Blog

October 2017

VMware Esxi server

VMware ESXi is free. However, the software comes with a 60 days evaluation mode. You should register on VMware website to get your free license key to come out of the evaluation mode. Once the ESXi is installed, you can either user vSphere Client on the Direct Console User Interface to administer the host. VMware ESXi is based on hypervisor architecture that runs directly on top of a hardware as shown below. 1. Download ESXi server Get the software from the VMware ESXi [...]

Windows Server 2012: DHCP

Installing DHCP role via new Server Manager Ensure the computer has at least one static IP address assigned before starting the role installation. Launch the Add Role Wizard from Server Manager. Select DHCP server role and go through the steps needed for installation. The last page of the wizard (which comes up after the role has been installed), provides a link – “Complete DHCP configuration”. This provides some tasks that need to be performed to enable the DHCP server role to work properly [...]

Windows Server 2012: Domain Controller

In order to make the windows server 2012 domain controller we will install ADDS (Active Directory Domain Services) role from the server manager on Windows Server 2012. All the Latest security updates must applied before installing the Role. First we will change the server name let say DC01 and the IP address 10.10.21.1 (try to avoid using default 192.168.0.1) Installing the AD DS role “Before You Begin” screen provides you basic information such as configuring strong passwords, IP addresses and Windows updates.   On Installation Type page, select the [...]

August 2017

Virtualbox

Virtualbox is packed with features that you may have never used, even if you frequently use it to run virtual machines. VMware keeps many of its best features to its paid versions, but all of VirtualBox’s features are completely free. Many of the features here require Guest Additions installed in your virtual machine. This is good to do anyway, as installing the Guest Additions package will speed up your virtual machines. Snapshots VirtualBox can create snapshots that save a virtual machine’s state. You can [...]

September 2016

Tips for using public computers safely

Most of us will occasionally have to use a public computer for one reason or another. Maybe it’s an emergency situation (your own computer crashes or you get caught without your laptop when traveling) or perhaps the opportunity is just too convenient to pass up. But whatever your reasons, using public computers will always carry an inherent risk of exposing your personal data. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and lessen that risk.       Incognito mode is available [...]

How to create an Apple ID without a credit card

Having an Apple ID is a prerequisite to do just about anything related to Apple services. If you want to buy music on iTunes, download apps in the App Store, or use iCloud, you must have an Apple ID. A few years ago, linking a credit card to an Apple account was mandatory. But Apple has changed its stance and has been letting users create an Apple ID without a credit card for a while now. Whatever your reason might be [...]

August 2016

Why Do I Need a Website?

Why Do I Need a Website? Reason #1 – Online brochure Companies spend millions creating brochures and distributing them. By having a website you can skip that entirely. Your potential customers can find out about you and any of your products online. If you get most of your business through networking and personal connections, then they will want to check out your website. Reason #2 – More customers More than 2.4 billion people use the internet every day, and some 90% of those [...]

10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Windows PC

10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Windows PC Windows PCs don’t have to slow down over time. Whether your PC has gradually become slower or it suddenly ground to a halt a few minutes ago, there could be quite a few reasons for that slowness. As with all PC issues, don’t be afraid to give your computer a reboot if something’s not working properly. This can fix quite a few problems and is faster than attempting to manually troubleshoot and fix the problem [...]