Using Winsat.exe in Windows as a Performance Benchmarking Tool

by File in: Windows

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 […]

Howto: Use msizap to Remove Orphaned Cached Windows Installer Data Files to Increase Free Disk Space

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Msizap is a command-line tool that can delete the configuration data that Windows Installer maintains for products that it installs, including the directories, files, registry subkeys, and registry entries in […]

Howto: Generate Many Files of a Particular Size in Windows

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I was recently performing some performance testing that required me to copy many files of a particular size from one Windows workstation to a Windows file server. I had a […]

Howto: Edit Network Card Bindings in Windows Server 2008

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Figuring out how to edit the order of NIC bindings on a Windows 2008 Server took quite a bit of Googling. It seems that you need to know a secret […]