Reference area - Index

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An odd collection of information, most of which took some research to find.


List Properties, display information about you.

TeamViewer, remote control.

Map and directions to our location

IMail WebMail Reference, for e-mail customers of Ohman Automation Corp.

Outlook 2003/2007 Reference, Move PremFilter email to junk e-mail folder for
customers of Ohman Automation Corp.

Scanning documents, size vs. quality

Color Test Monitors, compare primary & secondary colors full screen

Email attachment reference:
File type list
General virus information

Misleading Registrar Bill.

Wikipedia - List of device bandwidths.

Wisconsin DOR - Computer, software, and internet hosting sales.

Server Date and Time: 7/12/2024 8:17:41 AM

Fun Stuff

Calendar - OAC (old but cool pics)

Concentration, classic memory game (attempted JavaScript)

Conversion Graph, common Metric to English, in graph form.

Land Division Chart, Dividing a township and section.

Map Quiz


IP SubNets, cheat sheet.

Various Ports, mostly for small business needs, or Wikipedia.

SMTP and POP3 Ports, quick chart.

Recommended Hardware and Software

ManicTime, a wonderful Time tracking program that makes if very easy to track and manage what you were working on.

External Drive Reference

Intel® SSD Toolbox


Android device Internet Calendar Subscription

Outlook 2010 Internet Calendar Subscription

Windows Administration

Server and Networking

Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Firewall and Advanced Security, multiple NIC and quick configuration.

Migrating a Virtual Machine to a mounted volume, permission problem.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Windows Firewall and Advanced Security, open firewall ports for remote management.

RRAS Port Filtering, system security.

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 on Intel SATA Server.

Managing Intel Rapid Storage from command line on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (and 2008 Core).

Quick Code, Admin Home Page, for customers with SBS 2008.

Tweak My Computer icon, to display the computername and domain\username.

Services window in Standard view mode, Extended view annoying.

Disable Win2003 Shutdown Tracker: (use the appropriate Policy Editing tool)
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System >
Display Shutdown Event Tracker: Click 'Disabled'. Reference Article

Registry Hack, Disable Shutdown Tracker.
CurrentVersion\Reliability\ShutdownReasonUI, dword:00000000 (0=off, 1=on)
(if setting doesn't stick, edit the policy)

Break apart (split) a large GPO.

Alphabetical List of Windows Server 2003 Support Tools.

TFTP Server on SBS Premium, with Symantec Ghost (3Com) PXE boot,
ISA server 2004, (and Microsoft RIS Server).

Time Servers & disable counters, w32tm service and howto disable counters.

MS KB article #302361: "Printers That Use Ports That Do Not Begin With
COM, LPT, or USB Are Not Redirected...".

Registry import file for this created: download - use at your own risk!!

Virtual PC 2007, MS-DOS 6.22 with fully functional networking.

OS boot, "Error 5 Access Denied": change the policy (preferably with Group Policy):
Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options >
Microsoft Network Server: Digitally sign communications, set to: disabled
More Info: To disable SMB signing

Symantec Anti-virus, misc. info.

Tools and Utilities

Explorer Right-click Path Copy

Windows 2012/Windows 8 annoyances

Change the Windows 8 Pre-Login Screen Background.

Windows 2008/Windows 7 annoyances

Common folder paths - new locations:
NOTE: C:\Profiles is custom, normal is C:\Users
- All Users, Start Menu: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- All Users, Desktop: C:\Profiles\Public\Desktop
- Current User, Start Menu: C:\Profiles\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- Current User, Desktop: C:\Profiles\%UserName%\Desktop

Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security: Main page of Server Manger > Configure IE ESC

Disable User Account Control (UAC): Control Panel > User Accounts > Turn UAC on or off

Restore Classic Start Menu and Explorer, Classic Shell

Fast reboot SBS 2008, Batch File, in text format

Server 2008 R2 upgrade woes.

Manually relocate Server 2008 (and R2) to alternate Profiles (Users) directory.

Install Server 2008 (and R2) with alternate Profiles (Users) directory using unattended method.

Server 2008, fixing system directory junction points after defining alternate profiles directory.

Server 2008/Win 7, tweak ComputerName icon: reg file
Note, must first grant ownership and Full Control to administrators on key: HKCU\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
If upper-case ComputerName has too many characters and wraps, change to lower-case at:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName... 2 sub-keys

Windows XP, and annoyances

Windows Explorer, Detail view, picked apart.

ClearType on WindowsXP

Hide Recycle Bin: reg file.
Reference for this and Tweak My Computer icon: Microsoft Article.

Disable Search assistant, use classic search
Internet Explorer, registry import: download - use at your own risk!!
Windows Explorer, registry import: download - use at your own risk!!

Disable search in ZIP files: XP/2003, Vista

Disable Windows XP search filters, use the registry method under Method 2.

List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP

Delete unneeded files, Windows XP.

Virtual Machine

Recover to a Virtual Machine

Terminal Services and Remote Desktop

Multitasking Hotkeys in Terminal Services
these also work with Remote Desktop Connection, but I could not find an update to the article for RDP.

Determining the Name of a Service: at a command prompt type: sc \\hostname query

Remote Desktop 6.0 client, quick link.

Remote Desktop Protocol saved settings file, quick reference.
Suppressing the Remote Desktop Client Security confirmation dialog which says paste 'enablecredsspsupport:i:0' into My Documents\Default.rdp.

RDP Connect to and Shadow the Console.
run: mstsc -v:servername /F -console
or from within a session: shadow 0
If "Error Code 7051 from command prompt, then: (use the appropriate Policy Editing tool)

Pre-2008: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >
Windows Components > Terminal Services
2008 Server: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >
Windows Components > Terminal Services > Terminal Server > Connections
Setting: 'Sets rules for remote control of Terminal Services user sessions'
State: Click 'Enabled', Options: (as desired)

Internet Troubleshooting - SMTP, POP3, IIS

Telnet to get a web page.

Good telnet to POP example.

Another telnet to POP example.

Good telnet to SMTP example.

Good telnet to SMTP AUTH example.

Nancy's POP3 Connector Solution.

IIS 6.0 Cheat Sheet.

Application Pool Identity format, example: IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool

Programming Reference

Compare rendered fonts, using px and pt sizes.

RGB Color Picker, translate color definitions..

ADO Field and Table Properties, for VB scripting in VBS and ASP
to MS Access databases.

Jay's favorite ASP custom functions.

.NET Sample SMTP email send.

submitting a form reference.

Who-Logged-On script, save as .vbs

JavaScript Navigation Bar notes.

Active Directory Scripts: Microsoft Technet, Active Experts

Access to SQL Server Data Type Conversions.

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