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Mar 29 2011   7:23AM GMT

Hey ! Administrators Dont Read This Blog



Posted by: Subhendu Sen
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Linux / windows

Without Administrator privilege you can not do any administrative job on any kind of OS, Windows 7 also is not excluded from this universal known !

What is wonderful that, there is a hidden admin in Windows 7 and it is not activate by default!

Now you may be curious how to activate it….

Click “Start” and on “Search box”, just type cmd and press Enter key!

When it comes, type as: net user administrator /active:yes

In Windows 7 you often see that, it may go into hibernation / sleep mode, although it helps to save power, but some people feels it is a problematic ! So, if you want to turn it off, just pass this:

powercfg -h off

Sometimes, it is necessary to speed up the shutting down time in Windows 7….

Click “Start” and on “Search box”, just type regedit and locate for the key as:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

and make the Value as lower of your choice on the key “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” default is 12000 i.e. 12 sec !

Don’t Worry Windows XP users ! there is a way to speed up the Shutting down time of XP….this mechanism is also available, but a little difference !

After finishing your work, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open Taskbar > Shut Down menu, select Turn Off by holding Ctrl key. Same tricks also applicable for Restart.

Now, I am going to describe some of the new features of Windows 7 Enterprise / Ultimate !

DirectAccess: Allows users to connect securely to the corporate network through the Internet without need of VPN.

BranchCache It helps to increase the optimization of applications; it provides such an enhancement to the end-users in remote offices that just like an experience to working in head office. Users in a branch office don’t need to wait as long to download files from headquarters. When BranchCache enables, a copy of data accessed from an intranet / a file server is cached locally within the branch office. When another user on same network requests the file, he /she gets the file instantly as it is downloaded prior from the local cache. It supports common protocols like HTTP & HTTPS and server messaging block or SMB. It can work with Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, and Internet Protocol security /IPSec. The use of BranchCache to locally cache content and Web pages will enable SYSTEX to reduce expensive network bandwidth by least 20 percent. Read here for, SYSTEX CASE STUDY

Another a unique feature, not only you can protect data of your computer, it is possible also even on removable drives: With huge growth of using of mobile computers, of course the question of security arising. In 2008, 42% of respondents to the Computer Security Institute Computer Crime and Security Survey of enterprise IT professionals report that their organizations experienced theft of laptops or mobile devices.

With Windows 7, you can protect important data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption feature. BitLocker to Go extends BitLocker data protection to USB storage devices, enabling them to be restricted with a passphrase / password. You can set a policy (GP) to having control over this, which requires users to apply BitLocker protection to removable drives before being able to write to them.

BitLocker to Go provides administrators control over how removable storage devices can be utilized within their environment and the strength of protection that they require. Policies are also available to require appropriate passwords / passphrase, smart card, or domain user credentials to utilize a protected removable storage device.

Easier to set up, Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click.

Happy Windows 7 (ing)…..

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  • Sixball
    Hmm.. some good things to disable / control.. tyvm
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  • Subhendu Sen
    But this features not available in Windows 7 - Professional..... I mean to say, [I][A href="http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/free-open-source/ipv6-on-windows-7/"]DirectAccess;[/A] BranchCache and BitLocker[/I] And Sixball..... YM :)
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