Tag: windows

Windows: Useful Commands

The intent of this page is a quick reference of some interesting and useful PowerShell and other commands. dism Enable/disable telnet client through command line telnet isn't something that I use often, but when needed, here is the command.  After using telnet, it may be advisable to remove it.  Here are the two commands to add/remove telnet. dism /online /Enable-Feature...Read More »

Check Microsoft Windows Uptime

If you ever wanted to know how long Windows has been running without a system reboot, there are many ways to determine that.  However, hare are a couple of commands that I found useful. One will require a note to remember as it is a little long winded, the other, a little easier to remember. wmic OS GET CSName, LastBootUpTime...Read More »

Capture Lock Screen in Windows

If you ever wanted to capture a screenshot of the logon screen on a physical machine, you may have used whatever means necessary to do so. Which for me, was through the use of a digital camera. The digital camera may have captured the spirit of the screenshot, but always seems to lack in quality. Wouldn't it be great to...Read More »

Icinga2 Monitoring for Windows Disks Not Working [Resolved]

Among the many possible services to monitor a Windows based operating system using Icinga2, the service that utilizes the check_command of disk-windows has not quite worked as expected.  It may have been a combination of things that was done incorrectly over the years, or maybe plugin versioning. In any case, a snippet below demonstrates a thought to be working service...Read More »

How to share a folder without password in Windows 10 home network

It seems like it would be very easy to share a folder on your Windows 10 computer to other Windows users in a home network by using your file explorer, right clicking on a folder, under properties, select sharing, then advanced sharing, and share the folder.  It doesn't work as one would expect.  This is particularly annoying as the home...Read More »

Update ColdFusion 9 JVM on Windows

ColdFusion 9.0.1 ships with Java 1.6.0_17. This guide will show how to upgrade to a newer version of Java. ColdFusion supports all minor releases of Java. For example, if ColdFusion supports JDK 1.6.0, all JDK 1.6.0_x updates are supported. JDK 1.7.0 is not considered a minor Java release. Unless explicitly stated that ColdFusion supports JDK 1.7.0, you cannot upgrade to…

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How To Backup an SVN Server for Windows

Being relatively novice to SVN, I needed to backup a recent installation. I found a couple of great scripts that was described for Linux, however, will work for Windows with additional software that is described in this article. Dump the repository to a file. Or dump the repository to a compressed file. This requires gzip for Windows. Or dump the…

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Microsoft Windows XP cannot access Vista share

The situation is common. In the past, shared access between computers rather they be Linux, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, or Windows XP is a relatively painless and simple process. However, recently, I have encountered increadible difficulty accessing a share from a Windows XP Professional to a Windows Vista share. At first, I thought it to because…

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Add the Outlook 2003 Desktop Icon

In earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, users could right-click an Outlook desktop icon and then click Properties, allowing them to create e-mail accounts, change profiles, and so on. Problem So that Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 complies with Microsoft Windows XP certification requirements, the desktop icon is not installed with Outlook. Users can access the Properties option by clicking Start and…

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Enable Curl support for php in Windows

I had been testing an installation, where I encountered an error that curl support was needed to continue. After a little research, I found the following to work for me. Download the version of php that is being used. Extract php_curl.dll to php\extensions Extract libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll to system path ie. windows\system32 Edit php.ini and uncomment (remove the semi-colon) the…

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IIS 5.1 OK button unavailable when you add application mappings

An administrator using Windows XP Professional wanted to add an Application Extension Mapping in IIS, by right clicking on the Default Web Site, go to Properties, Home Directory tab, Configuration button, Add button. However, once the executable and extension were selected, the OK button was still unavable or grayed out. The reason is that the executable path is a compacted…

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Windows could not search for new updates Error Code 80245003 fix

This little script will fix the Windows could not search for new updates Error Code 80245003 error message. It also serves another purpose. Whenever I create a new image, I want to eliminate as much clutter as possible for the smallest possible image. Sometimes the SoftwareDistribution folder can contain 100s of megabytes of files that are unneeded for an image….

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