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Acount Lockout and Management Tools - Download tools that you can use to troubleshoot account lockouts, as well as add functionality to Active Directory.

AntiVir Personal - FREE Anti Virus software. Now nobody has a reason for not being protected.

Black Screen on Boot - When you restart a Microsoft Windows x86-based computer, the computer stops with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is completed. This article explains how to resolve this issue.

Cannot Move, Delete, or Rename Links Folder on Favorites Menu -;EN-US;Q179599 f you attempt to move, delete, or rename the Links folder on the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer, it is automatically re-created the next time you start your computer. This behavior occurs because the Links folder is a special Internet Explorer folder that cannot be moved, deleted, or renamed. Although the Links folder cannot be deleted, the properties of the Links folder can be set to Hidden so that the folder is no longer displayed when you open the Favorites.

COM Components - The list on this page introduces you to the various components you can find at IIS Development.

Desktop Engineers Junk Drawer - This site contains many odds and ends for the desktop engineer.

Disable All Programs from XP Start Menu - These steps will show how to remove the "All Programs" menu from the start bar on Windows XP.

Disable Automatic Restart - When you install some updates on windows, it forces you to restart your PC. Sometimes while you are sleeping and have open documents that don't get saved. You may disable the windows update automatic restart feature using the Group Policy Editor and the steps listed at this page.

Elder Geek, The - A great resource for Windows XP. The Elder Geek goes into great detail on various topics.1

Enable and Disable Windows Firewall Quickly Using Command-Line - When testing network connectivity or when performing other troubleshooting tasks, you may need to turn off the Windows Firewall temporarily. To quickly disable or enable the Windows Firewall, you may use the Netsh.exe command-line in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Enable/Disable Screen Saver Control Panel - "Policy Override Relates to registry at HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop"

Force a BSOD - While it may seem odd to think about purposefully causing a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD), Microsoft includes such a provision in Windows XP. This might come in handy for testing and troubleshooting your Startup And Recovery settings, Event logging, and for demonstration purposes.

Hiding the User Name for a Locked Computer in Windows Vista/2008 - These instructions will guide you through setting Windows to display no logon username information when a station is locked.

How Complex Password can be Disabled - Windows Server 2008 has complex password enforcement enabled by default. Unless you use this information to disable it.

How to Force a Blue Screen in Windows - Often, you'd never ever want to see a blue screen. Even so, you can force one to happen at any time Windows is loaded. But sometimes, you want a blue screen, like when your 6-year old sister is listening to some Disney songs on your PC and want it to stop. Here's how!

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP - his article describes how to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express 6 in Windows XP. You may have to do this if you are having problems with Internet Explorer or Outlook Express because of damaged files or missing registration information.

How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP - Windows XP includes the System Restore tool, but you cannot start the System Restore tool from a Recovery Console prompt. Therefore, you may want to start the System Restore tool when you cannot start your Windows XP-based computer normally or in Safe mode. This article describes how to start the System Restore tool in Safe mode by using Command Prompt.

IBM Refurbished & Certified Computers - Whether it's a laptop for school, a desktop for your home or office, or even a mainframe, you can save big -- without compromising quality -- with used, refurbished and surplus computers from the IBM Certified Used Equipment™ store. Many of these refurbished computers are late model, new technology laptops, desktops, servers and peripherals, coming from sources such as excess IBM and reseller inventory, or off lease from companies.

Instructions for Installing and Setting Up 1.1.x - Welcome to's Quick-Start Guide for Windows environments. Below you will find step-by-step instructions to install version 1.1 on your system. Before beginning installation, you may want to print this instruction sheet for reference while the setup program is executing.

Jotti - Jotti provides a way to scan suspicious files for malware, but online. Upload the file and click scan and you'll have a result in minutes from multiple scanning engines.

Lab Mice - Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, and MS BackOffice Resources for IT Professionals. This searchable index features over 10,000 resources, including technical articles, whitepapers, online seminars, tutorials, book reviews, and more. Designed for IT Professionals who need answers fast.

Lockergnome - "To inform, empower, and entertain - Lockergnome is here as a resource for people who are curious about the world of technology around them. Novices and experts are welcome to explore our ever-growing list of resources. Our contributors are full of passion. We will do our best to keep you informed on a daily basis. We will share your feedback, suggestions, and stories with the rest of our community whenever and wherever possible. If you seek knowledge, if you seek professional growth, if you seek information that's presented in a personal voice... you're home with Lockergnome."

Microsoft Downloads Search - If you ever need to manually download a file from Microsoft, for instance a KB update that you need to manually install, this is where to get it. A KB update is associated with the Windows Update system that keeps your computer up to date. You can also search for other files from Microsoft.

Microsoft Script Center - The TechNet Script Center provides one-stop shopping for system administrators wanting to manage their Windows computers using Microsoft's scripting technologies. Here you'll find the Script Repository, links to Tales from the Script and Scripting Clinic columns, the latest news from the Microsoft scripting world, and a host of other useful scripting resources.

NetDrive - This net drive application allows you to map an FTP server or WebDav point as a drive in windows. Also see SFTPNetDrive as a possible alternative product.

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows - Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows is dedicated to providing all of the information you need to evaluate Microsoft's upcoming Windows platform technologies. This Web site provides continuous updates about these future Windows platform products and related technologies, while offering reviews and technology showcases, all designed to give you the information you need to decide which upcoming Windows version is for you.

Process Monitor - Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit.

Really Slick Screen Savers - This is the Really Slick collection of screen savers including Helios and Euphoria. Some of my favorite. Actually, I rarely install screen savers because mostly they are crappy (at least the free ones are) but this set is a true exception.

SFTPWebDrive - This allows you to map SFTP connections as drives in windows.

SMVR Tutorial - Although SMVR is meant to be interfaced into your program, its commands (and output) are human-readable. This tutorial is intended to give the programmer a feel for how the SMVR subsystem works. Once you know how to create 3-D pictures in the VR environment, it should be trivial to have your program generate the same commands. Any suggestions on this tutorial (and on SMVR itself) would be welcome by the author. Enjoy

Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2. This page will tell you how to resolve this problem.

SQL Injection Walkthrough - SQL injection is a trick to inject SQL query/command as an input possibly via web pages. Many web pages take parameters from web user, and make SQL query to the database. Take for instance when a user login, web page that user name and password and make SQL query to the database to check if a user has valid name and password. With SQL Injection, it is possible for us to send crafted user name and/or password field that will change the SQL query and thus grant us something else.

Tenon Intersystems - Tenon Intersystems was founded in 1989 to create software that combined PC functionality with the sytem-oriented benefits of workstation technology.

Terminal Server Client Shortcut Key Combinations - These Terminal Server Client Shortcut Key Combinations will save miles on your mouse.

Unlicensed RDP Server Fix This will reset the grace period.

Virus Total - Submit a suspicious file and get it scanned for malware by multiple engines. Nothing to download or install.

Windows 2000 Keywords for Searching the Microsoft Knowledge Base -;en-us;250581&sd=tech This article lists keywords that are used in Windows 2000 articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base to help you find articles about specific topics. Use these keywords as search words when you are researching a specific topic.

Windows 2000 Resource Kit Downloads - If you know what the Windows Resource Kit is, then you know you need to go here. If you don't know what the kit is, then you need to read up on how powerful these tools can be for IT professionals supporting Windows software.

Windows IT Pro - Windows IT Pro is the authoritative and independent resource for windows nt, windows 2000, windows 2003, windows xp. Features a collection of resources and magazines for windows IT professionals.

Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshooter - Exactly as it with restart troubleshooting tips.

Windows XP Wireless Auto Configuration - Wireless Auto Configuration, available in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, dynamically selects the wireless network to which to attempt connection, based either on your preferences or on default settings. This includes automatically selecting and connecting to a more preferred wireless network when it becomes available. If none of the preferred wireless networks are found nearby, Wireless Auto Configuration configures the wireless adapter so that there is no accidental connection until the wireless client roams within the range of a preferred network.

WinRAR - WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. You may try WinRAR before buy, its trial version is available in downloads. It is my prefered windows compression, decompression software.