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  Create host only network on VirtualBox

Previously we showed how to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox. What if we want to communicate with the host OS from within the Guest OS on VirtualBox? There are a few ways to do this. For example, bridged network, Host only networks. Today we will show you how to enable network communication between host OS and guest OS using host only networks. A host only network will not need to access the physical network interface of the host OS. It will create a network between different virtual machines and th...

1,838 1 0          VIRTUALBOX NETWORK VIRTUAL MACHINE HOST-ONLY


  Add Sublime Text to your context menu on right click

When opening a text file, you may be used to right click on the file to be opened and then choose the application which can open the file from the context menu. On the context menu, you may see a menu item like "Edit with Notepad++". Nowadays many people especially programmers like to use Sublime Text, but by default this application will not show on the context menu when you right click on a file. There is now frequent request to add this application to the context menu. Here we show a simple b...

2,481 1 1          WINDOWS SUBLIME TEXT CONTEXT MENU


  How to apply Domain Level Group Policy

As a system administrator, you may often need to create a Windows domain of a computer network in which all user accounts, computers, printers and other security principals, are registered with a central database (called a directory service). Also one or more domain controllers need to be deployed to enable managing the domain. In this post, we will show you how to apply Domain Level Group Policy. There are lots of posts which have covered how to promote a Windows server to a Domain Controller. ...

3,140 0 1          GROUP POLICY DOMAIN CONTROLLER ACCOUNT POLICY GPO


  Install and setup vsftpd on AWS server

When developing websites, frequently we may need to upload source codes to the remote server. To ease of thew work, many website developers set up FTPs to upload the files. This post is a tutorial on how to install and setup vsftpd on a server. vsftpd is a very popular FTP service on Unix-like systems. Open command terminal, then install the vftpd by issuing command yum install vsftpd or sudo apt-get install vsftpd After installing the vsftpd, the config file needs to be updated based on the ope...

3,734 0 0          FTP VSFTPD AWS PASSIVE ACTIVE


  Install Windows 7 with USB 3.0 ports only

Windows 7 is another great operating system released by Microsoft after Windows XP. Since Microsoft has announced that it suspended the support of Windows XP starting from April 8, 2014. Many users have been forced to move to Windows 7. Unfortunately, if you are using a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 7 and your computer doesn't have USB 2.0 port but only USB 3.0 port, you will encounter missing driver issue while installing it. This post will show you how to workaround this issue. B...

27,789 15 6          WINDOWS 7 USB 3.0 DRIVER BOOTABLE USB DRIVE INSTALLATION


  Capture screenshot of dropdown menu

As a IT professional, we often need to capture screenshot of what we are working on to give proof of what we are doing and why we do it. The screenshot will provide a good sense to other people. You may be familiar with taking screenshot with different tools such as snagit, snipping tool or the Windows PrtSc button. But do you know how to take a screenshot of a dropdown menu? Here we show you how to capture screeenshot of dropdown menu with the snipping tool provided since Windows 7. Below are t...

6,892 0 1          WIDNOWS SCREENSHOT DROPDOWN MENU CAPTURE


  Want to install 64 bit OS on VirtualBox?

By default, VirtualBox only allows to install 32 bit OS on it. But sometimes, 64 bit OS is wanted for specific uses such as running platform specific tests. To allow installing 64 bit OS on VirtualBox. Below information is needed. Here is the official documentation about 64 bit OS: VirtualBox supports 64-bit guest operating systems, even on 32-bit host operating systems, provided that the following conditions are met: You need a 64-bit processor with hardware virtualization support (see the ...

53,743 3 8          VIRTUALBOX 64 BIT HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION UBUNTU


  A simple way to remove the small arrow on on desktop application shortcut

Maybe many of us will see a small arrow on desktop application shortcut after we install the application on Windows. Some may like it but some people may think it doesn't look beautiful enough. We may need to remove these small arrows somehow the desktop can be clean. So how? Many people may use a third party software to remove the small arrows, then they must go to download the software and install them. But do we necessary do this in order to remove the small arrow?The answer is no. Here I ...

37,687 0 0          SMALL ARROW SHORTCUT DESKTOP APPLICATION WINDOWS