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Recovering a user local profile flagged as ‘backup’

At times strange things happen with user local profiles on both Windows Servers and client systems such as, when a user local profile unexpectedly turns to a backup status and freezes in that state. When you check the profile status through the Control Panel you will see that it is flagged as backup after you log on with a temporary profile.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - November 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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Always open All Control Panel Items when opening Control Panel

The default behaviour of the Control Panel view is to load the view selected in your last Control Panel session. If you need to change this default behaviour and force Control Panel to display all items upon loading then you can either tweak the registry or use Group Policy to set a default view irrespective of your last session modifications.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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Registry setting for User Account Control (UAC)

User Account Control (UAC) is a Windows 7 in-built tool that protects your system and alerts you when you are executing some task that requires administrator privileges, however, if you would like to know how to disable UAC from the registry, here is the info:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

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Encrypting the Pagefile

In high-secure environments the Windows system pagefile may pose a risk to confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data. Sensitive data may still reside in the system pagefile which can be exfiltrated by attackers with the help of specialized tools. In such high-security scenarios, one would need to take the proper measures to safeguard systems pagefiles.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

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Disabling Windows Control Panel

Say, you don’t want other users to fiddle around with your system settings and would like to completely disable access to Control Panel for all users then you can achieve this by simply adding a new registry entry.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - September 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

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How to Modify the Default IP Address of a Wireless Hosted Network

The default IP address of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) virtual Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) feature called Wireless Hosted Network is 192.168.137.1. Although, this address is highly unlikely to conflict with other addresses that you may have configured on your network still, you may wish to change it to another value.  In order to be able to change this default IP address you need to modify a Registry setting as follows:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

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How to replace the Logon UI Background in Windows 7

Windows 7, unlike older versions of Windows include a registry entry which allows users to replace the logon user interface default background image. In previous versions users had to hack files in order to achieve the same results. When Windows 7 starts, it checks whether the logon UI (User Interface) background option is enabled in the registry and loads the default image as the background picture of the CTRL+ALT+DEL logon screen. To replace the logon UI background image follow the steps below:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - August 28, 2012 at 4:32 am

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