Enterprise Desktop Tips | Page 15


  • Tools to simplify desktop management

    Desktop management is an art – not a science -- and having the right palette of tools is critical. Check out these recommendations for your enterprise.

  • Using Windows XP Mode for security testing

    Security testing slowing you down? Improve your system's stability -- and overall work efficiency -- with Windows 7's XP Mode.

  • RAM-scraping attacks explained

    The IT security community has been abuzz about RAM-scraping attacks since the Verizon Business Data incident. See how to protect your organization against these Trojan horses.

  • Migrating from XP to Windows 7 using the USMT

    Windows XP users must migrate to Vista before they can install Windows 7. The User State Migration Tool helps simplify this process – but the utility has some limitations.

  • How to install a clean version of Windows 7

    Installing a clean version of Windows 7 on your desktops may be easier than upgrading from Windows XP or Vista. Migrate to Microsoft's newest OS with these steps.

  • Securing removable media with BitLocker To Go

    BitLocker To Go, which ships with Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise Editions, can help secure FireWire and USB drives — but is it right for your business?

  • Five security resolutions for 2010

    Tighten your enterprise's network security this year with these simple steps, which include regularly changing passwords, keeping patches up to date and talking to end users.

  • Migration checklist for Windows 7

    While there's no single method for all enterprises to upgrade machines to Windows 7, these steps can help if you choose to migrate from Windows XP to Vista and then to Windows 7.

  • What can AppLocker do for you?

    Control applications on individual workstations more efficiently with AppLocker, an improved application management feature in Windows 7.

  • Alternative applications for the enterprise desktop

    IT may say which apps must be on enterprise desktops, but consider worker demands, available resources and open-source options. Use these examples to burn discs and manage files.

  • Top 5 registry keys for Windows 7

    Use these helpful Windows 7 registry keys to manage user account control, prevent the computer from rebooting after installing patches and more.

  • Top 10 desktop security threats for 2010

    Smarter hackers, more malicious malware and the rise of social engineering may make 2010 a dangerous year in terms of security. See what to look out for to keep your desktops safe.

  • Secure network endpoints with Group Policies

    There are thousands of Group Policy settings available -- lock down your network endpoints with these favorites.

  • Desktop computing predictions for 2010

    Which desktop technologies will be important to enterprises next year? Learn about the virtualization, Windows 7 and cloud computing developments to watch for.

  • Find desktop vulnerabilities with the best tools

    Windows desktop systems need more protection than antivirus apps. Learn the best security tools for finding vulnerabilities in things such as file shares and open sessions.

  • Convert PCs to thin clients to avoid desktop demands

    OS and security demands can reduce hardware savings from virtual desktop infrastructures. Tailor thin-client computing to your needs -- and learn about a product that could help.

  • Using BitLocker in Windows 7

    BitLocker allows users to lock down workstations and mobile devices. But the drive-encryption technology isn't for all enterprises. Find out if it's right security control for you.

  • Using XP Mode to push apps to the desktop

    Windows XP Mode can help corporate IT move to Windows 7 and avoid application compatibility problems. Learn how to install and deploy XP Mode across your network.

  • Secure offline caches with Windows 7 group policies

    Windows 7 allows offline file caches to be synchronized with corporate networks, but you'll need group policy settings to properly secure them. Learn how to use these settings.

  • XPM eliminate OS compatibility issues in Windows 7

    Time to ditch the old OS and hardware. Windows XP Mode is a new feature that virtually -- and seamlessly -- emulates Windows XP and its associated hardware on a Windows 7 PC.