Create a symbolic link in windows

Type mklink on a command line mklink /? Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file symbolic link. /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link. /J Creates a Directory Junction. Link specifies the new symbolic link name. Target […]

Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter

When you trying to set the IP address on a network adapter The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter Name of adapter. Name of adapter is hidden from the network and Dial-up Connections folder because it is not physically in the computer or is a […]

HowTo: Avoid losing shared folders on iSCSI targets on reboot

I have a Windows 2003 fileserver that uses storage on an iSCSI array that seemed to “lose” it’s shares every time its rebooted. I suspected it was trying to initialize the shares before the iSCSI target was connected and not finding them, so i went looking for a way to force Windows to wait for […]

Event ID 7000 Parallel Port fails

Event ID 7000’s Description: “The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.” Then you have the ParPort service not starting. This happens if you upgrade your Windows 2003 server hardware […]

SBS 2008 Unsubscribing from Office Live Small Business

Unsubscribing from Office Live Small Business If you have tested out the SBS 2008 office live and would like to remove it from you system follow the information below. The one that was getting me was how to remove the links from the web work space on the SBS console just follow the last step […]

Remote Desktop – Automatic Logoff

Whe a user disconnects from remote desktop setup to automatically logoff inactive remote desktop sessions Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Sessions Enable ‘Sets a time limit for active but idle Terminal Services sesssions’ and choose your limit “Click Start, and then click Run. In […]

CyberPower Windows Home Server 100

CyberPower just announced its Windows Home Server 100 which comes in a small form factor that lets users access their stash of files, photos, music and videos in a snap – be it at home or remotely. Targeting households as well as home-based businesses that have more than one PC, this energy-saving server is able […]

EU says Microsoft violated law with IE on Windows

Microsoft has violated European competition law by including Internet Explorer with Windows, according to the European Commission. The Commission said other browsers are prevented from competing with IE because Windows includes Microsoft’s own browser. Furthermore, the remedies put in place under the US government’s landmark 2002 antitrust settlement does not make IE’s inclusion with Windows […]

Changing drive icons

Apply a different icon to different drives. Using an .inf file Using the registry XP and the registry… Icons for removable media   Using an .inf file Simply create a new textfile in the root of your drive, typing this text: [AUTORUN] Icon=”(path)\(name)” then rename the file to autorun.inf. You might put the icon in […]