Windows

2015-02-20

I need to download a script from github but I don't have git on the windows machines, on Linux I just used curl -u, for windows it needed more than a one liner.
Here's what I came up with, we have self signed certs so I need to fool System.Net into thinking all certs are good, that's a one liner:

[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true}

Next I create a WebClient object and set two headers:

$client = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$client.Headers.Add("Authorization","token…



2009-02-09
I followed the simple guide in the forum but was still unable to use my keys. Turns out my keys were DSA, and FreeSSHD only seems to know about RSA keys. I generated some RSA keys and everything was fine. The guide is somewhat misleading, what worked for me was creating a file in C:\Program Files\FreeSSHD\username and copying the contents of my RSA public key. The error I was getting before was: 02-09-2009 09:11:09 IP 172.16.43.38 SSH charlie submitted a…



2007-06-11
A couple of friends and I decided to try out rifftrax. We decided on the Matrix as our first film. Rifftrax.com is a great idea, finally the MST3k style can be applied to movies too popular or expensive to otherwise make fun of. We eventually enjoyed the riff, but syncing wasn't as simple as we had hoped. We initally just opened up two vlc windows and manually synced that way. One great line was in the dojo, Morpheus: "You think that's air you're breathing?" Riff: "Little baby thinks he's breathing air little baby air breather" I enclose my crow file, I hope it works for someone. To…



2006-04-11
We installed a new Microsoft Windows 2003 Server with Citrix Presentation Server 4.0. Administrators could login remotely, but regular users were denied with:

"The desktop you are trying to open is currently available only to administrators. Contact your administrator to confirm that the correct settings are in place for your client connection" The remedy was to go into the advanced settings of the ica-tcp listener, and remove the only launch published applications setting.

Open the Citrix Connection Configuration Tool.
  C…



2006-03-10
Recently some laptops in our network stopped downloading virus definitions. Our firewall was configured to allow traffic from the wireless vlan to our server, however, the port on version 10 has changed to 2967. After adding the new port we still were having intermittent virus update problems. We needed to add a local rule on the laptops for port 2967. Windows firewall was preventing the inbound connections on port 2967 (meaning we could not push…



2006-01-19
When trying to add a Windows 2003 server to a 2000 domain, adprep would fail with this error: F:I386>adprep /forestPrep ADPREP WARNING: Before running adprep, all Windows 2000 domain controllers in the forest should be upgraded to Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with QFE 265089, or to Windows 2000 SP2 (or later). QFE 265089 (included in Windows 2000 SP2 and later) is required to prevent poten tial domain controller corruption. For more information about preparing your forest and domain see KB article Q3311 61 at http://support.microsoft.com. [User Action] If…



2005-11-02
IBM/Lenovo have a utility to remap the windows key, it's called
TpKmapAp.exe
(Keyboard Customizer Utility) It's in Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities on our X41's.



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