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Apr
28
comment Open Source webapp that shows PC / Projector status in 30+ Lecture rooms
Gotta award the rep for this! Thanks, I should be able to put something small together myself though. It will just be done in my spare time!
Apr
28
comment Open Source webapp that shows PC / Projector status in 30+ Lecture rooms
I think I will do the code it up myself, it's just that it will take me much longer than 20 minutes! Maybe I should mess around with it for a year or two and "Open Source" it to get someone to fix it for me! I'll accept your answer if no one knows of such an app.
Apr
28
comment Open Source webapp that shows PC / Projector status in 30+ Lecture rooms
The status is going to come from the Lecturers and the AV guy who cleans the filters and changes the bulbs. It is not monitoring I am looking for, it is so that a lecturer can glance at a page in the morning to see if all the lecture PCs and projectors are green or else try to change rooms. I.e. if a projector is in for repair for two days, that would be red with an ETA of April 29th for repair.
Apr
9
comment Why would the SQL 2008 “Generate scripts…” utility generate an invalid SQL script?
If after trying the script without the data (and if it doesn't work), you might try removing sections of the script and try to run that. I.e. just try run the script that generates the tables only, remove the SQL pertaining to Foreign Keys etc. If you are lucky it may just be a column type or something.
Apr
8
comment Setting permissions on user accounts
On a note about trust: We had summer students in here installing software on PCs and we made them normal "Domain Users" but put the "Interns" group into "Local Admins" of each desktop PC using a script. So they could mess with normal PCs but couldn't log into Servers or use AD.
Apr
8
comment Windows IIS test server setup
Try adding 127.0.0.1 crazyname to a new line in the host file and then ping crazyname. The replies should be from 127.0.0.1.
Apr
8
comment Windows IIS test server setup
If you are browsing to www.acme.com, that also needs to be in hosts file. If you go to the command line and **ping acme.com" the reply should be 192.168.0.4. If not, your PC is not checking the host file or the host is not formatted correctly.
Apr
7
comment Using Subversion with SQL Server Management Studio
From my reading on the topic, the Plugin source control options in SQL Manager are limited. At a stretch, if you are stuck you can generate a script for the database at every major build and use Visual Studio to commit the script at the same time as the rest of your code.
Apr
7
comment Windows IIS test server setup
Absolutely on the "client" machines. Server only if you want access like Grizly says. If you have a few test clients (5+ maybe?), then a DNS solution might be a better fix for the long term. Easier to change IP and so on
Apr
7
comment Is there any reason to have 2 NICs on a server?
Bonded NICs is the one we use most. 4 x 1Gb NICs is Champion..
Mar
28
comment how to add solr to run on startup?
Put those commands in .bat file and then you might also need to convert the .bat file to an exe with this utilty: Bat2Exe computerhope.com/dutil.htm
Jan
11
comment Creating File On Full Disk
You might ask this question on StackOverflow instead.
Dec
15
comment How to fix a Windows installation to be bootable again?
More needless advice: Install 2008 on C and 2003 on D. Just do 2003 first. At some point you will be using the 2008 almost exclusively and it will annoy you having to type "D:\Windows"!
Nov
27
comment Installing and Using WSUS
Sysprep didn't remove it for me, so I now run a script to delete the key just after I sysprep. The script also does other things for other non-Microsoft programs as well.
Aug
27
comment Can I see Folder Permissions on Windows in a Tree View?
Thanks, I will bear this in mind, but the AccessEnum is the tool for me at the moment.
Aug
27
comment Can I see Folder Permissions on Windows in a Tree View?
Pretty much perfect for my needs! Here's a euro: €1! It doesn't have the drill-down, but it is better because it shows sub-folders/files that have different permissions from the parent.
May
18
comment Using XCACLS to set permissions with long filenames
Great answer, I'll try it out tomorrow. I'll let you know!
May
11
comment OS-agnostic way to set permissions and encrypt files
Navajo windtalkers?