Tips n Tricks

Tips n Tricks articles that make your computing life easier

How to read event logs of an unbootable machine

How to read event logs of an unbootable machineSo you have a Windows machine which is unbootable. Every time you try and boot it up, it blue screens. You try safe mode and last known good techniques but fail. At this time, it becomes critical that you be able to look at Windows event logs to determine what is causing that error to happen. But, how do you read the event logs of a machine that is not even booting up ? In this article, we will show you a very simple technique, by which you will be able to access and read the event logs from a machine that is not booting up, this comes in as a very handy thing if you are a systems administrator or just trying to troubleshoot a Windows problem.

What is a Botnet and how you can prevent your computer from becoming a zombie

In the past we did an article on What is a Botnet and how you can deal with them. I just came across an informative video from Symantec about Botnets and just wanted to share with everybody! Did you know about 40% of all SPAM is sent by Botnets, thats about 300 MILLION emails in a single day!. It is indeed scary stuff out here, but good news is that if you are infected with a botnet infection, you can deal with it easily. Our article on What is a BotNet will show you the precautions you can take to prevent your computer becoming a zombie and being controlled by a BotMaster somewhere and also how you can fight the infections.

How to overcome firewall restrictions and censorship using a Proxy

How to overcome firewall restrictions and censorship using a ProxyIn this article we will show you ho you can use anonymous proxies to overcome firewall restrictions and internet censorship. There are many advantages of using a proxy, cached information and speed is one of them where content is served to you from a server one hop away on your ISP rather than a website that might be located on the internet somewhere. With an anonymous proxy, you can bypass censorship and firewall restrictions for legitimate reasons, weather it be watching HULU outside the USA when traveling or posting on your blogs from countries that censor the internet or hiding your real IP address for security reasons

How to selectively delete roaming profiles on remote machines

How to selectively delete roaming profiles on remote machinesIf you are a Windows Systems Administrator working in a Windows Active Directory environment and use roaming profiles, this article is for you. In this article we will show you how to delete roaming profiles on remote machines selectively (meaning only roaming profiles you choose and not the others). Microsoft has a free resource kit utility called delprof, which allows to delete cached roaming profiles on remote machines, it even lets you choose the deletion criteria based on the period since the roaming profile has not been used on that machine. However, delprof has a serious limitation, it does not let you choose an individual roaming profile or a list of roaming profile to be deleted. We will show you how to overcome this limitation.

How to setup Windows 7 as a virtual machine on VMWare server

VMWare Virtulization of a Windows Seven DesktopGive Windows Seven a try without spending a dime or formatting your hard drive. In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure Windows 7 as a virtual machine using the free VMWare server. You can virtualize Windows Seven and run it as a virtual machine in VMWare server. Also check out how you can download a free tiral version of Windows Seven. VMWare server as you might be knowing is the free virtual server from VMWare. Virtualization of Windows Seven does not need any partitioning or formatting of your hard drive, nor will it effect any of your programs or operating system and yes the virtual machine will not create a nasty boot loader on your MBR either! You will be surprised how easy it is, and we will set this up in half the amount of systems requirements for Windows Seven