In Windows or Linux, no doubt, you have to download files from Internet. The practice of using Download Manager to manage the download is widely seen within sytem administrators. There are cases, they don’t know that they are using a download manager; though they use it. Windows users are very much aware of Dowload Managers to manage and, sometime, boost their download speed. But in Linux, due to low footprint, the ‘download manager’ concept is not that much popular. The main reason is that, a large portion of the admins are still prefer to use CLI instead of GUI and Download Managers are GUI friendly. In this article I will try to show you few CLI based download managers that can help you to understand and utilize it for your better productivity.
Protection from unwanted threats and attacks to hosts in your company network is very important part of your business activity. Today there are many threats which can be dangerous for your IT infrastructure. Because of that there are many hardware and software tolls and devices for your network protection. Antivirus software and hardware firewalls are used in most situations. On the market also exist many software firewalls which are used to protect computers from attacks from internal or external network. Software firewalls can also protect network from attacks sourced from computer on which software firewall is installed. One of the most used software firewalls is Windows Firewall which comes along with Windows OS installed. In this article we will describe Windows Firewall and explain how you can use it to protect your network hosts.
Perl is a such an administrative tool that no System Administrator can ignore it. And when you are hooked with Perl, CPAN () modules are absolutely must to meet your day to day demand from math function to html parsing or even from socket programming to parallel computing. There are many System Administration modules that you must to collect form CPAN library. There are multiple ways to add modules support with your Perl like downloading the modules from www.cpan.org and install them after meeting all pre-requisities or use perl CPAN shell to install them automatically, including dependencies. In this article I will show you how to prepare your Perl CPAN shell to install your desired modules. In Part-2 we will show some example to install the modules for your convenience.
Many times in your daily administration work there is need for remote controlling some remote computer. Often, it is desktop or server in your company but sometimes you have to do support to your friends, parents etc. In these situations you have to use some tool which enables remote control of computer on which you have to do something. Many times, often when you connect to company computers it is VPN technology which enables virtual private connection to your company network. But in situations where you don’t have VPN, tools which use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) can enable remote support and control of another computer.
Portable Linux is something that most of the System Administrators rely on to quickly fix a broken system or do some administrative work while on move. Any portable Linux runs on very low profile hardware, as low as 100MB space, 16MB Ram etc, that you may think now out-of order in modern computing world. There are also practices where systems without Hard Disk, Monitors are kept in a corner to perform very specific network task like Intrusion Protection System (IPS), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Web Server, Mail Server, File Server etc with low security exposure. In these situation portable Linux is the prefered solution. Anyway, there are many other reasons of having a portable Linux in your pocket and that’s the reason of growing community of portable Linux.
In this article we will try you to show 5 best portable Linux that are popular in the community. Obviously, if you are a good System Administrator, you can make any Linux portable. But we are talking about typical portable Linux well-known as “Portable”.
Windows user profile is group of settings specific for one user that logs on computer. These settings are environment settings such as desktop background and colors, screen saver, toolbar configurations etc., then application settings, web settings such as browser home page, cookies and other settings which load when user logs to computer. Profile is stored partially in registry base and partially in user specific folder on local or remote computer depends on profile type. There is a few user profile types. Main types are local, roaming and mandatory. In this article I will describe what are roaming user profiles and how to manage it in Windows active directory environment.
XAMPP is multi platform package which includes, , PHP, phpmyadmin, OpenSSL and some other useful tools which enable efficient web development. It is very useful tool because it includes most web development packages which you need to make powerful web applications. Also it comes in single installation package. When installation is finished you can start developing your applications immediately. Installation of XAMPP is very simple and straightforward. In this guide we will describe installation process of XAMP.
Windows 8 coming with new interesting features and look which make it different then other Windows versions. Most reviews consider this release of Windows as revolution in OS technology because of new look and features included in it. One of the most interesting features is new user interface called Metro. In this article I’ll describe some of the key features that will make you closer this new OS coming from Microsoft.
New desktop look you will like
In Windows 8 Microsoft introduced Metro Start Screen desktop which is one of the drastic changes from previous versions. Reason of introducing it is to make Windows closer to tablet like environment and enabling applications to be available from start screen. Metro start screen appears when you log in Windows and looks like as on next picture:
If you are a Mac user and you are not aware of the news that Apple has released Mac OS X 10.8 with the name “Mountain Lion”, then definitely you are staying in a mountain without any facility of modern civil life on the Earth or you are staying in the Moon having not connectivity with the Earth. For Apple’s devices there are two major (excluding Server version) OS types Apple manage; iOS for for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Mac OS X for desktop and note books. Considering future for a unified OS, this is first time with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Apple transformed Max OS to iOS; though still they differ a lot with each other in looks and feel. In this article we will share some key features with our uses what really Apple brought with Mac OS X10.8 and how users can be benefited with it.
Domain controller as server for hosting your company Active Directory (AD) is very important part of your network infrastructure. In case of its failure logging users on AD is impossible. Because of that one of the main things in planning your network infrastructure is make plan for implementing redundant domain controller in network infrastructure. In case you have it, failure of one of them does not mean that user will be unable to log on the system. Since failed domain controller is up again, backup controller will be in function of users authentication or other functions which it can have (DNS server etc.). On this way your network can stay functional, reliable and more resistible to failures.