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February 25, 2015

Solve The "Save Credentials - Login Attempt Failed" problem in the Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection

While using this Remote Desktop feature on Windows vista, 7 and above, one might encounter a "The logon attempt failed" error. If your computer is part of a domain, by default you aren’t allowed to save your credentials when you connect to a remote computer.

Of course, after typing your domain user and password the connection succeeds, but why was this dialog necessary?

To resolve this issue, just follow steps below :

1.  On your Windows 7 client, click Start, input gpedit.msc in search bar, press Enter. This starts Group Policy Editor. and accept the UAC prompt.

2.  Navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Credentials Delegation.

3.  On the right pane, double click Allow Delegating Saved Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication.

4.  By default it will be “not configured”, Click Enable. Then, in the Show contents dialog box below it, click Add, type the name of remote computer(server) in this format:TERMSRV/<computername>, then click OK.

5.  Click Apply button
6.  Do the same thing for the following policies:

  • Allow Delegating Saved Credentials 
  • Allow Delegating Default Credentials with NTLM-only Server Authentication 
  • Allow Delegating Default Credentials

7.  Make sure that "Deny Delegating Saved Credentials" is not enabled or does not contain “TERMSRV/*” in the list

8.  Close all windows.

9.  Open a command prompt and use “gpupdate /force” command to apply the policy directly.


PPS : If you want to apply the solution above to all Remote Compputers, you can use "TERMSRV/*" in step 4 (instead of entering every computer manually).

Since we're speaking of group policies, it worth mentioning another setting here, "Allow Delegating Default Credentials", which helps making TS connections to a remote server (in the same domain) without being prompted at all for credentials (current Windows user's credentials are used for the remote server). For more information on this see Mahadev Alladi's blog article which inspired the settings in my case, too.

The video below shows these steps in action .

February 11, 2015

How To Check Windows System Files And Registry Integrity - sfc /scannow

After your computer is infected by a virus, or when you remove a system file by mistake,  usually your Windows XP system files becomes instable or corrupted. And that's not the only reason: corrupted system files can be result of some program installers that replace system files, hard drive bad sectors...

You can notice a slow functioning of your computer, problems when shuting down or restarting, programs can't open

The first thing to do in this situation, is to try to check your system files first. To do this, you can use a very useful (and F.R.E.E !) tool that comes with Microsoft windows.

The tool is sfc command. To use it, is very easy, just type sfc /parameter at MS-DOS prompt to execute it then your files system will checked.
SFC command will check the version all of your Windows system files and registry, and if corrupted files are found, sfc will replace them with original files version that comes with Windows XP Setup CD.
Below is a list sfc parameters:

/SCANNOW Scans all protected system files immediately.
/SCANONCE Scans all protected system files once at the next boot.
/SCANBOOT Scans all protected system files at every boot.
/REVERT Return scan to default setting.
/PURGECACHE Purges the file cache.
/CACHESIZE=x Sets the file cache size.

For example, if you want to scan your file system immediately, just open your MS-DOS console first by clicking Start -> Run, then type in cmd, then hit Enter. Then,  type sfc /scannow it the command prompt. Now just wait untill the job is done.

Here is a video that explains how to do it :

Don't forget to prepare your Windows Setup CD, because sfc command will ask for it to replace the corrupted system files (if any), that were found during scanning progress.

February 06, 2015

Easiest Way to APPLY Registry changes without restarting windows

Windows has a flaw that you have to restart very frequently, however not all system changes actually require a restart, here’s how to apply registry changes without one.

Registry changes do not require a restart, it is sufficient to simply restart the process explorer.exe.

Step 1: Open the task manager and go to the tab processes, right-click on explorer.exe and click End Process

Step 2: Next, you should click on File and then New Task (Run…)

Step 3: Now enter explorer.exe and you’re good to go

Step 4: The explorer.exe has now been restarted and most registry changes are now applied and do not require a full restart of Windows.

Here is a video explaining step by step how to do this :

Knowing this little trick will save you a lot of time, because you no longer have to do a full restart to apply the registry changes.

Source :windows7themes.net

February 05, 2015

3 Steps To Create Your Own Website and Host It

For years, I’ve always wondered “what if.”
What if I never started my seven figure blog, Bargaineering?

I wasn’t a personal finance expert. I wasn’t an expert on anything.

But I hoped that, maybe, just maybe, other people fumbling their way through money could join me and we can learn and grow together. So I started a blog.

Six years later, that blog would be acquired for millions and I changed the trajectory for the rest of my life. I was independent, an entrepreneur, and I learned valuable skills that were valuable in the marketplace, not just to my employer.

All because I started.

If you want to start a blog, you can. You need less than ten minutes.

Let’s do this.

Step 1. Register a Domain

The hardest part about this entire process is finding a domain that you like. Once you have your topic, you want to start brainstorming keywords that match your subject. It may be helpful to pull up a thesaurus to help you find synonyms in case your initial keywords aren’t available (if it’s a single word or two words, it will not be available).

For my scotch blog, I thought of the obvious words – scotch, whisky, whiskey, and threw on the word blog at the end. None were available. Then I thought, drop the blog and go with something like ScotchReviewer or ScotchFanatic, but both are gone. I thought about alternatives to “fanatic” (scotchfan was available but I didn’t like it) and finally settled on addict. I had a few reservations about “addict” given that it’s alcohol, but I got past it.

Some tips about domains:

  • Use InstantDomainSearch.com to help you search quickly. It’ll tell you as you type whether a domain is available and even offers suggestions. You don’t have to buy through them (they redirect to GoDaddy), this tutorial will get the domain for free through a hosting company.
  • Get the .com version. If you can’t get the .com, try to think of a better name. JD at GetRichSlowly.org made it work with a .org but you can bet the guy who owned the ".com" was pretty happy at all the free traffic he was getting!
  • Make sure it’s easy to say and type. DON'T choose a hard to say and hard to type website name. A lot of your early traffic will be from you spreading the word… make it an easy word!
  • Make sure you aren’t infringing on someone’s copyright or trademark.

Step 2. Set Up Hosting

For this tutorial, I’ll be using Bluehost.

I personally believe that shared hosting providers are technologically similar and that you should go with a company that has a good track history and a reasonable price.

WordPress, which is the blog platform we’ll be installing, recommends three hosts – Bluehost, Dreamhost, and Laughing Squid. I’ve never used Laughing Squid but I have used Dreamhost and I prefer Bluehost.

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Click on the Sign Up Now button.

Type your domain into the left hand box and click Next:

On the next screen, you’ll enter your billing information.

Under package information, you have some choices to make. Setup fee and domain registration are FREE, but SiteLock Domain Security, Site Backup Pro, and Domain Whois Privacy are checked by default.

The next page is a list of upsells, you can scroll down and click the blue Complete button to skip all of these, none are checked by default. You’ll see a summary page with a link to Create your password – click that link.

The next page asks you to create a password and will not let you pass until the strength is considered Good (green). Follow their guidance, use an uppercase letter and at least a symbol, thenyou’ll be good to go.

It may take 24-48 hours for the nameservers to propagate (Bluehost set this up for you already), so if you type in your domain it may not go to your site immediately. I won’t go into the technical details but that information has to get passed to the various DNS (Domain Name System) servers throughout the world and that could take 24-48 hours. Until then, you can still install and configure WordPress but accessing your site may take a day or two.

Step 3. Simple WordPress Install

You’ll be prompted to log in again and then you’ll see this cPanel dashboard (the first time you log in you will have a big video on the screen, subsequent logins will show the cPanel dashboard pictured below):

Click on the cPanel, circled in red, and you’ll see this screen:

You’ll see an intermediate screen and then this screen:

You want to Start a Brand New Install, so click Start. Now you need to pick the domain you want to install to, in this case we’re going to install DailyGratis.com… so we need to check the domain.

Once it checks, it’ll likely see that something already exists there. But nothing exists there, so click that checkbox and it’ll move to the last step. Click “Show advanced options” because it’ll let you set up some basic WordPress settings. Type in your Site Name, your Admin Username, Password, and your Admin email address.

It is recommended that you change your Admin username to something other than “admin.” Check the terms and conditions of GPLv2, it’s just a standard boilerplate GNU General Public License. Click install… and it’ll start doing it’s thing.

This generally doesn’t take more than a few minutes, go have a cup of coffee or a spot of tea. When it’s done, you should see this:

Step 4. Done!

At this point, your blog will be set up with the default options of WordPress.

Go check it out — and let us know about your new website, in comment below.

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Let me know what you think of this tutorial!

Source : microblogger

January 27, 2015

How Is Your Resume Score In Resume Screeners?

Employers and hiring managers are turning more than ever to resume screening software, thanks to the overwhelming number of job applications they get. It pays to know how these systems (called Applicant Tracking Systems or Automated Resume Screeners) work so you can make your resume more relevant to the job you're applying for. 

This infographic gives you a brief overview of how the software analyzes your resume and what you can do about it.

  • Your resume is run through a parser, which removes the styling from the resume and breaks the text down into recognized words or phrases.
  • The parser then sorts that content into different categories: Education, contact info, skills, and work experience.
  • The employer's desired skills or keywords are matched against the results from above.
  • Your resume is scored on relevancy—using semantic matching against the employer's search terms and your years of experience.
  • So, clearly, it's vital to include relevant text in your resume—but rather than just dump all the keywords from the job description in, for best results you'll need to employ a strategy. (Most savvy job applicants are likely using the same keywords in their resumes.)

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