Windows Vista

Get Your Desktop Icons Back in Vista

by Daniel Petri

Windows Vista (and Windows Server 2008 and even Windows 7 for that matter) are configured so that after the installation completes and the user first logs on, the desktop is totally empty from any icons, and only the Recycle bin is present. While this setup might fit some users, most users want control over their old desktop icons. In this article, MVP Daniel Petri will show you how to do that.

Introduction to the Windows Vista Reliability and Performance Monitor – Generate a System Health Report

by Daniel Petri

One of the many upgrades to Windows Vista is the Reliability and Performance Monitor. The following is the description of the Reliability and Performance Monitor from the help file: "You can use Microsoft® Windows® Reliability and Performance Monitor to examine how programs you run affect your computer's performance, both in real time and by collecting… Read More

Setup an SSH Server in Vista

with 20 Comments by Daniel Petri

The free, open source application Cygwin can be used in combination with OpenSSH to turn Windows Vista into an SSH Server. Cygwin is an extremely robust application and one of the many uses of Cygwin is an SSH Server. This tutorial will demonstrate how to setup Cygwin and consequently OpenSSH on Windows Vista. Among many… Read More