What are the basic parts of the Windows 10 graphical user interface (GUI)? Here are a few selected terms from Microsft’s MSDN website called Glossary of UI Terminology. desktop The visual work area that fills the screen. The desktop is also a container and can be used as a convenient […]

Windows 10 GUI

What is Cygwin? Wikipedia says: “Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows.” Wikipedia goes on to say: “Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment. Thus it is possible to launch Windows […]

Cygwin Introduction

At this website we have already posted information about Windows 10. We also have a few posts on Windows Server, but this post is focused on the Windows 10 operating system. Here are a few previous posts on Windows 10: Windows 10 Command Line Introduction, Windows 10 Command Line Examples, […]

Windows 10 Introduction

What is an ISO file or “ISO image”? Wikipedia says: “An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from every written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files usually have […]

Create ISO Files from Disks

So you’ve just bought a new Windows 10 laptop. That’s exciting. What should you do next? There are some important steps you should take to make sure you enjoy your new laptop to the full. This post discusses those steps. Some of these steps take only a few minute while […]

Setting Up A New Windows Laptop

BGInfo is part of Microsoft’s Sysinternals. At the website it says the following: “How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or […]


Windows Sysinternals is a suite of programs, resources and utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor a Microsoft Windows environment. It is part of the Microsoft TechNet website. You can download the entire suite of tool all at once. There are 100 utilities in the suite and the size is […]

Windows Sysinternals

As Wikipedia says: “Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10”. The previous version was Windows Server 2012 R2. It is available as a 180-day evaluation. You can download an evaluation copy […]

Windows Server 2016

Wikipedia begins to describe a Windows domain the following way: “A Windows domain is a form of a computer network in which all user accounts, computers, printers and other security principals, are registered with a central database located on one or more clusters of central computers known as domain controllers. […]

Windows Domain

Wikipedia says the following about Windows PowerShell: “PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework. PowerShell provides full access to COM and WMI, enabling administrators to perform […]

Windows PowerShell Introduction