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From the monthly archives:

December 2008

This tip is only for Vista….so I apologize in advance to those of you still using XP. In Vista you can easily clear your browsing history by going into the options of Internet Explorer. I have helped a few organizations that use this information after a spyware incident to determine where the problem came from. […]


Microsoft is reporting that a serious zero day flaw has been discovered in almost every version of Internet Explorer. The vulnerability exists as an invalid pointer reference in the data binding function of Internet Explorer. When data binding is enabled (which is the default state), it is possible under certain conditions for an object to […]


We started out this week thinking that we would update FPEnabler.exe. We released this free program about a year ago, but we had to pull it from our website because it was breaking every few months with new patches released by Microsoft. FPEnabler simplified the process of adding a file and printer sharing exception to […]

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File and printer sharing is used primarily for…you guessed it…sharing your files and printers. By default Vista is configued with these disabled. Many times file and printer sharing is also needed for remote administration tools that access the admin$ share. The first step to getting this to work is enabling an exception in the firewall. […]

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Since the release of Windows XP SP2 file and printer sharing has been blocked by default in the Windows firewall. This includes all versions of Vista, and even XP SP3. Heck the same is true for the pre-release versions of Windows 7 that I have looked at. This creates a problem for many of our […]


File and Printer sharing is used for sharing printers and files. In addition, a special share, called the admin$ share is used to remotely manage and install software on Windows XP systems. By default file sharing is blocked in the firewall. What do you need to do to get this working under Windows XP? Here […]


If you have not used their tools before, I highly recommend taking a stroll over to They have just released updates to Process Monitor, Autoruns, Disk Usage, and Process Explorer Here are some of the highlights: Process Monitor v2.03: This update to Process Monitor, a real-time file, registry, process and network monitor, adds the […]

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I was making the rounds this weekend to visit family and friends. I was asked the usual…”um while you are here…do you think you could take a look at a little computer problem we are having?” In each case, the system was loaded with spyware. The funny part is all of them were using Comcast, […]


I came across an interesting bunch of statistics the other day when researching a problem I was having. These are the maximum limits for Active Directory -Maximum number of GPOs that can apply to a user/computer: 999 -Maximum number of DNS servers in an AD-integrated zone (without manually adding the details): 850 (Windows 2000), 1300 […]


Microsoft released the beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to MSDN subscribers on Tuesday. In a few postings found on Microsoft Blogs they indicated that the service will not only update Vista, but will also work with 2008 Server. I decided to take a peek at my MSDN account, and indeed it is available […]


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