Archive from October, 2006

How can I use Telnet to download an element of a Web page?

I recently wanted to download a file from a Web site without using a browser, just in raw text format. I used the Telnet command to perform the operations normally performed as part of the HTTP download process, which are essentially a series of GET commands. To initiate the connection, telnet to port 80 (instead of the default port 23) of the Web site, as the following example shows:

c:>telnet www.alibutt.com 80

Nothing will be displayed to screen. Type the GET command in uppercase letters:

GET /index.html (press enter twice)

The page will then be displayed in the command window, and the Telnet session will terminate. You might need to append “HTTP/1.0″ at the end of the GET command (as the example below shows) depending on the Web server you’re connecting to. This tells the server which version of HTTP your client understands.

GET /index.html HTTP/1.0

Oct 23, 2006 - Exchange, General    No Comments

How can I export my BlackBerry Enterprise Server licence keys?

When run on your BlackBerry Enterprise Server the following command line will export your installed licence keys to a text file. Replace c:beskeys.txt with the path and filename of your choice.

bcp besmgmt..licensekeys out c:beskeys.txt -c -T

Oct 10, 2006 - General, Sharepoint    1 Comment

How do you upload Files to a Sharepoint Document Library in bulk?

In large organisations large amount of documents have to be uploaded into document libraries. This can be a time consuming task especially if the hierarchy has to be maintained in folders in the document library as well.

A quick fix is to map a drive to your sharepoint site from Windows Explorer. Simply choose Tools, Map Network Drive; choose a letter; and in the Folder field, paste in the full http://….. address for your sharepoint site. Click the “reconnect at logon” option and you’ll always have a drive mapped to sharepoint!

Oct 8, 2006 - General    2 Comments

WordPress CAN handle the DIGG effect!

With all the constant put downs of WordPress by the digg community, I am here to prove that WordPress can in fact, handle the digg effect :)

System:
P3 800Mhz
512 Rambus memory
20GB hdd
7392k down / 482k up

Lets ‘av it !

*rolls up sleeves

How can I change a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) to another color?

When you receive a STOP error, Windows displays the STOP on a Blue screen, hence the name BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

If you prefer a Red screen with White text, or any other color combination that is easier for you to see:

1. Open %SystemRoot%SYSTEM.INI in Notepad.exe.
2. Locate the [386enh] section.
3. If the MessageBackColor= and MessageTextColor= entries are present, change them. Otherwise, add them to the end of the section. To have a Red screen with White text, use:

MessageBackColor=4
MessageTextColor=F

Using the following codes (case is important):

0 = black
1 = blue
2 = green
3 = cyan
4 = red
5 = magenta
6 = brown
7 = white
8 = gray
9 = bright blue
A = bright green
B = bright cyan
C = bright red
D = bright magenta
E = bright yellow
F = bright white

4. Save the changes to the %SystemRoot%SYSTEM.INI file.
5. Shutdown and restart your computer.

Oct 1, 2006 - General, Sharepoint    1 Comment

How can I use Microsoft FrontPage to back up or restore a Microsoft SharePoint site?

FrontPage lets you create archives of SharePoint sites for backup and restore purposes. To do so, perform the following steps:

1. Use Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to open the SharePoint site.
2. From the File menu, select “Edit with Microsoft Office FrontPage.”
3. In FrontPage, select Tools, Server, Backup.
4. Check the “Include subsites in archive” option and click OK.
5. Select a folder and filename for the Web site archive file (.fwp) and click Save.
6. After the backup is complete, click OK to the “Backup completed” dialog box.

To restore a site, perform the following steps:

1. Create a new site (to which the archive will be restored). When the wizard asks you to select a template, close IE so that no template is applied.
2. In FrontPage, open the site that you just created (Click File, Open Site, and enter the URL of the site you just created).
3. In FrontPage, select Server, Restore Web Site, from the Tools menu.
4. Select the name of the archive file and click Open.
5. Click OK to restore the Web site.

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