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Installing FreeNAS 8 to USB on Windows

This ‘how to’ guide will step you through the process of installing FreeNAS 8 to a USB memory stick using a Windows computer. This can be a handy too if you have a system that has crashed, and you just want to get it back up and running so you can copy files off of it. You can simply plug in a USB memory stick with FreeNAS installed to it, configure it to share out one or more of the…

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Running the Command Prompt “as Administrator”

As of Microsoft Windows Vista/7/2008 Server, Windows operating systems have had extra security put in place to prevent general user applications from making system changes to the computer. This helps prevent malware from causing havoc on a PC. Sometimes you do actually want to run a application that will make system changes, and to do this, you will need to run them “as administrator”. The following will show you how to run the command prompt “as administrator”. Click the Start…

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Adding a Static Route in Windows

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Windows to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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Installing Slax to USB on Windows

Slax is a great LiveCD linux distribution based on Slackware that fits in your pocket. One of the great features is the modular approach that is used for the packages, which are known as modules in Slax. Got a small USB stick that you no longer use? Put Slax on it. This guide shows you how to install Slax linux to a USB memory stick. Download and Extract: Download the .tar version (also may be labeled as the USB version)…

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IIS 7 Creating New Session When Switching to HTTPS

By default IIS 7 will generate a new session when accessing a site over a secure HTTPS connection. This can cause issues if you are switching between a HTTP and a HTTPS connection when dealing with a site that handles logged in users via sessions. Luckily this is a easy fix. Open up the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, and select the web site you wish to change the setting on: Open up the “ASP” feature: Expand the “Session Properties”…

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