XP Support Ends Go To Windows 7 Flexibly

XP Support Ends Go To Windows 7 Flexibly The word is out, Windows XP support officially ends on April 8, 2014. What is Windows XP end of support? While teaching a recent Windows 8.1 course, one of my students asked if I would migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or to Windows 8.1? A

Windows Troubleshooting – Why Is Windows Ignoring DNS?

Windows Troubleshooting – Why Is Windows Ignoring DNS? I’ve published a number of articles on following a simple and straightforward troubleshooting methodology. I advocate a simple and focused approach shown in Figure 1. You can see that symptom identification is the first step, followed by root cause analysis and problem resolution. Figure 1. MikeDan’s Quick

Windows 8.1 Basic Desktop Navigation

Windows 8.1 Basic Desktop Navigation With the introduction of Windows 8 and the update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft has significantly changed the navigation properties of the operating system. In this video, instructor Steve Fullmer walks us through the desktop navigation of Windows 8.1. Topics covered: Lock Screen Start Screen Tiles (Metro/Modern apps) Swipe Desktop Windows

Using WHOAMI.exe to troubleshoot NTFS Permissions

Using WHOAMI.exe to troubleshoot NTFS Permissions One of the most common problems you will run into as an IT administrator when working in an enterprise or a domain environment is when a user attempts to access a resource and receives a message stating “Access Denied”.  Or visa-versa, a user is able to access a resource

Schedule SFC scan NOW!

With the Schedule SFC scan NOW recent (May 2014) occurrence of a significant Windows Internet Explorer bug, we are reminded of the potential for Windows OS intrusion and damage. No matter how proactive we become, cyber criminals will continue to pursue efforts to intrude, destroy, or disrupt system performance. Vigilance is important. Both scheduled and random

Capture a Windows Image with ImageX – Simplified

Capture a Windows Image with ImageX – Simplified A recent email from a former student asked, “ Is it possible to have you show me how to capture an image using Imagex?” My first thought was ‘Happy to aim you in the proper direction’. This is easy – wait – imageX is deprecated in Windows

SkyDrive to OneDrive. What’s new in OneDrive for Windows 7 and 8.1

SkyDrive to OneDrive. What’s new in OneDrive for Windows 7 and 8.1 Upgrading courseware from 20687C: Configuring Windows 8(.1) to the 20687D version. Acquire the new Skillpipe courseware and start updating instructor comments – check. Download the instructor content and updated virtual drives from the MCT Download site – check. Compare each of the slide

Yes, you can get IPv6 in your home!

Yes, you can get IPv6 in your home! If you read my recent blog regarding the availability of IPv6 in one’s home, then you will appreciate that I have followed through on my promise to blog about my experience.  After all that waiting, the end result was actually pretty cool. Once I enabled my home router

How to Reset a Windows Client Secure Channel Password

How to Reset a Windows Client Secure Channel Password I’m sure you’ve ran into a situation where a user is attempting to log into a machine but they’re getting prompted that there’s no secure password or a secure channel for the client computer to the Domain Controller? Or a user appears to not be getting