December, 2004 Archive

How can i access Gmail with a pop3 client like Outlook?

Open Outlook or Outlook Express. Click the ‘Tools’ menu, and select ‘Accounts…’ Click ‘Add,’ and then click ‘Mail…’ Enter your name in the ‘Display name:’ field, and click ‘Next.’ Enter your full Gmail email address ( in the ‘Email address:’ field, and click ‘Next.’ Enter ‘’ in the ‘Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:’ […]

How can I determine whether my server is running Exchange Server 2003, Standard Edition, or Exchange 2003, Enterprise Edition?

If you have more than one storage group (SG), more than one message database, or if your database is greater than 16GB, you have Exchange 2003 Enterprise. Another way to verify your Exchange Server edition is to open the Exchange Server Setup Progress.log file, which is located on the root of your system drive. Search […]

Open / View .Bat .log files in IIS6 Windows 2003

When you try and click on a .log file served from IIS6 you receive a 404 error. You need to look through you log files and find out exactly what 404 IIS was giving. If it was 404 with a sub status of 3, then it is denied due to MIME Type, so make sure […]

Screen Lock Transparent for Windows 2000/NT/XP

Transparent Screen Lock enables IT professionals to prevent unauthorized system access, while maintaining the ability to view applications running on the desktop for monitoring purposes. Website

Create Lock Desktop Icon

You can lock the Windows 2000 or XP desktop with a click of an icon. Create a shortcut icon on the desktop to run the following command: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Use pushd to help you get back

Lets say your current directory is C:gamesSteamCounter-Strike> and you want to get back here. Use the pushd DOS command. pushd . that is push the current UNC, machine, drive and directory onto the stack. Yes the “.” is understood as the current location. Then change drives, directories as much as you wish and when you […]

Disable Windows XP’s builtin zip support

Windows XP comes with builtin support for uncompressing zip’d files. If you prefer to continue using a dedicated utility like pkzip or winzip which has more functionality, you probably need to disable the limited capability of XP to prevent interactions and problems, run the following command: regsvr32 /u %windir%system32zipfldr.dll Want to re-enable the builtin zip […]

Disable Low Disk Space Notification in Windows XP

You can disable these alerts using the following Windows XP registry hack: Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Key: SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer Name: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 disables alerts