Handling multiple periodic jobs is a common problem in Windows programming. Discover a simple yet powerful set of classes that greatly reduces effort (and headache) required to accomplish this task. (The article, demo project, and source code were updated.)
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Discover this simple way to shut down a remote Windows machine by using the InitiateSystemShutdown API function.
Detecting multiple instances of an application in VC++.
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How to implement an extensible framework for hooking Win32 API functions.
GINA (Graphical Identification and Authentication) is a DLL component that is loaded by the Winlogon executable. This replaceable DLL performs all identification and authentication user interactions. You can use this DLL to add your logo to winlogon's dialog.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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