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November 2014 Issue 390

MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - NOVEMBER 8th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
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UPCOMING MEETING

EXTENDED ROUND-TABLE

Unlike years past we are depending on crowd sourced topics and presenters for main meeting program presentations. As of this time there are no main presentation topics in the queue and no presenters in the queue.

So we will be having just an extended round-table of free form topics.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

As the club becomes smaller, it becomes more important than ever to respond to meeting invitations distributed from my Google Calendar. If I do not receive enough YES responses indicating member intentions to participate in a meeting, the meeting will be cancelled!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS


LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Attendance:
10 people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, October 11th. One of the attendees was a virtual attendee via Google+ Hangout video chat.

Main Meeting Q&A:
We began the meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements:

John D -

Rich T -

Bill B -

Ed C -

Layton F -

Joan S -

Don W -

Tom J -

Ted K -

John M -

Main Meeting Program:
There was no main meeting program agenda.


RELATED SIDEBAR

This section contains web links & other info related to the club email or some of the subjects we discussed during our round table discussions and main presentation.

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WINDOWS COMMAND LINE - ELEVATED COMMAND PROMPT
http://www.windows-commandline.com/elevated-command-prompt/

What is elevated command prompt?

In pre-Vista Windows operating systems(XP, Server 2003, Windows 2000) when administrators open a window, it’s opened with administrator privileges and in such command windows, users can perform all administrator privileged commands. But in Vista and Windows 7 & 8, when administrators open a command window, it’s opened with normal user privileges, not with administrator privileges. From this command prompt administrator privileged commands can’t be run even though the logged in user is part of administrators group . To be able to run administrator commands, we need to open the command window with the option of ‘Run as administrator‘. Such a command prompt is called elevated command prompt.

How to open elevated command prompt in Windows 7?

There are two ways to open elevated command window. These are explained below.

  1. Click on the Start button in the taskbar. Type ‘cmd’ in the search box. In the results, you will see ‘cmd’ application. Right click on it, and select the option ‘Run as administrator‘. User Account Control will prompt ‘Do you want to allow the program to make changes to your computer?’ Click on ‘Yes‘ and elevated administrator command prompt window will be opened.
  2. The alternative way is to search for cmd in the start menu search button as mentioned above. Press Ctrl-Shift and click on the ‘cmd‘ application.

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WINDOWS COMMAND LINE - USER ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
http://www.windows-commandline.com/enable-disable-administrator-account/

http://www.windows-commandline.com/enable-disable-guest-account/

As an example,

To enable guest account from command prompt:

Open elevated administrator command prompt and run the below command.

net user guest /active:yes

Example:

C:\>net user guest /active:yes
The command completed successfully.
C:\>

To disable guest account:

net user guest /active:no

The above commands would work on Windows 7, Windows 8 and also on older versions like XP, Server 2003 etc.

To enable or disable another user account from the command line just substitute the name of the user for "guest".

To query the status of a user account:

net user name_of_user

Be sure to substitute the actual name of the user account for "name_of_user" in the above command.

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ACER C720-3404 CHROMEBOOK
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.SHEAA.016

This Chromebook is a cut above most of the others in terms of CPU power, amount of RAM, and size of SSD. It comes with a higher price to match. If there is a downside it is the mediocre 11.6" display screen.

Acer C720-3404

Model Name: C720-3404
Part Number: NX.SHEAA.016
$ 379.99 list price

Main Features


SOFTWARE WORTH A LOOK

4 FREE WINDOWS 7 EMAIL CLIENTS

Here's a list of FREE email clients I've used. My current favorite is eM Client, but I use Zimbra for the club newsletter because of its better support for pasting HTML content. Zimbra is also available for other OS platforms that I use.

Windows Live Mail

eM Client

Thunderbird

Zimbra Desktop


DIRECTIONS TO MEETING ROOM

Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.

VU Map

Enter from the ITHAN AVENUE main gate, then proceed to the upper deck of the 2-level parking garage adjacent to the St. Augustine Center on the Ithan Avenue side of the building. (Click for link to Google Map)

NOTE: additional map & direction links on our website home page - http://mlcug.org/

MLCUG Meetings Schedule Steering Committee Meetings
November 8 TBA
December 13 TBA
January 10 TBA

CLUB STAFF

Editor: John W. Deker, Jr. 2210 Lantern Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2211
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MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:

President John Deker 610-828-7897
V.President John Murphy 610-935-4398
Treasurer / Sec John Deker 610-828-7897
Webmaster Peter_Whinnery 610-284-5234
At Large Layton Fireng 610-688-2080
At Large Tom Johnson 610-896-2434
At Large Wendy Emery 215-765-3328
At Large Nelson_Schrock 610-834-0117
Audio Scribe John Murphy 610-935-4398