How to offer remote assistance with Windows 7 on your network

1) Go to your start menu and type “assistance” in the search box (see below).
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2) Windows will find the Windows Remote Assistance program.
Select that program.
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3) You will now have 2 choices, ask for assistance or offer assistance.
Choose the second choice “Help someone who has invited you” (Doesn’t matter that no one has invited you.)
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4) On this screen click the link, “Advanced connection option for help desk”.
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5) Now you can type in a computer name or ip address (and it will keep a history of what you previously entered).
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6) Click Next and it will start a remote assistance session.

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Command line to lock Windows 7 PC

For security reasons, I would like my PC to lock after I walk away from it.
I have a problem where on of Windows 7 PC’s doesn’t start the screensaver (which I have set to require me to log back in).

Yeah I can hit windows+L to lock my PC, but I forget sometimes (like when I go home for the weekend).

So I setup a schedule task to run the following command:

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

The task runs every day after 5:30 PM, so my PC will always end up locked.

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Windows 7 GodMode (or 32bit Vista)

Windows 7 (or 32bit Vista) have a God Mode, which gives you all the settings of control panel in one folder (without having to browse around in control panel).

WARNING: THIS DOES NOT WORK ON 64bit Vista OR 64bit WINDOWS SERVER 2008.  DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU ARE RUNNING 64bit Vista OR 64bit WINDOWS SERVER 2008.  IF YOU DO EXPLORER.EXE WILL REBOOT OVER AND OVER.
Here are the instructions for removing GodMode, https://chrisbarba.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/how-to-remove-godmode-from-vista-64bit/

GodMode

Here are the instructions for adding a GodMode folder.
Right click on the desktop and add a new folder.
Name it the following GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

After that you will have this folder on your desktop.