May 182009
 

When you try to access a file share on MAC systems from a Windows 7 sytem you may end up with the error “Network path not found”. This may work fine from Windows Vista or Windows XP systems.

To resolve this problem make the following changes in your Windows 7 system and the mac.

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May 182009
 

When you connect your Windows 7 system to network of systems like Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista, you may be able to see these network systems on the network but not able to connect and access resources even if you enter the appropriate username and passwords or have proper access rights (if in a domain). This may work OK from Non Windows 7 PCs.

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Apr 142008
 


We saw here how to migrate Autocomplete cache in MS Outlook. But, what with enable or Disable Autocomplete feature at the first place. Autocomplete can be a security issue where a human error can send the email to an incorrect person and should that be a confidential email, you are into trouble as it happened recently with a law firm.

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Feb 282008
 


Group Policies are used to apply system and security policies for the client PCs in a Windows Active Directory based Domains. While Group Policies is vast in itself to explain, here is a simple procedure on how to enable/disable a service or a Device driver using Group Policies.

The registry keys that the Group Policy targets to disable the service or the drivers is here

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services]

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Feb 272008
 

With growing concerns over Data Confidentiality/Security and Privacy growing, administrators have to take enough care and opportunity where possible to ensure securiry and privacy is maintained. Security/Privacy concerns are both physical and electronic.

For instance, a passby individual can actually be looking at a confidential legal document which not everyone has access to or a PC left unattended by a user can prove to be a lethal weapon for a passer by.

Windows luckily helps protect against this passer by activity using simple screensaver functionality. Admins can Auto-lock user desktops or force log off user after a defined period of inactivity.

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