Archive for April, 2010

Active Directory TombStone Lifetime

Interesting article by Joeware on how to discover the default value of the Active Directory tombstoneLifetime:

Knowing the Capacity of Battery Performance in Windows 7

In Windows 7, to know the performance capabilities of a laptop battery or more generally how to make your laptop more efficient from an energy standpoint, just run the following command from the Command Prompt (the command that we are reporting should be execute by an user who has administrative rights on the workstation, which is a user who belongs to the local Administrators group of Windows 7. For your convenience, you should run the command in a temporary folder such as C: \ Temp): powercfg -energy
After few minutes, will be created the Energy-report.html file report in the same folder where you ran the command powercfg -energy. Within the file Energy-report.html you can find several suggestions on how to improve the energy performance of your laptop. In particular, within the section Battery: Battery Information, you can know the battery capacity (Design Capacity) and its charge level (Last Full Charge). If the value reported in Last Full Charge should be smaller than half the value reported in Design Capacity, than it is time to buy a new battery!

Battery Information

Battery Information

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New Version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

The Symantec has released a new version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), the 11.0.6 RU6. The news are so many.

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The Secrets of Windows 7 and Windows 2008

Microsoft’s Windows division president, Steven Sinofsky, said in a recent interview with Ina Fried, reported in Windows 7 has lots of ‘GodModes’ (exclusive), which Windows 7 and Windows 2008 resulted in a series of shortcuts to the main administration tools for Windows, which go under the name Windows Master Control Panel. The most important of these shortcuts are definitely the GodMode and Windows Components. For more information, please read the guide How to create shortcuts “Windows Master Control Panel” (GodMode) in Italian.

Windows 7/Server 2008 Comes with Cheats

Thank to the Josh’s Blog, I could discovered this useful suggestion.

Godmode is a feature that grants you a shortcut to a plethora of administrative features for Windows 7 or Server 2008.  Whether or not this list is useful is a debate for another day, but it is pretty cool, nonetheless.

You must be using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 for this to work.

  • First, make a folder (for example in C:\Temp).
  • Then, rename the folder GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} (C:\Temp\GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}).
  • The folder will turn into a shortcut. Double click it and a window will open up with shortcuts to just about everything.

GodMode on Windows 7

The GodMode is working correctly both on 32bits and on 64bits Windows 7 workstations  and Windows 2008 servers.

Categories: Guide, Tips, Windows 2008, Windows 7

Question of the Month

Who are Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Matt Mullenweg, Mike Little, Larry Page and Sergey Brin?

News from HomeWorks

Administration of Symantec Endpoint Protection, we have placed the Installazione del SEP Client su Windows 7, updated with the latest Symantec technical support.

Reports from the server room

Internet Explorer runs for cover: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Microsoft released an important update for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7, the bulletin MS10-018. The path shown in bulletin MS10-018, closes the vulnerability CVE-2010-0806, which has recently been exploited for several attacks on Windows platforms, as reported in the article by Tony Bradley, What You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Emergency IE Patch. Note that Internet Explorer 8 does not suffer from this problem. As always, keep up to date Internet Explorer latest version turns out to be one of the most effective security policies …

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