Aug 172008
 


Gratuitous ARP is a feature of Address Resolution Protocol in which a Gratuitous ARP request is sent by a host for its own IP Address while initiliazing.  Gratuitous ARP requests are sent to ensure that the IPv4 address is not already in use on the locally attached subnet.

In Windows 2008 & Windows Vista, we can control the number of Gratuitous ARP requests sent and is set to “3″ by default. To modify the number of Gratuitous ARP entries sent (between 0 and 3)

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Jun 222008
 

After installing VMWare, Windows Vista will recognize CDs and DVDs as blank Discs on your CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD drives. When you try to access from “Computer”, it will pop the message

“Prepare this Blank Disk”

VMWare prompts to disable Auto-Run in Windows Vista to avoid performance and application issues during installation. If accepted, VMWare disables “Autorun” and thereon you face with this problem.

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May 082008
 


Error(s) Found: Code 80244019 when trying to run Windows Update in Windows Vista indicates a problem in connecting to Windows Update Server. As a initial check, check if you are having connectivity problems. Also, if there is a proxy server used in your Internet Explorer, try to disable the proxy and check if that helps. This may not work in some corporate environments. Please check with your network administrator in this case.

If all looks fine then this could be a problem in Windows Registry and you may have to make the following registry modifications:

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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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Apr 022008
 


One of the least looked at security feature in Windows is the last login name. When you login on your Windows PC (either standalone or a Domain attached PC), it can display the last logged in user. This can be a security issue especially in a domain attached environment.

This can be disabled from the Local Security Policy snap-in or from Windows Registry.

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