Windows 8 Administrative Tools Archive

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Component Services

If you are a normal user, then let me stop you right now. This topic is not more than a scribbling of black ink for you. Microsoft introduced Component Object Model (COM) technology in early 90s. The

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Windows PowerShell ISE

Historically, the command-line support in Windows has always been considered laughable in spite of the scripting languages like VBScript and Jscript. These languages are not natively integrated into the shell, have a meager documentation, and have a

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Computer Management

Computer Management, an MMC snap-in, is a one-stop management tool. Aptly named, it is a collection of several administrative tools used to manage your system. This tool includes several other tools like Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Local

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – iSCSI Initiator

iSCSI, abbreviation of Internet Small Computer System Interface, and interestingly pronounced like “eye-skuzee”, is a standard for network storage devices. iSCSI is used to link and maintain storage devices across the networks. It can be used to

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Resource Monitor

This tool is an extremely advanced Task Manager. Using Resource Monitor, you can monitor the impact of each process on your system – how much CPU and RAM it consumes, the extent of its hard disk activity,

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Control Panel provides an applet to manage Windows Firewall settings. However, that applet just touches the tip of the iceberg. Windows Firewall contains a plethora of settings, all of which you can access through this admin tool.

Windows 8 Administrative Tools – Performance Monitor

In case of a sluggish computer, you may want to check the performance of system’s components in order to find the culprit that is causing the slow performance. This tool, an MMC snap-in, helps you monitor the

Windows 8 – Task Scheduler

Windows runs a lot of scheduled tasks in background. For example, it runs disk defragmentation at scheduled time, whenever possible, in order to keep the disk space in healthy state. Similarly, Windows checks and, if available, installs

Windows 8 – ODBC Data Sources

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a generic medium to access data from a variety of database management systems (DBMS). An application using ODBC need not worry about the underlying DBMS from which the data is extracted. Windows’

Windows 8 – Administrative Tools – Event Viewer

Windows has a habit of logging information whenever it faces some kind of issue. These logged data are called events. Events are logged in case of a system crash, a security issue, malfunctioning application, etc. You can