Posted by: Saubhik | August 29, 2010

Install/Enable System Restore on Windows server 2003…..

System Restore’s purpose is to return your system to a workable state without requiring a complete reinstallation and without compromising your data files. The utility runs in the background and automatically creates a restore point when a trigger event occurs. Trigger events include application installations, AutoUpdate installations, Microsoft Backup Utility recoveries, unsigned- driver installations, and manual creations of restore points. The utility also creates restore points once a day by default.Currently system restore available in Windows XP/Vista this tutorial will show you how to install/enable system restore on windows server 2003.


Take a complete backup of your registry before doing any changes

In this procedure you need to Download from HERE

1> Extract the rar file into a folder, in this you will see two files – AddSystemRestoreEntries.reg and sr.inf

2> Double click on AddSystemRestoreEntries.reg and click on Yes when prompted.

3> Insert your Windows XP CD and Right click on sr.inf and select Install.

4> Point to the /i386 directory on the CD if prompted.

5> Reboot your win server 2003 that’s it now you are ready for your new win server 2003 feature

6> System restore screen

Posted by: Saubhik | August 25, 2010

Troubleshoot Internet Explorer HTTPS Problem…..

1. Scan for worms, viruses, and spyware.

2. Open IE –> click Help –> About Internet Explorer and look at the Cipher
Strength.
It should be 128 bit. If the Cipher Strength is anything less then 128-bit, download and install the Internet Explorer High Encryption
Pack.

3. Open IE –> go to Tools –> Internet Options –> Advanced and scroll to bottom of list.
The SSL and TLS options (all versions) should be checked. [SSL 2.0 || SSL 3.0 || TLS 1.0]

4. Delete Cookies, Delete Files and Clear Browsing History in Tools, Internet Options, General tab.

5. Uncheck the box for Enable Third Party Browser Extensions in the Advanced Section Tab (all other settings in Advanced Section are set to Default).

6. Tools –> Internet Options –> Security tab –> Reset all zones to default level.

7. IE –> Tools –> Internet Options –> Content….Under Certificates, click Clear SSL State.

8. Restore Default Firewall Configuration…..Network Connection(LAN) -> Properties –> Advanced.

Posted by: Saubhik | August 25, 2010

Could Not Ping…..

Windows Firewall/ICS could not start:- [error 170]
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Check if all of this services are running, if not start it:

1. Remote Procedure call (RPC)
2. Windows Managegement Instrumentation
3. Eventlog
4. Network connections

Also reset Winsock by running the following command:-

cmd: “netsh winsock reset” (without the quotes).

Restart computer……..

Posted by: Saubhik | August 25, 2010

Troubleshoot Problem of Shared Documents in My Computer

Showing Shared Documents in My Computer

Start -> RUN -> regedit -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer -> NoSharedDocuments [ValueData = 0]

(change value data from 1 to 0.)

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

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To remove or disable Shared Documents from My Computer in Windows XP Professional:
1. Go the the Start menu, and click on Run
2. Type gpedit.msc
3. Now go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer.
4. In here, you’ll see the option “Remove Shared Documents from My Computer”. Double click on that, select Disabled, and click OK.

Showing Document in Start Menu

Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Start Menu & Taskbar =

disable “remove documents menu from start menu”

Posted by: Saubhik | July 18, 2010

Using Smilies in WordPress……

Weblink for Smilies:-

http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies

Why & when do I need these settings?

Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, GMail and other providers are basically email services designed to provide you with email mailbox accesss directly from the web. However, going online and logging on to their sites is not always the most convenient way for reading and sending emails.

On the other hand, you have the alternative to send and receive emails through such a mailbox by using a local email client software, such as Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. In order to properly use it, you need to configure your email software with the incoming and outgoing mail servers of your email provider (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or else).

Mail Server Settings

# Hotmail Settings

As other web based email services, Hotmail is using the HTTP protocol for connecting you to your mailbox. If you want to send and receive Hotmail emails using an email client software, then your software must support Hotmail HTTP access for your email account. Some email clients, such as Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, offer builtin support for Hotmail accounts, so you only have to select HTTP when you are asked to select your email account type and select Hotmail as the HTTP Mail Service Provider.

Mail Server Settings for Hotmail using the Microsoft Outlook Connector

If you are using Microsoft Outlook & the Outlook Connector, you can define your Hotmail account just like any regular POP3 email account:

Hotmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.live.com (logon using Secure Password Authentification – SPA, mail server port: 995)

Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.live.com (SSL enabled, port 25)

# Yahoo! Mail Settings

Yahoo Mail offers standard POP3 access for receiving emails incoming through your Yahoo mailbox, by using your favorite email client software. To setup your email client for working with your Yahoo account, you need to select the POP3 protocol and use the following mail server settings:

Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)

Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 25)

POP Yahoo! Mail Plus email server settings

Yahoo Plus Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

Yahoo Plus Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 465, use authentication)

# Google GMail Settings

The Google GMail service offers email client access for retrieving and sending emails through your Gmail account. However, for security reasons, GMail uses POP3 over an SSL connection, so make sure your email client supports encrypted SSL connections.

Google Gmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

Outgoing Mail Server – use the SMTP mail server address provided by your local ISP or smtp.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 465)

# MSN Mail Settings

The MSN email service allows you to use the MSN POP3 and SMTP servers to access your MSN mailbox.

MSN Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.email.msn.com (port 110, using Secure Password Authentication – SPA)

MSN Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.email.msn.com (select “My outgoing server requires authentication”)

# Lycos Mail Settings

The Lycos Mail Plus service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Lycos mailbox.

Lycos Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.mail.lycos.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.mail.lycos.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

# AOL Mail Settings

The AOL email service is a web based system, designed for managing your AOL mailbox via HTTP IMAP access. Unlike Hotmail, you can use any email client to access your AOL mailbox, as long as it supports the IMAP protocol.

AOL Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) – imap.aol.com (port 143)

AOL Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.aol.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

# Mail.com Mail Settings

The Mail.com email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Mail.com mailbox.

Mail.com Mail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop1.mail.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

# Netscape Internet Service Mail Settings

The Netscape e-mail system is web-based, which means you can access their e-mail from any Internet connection. Netscape Internet Service also supports AOL® Communicator, Microsoft® Outlook, Microsoft® Outlook Express, and other POP3 e-mail software. The outgoing mail server needs SSL support, so make sure your email client software supports SSL connections over the SMTP protocol.

Netscape Internet Service Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.3.isp.netscape.com (port 110)

Netscape Internet Service Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.isp.netscape.com (port 25, using a secure SSL connection)

# Tiscali Mail Settings

The Tiscali email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Tiscali mailbox.

Tiscali Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.tiscali.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

# Freeserve Mail Settings

The Freeserve email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Freeserve mailbox.

Freeserve Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.freeserve.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

# Supanet Mail Settings

The Supanet email service allows you to use POP3 and SMTP servers for accessing your Supanet mailbox.

Supanet Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop.supanet.com (port 110)

Outgoing Mail Server – use your local ISP SMTP mail server

If your email client does not support Hotmail as a Mail Service Provider or if it simply doesn’t work with your mail server settings, you can use a 3rd party solution like Hotmail Popper, IzyMail, POP Peeper or Email2Pop. When using such tools, you should define your Hotmail account as a POP3 account and you will need to define your incoming mail server will as ‘localhost’ (or 127.0.0.1).

Posted by: Saubhik | July 18, 2010

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are a small text files that websites put on your computer to store information about you and your preferences.

What are cookies used for?

Websites use cookies to offer a personalized experience to users and to gather information about website use. Many websites also use cookies to store information that provides a consistent experience between sections of the site, such as a shopping cart or customized pages. With a trusted website, cookies can enrich your experience by allowing the site to learn your preferences or allowing you to skip having to sign in every time you go to the website. However, some cookies, such as those saved by banner ads, might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites you visit.

Can I block cookies?

Yes, you can block or allow cookies on all websites or you can choose which websites’ cookies are allowed. For more information, see Block, enable, or allow cookies.

Should I block all cookies?

Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but it might limit your experience on some websites. Be selective about which websites you allow cookies for. You can start by blocking all cookies, then allow cookies as needed for websites that you trust.

How do I delete cookies?

To delete cookies, follow these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.

4. Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete if it isn’t already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete. If you want to keep cookies for your saved favorites, select the Preserve Favorites website data check box.

*Notes

# Deleting all cookies might cause some webpages to work incorrectly.

# If you don’t change any check boxes, deleting the browsing history removes temporary Internet files, webpage history, and cookies. It preserves temporary files and cookies for your saved favorite websites.

What are Temporary cookies?

Temporary cookies (or session cookies) are removed from your computer after you close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart.

What are Persistent cookies?

Persistent cookies (or saved cookies) remain on your computer after you close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store information, such as a sign-in name and password so that you don’t have to sign in each time you go to a particular site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years.

What are first-party cookies?

First-party cookies come from the website that you’re viewing and can be either persistent or temporary. Websites might use these cookies to store information that they’ll reuse the next time you go to that site.

What are third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies come from other websites’ advertisements (such as pop-up or banner ads) on the website that you’re viewing. Websites might use these cookies to track your web use for marketing purposes.

Posted by: Saubhik | July 18, 2010

How To Block Websites

Use the host file…I’ll assume u have XP

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

Note: Below locations are for the typical default paths of hosts file:-
Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

Once you have found the hosts file, right click it and select Properties. Uncheck the “Read-Only” attribute (if checked). Click OK.

Double click the ‘Hosts’ file and select “Notepad” from the list of programs to open it with.

Once you have the hosts file open in Notepad, you will see an entry such as:

Code:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

To block a certain web page from loading, add the following:

127.0.0.1 http://www.webpage.com

Your Hosts file will now look like this:

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 http://www.webpage.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.orkut.com

Add as many web addresses as you like in the same fashion.

Once you are finished, go up to ‘File’ and click ‘Save’.

The web pages listed in your ‘Hosts’ file should be blocked from access.

It may be necessary for you to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.

Help Guide:-
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Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

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