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How to install Windows Automated Installation Kit WAIK

How to install Windows Automated Installation ToolkitWindows Automated Installation Toolkit or WAIK for short is a very important tool from Microsoft that helps you deploy custom computer system images in your corporation or SOHO environments. It's another very powerful "Microsoft Way" of "Ghosting" your machines without a third party solution and is completely free. Using WAIK you can deploy images for Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems. WAIK can also be used with other more power deployment tools from Microsoft such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center Configuration Manager (SSCM). In this article we will go through step by step on how to install the Windows Automated Installation Toolkit on a Windows Seven Machine.

How to Generate a Systems Health Report in Windows Seven

Generate a Systems Health Report in Windows Seven with PerfmonWindows Seven has added many new utilities and features that assist users and systems administrators in diagnosing problems and fixing them. One such thing is a Systems Health Report that you can generate, which tells you about every aspect of your Windows Seven PC. The report includes diagnostic data on Hardware, Software, Operating System, BIOS and Memory. The results are presented in a very clear and tabulated manner by categories that are easy to read, including errors, warnings and informational items listed right on top of the report.

How to use Google Hacks to control and view cameras on the internet

How to control network cameras using Google HacksGoogle hacks according to Google are compilation of carefully crafted Google searches that expose novel functionality from Google's search and map services. There are many uses of Google hacks and there are several Google Hacks available. Today we will go through on how you can use Google Hacks to look at and control some of the cameras accessible through the internet. Often you can find good quality feeds from cameras that are left open purposely for viewers on the internet and sometimes you will stumble upon a few that are not meant for "public viewing". Administrators can learn a lot from using Google hacks and making their feeds secure.

How to send Ctrl Alt Del from a VMWare Server 2 console

How to send ctrl Alt Del from a VMWare Server 2 consoleFor some of you who are well versed with VMWare server and virtualization products, this might be a trivial. But since I migrated most of my virtual machines from VMWare server 1 to 2 and one of them were a Windows Server 2008 VM. However, when I opened the console for the Virtual machine, I could not figure out how to send a control alt delete to this machine from the console and since remote desktop was not enabled on this machine, I could not get to it remotely either. Well here is how you do it..

How to ghost your drive using a free tool included with Windows Seven

Ghost and image your hard drive using Windows Sevens free built in toolIn our earlier articles we discussed about a free alternative to Symantec Ghost. Today we are going to show how you can use the built in tool included with Windows Seven to create a System Image just like Ghosting your C: drive. You do not need any third party applications to image or restore a machine, the built in scheduler will also let you schedule the imaging process. Unlike Norton Ghost, you can run the tool from within Windows Seven and can do hot backups of files that are in use, Windows Seven's built in Volume Shadow Copy service lets you backup files that are in use. If you are performing a full restore operation, then yes you will have to shutdown Windows. The robust tool gives you the option to backup to a Network share, removable USB sticks or even to write it to a DVD if you have a DVD writer built in