Oct 172008
 
Oct 152008
 

NirCmd is a small command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any user interface. By running NirCmd with simple command-line option, you can write and delete values and keys in the Registry, write values into INI file, dial to your internet account or connect to a VPN network, restart windows or shut down the computer, create shortcut to a file, change the created/modified date of a file, change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more…

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Oct 152008
 

TCP protocol can offload some of the tasks that are being processed by the system processor like Checksum calculation on header and data or IPSec Tunnel Encryptio (if supported by the NIC) onto the Network Interface Card (NIC). Task offloading is designed to improve performance and it is seen to have indeed significantly improve performance.

Windows Server 2008/2003, Windows Vista/XP by defines enables support Task Offloading. However, there may be instance where you need to troubleshoot network performance issues and need to disable the Task offloading. This can be done from the Windows Registry

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Oct 142008
 

By default all the supported features for IPv6 are enabled in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. However, if you are not using IPv6 yet then you don't need to be enabled at all or if you do use and want some of the components be disabled because you don't use it then this can be done Windows Registry.

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Oct 132008
 

In Microsoft environment, DHCP that automagically updates the DNS entries for every new DHCP client in the network is not a problem, since every client is part of the Active Directory and every machine as by default the rights to “talk” to the DNS server and tell it which is the client’s new IP address and hostname.

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