A reader wrote to say he'd read a tip on a Microsoft web page about implementing location-aware printing in Windows 7. His desktop computer can log onto two separate networks; one network that is used exclusively for the accounting department, and another for general corporate work.
"I tried to open a file in a shared folder and received the message 'Access Is Denied.' My IT department says the folder has been configured for full permissions for me and nobody can explain why I cannot open the file."
In Windows XP, the limit imposed for simultaneous access to a workstation sometimes forced businesses to spend extra money to install a Windows Server product on at least one client computer. Now that many small businesses are moving to Windows 7, the problem is going away for many small businesses.
Can you come up with a short, easy-to-understand description of the phrase &quot;false positive&quot; as it's used in computing? If so, enter this month's UPDATE challenge, and you might win a prize.
A batch file is used to copy the local Documents folder to two locations for backup purposes. A user adds a line to the batch file so that his Documents folder would also be copied to an 8GB flash drive, which results in an error message. What went wrong?
Even in small business networks, users without rights to certain information (such as payroll) are managing to figure out passwords and break into computers that have sensitive information. Using strong passwords would solve many of these problems. Do you understand the concepts behind strong passwords?