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A collection of various knowledgebase articles dealing with Microsoft Windows

How to connect to an iSCSI target from Windows Seven

How to connect to an iSCSI target from Windows SevenIn our previous article we showed you how to create an iSCSI target on a free SAN server called OpenFiler. In this article we will show you how you can connect a Windows Seven machine to an iSCSI target. Once connected, you should be able to mount it as a local hard drive. iSCSI is the next best protocol after Fiber Channel because it offers good speeds and is not as expensive as Fiber Channel (as a matter of fact you can have free iSCSI target servers such as OpenFiler). iSCSI is a preferred choice for IT users especially those who work on virtualization platforms such as VMWare ESX or ESXi.

How to change the remote desktop listening port on Windows seven

How to change the remote desktop port on Windows SevenIn this article we will explain how to change the default remote desktop port on Windows Seven to a custom port. The default port is TCP 3389 but a lot of systems administrators like to change this due to a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is to hide it as a "visible" port for hackers to attack, as hackers normally target to most obvious ports to gain access to a system. Another reason for changing the default RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) listening port could be that you want to avoid or bypass firewall restrictions, often put in place on outgoing and incoming connections to a remote or local machine.

How many days are left in my Windows Trial

How many days are left in my Windows TrialOften when you install a trial version of Windows, Windows Server operating system or a server application from Microsoft, you get a grace period of so many days before your trial version expires and you have to reinstall Windows or your server application. In this article we will show you how you can find out how many days have you left in your Windows trial, if your version of Windows is activated or how many days are left before its mandatory to activate Windows. We will also show you a cool trick which lets you know on what date you installed your operating system.

How to Create a virtual hard drive on Windows Seven

How to Create a virtual hard drive on Windows SevenIn this article we will explain how you can create a virtual hard drive on your Windows Seven machine. Virtual Hard Disks are a great way of segregating data, they offer portability as you can attach and detach the same virtual hard drive on different workstations. The virtual hard drive that's created, works like any other physical hard drive, you will not be able to tell the different. In certain versions of Windows, you can actually even boot your machine from a virtual hard drive, this feature comes in real handy if you are testing or using dual boot or multi boot operating systems on your machine.

How to configure and use Windows 2008 Server Backup utility

How to configure and use Windows 2008 Server Backup utilityIn this article we will show you how you can install and use Windows Server 2008 backup utility. The backup utility feature is no longer standard and does not come installed with a default installation of Windows Server 2008. The new Windows Server 2008 backup utility has lots of new and advanced feature. The best feature I like is the fact that you do not need to restore from multiple backup if the backup you created was incremental. You are now able to restore just individual files instead of whole folders. You can also remotely manage your backups using a MMC. System restore feature for restoring your operating system is much simpler and advanced. The backup technology used in Windows Server 2008 Backup utility is much faster and nicer!