NTFS disable / enable Last access times

When Windows accesses a directory on an NTFS volume, it updates the LastAccess time stamp on each directory it detects. Therefore, if there are a large number of directories, this can affect performance.

To disable / enable the LastAccess time stamp, create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate" and set it to "1" to prevent the LastAccess time stamp from being updated.  Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

 System Key  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
 Vale Name  NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate
 Data Type  REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
 Data Value  (0 = disable, 1 = enable)
Alternativley you can use the fsutil command to enable/disable LastAccess time stamps

fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1


fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0


NTFS disable / enable file system logging

In the command window type:

fsutil usn deletejournal /d C:


fsutil usn createjournal m=1000 a=100 C:


 RDP Hot Keys

Shortcut keyDescription
ALT+PAGE UPSwitches between programs from left to right
ALT+PAGE DOWN Switches between programs for right to left.
ALT+INSERT Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.
ALT+HOME Displays the Start menu.
CTRL+ALT+BREAKSwitches the client between full-screen mode and window mode.
CTRL+ALT+END Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.
ALT+DELETE Displays the Windows menu.
CTRL+ALT+ Number Pad Minus Sign (-)
Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).
CTRL+ALT+ Number Pad Plus Sign (+)
Places a snapshot of the entire client windows area on the RD Session Host server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).

NOTE: on the DELL XPS14 when using the PRTSCR key you MUST also use the FN key