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File Recovery using Windows Shadow Explorer »

ShadowExplorer allows you to browse the Shadow Copies created by the Windows Vista/7 Volume Shadow Copy Service. It’s especially thought for users of the home editions, who don’t have access to the shadow copies by default, but it’s also useful for users of the other editions. Shadow Copy From time to time, Windows Vista/7 creates [...]

Windows: Creating a Virtual Disk »

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008. It can create virtual hard disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.exe and a Control Panel applet. After install is finished, type imdisk without parameters for syntax help or double click the [...]

Know svchost Process using Windows Resource Monitor »

Type “perfmon /res” to bring up the Resource Monitor. You can also start it from Task Manager (under Performance tab, at the bottom there is a Resource Monitor button). You can see the process name of svchost now.

Remote Desktop Access from Any Browser »

ThinVNC is pure-web Remote Desktop solution. The remote computer can be accessed from any OS platform through any HTML5 compliant browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). ThinVNC takes advantage of the latest web technologies like AJAX, JSON and HTML5 canvas to deliver a high-performance Remote Desktop access over the web, using HTTP and SSL protocols. [...]

Query and Kill Terminal Session Remotely »

Qwinsta Displays information about sessions on a terminal server. qwinsta /? Display information about Terminal Sessions. QUERY SESSION [sessionname | username | sessionid] [/SERVER:servername] [/MODE] [/FLOW] [/CONNECT] [/COUNTER] sessionname Identifies the session named sessionname. username Identifies the session with user username. sessionid Identifies the session with ID sessionid. /SERVER:servername The server to be queried (default [...]

Windows Built-in Snipping Tool »

You can use Snipping Tool under c:\windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form Snip.  Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or [...]

Keep Password Safe »

Whether the answer is one or hundreds, Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single "Master Password" of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list. Security starts [...]

Remote Access for Windows Vista »

There is no telnet for Windows Vista. Instead we have WinRM & WinRS. These are powerful new command line management tools give system administrators improved options for remote management and remote execution of programs on Windows machines. Windows Remote Management (known as WinRM) is a handy new remote management service for Windows Server 2003 R2, [...]

Sync Files Between Different Computers using Windows Live Sync »

Using Windows Live Sync, you can mirror your most important folders – like your Favorites, Pictures, and Documents – so they’re the same on all your computers. Sharing with friends, coworkers, and family is easy when you add and update files in a shared folder. Large files? Not a problem – Sync can handle files [...]

Convert BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, B5I, IMG CD/DVD-ROM Images to ISO »

AnyToISO Converter converts BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, B5I, IMG CD/DVD-ROM images to ISO. It is free.

Useful Hosts File for Ad Blocking »

Every day, millions of people browse the web. They think they are doing so in private. They aren’t. What advertisers don’t want you to know, I will tell you. You are being tracked as you surf the web, right now. Not by me, but by some of the advertisers. They think they have a right [...]

Cleaning Malicious Software »

Here are some tips for cleaning malicious software Always Do Windows Update Always apply the latest Service Pack Download and Install CCleaner CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. Download Free Version [...]

Run Non-Unicode Applications on Unicode (UTF-16) based Windows XP »

Need to run legacy (code-page based) applications on your Windows XP or Server 2003, but don’t want to change the system locale? Here’s a new utility that saves you a reboot: introducing the Microsoft AppLocale utility! The Microsoft AppLocale (or Application Locale) utility is a temporary solution to these limitations caused by non-Unicode applications running [...]

Reset Your Password on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows NT using USB Drive »

In my earlier article, I described various tools that can be used to reset Windows password. To use these tools, I have to create a bootable CD from the ISO image given. I have encountered one problem recently whereby one of the laptop passed to me has no floppy and the external CD-ROM is missing. [...]

PowerShell Prompt: A Useful Utility for Developer »

Thanks to Scott Hanselman, now I can easily use PowerShell prompt by right clicking on a folder. You can download the INF file from his blog at http://www.hanselman.com/blog/IntroducingPowerShellPromptHere.aspx. For those of you who want to have a more powerful scripting language on Windows comparable to *nix platform, you may already been using PowerShell. As described [...]

14 Windows Registry Commonly used by Malicious Adware »

Download Sample Most of us have the experience of after visiting certain websites, our IE settings like the main page, title or some of the Windows settings are changed. This happened specially in the early age of Internet usage. Now there are lots of tools that can help to prevent this, but it is important [...]

Remote Desktop max connection exceeded. Cannot login anymore to servers »

This happens when users don’t log off properly from remote desktop by closing the Remote Desktop Client. Disconnected sessions exceed the maximum number of active sessions and prevent new sessions. Thus no one can get into the server anymore. Incase this happens, go to Run and issue “mstsc /console” command. This will launch the same [...]