The ‘Windows networking’ Archives
Posted August 18, 2006 by

How to Defragment a Single File and Not the Entire Disk

Sysinternals provides the Contig utility, which you can use to defragment individual files or folders.

Posted August 18, 2006 by

Make Icons in Windows XP Appear More Quickly

Each time you open My Computer to browse folders in XP, the system automatically searches for network printers and files. Because of this, there is a delay in displaying your desktop icons. The following tutorial explains how to fix that delay.

Posted August 14, 2006 by

Opening Blocked Attachments with Outlook 2003

Outlook 2003 allows the user to use a registry key to open up access to blocked attachments.

Posted August 14, 2006 by

Windows: Expand the Functionality of \’My Computer\’

If you frequently use the My Computer window, then you should expand the functionality to your liking. You can add Administrative Tools, Printers and Fax Devices, Scheduled Tasks, Network Connections, the Recycle Bin, and My Network Places to the window by using this tweak.

Posted August 8, 2006 by

Tweaks to Speed Up the Portable FireFox Browser

Mozilla FireFox, Portable Edition is intended for use on portable media such as a USB flash drive, but it can also be used on any hard disk drive. The browser can run quite slow, but there are hacks/tweaks to make it run faster. This tutorial explains them.

Posted August 5, 2006 by

Windows XP: Disable Indexing Service

As its name indicates, the Indexing Service indexes contents and properties of files on local and remote computers and provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language. This service is a major resource hog and should be disabled.

Posted August 4, 2006 by

How to Pin a Web Shortcut to Your XP Start Menu

Using the directions provided in this this tech-recipe, you can pin a shortcut to any website into your Start menu. This is handy for links such as your intranet or webmail site.

Posted August 3, 2006 by

Windows Server 2003: Kill Shutdown Tracker

If you want to remove the Shutdown Event Tracker, you can easily disable this feature in the Local Computer Policy MMC.

Posted August 2, 2006 by

Increase Number of Windows Open before XP Starts to Group Them

Windows XP will group multiple open windows (IE windows, for example) into one group on the taskbar to keep the desktop clear. This can be annoying, especially when you are comparing different web pages because you have to go back to the taskbar, click on the group, and then click on the page you want. […]

Posted August 2, 2006 by

Windows Server 2003: How to Remove All DNS Records for a Domain Controller

Each DC registers a number of DNS records that clients and other services use to “find” the DC and its services (e.g., LDAP, Kerberos, and Global Catalog).

Posted August 2, 2006 by

How to Enable Friendly Trees in Windows Explorer

Friendly trees enable automatic folder expansion when you select a disk. Also, any other expanded disks will collapse giving a cleaner view.

Posted August 2, 2006 by

How to Force a Windows 2K3 Domain Controller to Reregister Its DNS Records

Several options exist that let you force a Windows 2003 DC to reregister its DNS records. This tutorial contains examples of how to accomplish this task.