP and 2003 are shipped with a basic firewall which is quite sufficient for most uses. However, sometimes more features is required from firewall software. For... Read More

  2. Keyfinder Thing Lite 1.07

    Keyfinder Thing Lite is a tiny free utility that can be used to display keys of various Microsoft programs, Windows, various games and some other utilities. This utility is useful to check whether software keys are matching with stickers on the PC and boxes. It is also a good tool to get your keys back in case you ve lost... Read More

  3. Grandstream FXP-2000 upgrade

    Recently I needed to upgrade a VoIP phone Grandstream GXP-2000. The procedure is quite simple if you have all required components. Disclaimer: Guys, use this guide at your own risk. I can not guarantee that this guide will work for you. You will be responsible for the damages done to your phone. The main issue may arise only if you... Read More

  4. VMware: A Virtual Breeze

    ComputerWorld Australia published an interesting article on virtualization: A Virtual Breeze. This article would be useful for IT managers or system administrators who are only thinking about implementation of virtual servers in their IT environment with practical examples of implementations and opinions from IT managers. The article describes various aspects of virtualization such as Hardware used Reasons to virtualize particular... Read More

  5. Get control of your severs using Startup/Shutdown Script

    In many situations we need to reset the Local Administrator password and add Domain Admins to the Local Administrator group on a server or client machine without visiting each machines. If you don't know the password and don't have access to the severs, you can run this simple script as a Startup/Shutdown script (Computer Configuration->Windows Settings-> Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) in conjunction... Read More

  6. Custom Provider Creation in MOM

    Sometimes we need to use custom providers to create MOM Rules. Here is an example of creating a custom provider to return free hard drive space information from drive H. 1. Open MOM Administrator Console, in the right pane, expand Management Packs2. Right-click on the Provider folder and select Create Provider option.3. In the Select Data Provider Type window, select... Read More

  7. GeexBox, Media Center System on a Budget

    There is an ongoing trend of convergence between audio/video systems and computers. This trend resulted in development of Media Center PCs (aka Home Theater PC), small computer systems able to playback video/audio files, access Internet radio and act as a TV/Satellite tuner. There is a number of operating systems able to perform this function. Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition is... Read More

  8. Pocket UFO

    This post is not really about windows networking. It is rather about a fun way to spend time ;-). Pocket UFO is a remake of a classic turn based strategy X-COM Enemy Unknown (UFO Defense). It is available for Pocket PC and Windows Mobile. This game has pretty decent graphics (I used images available from the official site): The gameplay... Read More

  9. Downloading videos from online video libraries.

    Online video libraries became very popular these days. Services such as Google Video, YouTube, Metacafe and other offer users ability to upload videos and share them. These are great services. Unfortunately they are not so great as most of the time you cant download videos themselves and you have to view them through your web browser which can be a... Read More

  10. VSO Image Resizer

    Picture resizing is a common task that users and administrators (Especially webmasters) have to deal with. Commercial applications such as Photoshop can perform this task flawlessly however they have high cost and excessive functionality. VSO Image Resizer is a free utility that can resize images and convert them in various formats. The products homepage offers a good description of all... Read More

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