Category: Windows XP

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles 2

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles

In August 2013 I wrote this article on How to Export and Import Outlook 2013 Account Settings. The procedure I documented imports the POP3 account settings but not the signatures. Here’s the procedure you...

Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Products 0

Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Products

Microsoft has several products that are generating good revenue for their business. Mary Jo Foley recently published this article that has more details. Most of the heavy hitters are big names but SharePoint definitely...

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7 2

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7

A few years ago I wrote this article Deleting Old User Profiles in Windows 2000/XP/2003 about a User Profile Deletion utility called DelProf.exe. This tool is part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit....

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool 0

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool

There is a free Wake-On-LAN GUI tool available that you can use to wake a remote computer up by either using it’s IP address or it’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). You can use...

Operating System Market Share 0

Operating System Market Share

According to netmarket.com, here is the latest operating system market share breakdown. If it weren’t for Mac’s 5% market share, Windows (91.09%) would pretty much be the only OS used around the world. With...

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer 2

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer

The Shutdown command can be used to remotely restart or shutdown a Windows 2000 or later computer. For example, you can remotely reboot a Windows 7 computer from a Windows XP computer as long...

DNS Glossary 0

DNS Glossary

Microsoft’s Active Directory relies on Domain Name System (DNS) so it’s important to have a good understanding of DNS concepts and terms. Here’s a glossary of DNS terminology in alphabetical order. You can also...

Windows 7 Tools for Image-Based Installation 0

Windows 7 Tools for Image-Based Installation

Microsoft offers several tools that can be useful in deploying Windows 7 images to your workstations. Here are a few of them in alphabetical order. Answer File: The answer file for Windows Setup  is...

Error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this account, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. 0

Error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this account, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content.

When working with the Search feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 you may have encountered the following error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this...

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death” 0

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death”

According to reports, some Microsoft Windows computers are experiencing a “Black Screen of Death.” The phrase Black Screen of Death came out of the famous “Blue Screen of Death”, which caused system crash on earlier Windows operating...

How to Restore the Show Desktop Icon in the Quick Launch bar 0

How to Restore the Show Desktop Icon in the Quick Launch bar

If you accidentally drag the Show Desktop icon from your Quick Launch bar in Windows XP and then try to drag it back , it only creates a shortcut to the Show Desktop icon....

The Microsoft Security Update Guide 0

The Microsoft Security Update Guide

This Guide was designed to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools. The goal is to help IT professionals manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable,...

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows? 4

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows?

Error reporting is a feature used by Microsoft in Windows operating systems and is enabled by default. Some people like to turn on error reporting to do Microsoft a favor, while others prefer not...

What is Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V? 0

What is Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V?

Microsoft has published the following FAQs to help us all understand the differences between Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V. Hopefully you will find these FAQs helpful. What is Windows XP Mode,...

Windows XP SP3 runs browsers 13% faster than Windows 7 RTM 0

Windows XP SP3 runs browsers 13% faster than Windows 7 RTM

Assuming you are interested in installing, or have already installed, Windows XP SP3, here’s some interesting browser comparison reported by BetaNews today. “In a set of comprehensive Windows Web browser performance tests conducted by...

How to Install IPv6 on Windows XP 0

How to Install IPv6 on Windows XP

IPv6 is here. Well, if you are like me and are running Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2008 then you may have already realized some of the advantages of IPv6 protocol and appreciate the...

Ports Used by Network Discovery on Windows Vista 0

Ports Used by Network Discovery on Windows Vista

If you are having connectivity issues between Windows Vista computers and you are using a non-Windows firewall between them, then you need to open the proper ports to allow incoming network discovery traffic and...

Group Policy Settings Reference 0

Group Policy Settings Reference

Here are some Excel spreadsheets offered by Microsoft that contain the Group Policy settings. Group Policy Settings Reference  – Windows Server 2003 This spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files...

How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 0

How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

As you may have heard, you will not be able to directly upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 7. For those of us who prefer to wipe out the older version and always...

Error: This version of Windows does not support this version of Office SharePoint Server 2007 1

Error: This version of Windows does not support this version of Office SharePoint Server 2007

Some of you may have seen the following error when trying to run Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 on Windows Server 2008 (WS08). Contact Microsoft Corporation for support This version of Windows does...

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer 1

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

In case you are not familiar with this tool, this is worth checking out. The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates...

How to Change the Host Header of a MOSS Site 3

How to Change the Host Header of a MOSS Site

If you’ve configured your SharePoint site with a specific URL (host header), e.g. http://webportal and then later decided that you want to change it to another URL, such as sharepoint.seattlepro.com, you can use the...