Kathy Ivens


Kathy Ivens was a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro. She wrote more than 50 books and hundreds of magazine articles about various computer subjects.

Reader Challenge February 2010
There's a known cause for Windows 7 ignoring changes to the UAC. Do you know what it is?
Reader Challenge January 2010
How much do you know about user passwords? See if you can answer these three questions.
Reader Challenge December 2009
Can you solve this mapping mystery?
Reader Challenge November 2009
Think you can solve one systems administrator's conundrum? Submit the correct answer for your shot at a prize!
Reader Challenge October 2009
Think you understand how your computer reads a USB flash drive? Complete this month's reader challenge for a shot at a prize!
Reader Challenge for September 2009
What do you know about Windows 7? Stump your coworkers with Reader Challenge. (And possibly win a prize.)
Reader Challenge for August 2009
Several readers wrote that when trying to install a second NIC, the set up failed because Windows kept insisting that the IP Address was already in use by another NIC.
Reader Challenge for July 2009 1
Calling all Group Policy users--what do you know about Administrative Templates?
June 2009 Reader Challenge
You can make folder sharing in Vista behave as it does in XP.
May 2009 Reader Challenge
For training or just stumping your coworkers, Reader Challenge always satisfies--this month, a command-line challenge in Vista.
Reader Challenge for April 2009 and Winners for February 2009
When your user asks "Where is this file stored? How do I delete it?" you'll know the answer, but better yet, you'll have the prize to prove it.
Reader Challenge February 2009 1
Solve this month's challenge about a batch file logon script, and you might win a prize.
Reader Challenge for January 2009 and Winners of December's Challenge
Troubleshooting commands Ping and Netview can save your bacon. Also, a career tip-ever thought about getting into small business IT consulting?
Reader Challenge for December 2008 and November Winner
An IT consultant's customer asked if he could change the default login process to eliminate the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence. The catch was, it was in Vista.
Reader Challenge for November 2008 and October Reader Challenge Winners
This month's challenge is inspired by an email message: "I'd like to display user names with a space between the first and last name on our Welcome screens (just because I like the slick look of it)." Do you know how to do this?
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