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Entries for March, 2012

How to Disable Autorun

The Autorun feature in Windows allows removable devices like CDs and Flash Disks to auto-execute an application when they are inserted. An example would be inserting an application CD into your optical drive, and the setup program automatically starting up. This is accomplished by the use of an autorun.inf file in the root of the […]

MS12-020: Critical Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop

On Tuesday, March 13th 2012, Microsoft released fixes for two reported vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol described in the link below: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-020 – Critical The fixes for these two vulnerabilities can be reviewed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667402 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621440 Obviously Microsoft releases critical security updates every month, however the problem that KB2621440 addresses is […]

Printer Fails to Print Multiple Copies

I just recently discovered that none of my HP Printers would print multiple copies of jobs. Regardless of the number of copies I selected through the print dialog, only one copy would be printed without any sort of error being generated. Evidentially, this is caused by Mopier Mode being enabled on the printer in question. […]