Category Archives: Tips and tricks

Batch file to automatically reconnect RDP session

{the long part of the story} I have been experimenting with VDI type stuff at work, and recently, I turned my work PC into a XenServer, using version 6.  It’s mostly just a test, but it was kind of necessary … Continue reading

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MOSS 2007 Web Part Error – Windows SharePoint Services cannot deserialize the Web Part.

I got an error this morning when I went to access my sharepoint site that read as follows: Web Part Error: One of the properties of the Web Part has an incorrect format. Windows SharePoint Services cannot deserialize the Web … Continue reading

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Backing up PCs to “The Cloud”

Today, I was looking to revamp some work backup procedures and managed to come across BackBlaze.com which was offering an unlimited online backup service for something around $5/mo for a single PC. I decided to give it a whirl by … Continue reading

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(Windows) Copy Directories and retain all timestamp and security information

I found a need to move a directory on a file server which served our Domain Users homefolder share. File  permissions were required to stay exactly the same, so using Windows Explorer was out of the question, since that modifies … Continue reading

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Remotely Uninstall All Microsoft Office Installations in Domain, with one single command

As seen in the previous post, I came across a way to remotely uninstall applications across my domain computers, with a single command, remotely and silently.  This would have been incredibly useful when i was updating my users to Microsoft … Continue reading

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Remote and silent uninstall of all versions of java, with one command.

Just to preface, My user’s do not have the ability to install any software on their PC’s, therefore they cannot update each individual software package, such as JAVA Runtime, Adobe Flashplayer, Adobe Reader, etc…  these are about standard to have … Continue reading

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Rsync vs SCP – Backing up data over WAN

I was in the need to securely backup a significant amount of data. My plan involved to use Linux to script this overnight when nobody in the office would be affected by this, so I was thinking of using SCP. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer loading VERY slow–SOLVED

A user today was having problems loading a picture he copied from a camera to his Windows XP desktop, and Windows Picture and Fax Viewer was sitting at something like “Generating Preview…” for a minute or two, and locking up … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Lucid 10.4 Java install (sun)

I was trying to install Adito SSL VPN on a headless/gui-less Ubuntu 10.4 server, and I needed sun-java6-jdk and sun-java6-bin.  Low and behold, this isnt in the repositories by default, as it is under the “parters” repository.  In order to … Continue reading

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Bash For Loop through lines of a text file

I couldn’t remember how to do this this morning, so I am jotting it down, just in case I forget: for L in $(cat file-i-want-to-loop-through); do echo $L;  done Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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