Desktop Management Blog Posts

Using Task Scheduler to schedule the computer to shut down and restart at a specific time

• Click Start, Run and type control schedtasks• Double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Task Wizard starts.• Click Next.• Under Click the program you want Windows to run, click Browse.• In the Select Program to Schedule dialog box, l...
by Helix Zone on Mar 22, 2012

Implementing and Administering the ActiveX Installer Service

You can use this document to learn how to implement and administer the ActiveX® InstallerService in Windows Vista®.Why the ActiveX Installer Service?Many organizations must install ActiveX controls on their desktops in order to ensure that avariety...
by Helix Zone on Mar 22, 2012

Disable Safe Mode

As for the free method, you’ll have to modify your registry, so just follow the steps below on how to disableSafe Mode.1. Go to Start > Run2. Type regedit and click OK3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot4.
by Helix Zone on Mar 22, 2012

Disable annoying Java Update notification

If you’re sick of getting prompted to update Java, or if you have some web application like Banner thatrequires a particular version, you can use a simple registry hack to disable notification of availableupdates.Open the Registry Editor by going t...
by Helix Zone on Mar 22, 2012

Critical Update to Patch MS12-004 bug in Media Player

Microsoft released 7 patches yesterday 1 of which is being marked as critical.  The vulnerability allows remote code execution threw a specially crafted MIDI file.  The file when opened in media player gives the attacker the same user rights as the...
by Helix Zone on Jan 11, 2012

Disable Command Prompt Windows 7

I got an interesting request from a client the other day asking how they could disable the command prompt.  This client does not have a domain everything is stand alone computers but they were worried about there users getting to the command prompt...
by Helix Zone on Jan 3, 2012

Reinstall Windows Update Service

I had a computer just recently that the Automatic Updates service under Administrative Tools -> Services was missing.  I discovered that Automatic Updates service was missing after I got the error 0x8DDD0018.  I decided to try and reinstall the...
by Helix Zone on May 19, 2011