administrator

Thu
28
Feb
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'Enable Vista Hidden Administrator', and 'Fine Recovery'

Enable Vista Hidden Administrator This back-up administrator account can come in handy if you encounter some problems logging into or otherwise using Vista. http://www.cnet.com/ Fine Recovery Fine Recovery is a data recovery tool that allows users ... to undelete files, recover a deleted hard drive, and restore folders. Fine Recovery is a free and powerful utility to restore deleted files from hard disk. The typical hard drive can be scanned for recoverable files within minutes. http://www.finerecovery.com/ (view more)

Wed
22
Aug
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'Winsplit Revolution', and 'Host Administrator'

Winsplit Revolution WinSplit Revolution is a small utility which allows you to separate your screen into two, three or four portions. It's especially suitable for high-end LCD screens with high resolutions. http://reptils.free.fr/ Host Administrator ... Host Administrator is a freeware 32-bit program that can administrate the TCP/IP hosts file for your local network. The host file in your Windows directory is used for the translation of computer names into IP numbers. With Host Administrator, you can edit this file very easily. http://www.rekenwonder.com/ (view more)

Sun
13
Aug
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'Firetune For Firefox', and 'Top 10 System Administrator Truths'

Firetune For Firefox Tweak and optimize Firefox with a mouse click. http://www.totalidea.com/content/freeware/freeware.html Top 10 System Administrator Truths With enough time and effort, anyone could be a System Administrator. Really, it's not ... hard, it just takes practice, methodology, and trial and error. A lot of trial and error. These truths will certainly get you on your way. http://www.misterorange.com (view more)

Sun
28
Aug
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Superuser

On many computer operating systems, " SuperUser " is the term used for the special user account that is controlled by the system administrator. SuperUser: Unix and Unix-like In Unix-style computer operating systems, root is the conventional name of ... the user who has all rights or permissions in all modes (single- or multi-user). The user root can do many things an ordinary user cannot, such as changing the ownership of files and binding to ports numbered below 1024. Generally, it is not good practice for anyone to use root as their normal user account, because simple typographical ... (view more)

Thu
02
Dec
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Lock down Windows XP from unauthorized use?

Infopackets Reader Glenda 'LadyInRed' writes: " Dear Dennis, Since I am not that tech-savvy when it comes to making changes on a computer system, I have decided to ask this question. I hope that you can give me an answer to it, then I can stop ... trying to figure it out on my own. I have a son that is 27 years old and he is very intelligent when it comes to the computer. He likes to get on my computer since I have a fast Internet connection (DSL), and downloads music using Kazaa. The problem is that every time that Kazaa is installed onto my computer it causes a lot of problems. I have ... (view more)

Thu
21
Oct
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Security Risk: hidden Admin account in WinXP, Part 2

Yesterday , I wrote an article concerning a hidden Administrator account in Windows XP. As we discovered, this poses a significant security risk (especially for XP Home users) because it means that virtually anyone can gain unrestricted local access ... to the machine if the Administrator password is left blank. Side note: The term "remote access" means to control / gain access to a computer which is physically housed in another location (typically over a network, such as the Internet). In a similar respect, gaining "local access" to a computer means to utilize the machine at ... (view more)

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