This is a registry tweak is very useful for System Administrator and browsing center owners. Many users keep changing the desktop wallpapers and screensavers create new files and folders at the drop of the hat but after applying this registry tweak you can put a fullstop to all this. But as always be careful while editing registry values and ensure you take a backup of your registry before proceeding and read every step carefully.Continue Reading…
Disable Low Disk Space Warning in Windows
Errors and warnings are usually informative and important, they provide use with want problems are bugging our systems. But some warnings are outright irritating and one such warning is the balloon displayed at the system tray stating “You are running out of disk space on [drive]. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here“. “I know I’m running out of space” you scream but your cries are not heard by your computer. Even if you click that balloon message Windows Disk Cleanup opens showing up Temporary files, Cached Thumbnails and other stuff which might probably reduce a few MBs of space. Even if you don’t need more space on that drive you’ll be seeing it now and then. But disabling it is just a matter of tweaking the windows registry. Pull up your sleeves and continue readingContinue Reading…
Dig command on Windows OS
Download dig command tool for windows and perform advanced DNS queries using dig command on windows. The dig command which comes as a part of Linux is very useful for performing DNS lookups on domain names and provides detailed information like TTL and class type. It is now possible to use the dig command on windows also. I’ve included the dig package for windows with this post and also step-by-step instructions on how to use it.Continue Reading…
Using Sendmail on Windows
The PHP mail function is a wonderful feature of PHP but like all good things in life this function also has many drawbacks. On a Linux platform it requires sendmail to be installed, but coming to windows a SMTP server is needed to send email. So if you take a peak inside the php.ini file you’ll find the following line
[mail function] ; For Win32 only. SMTP = localhost smtp_port = 25
But the limitation here is you can only specify the SMTP server name and port, if the server requires authentication there is no provision for specifying the username and password. So unless you have a mail server configured to send local email without authentication there is no way to use the php mail() to send emails.Continue Reading…
Setting up Network Load Balancing (Single Network Adapter)
Network load balancing is an excellent feature of the Microsoft Server Family operating systems. It allows the setup to make use of a single IP address to balance the load between two or more machine. In this article I’ll explain step by step on how to setup network load balancing on Windows Server 2003 using a single network adapter. For testing whether this configuration works I’ve setup IIS (Internet Information Services) but testing can also be done some other way.
The basic requirements for setting up Network Load Balancing:-
- Two or more servers running the same service (e.g. IIS)
- Both the servers should have a Windows Server Operating System installed.
- IIS should be installed and running on both the servers.
- The IP addresses for both the servers should be static i.e. manually assigned (DHCP should not be used)Continue Reading…
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