Category: windows-xp-vista-7-seven

windows-8-windows-server-2012, windows-xp-vista-7-seven

send “ctrl + alt + delete” to a remote computer via rdp

after bugging around with the tool “passchg” (from  http://ctrl-alt-del.com.au/CAD_TSUtils.htm) to change the password on a remote computer i finally found a shortcut to send ctrl + alt + delete … just hit “ctrl + alt + end” … as this will not work in a nested rdp-session i still have to use the tool there …

windows-8, windows-xp-vista-7-seven

opening website takes forever … goodbye DM2

i run my windows system at work with a bunch of software tools: puretext [paste clipboard in plain text] dm2 [always on top any window/send to tray any window] bins [group software on the taskbar] hotkeyz [well … for hotkeys] winsplit revolution [a great window positioning/aligning tool] and one or two more … those all worked …

powershell, windows-8, windows-xp-vista-7-seven

powershell – download file from server via https which has a self signed certificate

the problem: when I was trying to “wget” a file using $webClient.DownloadFile from a server with a self signed certificate it failed when using the following code: $webClient = new-object System.Net.WebClient $webClient.DownloadFile( $url, $path )$webClient = new-object System.Net.WebClient $webClient.DownloadFile( $url, $path )   the resource: searching for a solution i stumpled upon http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/07/25/windows-powershell-invalid-certificates-and-automated-downloading.aspx there you …

windows-xp-vista-7-seven

automatically upload photos taken with the iphone to skydrive [update 2013-08-09]

i always wanted to upload my photos taken with my iphone to skydrive .. but as it is not working out of the box i had to set up some syncing myself using nothing but official software form apple and microsoft …

windows-xp-vista-7-seven

installing Security Update for SQL Server 2008 (KB2494089) fails

when trying to install the update using automatic update the installation failed on my system with no proper error message .. after some extraction and manual installation it shows that the .net framework 4 was missing … thanks microsoft for hiding this information and causing half an hour of extra work …

windows-xp-vista-7-seven

installing windows 7 in virtualbox results in error code 0x80070570

when trying to install windows 7 in virtualbox i got the following error message … the cause of this error was a faulty windows 7 image file .. after re-copying it and validating the md5 the error disappeared and installation was successful …