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Installing Active Directory Domain Services (AD-DS) in Windows 2008 Server

Installing Active Directory Domain Services (AD-DS) In Windows Server 2008, unlike previous server operating Systems, there is an additional step that needs to be taken before running DCPROMO to promote the server to Domain Controller and installing Active Directory on it. This step is the installation of Active Directory Domain Services (AD-DS) role on the server. In fact, the AD-DS role is what enables the server to act as a Domain Controller, but you will still need to run DCPROMO the regular way. AD-DS can be installed in one of 3 methods: Method 1 – Server Manager/Initial Configuration Tasks Roles can and should be added from Server Manager (but they can also be initiated from the Initial Configuration Tasks wizard that auto-opens the first time you log on to the server). 1.OpenServer Managerby clicking the icon in the Quick Launch toolbar, or from the Administrative Tools folder. 2.Wait till it finishes loading, then click onRoles > Add Roleslink. In the Before you begin window, cli…

10 Most Costly Viruses

Much of the world's transactions, whether it is business or personal, are now done online. From social interaction to keeping track of finances, the Internet is now a very large part of the average citizen's life. The Internet is not without its own set of risks, however. Should you encounter a virus, your private information could become compromised, data destroyed and hardware completely fried. Not all viruses are created equal, however. Some viruses have produced billions of dollars in damages. Here is a look at 10 of the most expensive computer viruses of all time, and how to avoid a similar devastation in the future. By Amanda C. Haury | Investopedia

No: 1 MyDoom 
The most devastating computer virus to date is MyDoom, which caused over $38 billion in damages. In addition to being the most expensive virus to date, its effects were far-reaching and fast-moving. When a user was infected with the virus it creates network openings which allowed others to have access to your com…

The Evolution of the Apple Laptop: 1989 to 2012

Apple's first portable machine, which was launched in 1989, got a very poor response because of its heavy weight and slow performance. But Apple has come a long way since then. From Apple’s first Macintosh Portable to the latest Macbook Pro with Retina Display, here is a timeline of Apple's portable laptops. 

1. Macintosh Portable (September-1989) 
“The power to be your best. Even when there’s no power”, was the theme line of the print ad of the Macintosh Portable. It was Apple’s first tryst in the portable computer market. However, it got a lukewarm response because of its bulky design and slow performance. It was sold for around $6500.

2. PowerBook 100 (October-1991)

The PowerBook was designed and manufactured by Sony for Apple. PowerBook received pretty good response from users, despite its slow performance. But the design played an important role in its success. It was then followed by PowerBook 140 and PowerBook 170. It was sold for around $2500. 3. PowerBook Duo 210 (Oct…

Computing in the Cloud Will Cause “Horrible Problems,” Warns Apple Co-Founder [UPDATE]

(New Update: Privacy proposal targets cloud computing concerns.) As tech companies rush to make their services available in the cloud, one particularly notable member of the tech elite isn’t so sure about the current cloud computing craze. Speaking to a Washington audience after a performance of “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”—the monologue of the controversial Mike Daisey—Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his concern about the increasingly popular trend.

“I really worry about everything going to the cloud,” Wozniak warned. “I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”

What’s Wrong With Cloud Computing, Steve?

Elaborating on his statement, the Apple co-founder highlighted the proprietary ambiguity associated with cloud computing.

“With the cloud, you don’t own anything,” Wozniak observed. “You already signed it away.”

By signing it away, he was, of course, referring to the oft-convoluted terms o…

How To Quit Facebook Completely

Remember when you first made your account on Facebook with the simple idea of staying in touch with your friends?

But now you can’t remember how you got so madly addicted to it? With Facebook slowly taking over your life, here are some steps to help you quit Facebook completely.
1. Admit Being Addicted
The first step is usually the hardest for most people. Thanks to Facebook being available on diverse technological platforms, an average Indian is known to spend 13 hours a week doing just about nothing on it. Facebook can be addictive, but the first step in rehabilitation is to admit that you are addicted to it. You are probably known to log in now and then to refresh the page or to check for new notifications, add friends or post events and then spend the rest of the time aimlessly browsing your connections.

2. Make a Facebook Schedule
Having realised that you’re logging on to Facebook for no good whatsoever, it is instructed that you evaluate your hours on Facebook and follow a stri…