Jan 092010
 

In Windows server 2008/2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP, by default NTFS filesystem maintains file names in old 8dot3 format for every file in long filename format to allow legacy applications to be able to access to these files. If you do not use any legacy applications or using a Fileserver which is extensively used then finetuning or even disabling 8dot3 naming can significantly improve performance.

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Jan 052010
 

ThreatFire is zero-day malware protection tool from PC Tools which is free for personal use. ThreatFire works alongside your existing Antivirus, Anti-Spyware,Firewall software and employs behaviourial analysis techniques to catch malicous activities on the system like keystroke logging etc.

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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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Sep 122008
 

When running Windows Update in Windows Server 2003, Windows Update may fail with the error code 0×80190191. This could be caused by the winHTTP Web Proxy Auto Discovery Service.

WinHTTP implements the client HTTP stack and provides developers with a Win32 API and COM Automation component for sending HTTP requests and receiving responses. In addition, WinHTTP provides support for auto-discovering a proxy configuration via its implementation of the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) protocol.

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Jul 142008
 


We can rename a computer from command-line on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP in a domain environment with Active Directory. In Windows XP, we need to install the Windows XP support tools and in Windows Server 2003, we need Administrators pack installed.

To download the support tools for Windows XP SP2, click here

To download the Administrator pack for Windows Server 2003, click here 

To rename a computer attached to a Domain:

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