HowTo: Export a List of All Computers in an AD OU

by File in: Windows

To export a list of all computers and non domain controller servers in an Active Directory OU, use dsquery.exe.  For example, to export all computers in mydomain.com’s servers OU to […]

Fix: Blank Screen When using Windows XP Telnet Client

by File in: Windows

Today when I established a telnet session to a host on port 80 from my Windows XP machine, I was unable to see any commands I typed echoed on the […]

The Best MSI Extractor

by File in: Utilities

I’ve written in the past about how to extract MSI files at the Windows command prompt, and how to extract the .msi files and edit them using UniExtract and Orca. […]

Fix: Userenv event 1521 and Userenv 1511 errors in Windows Server 2003 Application log

by File in: Windows

The following events were listed in the Windows 2003 event log when one of our second level help desk staff connected to the server console via RDP: Event 1521 Source […]

Fix: rdpclip.exe Won’t Run on Windows Server

by File in: Fixes

I had two identically configured Windows servers, one that would allow remote copy/paste from the server to the client via RDP, and one that wouldn’t.  I finally took the time […]

Howto: Do not display the name of the user who has locked a Windows computer or server

by File in: How-To

Normally when a Windows workstation or server is locked, you’ll see something similar to the following Windows Security message: This computer is in use and has been locked. Only DOMAIN\USER […]

Fix: 0×80070005: Access is denied when running scheduled task as a non-administrator

by File in: Windows

I was running a scheduled task on a Windows 2003 server that called a script that ran as a non-administrator on the server.  The service account that the script ran […]

Windows Server 2008 Schtasks error: User credentials are not allowed on the local machine

by File in: Windows

Last week I attempted to add a scheduled task to my Windows 2008 server using schtasks.exe. The syntax I used was: schtasks /create /S server /U DOMAIN\ACCOUNT /P password /SC […]

Fix for VMWare error: Could not open virtual machine, this virtual machine appears to be in use

by File in: Virtualization

This morning I received the following error when trying to power on a VMware Workstation virtual machine: Could not open virtual machine: C:\VMs\Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.vmx. This virtual machine […]

Using Caspol.exe to Grant .NET Applications Rights to a Remote Network Share

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When you host a .NET application on a remote network share, you may receive a System.SecurityException exception error message or a security warning message. The Code Access Security Policy tool […]