Posted in Windows 2003

When I open Windows Explorer, it takes a few seconds before it displays information. How can I eliminate that delay?

I fixed this problem by simply removing invalid entries from my system path. When Windows Explorer starts, it traverses the PATH variable, and invalid entries can extend the time necessary for Windows Explorer to initiate. To solve the problem, you need to ensure that each item in your PATH variable exists. To do so, open […]

Another way to list the Global Catalog Servers in your domain

You can display the Global Catalog Servers in the domain you are logged in to using Nslookup.exe: 1. Open a CMD.EXE window. 2. Type the following command and press Enter: nslookup gc._msdcs.%USERDNSDOMAIN%

How do I enable the new maximum database size in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

Exchange 2003 SP2 raises the maximum database size for the standard edition from 16GB to 75GB. By default, the size is increased to 18GB when you install the service pack, however you can raise this limit by modifying the registry, as follows: 1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe) on the Exchange server. 2. Navigate to […]

Where can I download Windows PowerShell?

On November 15, Microsoft released Windows PowerShell 1.0 (formerly codenamed Monad) for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2003, which you can download at here . A Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) version is also available, with the final Vista version available by January 31, 2007. The download is less than […]

What is Centro?

Centro is the codename for Microsoft’s new infrastructure solution aimed at midsized businesses. The distro is especially good at running predictive analytics on mass amounts of data. You can learn more about this technology the distro can take advantage of right here. This solution combines Windows Longhorn Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and security and […]

How can I use Telnet to download an element of a Web page?

I recently wanted to download a file from a Web site without using a browser, just in raw text format. I used the Telnet command to perform the operations normally performed as part of the HTTP download process, which are essentially a series of GET commands. To initiate the connection, telnet to port 80 (instead […]

How can I change a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) to another color?

When you receive a STOP error, Windows displays the STOP on a Blue screen, hence the name BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). If you prefer a Red screen with White text, or any other color combination that is easier for you to see: 1. Open %SystemRoot%SYSTEM.INI in Notepad.exe. 2. Locate the [386enh] section. 3. If […]

Windows XP Product Key Viewer

The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Server […]

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