Windows XP

Best Quick Command Line Tools for IT Troubleshooting

Remote Desktop quickly into a server or workstation specifying the computer name: mstsc /v:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s c: drive in explorer on a domain: explorer.exe “\\[COMPUTERNAME]\c$” Open remote computer’s services console: services.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME] Open remote computer’s event log: eventvwr.msc /Computer:[COMPUTERNAME]…

Group Policy Object for Internet Explorer to Turn Off Compatibility View for local Intranet Sites.

I recently needed to disable compatibility view for intranet sites for all domain users and found that using Group Policy was the easiest solution. Group Policy: Policy: Turn on Internet Explorer Standards Mode for local intranet  (Enabled this disables compatibility…

Command Line Taking Ownership of Files

Windows XP: Tools: Install windows server 2003 resource kit subinacl Usage: Single File: Subinacl.exe /file [path-and-file-shortname] /setowner=Administrator /grant=Administrator=F Sub Directories Subinacl.exe /subdirectories [path] /setowner=Administrator /grant=Administrator=F Windows Vista/Windows 7: Tools: Takeown icacls Usage: takeown /f [filename] /r /d y icacls [filename]…

Windows 7 Block IP Addresses

PeerBlock is very useful, but it is better to block at the router/firewall that at the client. However for home use PeerBlock works well and can be as paranoid as you want. Resources: http://www.peerblock.com/ http://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php http://blogs.cisco.com/security/block-a-country-with-my-cisco-router-or-firewall/ http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/158311-sonicwall-vs-fortinet http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/unified.aspx http://www.countryipblocks.net/ http://www.nirsoft.net/countryip/…

Windows Server 2003/2008 ODBC Settings Stored in the Windows Registry

System DSN’s are stored in windows registry under 64 bit ODBC on 64bit machine or 32bit ODBC on 32bit machine For 64 bit ODBC or for 32 bit machine’s ODBC: HKLM\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI For 32 bit ODBC on 64 bit machine: HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\ODBC\ODBC.INI Resources:…

Windows XP Remote Desktop with Redirected Printer Prints Random Font or Binary/Wingding font

Problem: If Windows XP workstation prints to a redirected printer from remote desktop while on Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal services.  A random font or binary wingding looking font is printed on the document. This only occurs on applications that use…

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