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Enable Mapping To C$ In Windows 7

People who have been using Windows for years, likely know about the administrator share (C$) built into Windows file sharing. You open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer),type in the computer name followed by the “/” and then “C$” (//MyOldPC/C$) and you could access almost if not everything on the computer. No, you could not ‘run’ programs this way, just access the files and folders.

When you need to move data from one home computer to another such as during a computer replacement or upgrade you want to make it as easy and quick as possible. Continue reading

Running programs from another PC or Server on a Windows 7 computer

If you have a Windows 7 program that starts from a different PC or the server you will be asked to “run” or “Cancel” (or in some cases “ok”) the program every time you boot. Sometimes this does not appear until after you have opened another program causing you and your software confusion. I deal with this a lot in the Dental and Medical community.

Basically this is how to tell Windows 7 to trust a particular network location.

This is a “Trust” issue between Windows 7 and the other computer / server that host the program. Continue reading

Disabling IPv6 to speed up your computer and network

With so many devices on the World Wide Web, a new protocol for the IP addresses was released, IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6). It will eventually replace IPv4. At this point, not many complete networks have a requirement for IPv6 which means you can safely disable it.

We currently and have been using IPv4, which gives your computer and devices numerical addresses like xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx or more realistically something like 192.168.1.101. It seems we are going to run out of number since these only go to 255, not 999 in each segment.

As for now, and in all offices that I work in and with, there is no need to run IPv6. If you don’t have all computers, switches, networked devices (NAS, Printers, Scanners …) and of course your router using IPv6, I only see it as an unneeded overhead on your computer and network. So let’s disable it! Continue reading