Windows Vista

Setup an SSH Server in Vista

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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 […]

Working with Vista’s new Event Viewer

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The Event Viewer is an application that enables you to browse and manage event logs. Event logs are special files that record significant events on your computer, such as when a user logs on to the computer or when a program encounters an error. Whenever one of these types of events occur, the system records […]

Mount ISO Files in Windows Vista

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An .ISO file is a file that contains the complete image of a disc, either a CD or a DVD. Such files are often used when transferring CD and DVD images over the Internet (for example, most MSDN downloads that are available from the MSDN subscriber downloads page, AND the files that are delivered monthly […]

How can I install Windows Vista?

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How can I install Windows Vista? As a Microsoft Windows Vista support professional, one of your tasks may be to install the operating system. Step #1: Plan your installation When you run the Windows Vista Setup program, you must provide information about how to install and configure the operating system. Thorough planning can make your […]

Aero Theme is Bad, Disable It

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With the new Aero Theme Microsoft introduced 3D look to windows, something that Mac OS X users have had for quite a while. With Aero, the user can view the 3rd dimension of a window by flipping the window by pressing the Windows Logo key + TAB. The overall appearance of the Windows Vista desktop […]

Mounting Vista Backups

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Windows Vista has a new backup utility called “Backup Status and Configuration”. This tool replaces previous operating systems’ NTBACKUP software, which can be found in Windows 2000/XP/2003. You can read more about Vista’s new backup tool in my “Using Backup Status and Configuration in Vista”, “Restore NTBACKUP Backups from Windows XP to Windows Vista” and […]

Understanding Multiple Local GPOs in Windows Vista

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Local GPOs are used to allow the administrator of a Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista computer to configure security and registry settings for the computer. LGPOs allow the administrator to do so in absence of an Active Directory-based GPO infrastructure, such as in the following scenarios: Kiosk computer Demo workstation Public environments such as libraries and so on. […]

How to Hide Updates in Vista

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When working with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 one could easily select which updates they did NOT want to be installed on their computer, and then un-check the V in the appropriate checkbox near the specific update they did not want to receive.For example, I’ve used this method to block the installation of Internet […]

MSG.EXE replaces Net Send in Windows Vista

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When using Windows XP and previous operating systems one could easily send messages from one computer to another by using the “Net Send” command from the command prompt. Typing a command like this:

Would result in the computer searching for the location where the user Daniel has last logged on, or in case of […]

Using Backup Status and Configuration in Vista

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To protect your files you can create a backup by using Vista’s Backup Status and Configuration tool. A backup set is a set of copies of the files that is stored in a different location from the original files. That location can be a different partitions on your computer’s internal hard disk, an external hard […]