Difference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

Win32 refers to the traditional desktop software that we’ve always installed on our PC. All of the software that we download from various websites on the Internet, or we buy on a CD are called Win32 apps. When dealing with Win32 apps, we have to make sure that they don’t have viruses. Typically Win32 apps need UAC permissions to … Read moreDifference Between Win32 (Desktop) and Store Apps in Windows 10

General guidelines for securing operating systems and networks

When we want to strengthen the security of the system, we we need to follow some basic guidelines. For hardening or locking down an operating system (OS) we first start with security baseline. Then we have to make sure that we’re using file systems that supports security, keep our OS patched and remove any unneeded services, protocols or applications. In general, … Read moreGeneral guidelines for securing operating systems and networks

Join Windows 10 to the Domain

Let’s join our Windows 10 computer to our utilizewindows.com active directory domain. This way our users will be able to log on to that computer using their own domain account. We already have our Windows Server 2012 active directory installed and domain configured, and now we want to join our Windows 10 workstation to that domain. … Read moreJoin Windows 10 to the Domain

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Installation

We already talked about AD infrastructure and common AD objects. Now let’s see how to install a domain controller using Windows Server 2012. In the older versions of Windows Server we would go to command prompt and type dcpromo. That doesn’t work anymore and we will get this warning if we try to do that. We see that the … Read moreWindows Server 2012 Active Directory Installation

Common Active Directory Objects

In Active Directory domains we have active directory objects. In this article we will mention basic objects, the ones we’ll probably work with on a day-to-day basis, but there are more of them. We already talked about Active Directory structure, but here we talk about objects. User User account is what allows ur to log on to the domain and access … Read moreCommon Active Directory Objects

What is Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP)

We already wrote about Fiber Channel, and if you remember, the default configuration for using a Fiber Channel system is to install a fiber channel card in our server and connect it to a Fiber Channel switch using fiber optic cable. All the transmission between server and the storage device goes through fiber-optic cabling. We can, … Read moreWhat is Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP)

Change Permissions For Files and Folders in Linux

As we said in Permissions and Ownership article, all files are owned by a user, a primary group and a world (everybody, others) group. If we list directory content with the command: ls -l we can see examples of the ownership. In our example, we created these files as the cicnavi user and that’s why the files … Read moreChange Permissions For Files and Folders in Linux

Windows 10 Versions, Editions and Features

Windows 10 is available in several editions for desktop computers. They are: Home Pro Enterprise Education Windows 10 Internet of Things Core As the name suggests the Home version is designed for home environments. The Pro version is designed for businesses and has most of the features needed in a corporate environment. Enterprise is designed … Read moreWindows 10 Versions, Editions and Features