N/APosted on - 06/26/2012
All tables in the database include columns to record the date and time of last update, the user responsible and the workstation used. Where a record is ‘deleted’, the record is actually retained in the database, but the date and time of deletion, the user and the workstation are recorded. This system only records the most recent change to each record, but by examining backup copies it is possible to track earlier changes.
How can the user determine what programs are available on a computer?
For beginners, I think it’s not that hard to find the available programs that a user can use on a computer or a workstation. Normally, when you install applications on a computer, the program automatically creates its own shortcut on the desktop [usually in the form of an icon that has the software’s name beneath it]. Double-clicking the icon simply launches the application. This is the same with all of the programs that you wish to install.
But there are applications that don’t automatically install their respective icon(s) or shortcut on the desktop but this is rare and only common to small desktop games like POPCAP games. If you happen to encounter this when installing a particular software, just create the shortcut by dragging the program’s name from Start > All Programs to your desktop using the right-mouse button and then selecting Copy Here.
The user can also check for more installed applications by clicking Start then pointing the mouse to All Programs. This displays all the programs that are currently installed on the computer.