Tag Archives: Microsoft

How to set the Default Excel Version when you have multiple versions on your server/PC


As per Microsoft, you need to install the oldest version first and the newest version last, if you intend to use multiple versions of MS Office on the same machine. There are KB articles for each version of Office that … Continue reading

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WINSXS


Who ate my disk ????????????????????????????? It’s that folder which resides in C:\Windows and takes up a lot of space on your Windows Server 2008 machine and which didn’t used to do that in Windows Server 2003. What does it contain?, … 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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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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