Create Log Files for IP Messenger Installed & View History of Conversation

IP Messenger is a popular messenger software used to communicate between computers connected to a LAN. One of its major attractions is the non requirement of a server to start communication. In most of the companies, employees are using this tool to share short messages and files between computers in the same LAN. In case if you are using this application to send sensitive information to another user, it is a good idea to create a log file for IPMSG communication on your computer. This log file will help you to recover important previous conversation and details of file sharing and read the history of file transfer between your computer and other devices. It is very simple to create a log database of communications between your computer and other computers using this application. Steps to create log files for IP Messenger installed on your computer are provided below.

Setup Log file for IP Messenger
  1. Run IPMSG on your computer

  2. Right click on its icon in the system tray (Right hand bottom of the screen)

  3. Click on settings to open settings window
    check LAN data transfer history

  4. Click on Details/Log Settings

    Now we need to specify the location of Log file by click on LogFile button.
    check history

    Make sure you have checked Logging available box. Now click on Apply and OK.

  5. Create Log file

    Now we need to go to the location where we mention the log file path. We need to create a text file called ipmsg. Here in my computer the location to create a text file with name ipmsg is F:\siju\rough
Now onwards all IP Messenger communications on your computer will be recorded on this newly created text file ipmsg.txt. To view the previous log file, follow the steps below.

How to Open and View IP Messenger Log file
  1. Right click on IP Messenger task bar icon

  2. Click on Settings

  3. Click on View Log

  4. Now the Log file will be opened.

Download IP Messenger

It is a recommended product for every office to fulfill daily PC to PC communications with in a LAN. To download and install IP Messenger on your computer follow the link below. You should select the right version for the OS running on your computer. IP Messenger for Linux is different from the IPMSG for Windows platforms.

Here we can read the previous chat history, conversation details,  transfer details etc. In this tutorial you have learned the steps to create and view historical IP Messenger communications on your computer. Just like this if you are using Yahoo Messenger to communicate, there is a method to find the location of YM contacts. To learn more about this click on the link below.
How to Find Location Of Your Chat Friend On Yahoo

Just like we create and view log entries on IPMSG, we can check the status of contacts in YM. We can really check whether the contact is offline or just invisible. To learn more about it click on the link below.
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Windows Task Manager Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

Windows Task Manager is an important MS utility which monitors applications and processes running on your computer. The same tools helps you to kill any unresponsive applications. You can start it by pressing the keys [Ctrl] [Alt] [Del] together. However, sometimes you may receive an error message Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator when you press these three buttons. This tutorial explains how to disable and enable Task Manager on a computer using both Windows Registry Editor and Group Policy Editor. At the end of the guide you can see different methods to start this utility. The below picture tells how to identify if Task Manager is locked on your laptop.

Run Command To Unlock Task Manager

If Windows Task Manager is disabled due to malware infection, you may receive a message like "it has been disabled by system administrator" whenever you attempt to start it. In most cases GP Edit is enough to unlock it but some smart malware applications disable it by corrupting Windows registry. Here you can see a registry clean command which can be executed on Run. Run command to unlock the locked Task Manager is provided below.

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d /0 /f

All you have to do is to copy this command on Windows Run and press OK button. In case if you like to know how to manually lock Task Manager for other users on your computer from Windows registry, continue to the next step.

Lock Task Manager From Registry

If you want to lock this tool from Registry, follow the steps below. You must log on to administrator account to make these changes.
  1. Type regedit on Search and click the registry editor

  2. Go to the location

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies

  3. Right click on Policies and click new Key

  4. Name the new key as System

    Click New on right click menu and select String Value. Name the new value as DisableTaskMgr.

  5. Right click on the new value and click modify

  6. Enter the value 1

    click OK

  7. Now onwards when you press [Ctrl] [Alt] and [Del] buttons, you will see the warning below.

  8. Release the Lock

    You can release the lock by deleting the key named System at the given location.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies

    Right click on the key System and click delete.

Group Policy Edit

If the Task Manager is locked from Group Policy, simple Windows Registry trick alone cannot unlock the block. Here you can learn how to manage Task Manager on your computer from Group Policy.
  1. Disable Task Manager

    • Open Run and type gpedit.msc

      If you are not seeing Run on the start menu follow either one of the steps below.

      1. To open Run press [Windows] button and [R] together.

      2. Follow the instructions provided in the link below.
        How to Enable Run On Windows Start Menu

    • Go to the following location

      User Configuration >Administrative Templates >System >Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

      Now click on Ctrl+Alt+Del Options
      managing processes

    • Right click on Remove Task Manager and click Edit

    • Select Enable and click Apply

  2. Enable

    You have learned how to remove the Task Manager from Group Policy Edit. To enable it back, you should follow steps 1 to 3 and select the radio buttons either Not Configured or Disabled. After selecting the appropriate radio button, click Apply.

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Advantages of Having Deep Links

I have been blogging for more than eight years and one of the frequently asked questions I noticed during all these years in webmaster forums is the difference between getting backlinks to home page and internal pages. I feel, still there are so many webmasters who are not aware of the benefits to secure backlinks to internal webpages. For a product or service website with one page, it is enough to build backlinks to just the home page but it is not enough for a big dynamic website. To get more targeted visitors to a big website, it is important to develop backlinks to the inner webpages. Deep links refer the links pointing to the inner pages other than the home page. If a webmaster is developing backlinks to just the home page and not to its inner pages, entire baclink structure looks suspicious and Google may detect it soon. It is because if all the backlinks are achieved by natural methods, they should be pointing to relevant inner page. Many potential inner pages are not appearing in Google Search results due to the lack of backlinks to them. Since Google treats each web pages separately, we should promote each one separately. However, if you build low quality backlinks to certain webpages and got Penguin slash, your entire domain will be blacklisted.

Advantages of Getting Deep Links
  1. Looks more natural in Google's eye: It is true that most of the natural backlinks developed over time are pointing to the inner pages rather than the index page (home page).

  2. Deep links helps inner pages rank high in Google Search results

  3. They help inner pages to get higher PR

  4. Improve overall traffic:

    Since deep links improve the ranking of inner webpages, it will improve the organic traffic.

  5. More targeted visitors: Since they improve the search engine ranking of inner webpages, more visitors from Search Engines for the targeted goal reach your domain.

  6. Improve the crawling rate of your website:

    When spiders follow new deep links, it increase the chance of total crawl rate. To increase the crawl rate in Webmaster Tools account, click on the link below.
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  7. Deep links improve the relevancy:

    Getting deep links from relevant pages will improve the overall relevancy of your website.

In case if you have a blog, it is better keep the post URLs professional because it will help gaining more deep links to them. To learn more about keeping blog URLs standard, click on the link below.
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One important way to get deep links to your webpage is to keep social share button on every pages. If it is not showing on your blog, follow the link below.
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PathPing - An Effective Route Tracing Tool

One of the important network utilities every beginners in network engineering should learn is PathPing. Pathping has the combined features of both ping command and tracert command. PathPing traces the entire route from the source to destination and ping each hops in the route as the name suggests. So we can say PathPing has the combined effect of ping and tracert.

Importance of PathPing Tool

By a single command pathping trace the entire route from source node to the destination with details of each hops in the route as each hop is pinged. So the advantage is the ease of finding the exact hop which causes packet routing issues.