Nov 022009
 

The Last Access Time as it suggests is the time a File or a Folder is accessed the last time. This is quite useful and helps identify document age and status. This is disabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by default as this can add to the overhead of Disk I/O and performance although with the newer hardware this can be anything close to negligible.

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Feb 262008
 

Sometimes, in windows 2000 or XP Professional, users other than the Local Administrator may not be able to access the CD-ROM devices. This will be shown very pronounced when users try burn CDs using software like Nero.

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Jan 222008
 

Windows 2000 and later including Windows XP & Windows 2003 supports Remote Registry access using Remote Registry service. This allows a remote user or a remote administrator to connect to the PC or server systems registry remotely and view or modify it. While this is ideally a feature for Remote Administrator or Management Applications to efficiently manage systems without having to manally logging onto the system, this can be a potential security risk.

In simple terms, if this service is not used for any management purpose then needs to be disabled.

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