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Add or Map a Custom Hostnames to IP Address without a DNS Server

August 25th, 2009 No comments

There’s been several times where I had an Apache server running locally on my computer as a development (or dev) server. Now if this is on my home network, or if your system administrator won’t give you your own custom host name then you have to go the DIY (do it yourself) route. But, often times, I have to hard code host names, or I need several different websites hosted on my personal machine. Well that’s where the hosts file comes into play. Read more…

Explained: What Does Applying Computer Settings… mean

August 10th, 2009 1 comment

You know how whenever you login to your Windows box you always see a message saying “Applying computer settings…” and it can sit there for what feels like forever!!! Well it annoyed me to no end, I wanted to find out what it really meant and see if there was a way to tell me what sort of voodoo Microsoft was running on my machine. So after a quick search I found 2 Microsoft KB articles, kb325376 and kb316243. Now, I have a meaningful description like applying group policy, playing log off sound, etc… Read more…

Block IE7 and/or IE8 from Automatic Updates via the Windows Registry

August 9th, 2009 No comments

Here’s a quick and simple additions for you SysAdmins out there, how to block Windows XP from automatically downloading Internet Explorer 7 and IE 8. This is a simple addition to the Windows Registry Read more…