As a desktop administrator I like to automate as many tasks as possible. I had a need to automate the installation of network printers in a Windows 7 / Server 2008 environment and after some digging through manuals found a solution to installing TCP/IP printers via a batch file. I’ll outline the VBS script we’ll leverage for port creation and also the using of rundll32 to silently install print drivers and create printers.
From sharing movies and songs at home to folders and files with colleagues at work, the File Sharing Wizard is the easiest way to get started using the networking service within Windows.
Ever been the only one in a group to have broadband internet access? By following this tech-recipes tutorial you can share your internet connection securely by using your system as a wireless hotspot.
Sometimes Internet service providers equip you with a Wifi password so difficult that you may have trouble remembering it. If that is the case, then follow these steps to retrieve your wireless password directly from your Windows computer.
When using online social services such as Google+ (Google Plus), it is important to backup your data incase something bad happen to your account. This tutorial shows you how to backup your Google Plus data which includes Circles and Stream as well as Google Profile, Picasa Web photos and Google Buzz data.
This tech-recipe is aimed more for those who work in a corporate IT environment. I will explain how to setup a batch file to install and deploy the Novell Client for Windows 7 and create a Novell Client Properties file. This recipe will be useful for Novell Client deployments and/or setting updates. This technique should […]
Improve your experience with Remote Desktop Protocol when accessing your Windows Terminal Services or Windows Desktop. This will help correct typing delays, for example.
Windows XP / Vista / Win7 : Setup a secure remote desktop tunnel / connection with SSH (Copssh) and Putty
This recipe will explain how to securely remote desktop into a computer or server using Copssh / SSH and Putty (free, open source) to Remote Desktop. Remote desktop (aka Terminal Services in the corp landscape) by default is not necessarily the most service to have running on your Windows machine due to the number of exploits available that use the RDP port (port 3389) or you may have a business need to secure such a connection between two offices or sites.
Instead of configuring a virtual machine as a DHCP server, you can use the virtual DHCP server for your virtual network.