Category: Windows

  • Getting Started with PowerShell and SMO

    Microsoft will introduce a new shell with the forthcoming release of Vista. It was code-named Monad initially. Later on it was referred to as MSH (Microsoft Shell). In April, it was officially named as PowerShell. In fact, PowerShell RC2 (Release Candidate 2) is available for download now. I’ve downloaded and played with RC2 and was […]

  • Transferring files to a box with McAfee VirusScan

    If you have McAfee VirusScan on your server, most likely the On-Access Scan feature is enabled. This is good but can cause you problems when you transfer files to the server. For example, say you want to copy some install media to \\MyServer\C$, most likely it contains files like autorun.exe, autorun.inf, and/or autorun.ini. When you […]

  • Learn Perl through Perl debugger

    I attended an introductory Perl course recently. I’ve always wanted to learn the language. It is a very powerful scripting tool with excellent regular expression support. The training delivered by Daina Pettit from LearningTree was excellent. One nugget I got out of the class, that I think is worth half of the class cost, is […]

  • Upsizing Access Database to Sql Server 2005

    One way to convert Access database to Sql Server database is through Access’ built-in Upsizing Wizard, accessible through Tools -> Database Utilities -> Upsizing Wizard. It works both with Sql Server 2000 and Sql Server 2005. When upsizing, you are provided with basically 3 choices: converting Access database to a ADP project; converting all tables […]

  • Disable simple file sharing in Windows XP

    Simple file sharing means that when you go to a property page of a folder, you will not see the Security and Sharing tabs. This is the default for Windows XP if the machine is not part of a domain. This can be problematic, because you cannot add specific users and groups to access a […]