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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 Linux

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Linux 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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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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Enable Permalinks in WordPress on Nginx

A default installation of WordPress on Nginx is not going to allow the use of Permalinks. Since Nginx doesn’t support the Apache .htaccess files, the Nginx configuration files need to be edited manually to suit. To enable permalinks in Nginx: Edit the configuration file associated with your WordPress site. Eg: $ sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/sitename.conf Locate the “location /” code block, located within the “server” block, and add the following line within: try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args; Example config file: server {…

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