Monday, August 31, 2015
Access the command prompt on your computer. In Windows, click on the 'Start' button, select 'Run,' type in 'cmd' (without the quotes) and press 'OK.'
Type 'ping www.thedomainname.com' (without the quotes) in the command line. Replace 'thedomainname' to the domain name that you wish to convert into an IP.
Press 'Enter.' The IP of the domain name will be displayed on your screen.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Download the FCIV file from the Microsoft website (see link in the Resources section) and save it on your computer.
Double-click the file to extract it. Save the file in C:\windows\system32\.
Go to the Start menu and type “cmd” (without quotations) in the Run or “Search for programs and files” field and press “Enter.”
Navigate to the folder hosting the file.
Type “fciv filename” (without quotations, and substituting the name of the file you wish to check) and press “Enter” to create the MD5 checksum.
Type “fciv –sha1 filename” and press “Enter” to create the SHA1 checksum.
Compare the checksum with the one provided with the file.