By default on a Windows Server Product Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is enabled, but Remote Desktop (RDP) is Disabled. On workstation operating systems neither is enabled by default. For instructor-led Windows Server training, see our class schedule. Enabling RDP locally. Method 1: Graphical Interface By far the easiest way is to enable RDP through the … Continue reading Methods to Enable and Disable Remote Desktop Locally
I use a ton of file synchronization applications across my desktops and laptops. Sure, I could consolidate, but it’s not really practical for me to have a single app. I keep work data synchronized with one app, home data with another, media with a third, a freelance job data with a fourth, and so on. … Continue reading Making Icon Overlays Appear In Windows 7 and Windows 10
Compatibility Mode. Perhaps my favorite feature in Windows 7 (and although significantly reduced in Windows 8, still present and viable). For instructor-led training, check out our Windows 7 classes. After all, I was able to get ‘Lemmings’ to work for an elderly relative as a motivation to move from an antiquated operating system to Windows … Continue reading Problems with Compatibility Mode in Windows 7? – It may be Layering
Within the operating system there is a delay from when the screen saver activates and the system actually locks the display requiring you to enter a password to continue working. This period of time is known as the screen saver password registration interval. During this period a user can move the mouse or press any … Continue reading Using Regedit.exe to Modify the Screen Saver Grace Period Locally
Within the operating system there is a delay from when the screen saver activates and the system actually locks the display requiring you to enter a password to continue working. This period of time is known as the screen saver password registration interval. During this period, a user can move the mouse or press any … Continue reading Using Group Policy Object Preferences to modify the Screen Saver Grace Period
While teaching a Configuring Windows 8/8.1 (20687D) course last week, one of my students exclaimed the very title of this blog – “Hey, why does my Numlock key keep resetting?” Just the type of trivia that can gain an instructor’s attention. Thus, during their first long lab, I began my research. The symptoms: Student M … Continue reading Why does my Numlock key keep resetting?