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What's your best "like" about xmas.
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Routing vlan to access internet
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Sharepoint Search Server alternative
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Removing Wireless Connections
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  • loureed4
    Auditing every task that the user admin does

    I have been asked to monitorized every single task that the user "admin" does in a specific server... Is that doable?.

    I am in the Local Security Policy management console but don't know how to proceed.

    Thanks in advance.
    11th December 2017, 10:59
  • rami78
    Skype desktop using massive bandwidth when idle
    Hey everyone

    I have skype installed on a Windows 7 PC. It uses roughly 64GB/day in downloads when idle. Logs show it downloading from and

    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, same result

    Any ideas? thanks...
    11th December 2017, 09:35
  • tungdo
    changing users login profiles
    Hi everyone this is probably a simple question but the system was set up by somone else who has retired and I have been asked to look into it. I just don't know where to make these changes.
    OK so we have MS server 2008 R2 with clients machines running Windows 7. When a new user is created and...
    11th December 2017, 09:27