Internet Explorer 9 Beta has been released

  Yesterday, Microsoft released the public preview of Internet Explorer 9. This release is by far the most advanced version of Internet Explorer. In fact, Microsoft has setup a new web site, http://www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com, to both introduce and advertise Internet Explorer 9, as well as to distribute this release to the interested members of the publicContinue reading “Internet Explorer 9 Beta has been released”

Shutting down, restarting or logging out via shortcuts, batch files and scripts – Part 2

Introducing PsShutdown.exe In the previous episode, we saw Shutdown.exe, a command-line tool that could perform shutdown, restart or logout. We also saw that the earlier version of Shudown.exe included with Windows XP suffers from certain discrepancies that severely limit its usage scenarios. In addition to Shutdown.exe, a freeware called PsShutdown.exe is also available from MicrosoftContinue reading “Shutting down, restarting or logging out via shortcuts, batch files and scripts – Part 2”

A historic manuscript: Differences between Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

This list highlights the differences between Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. I composed this note a very long time ago in my OneNote while I was studying for my MCSE exams, 70-290 and 70-270. This list is no longer practically useful as time has caught up with both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.Continue reading “A historic manuscript: Differences between Windows XP and Windows Server 2003”

Shutting down, restarting or logging out via shortcuts, batch files and scripts – Part 1

All of us know how to use the Start menu to shut down, restart or hibernate our computers, or log out of our user accounts. But not all of us know how to do so via a shortcut, from the command line, or from within a script or batch file. In this post, I’d likeContinue reading “Shutting down, restarting or logging out via shortcuts, batch files and scripts – Part 1”