BitLocker To Go Reader

יום שישי, אוקטובר 30, 2009

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the ...
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Snipping tool trick

יום שבת, אוקטובר 24, 2009

I really love the Snipping Tool. It enables me to take screenshots without having to install third-party software quite efficiently. I did encounter one very annoying issue though when trying to capture context menus or the Start menu- while launching the snipping tool these menus disappeared… :( It seems that there is a solution for this issue. To capture a context menu, open the Snipping Tool, open the menu you would like to capture and then press Ctrl+PrtScn. The screen should fade and the familiar interface of...
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Windows 7 Hotkeys

יום שבת, ינואר 24, 2009

I always loved hotkeys in Windows,they make the user experience a more pleasant and comfortable one. The standard hotkeys found in Windows Vista can be found here and Brandon Paddock posted the hotkeys that are new to Win7 here.
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Vista Gets Stuck During File Copy

Ok, so this isn’t a new topic. It’s been around for quite a while but I have never encountered it, so now that I have- it’s time for a post about it. I have installed a new PC (Windows Vista 64bit) and connected it to my home network using a wireless NIC (Realtek RTL8168B/8111b). The wireless router I use is an Edimax BR-6215SRg. The same network has several other PCs connected to it wirelessly and one PC that is wired. When copying files to/from the...
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Let the Panic begin?! (or maybe not…) [MS08-067]

יום שישי, אוקטובר 24, 2008

Yesterday, Microsoft has released an out of band patch (in other words, not through the standard cycle of releases,which means it’s really important and there is no time to wait for the next cycle) for all Windows version. Such a release, obviously causes concerns (as does everything that is not routine). The patch is intended for all Windows versions, and it is supposed to plug a hole in the Server service (specifically RPC) that might allow an attacker to run arbitrary code ...
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TCP/IP Fundamentals for Windows

יום שישי, יוני 6, 2008

I love TCP/IP. It’s not news, yet every time an additional documentation comesout I go into happy mode. In this case it’s ~600 paged PDF from Microsoft thatdescribes how TCP/IP is implemented. The document’s author is Joseph Daviswho has a few TCP/IP books behind him (with Thomas Lee). Download the PDF here.
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Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely

יום שבת, מאי 3, 2008

One of the most annoying things in the world (ok,I may be exaggerating a bit), is to install a new server and forget to enable remote desktop (extra points for a remote site). If this happens you can either use some type of IPKVM to connect to the server and enable remote desktop or, with some Registry editing, you can enable it remotely. Open the registry editor (Start>Run>REGEDIT) File>Network Registry Enter the name of the computer you want to...
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Windows Vista SP1 available (since Tuesday)

יום שישי, מרץ 21, 2008

Yes I know,a bit late and no I don't want to get a haircut(you know who you are). So after these cryptic messages do I have something new to tell you about this release? Not really,except that finally all those holding out until SP1 can finally install Vista and that SP1 comes packed with a few new cool features (e.g. the ability to apply Bitlocker encryption to all volumes including flash based ones...). In addition to that you may also want take a look at the...
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MacBook Air with Vista

It was bound to happen. I even thought of doing it but obviously someone managed to beat me to it. For the full review (by X-bit labs)of how it preformed take a look at: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mobile/display/apple-macbook-air.html
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Windows Command Line

יום שישי, מרץ 14, 2008

The Windows command line interface is a powerful tool. Most people might shrug away from it since they feel that it is not flexible enough...to those people I dedicate this post. Microsoft has a released a command line reference that can be found here.
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