How to Reset Local Security Policy Settings to Default in Windows XP and Vista

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Have you ever gotten a computer second-hand? Maybe from a company that was shutting down or from someone who no longer needed theirs? Ideally, you would want to simply reformat the computer and start from scratch, right? However, that’s not always the case. Let’s say you get a computer that has Windows XP or Windows […]

How to convert BIN to ISO

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Recently, I downloaded some IT software on my Windows PC and the files were all .BIN and .CUE files. In order to work with them, I needed to convert the BIN files to ISO and mount them as a drive. MagicISO is a cool program that can convert BIN files or any other format file […]

Pinging Works, but Internet Explorer Not Showing Web Pages

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Earlier this month, I ran into a very frustrating problem on a clients’ XP computer system. All of a sudden, whenever they would try to open up a web page in Internet Explorer, the result would be “The page cannot be displayed”. But that was not the frustrating part! This computer was working fine a […]

Best Free ASP .NET Tutorials and Code Samples

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If you’re just getting started with ASP .NET, there are so many concepts and features to learn that it can be pretty intimidating at first. Luckily, there are also tons or resources out there that can teach you the basics of ASP .NET and get your started writing small ASP .NET projects. In this article, […]

Cannot See Other Computers on Network in My Network Places?

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When you go to My Network Places on XP, is it blank or empty? Even if you are connected to the network, you may still not be able to see other computers on the same network for several reasons. Firstly, you need to determine what kind of network you are on, i.e. a workgroup or […]

Automatically Turn Off Windows Computers on Your Network

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As an IT administrator these days, it’s a good idea to think green and find ways to save energy and reduce power consumption. If you manage a large network of servers and PC’s, you might want to consider using software that can automatically shutdown PC’s after a certain time or based on activity. I’ve previously […]

How to Clear Recently Used File List in Word

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You may have noticed that in Word, Excel and all other Office programs, there is a list of recently used or opened documents at the bottom of the File menu option. It’s kind of like the My Recent Documents features on the Windows Start Menu. However, if you want to remove the recently used file […]

Migrate Group Policy ADM files to ADMX files using ADMX Migrator

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If you’ve started using Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 in your environment, you may have noticed the new Group Policy ADMX format. This new format for Group Policy templates takes advantage of new features and capabilities. The new ADMX format for displaying registry-based policy settings are defined using XML now, instead of the proprietary […]

Fix “The add-in could not be installed or loaded” Outlook error message

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Unfortunately, for IT Administrators, there are many third-party programs out there that install add-ins to Microsoft Outlook. This is sometimes very useful, such as better search programs like Google Desktop or Windows Desktop Search, but it’s also very annoying, like when Adobe tries to add PDF buttons to the entire Office suite! Eventually, when you […]

Scan Your Network for Security Vulnerabilities using GFI LANGuard

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There are many software suites out there that can scan your entire network for security vulnerabilities, but they are mostly very expensive. Recently, while testing software, I came across another program that provides solutions for computer security, application security and network security all in one package for a cheap price. GFiLANguard is an award-winning software […]