Initially this post began as a long question to Microsoft but as I began to describe the problem I realized the rather obvious solution. Anyway, since it took me a little while to solve I decided to post it anyway: If you previously had the 1.2 Framework installed and then you uninstalled it in order […]
A useful link if you have to do this type of thing and you don’t have the correct software installed. I should mention that the Windows 2003 Resource Kit also includes DVDBurn.
Has your IT group locked down your Internet access to such a degree that you can no longer do anything useful? Check out Open VPN. With this tool and a server on the outside of your corporate network, all you need is one outgoing port (Port 80 is presumably available). This is some really nice […]
For some time now I have been working on getting an unattended (initially I used the word unintended here but that wasn’t what I meant) installation of Windows going. It took a lot more effort than I expected, especially to get the pathing inside CmdLines.txt working. Anyway, in the process I came acrros several invaluable […]
I was doing to many things at once an accidentally hit the OK button on an ActiveX Control dialog. Barf!!! I suddenly had a thousand programs installed all designed to somehow bombard me with ads! Ugghhh!! I spent hours uninstalling and stopping and deleting the stuff. Truly there seem to 20-30 programs that got installed. […]
I gave Bart’s PE Builder… very, very cool! Not quite as good as Knoppix but this is a great tool to have. I was even able to boot to the CD and use SetSFN to set the short files names of my Program Files and Documents and Settings directory on my primary boot partition. Excellent.!
For some time now I have been wanting a good program for synchronizing folders between multiple computers. The computers are not necessarily part of the same domain and I can only count on http or ftp access in some cases. Lastly, I would like to tool to run as a service. Well, I haven’t selected a […]
I recently came across an image editing program called IrfanView. It included the ability to edit IPTC information in addition to the EXIF information. I hadn’t heard of this standard so I looked it up. Turns out that the IPTC information includes keywords and categories, two key items that I am looking to embed in […]
(The original picture from I am guessing I would miss feeling the keys, especially the knobs on the F and J keys that help determine if your hands are in the right place. Regardless… how cool is this! Discussion of this can be found here.
I have written before about my experiences with Virtual PC and how I am using it with my team to automate testing, especially testing product installs. I love the idea of this and have got it working reasonably well. Unfortunately, however, Virtual PC does not come without headaches. Currently the issue described here and quoted […]