What is Active Directory?
Active Directory: Microsoft’s directory service explained
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With Active Directory, Microsoft has created the non-plus-ultra of central IT management for corporate networks. Comparable to an address book, but with significantly more capabilities for administrators, Windows Active Directory can manage and monitor user accounts and privileges, computer groups, services, and enterprise IT resources. Learn more about what Windows AD can do.

Active Directory: Microsoft’s directory service explained
DNS server not responding – what’s next?
DNS server not responding? Here’s how to fix the error
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“DNS server not responding” is a typical error response on Windows. Its presence indicates that some sort of problem is occurring with your Internet connection. This phenomenon can be the result of many different causes. In addition to network problems, routers, Windows Firewall, and the web browser are also taken into account when the DNS server is down. Here’s how to fix the DNS server.

DNS server not responding? Here’s how to fix the error
XMP profiles for overclocking
XMP – the easy way to overclock your RAM
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Overclocking is a technique that squeezes extra performance out of RAM and other hardware components, but it can be a risky process, so it is usually best left to the experts. Thanks to Intel’s XMP technology, however, even beginners can improve the performance of their RAM. Sounds good? Read our guide to find out how.

XMP – the easy way to overclock your RAM
ESXi
ESXi: What it is and why it’s useful
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The native hypervisor ESXi enables you to create entire virtual server environments simply and securely. Since ESXi doesn’t need its own underlying operating system, it’s very efficient with resources and space. Keep reading our article to find out what ESXi is, the advantages it brings with it, and what it’s used for.

ESXi: What it is and why it’s useful
Create Arma 3: Server
Arma 3 Server: Requirements and Tutorial
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Since its official release in September 2013, the military simulation game Arma 3 has had many updates and expansions from its developer. This is not the only reason why the game is still one of the most popular members of the genre on Steam. The diverse multiplayer options add to this popularity. In the following guide, we will answer the question of how to create your own Arma 3 server.

Arma 3 Server: Requirements and Tutorial
What is latency?
What is latency?
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A response as close to real time as possible is often what we expect from online games and websites. But long transmission paths and other factors slow down the data flow — we are talking about high latency. Exactly what latency is, how it is caused and what users can do to improve their latency on the Internet in particular, you will find out here.

What is latency?
ASCII-Codes | Overview of all characters on the ASCII table
ASCII: explanation and examples
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Every day we work with text on PCs, smartphones, and tablets and expect letters, numbers, and characters to appear on the monitor before us. The fact is that there is a decades-old coding system behind this everyday function. Since the 1960s, ASCII has determined how computers interpret our input. We explain how ASCII code works.

ASCII: explanation and examples
ASCII table
ASCII table with PDF download
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ASCII character encoding is extensive and used across various fields for computers to draw on the binary system to represent various characters correctly. To find out which binary representation relates to which character, consult the ASCII chart. Read on to learn what you need to know about the ASCII table and how to convert numbers to ASCII characters by hand.

ASCII table with PDF download
.asc files
What is .asc and what is it used for?
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.asc is used for secure communication and for controlling ActionScripts in Flash applications. .asc files are easy to work with and can be opened by numerous text editors. We explain everything you need to know about .asc and its uses, including what .asc files are, how to open them, and what to do when an .asc file doesn’t open.

What is .asc and what is it used for?
What is UPnP?
UPnP: What is UPnP and how does it work?
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Play videos from your PC on your smart TV or access music across devices? That’s no problem with UPnP. A UPnP server works based on an IP network - this means that every device networked via UPnP needs an IP. This can be smart TVs, smartphones, laptops, printers, or speakers. We’ll explain how to use UPnP to connect your devices.

UPnP: What is UPnP and how does it work?