Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that integrates power into a standard LAN infrastructure. It enables electrical power to pass safely, along with data, on Ethernet cabling. to a network device, such as an IP phone or a network camera, using the same cable as that used for network connection. It eliminates the need for power outlets at the endpoint device locations. The result is lower cost, less downtime, easier maintenance, and greater installation flexibility than with traditional wiring and enables easier application of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to ensure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation.

Htaccess – Secure your website

Htaccess (Hypertext Access) files are used by Apache Webserver to control the configuration of the directory in which your website resides. One can easily configure security settings without restarting the server.

Windows Vista & 7 - Very slow RDP connection to Win2003 64 bit server

Microsoft Remote Desktop Client 6.0 which comes pre-installed with Vista (and Win 7) is very slow when you try connecting to some Windows 2003 servers. In particular, Windows 2003 R2 64-bit Server. Here is what you need to do to resolve this issue:

AsteriskNOW 1.7 & FreePBX – Change All Default Passwords

When you install AsteriskNOW 1.7.1, the default username/password for the FreePBX Admin console is set to admin/admin. After logging in for the first time it is a good idea to change it as this can be a security risk. It is recommended that your password contain a mix of lowercase and UPPERCASE letters, numbers, and/or symbols.

Enable the Built-in PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

The recent releases of Google Chrome (6 and up) uses a built-in PDF viewer to open PDFs. However, it's not enabled by default or may have been disabled. If so, Chrome will use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to display PDFs. Follow the suggestions below if you're having trouble viewing PDFs within Chrome, using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) to the console session

When you Remote Desktop to a Windows XP Professional computer, you always connect to the console (main/default) session as XP Pro is limited to one interactive session. However, When you remote desktop to Windows 2003 Server or higher, the default is to start a new session. As many seasoned Remote Desktop users are aware, you can run into a lot of problems installing software in a Terminal Services session that isn't the console session.

Open the Start Menu Folder in Windows 7

Are you wondering where the start menu folder is in Windows 7? Back in Windows XP, all you had to do was right-click on the start button to get to the folder, but Windows 7 changed it.

Automatic Login to Windows

There may be instances when users may have to auto-login to Windows without manually selecting their Windows user account. Using a password in Windows isn’t required, only suggested. But even if you don’t fill one in, you still have to click your user icon to start the login process. You can auto login to your Windows via the following steps:

Restore MySQL Database from ibdata and .frm Files

Here’s a simple way to restoring a MySQL database using only the /data folder from an original MySQL installation. Rather than risking damaging the existing server, the database must be restored on a development or test machine NOT the actual server.