Posts filed under: Windows 8

Convert an SSL Certificate from pfx to p7b

Some websites require you to use a SSL client certificate to do business with them.  This allows sites easily deploy two-factor authentication.

Today I needed to convert a .pfx certificate to a .p7b.  I the past I have used openssl, …

Installing Windows updates without administrative rights

In a domain environment you can configure Automatic Updates by Using a Group Policy.

Edit your Group Policy

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update\Configure Automatic Updates
Set “Configure Automatic Updates” to “Auto download and schedule the install”.
If you are not …

Parental Controls on Windows 8

We all want to keep our kids safe on the internet. The steps below will show you how to restrict access to internet sites, determine what programs your child can run, set hours of access, and set time limit restrictions. …

Windows XP remote desktop change port

How to change the default remote desktop port in Windows.

This applies to Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  Some people want to change the default Remote Desktop is listening on as a …

How to remove from autostart programs in Windows 7

Many applications that are installed on Windows 7, XP, and Windows 8 are set to autostart. This allows applications to load faster because they are already in memory, but having too many applications autostart will lengthen the time it takes …