Apostolos Fotakelis


Apostolos Fotakelis is a computer security engineer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has a bachelor’s in mathematics.

Lighten Your Computer's Load
Make your computer less resource-hungry by installing lite programs. Here are some recommended programs.
Create Custom Events with a Single Command
With the Eventcreate command, you can have your scripts, applications, and other components log custom events.
Allow Cookies but Not Other Web Site Content
Using a .reg file, a batch file, and Group Policy, you can allow cookies but prevent users from downloading unwanted and possibly malicious files and ActiveX objects.
The Balancing Act Between Security and Usability 1
Security and ease of use don't go hand in hand. Using the RunAs tool, you can minimize the trade-off between security and usability.
Let Users Install Software Without Giving Them Administrator Rights 2
Using PsExec, you can remotely start the execution of a program but let the user who is logged on can complete the installation.
Log On Through the RC Without the Administrator Password
There are benefits and risks associated with being able to log on to a Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP installation without knowing the Administrator password.
Tired of Web Ads? Fight Back with DNS
One reader has come up with a creative way to fight annoying Web ads.
The Easy Way to Delete Unused Profiles 3
If your PCs are cluttered with unused profiles, you can use the Delprof utility to delete those profiles that haven’t been used for a specified number of days.
Reparse Points Solve Path Problems 4
Some folder paths changed between Win2K and NT, which led to a problem for an NT program with hard-coded paths and no source code. Here’s how a reader solved this problem and was able to run the NT program under Win2K
Another Way to Determine Most Recent Reboot
You can use the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit’s uptime.exe program to determine when a machine was last rebooted.
Windows 2000 Compatibility Mode 4
Win2K’s compatibility mode lets the OS run programs from previous Windows OSs.
Logon Rejection
Read about a password problem that prevented even the administrator from logging on.
How to Reset the Administrator Password 8
A reader runs into a password problem on Win2K Pro after applying some patches.
Windows 2000 Fax Service 11
Find out how to get around the No Dial Tone error when using Win2K's Fax service.
Useless Services in a Non-Networked NT 4.0 Workstation
Learn how to disable services on non-networked workstations and save memory and system resources.
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