Father of Ctrl-Alt-Del

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

An interesting article about the guy who "invented" the use of the ctrl-alt-del keystroke sequence that has become a familiar part of using any Windows OS. His name is David J. Bradley, and the article describes him as a modest guy who just happened to play a big part in ...

How Good Is the Windows Server 2003 Basic Firewall?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

I recently spent a few weeks testing Windows Server 2003 by using the Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 release candidate (RC). One of my goals was to evaluate the efficacy of the RRAS firewall. The basic firewall is a new component in Windows 2003 that uses an enhanced version ...

Guide to Securing Windows XP Professional

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

This guide is a summary of the Windows XP Security Guide and is intended for use in a small or medium sized business. It discusses the use of security templates to further configure security on client machines. Additionally, it discusses the use of anti-virus software, automatic updates, and the Internet ...

Download Windows XP Setup Boot Disks

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Windows XP Setup boot disks are available only by download from Microsoft. The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run Setup on computers that do not support a bootable CD-ROM. If your computer does support booting from a CD-ROM, or if network-based installation is available, Microsoft recommends that ...

User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe)

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Delprof.exe is available in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit. It is a command-line utility that you can use to delete user profiles on a local or remote computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. User profiles can grow large and may take up considerable disk space, ...