Moving to Windows 7 enables organizations to realize great user productivity and IT benefits. In this article, I wanted to share information about the security benefits, and specifically, seven practices and easy to configure policies that can make your desktop environment safer and more controlled.
1. Control your desktop network access. Windows 7 enhances the firewall and provides granular control over inbound and outbound connections based on where the user is: domain (work), private (home), and public, including determining notification levels for the user. A little-known fact is that, with Windows7, there is a new capability that enables having more than one profile active. Because users typically connect to both local network (work or home) as well as the Internet (public), different rules should apply. Simply type “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” on your Start menu to see the options. All firewalls events can be viewed in the monitoring tab and aggregated through Windows Event Log. Learn more More »
Lot’s of people always complain when their laptop battery goes down when they are in the middle of something very important, this happens as they either ignore the low battery popup or may be does not see it appearing.
Today, we have come up with free utility called Battery Monitoring – For Laptop which will alert you with a loud notification sound when your laptop reaches a critical low level.
Let’s see how use Battery Monitoring – For Laptop to get a loud alarm before your battery dies.
You just need to download the BatteryMonitoring.zip file and extract it anywhere on your hard disk. This small program does not need any installation, so extract the contents of the zip file, double click BatteryMonitoring.exe to run it.
It will load into your system tray and start functioning, we would recommend to place this Battery Monitoring executable in your windows startup so that it automatically starts running when you start your laptop. More »
With many innovations being made to today’s PC’s hardware, laptops and desktops have become much smaller and lighter. But one drawback to that light weight convenience is heat.
Computers today can pack more processing power in a much smaller and denser space, if you don’t keep them cool, you can pretty much guarantee a hardware failure will occur.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to keep tabs on hardware temperature using a free utility called CPUID.
HWMonitor from CPUID software is a hardware monitoring program that reads your PC Systems main health sensors, such as voltages, temperatures and fans speed. I mostly use it on my home PC to keeps tabs just on temperature since I use a laptop. More »
Do you want to keep a close eye on Windows XP? Then download the Microsoft Windows Client 2000/XP Operating System Management Pack. According to the Redmond company, the pack designed to be deployed on Windows Server 2003 will offer users the possibility to enjoy an extensive collection of monitoring capabilities assessing processor performance, Logical and Physical Disk performance and free space, memory and network usage. The tools will also provide an insight on the health of key Windows Operating System Services and will produce availability and event reports.
“The Microsoft Windows Client 2000/XP Operating System Management Pack provides monitoring of the basic health indicators of a Windows Client system, such as processor, memory, disk health, availability, and key performance metrics. Optional alerting on threshold monitoring is available,” Microsoft informed. More »