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Import / Export IP Settings Using Netsh

To quickly export your IP (inc dns / wins) settings to a text file, use the following command:

netsh -c interface dump > c:\work-net.txt

When you connect to another LAN

netsh -c interface dump > c:\home.txt

Once you have everything in a text file, you can use this command to import the settings depending on your location

netsh -f c:\work-net.txt

Un-hide Components from Add/Remove List

Most Windows components can be uninstalled by going to Add/Remove Windows Components in the Control Panel. But what about ones that you don’t find? You know that they’re on there somewhere, so how do you get rid of them? Well, it’s actually not too hard to bring these out of hiding.

Hidden in the C:WINNTINF directory is a file called sysoc.inf (for XP replace winnt with windows).

Lets say you want to hide the IIS components from Add/remove programs.
Simply add the word “hide” here:


If you want to unhide, just remove the “hide” from any component you wish.

When you run OneNote 2003 on a Terminal Server client, the colors for menus and tabs are made of colored dots and crosshatches?

The subject appearance, often called pixilated, occurs if the client display is set for 256 colors (8-bit), because OneNote 2003 is optimized for a 16-bit color depth, or greater.

NOTE: OneNote 2003 menus and tabs use gradients to shade one color into another, and gradients cannot be displayed at an 8-bit color depth.

To workaround this issue, increase the color resolution of the Terminal Server client:

1. Open the Remote Desktop Connection item from Start / All Programs / Accessories / Communications.
2. Type the computer name or IP address of the Terminal Server into Computer.
3. Press Options to expand the connection window.
4. Select the Display tab.
5. Select a color resolution of 16-bit or higher.
6. Press Connect and log on to the Terminal Server session.

How can I enable Internet Printing under Microsoft IIS?

The Internet Printing feature isn’t a default component of IIS. To enable it, you must install it as follows:

1. Start the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Windows Components button.
3. Select Application Server and click Details.
4. Select Internet Information Services (IIS) and click Details.
5. Ensure that the “Internet Printing” check box is selected.
6. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.

After you’ve installed the Internet Printing feature, users can use the http:///printers URL to view and connect to the printers on the node. Users with the correct access permissions can also control certain printing actions.

When I connect a client to a Windows Server 2000 or later Terminal Services server, how can I tell the client to connect via a nonstandard port?

Typically, when you connect to a Windows-based terminal server, you connect to port 3389. However, if someone has changed the listening port on the terminal server (by changing the value of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTerminal ServerWinStationsRDP-TcpPortNumber subkey), you need to tell the client to connect to the new port. To do so, add a colon and the new port number after the server name, as this example shows:


Windows Update hangs when you attempt to download and install updates?

This behavior can be the result incorrect DCOM settings.
Windows XP
1. Open a CMD.EXE window, type dcomcnfg, and press Enter.
2. Expand Component Services.
3. Expand Computers.
4. Right-click My Computer in the right-hand pane and press Properties.
5. Select the COM Security tab.
6. Press Edit Limits under Access Permissions.
7. If the Everyone group is not listed with allow local and remote access, press Add, press Advanced, and press Find Now. Select Everyone and press OK. Check the Allow for Local Access and Remote Access. Press Apply
8. Press OK until only Component Services is open and close it.
9. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:

regsvr32 /s Msscript.ocx
regsvr32 /s Dispex.dll
regsvr32 /s Vbscript.dll
regsvr32 /s Scrrun.dll

Windows 2000
1. Open a CMD.EXE window, type dcomcnfg, and press Enter.
2. Select the Default Security tab.
3. Press Edit Default under Default Access Permissions.
4. In the Registry Value Permissions window, if Everyone is not listed, press Add, select Everyone and press Add. Select Allow Access in the Type of Access drop-down box and press OK and OK and Apply.
5. Press OK.
6. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:

regsvr32 /s Msscript.ocx
regsvr32 /s Dispex.dll
regsvr32 /s Vbscript.dll
regsvr32 /s Scrrun.dll

How can I enable Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 to display filenames that have no extension?

Although the ability to display file that have no extensions was available by default in IIS 5.0, Microsoft has removed that default option from IIS 6.0. To re-enable the ability to display file types that have no extensions, follow these steps:

1.Click Start and select Programs, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2.Expand the Web Sites branch, right-click the Web site for which you want to enable no-extension files, and select Properties.
3.Select the HTTP Headers tab and click MIME Types.
4.Click New. You’ll see the MIME Type dialog box, which the figure at Figure shows.
5.In the Extension text box, enter a period followed by an asterisk (.*). In the MIME type text box, type


and click OK.
6.Click OK, then click OK again to display the Web site’s main properties page.
7.When you restart the Web site, you should be able to see and open files that have no extension. (To restart the server, right-click the Web site in IIS and select Stop, then select Start.)

Freeware Caffeine prevents your PC from locking or going to sleep

Run this to prevent your PC screen from locking. It does this by simulating
that you’ve pressed the shift key once every 59 seconds.

Double-click the icon to temporarily disable Caffeine, and permit your screen
to lock.

Under Win98: a key down and then a key up event is simulated
Under Win2000/XP: a key up event is simulated

Download here

What is DropMyRights?

“DropMyRights is a very simple application to help users who must run as an administrator run applications in a much-safer context—that of a non-administrator. It does this by taking the current user’s token, removing various privileges and SIDs from the token, and then using that token to start another process, such as Internet Explorer or Outlook. This tool works just as well with Mozilla’s Firefox, Eudora, or Lotus Notes e-mail.”
Download the DropMyRights.msi file

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