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

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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 […]

Using Winsat.exe in Windows as a Performance Benchmarking Tool

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Microsoft has the Windows System Assessment Tool (Winsat) available for download that can assess a computer’s ability to run Windows.  This tool provides a wealth of information on your hardware’s […]

How to completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003

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To completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003, perform the following with administrative credentials: 1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Tools > Folder Options > View 3. Uncheck Hide Protected operating […]

Fix: The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL prefix http://x.x.x.x:80/ for site 1

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Fix for The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL prefix http://x.x.x.x:80/ for site 1. The site has been disabled. The data field contains the […]

Howto: Mount a Windows share on SLES linux using cifs

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This post is mainly for my own benefit.  I mount Windows shares on my SuSE linux box so infrequently, I have to dig through past notes to remind myself what […]

Reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent Framework (framepkg.exe) without a reboot

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Normally reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) requires a reboot in order for the server to be properly displayed in the EPO management interface.  Here’s how to perform the […]

A Portable Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe)

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I ran across Claus’s link to the makeuseof.com article that shows how to run Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection program as a portable application from a USB drive. This lead me to […]

Howto: Disable the clicking sound in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer

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The clicking sound that Windows plays when you click on a link in Internet Explorer or open a folder in Windows Explorer can get annoying. Here’s how to disable the […]