Author Archives: Sreeraj Nair

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From Science Fiction to Reality The other day, I was looking at a VB Script, which needed to be modified just a bit in order to be useful for me. Being a scripting illiterate, I was overwhelmed by the complexity … Continue reading

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How Kerberos Works


What happens at the windows logon screen between the time you press enter after entering your credentials and ‘Loading Your Personal Settings’ message appears It hardly takes a second for your password to be accepted at the logon screen but … Continue reading

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IT in Retail


How it’s different from other Sectors It’s been two month’s since my last blog, in these two months, I celebrated my birthday, got hospitalized for the first time in my life and also switched my job (quite an eventful period, … Continue reading

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The “SERVER” and “WORKSTATION” services


Why are they named so?? The file and printer sharing service in Windows is called the “SERVER” service but every other server service has a name which explains what it serves, like DNS Service or the DHCP service then why does the … Continue reading

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Hiding Folders with Access Based Enumeration (ABE)


Invisible Folders We have a heavily used Windows File Server which acts as the only way to share files within a department and with other departments in the corporate head office. The folders are all secure with NTFS permissions wherein every user is … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Supports RAID1


Disk Mirroring for Desktops, umm interesting!! I just found out that Windows 7 Supports RAID 1 or Disk Mirroring as it’s commonly known as. It’s the first MS Client OS to support RAID1. For me it’s interesting to see RAID for … Continue reading

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Notebook Entry: Leftover of Conficker/Downadup/Kido Worm


Another Leftover Story Talking about virus leftovers – I recently noticed a leftover of the Conficker worm which is used by the virus to reinfect the systems, they are scheduled tasks on windows systems. I have only noticed them on … Continue reading

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