Monitor File or Directory Changes with PowerShell and Email Changes

I had a need to monitor a file/directory for changes, or more specifically entries into an error log by an application. I wanted a trigger on file change using a PowerShell or some other script, since the application didn’t have alerting capabilities built in. I wanted a script to check read the log file and… Continue reading Monitor File or Directory Changes with PowerShell and Email Changes

Run Windows Applications In Elevated Mode (UAC Prompt) sudo for Windows 7

So how do you get a batch file to run as an elevated user? For example, I have a batch file that will copy the contents of an XP user’s profile to a Windows 7 user’s profile. The only catch is that the Windows 7 user profile structure is different, and the batch file must… Continue reading Run Windows Applications In Elevated Mode (UAC Prompt) sudo for Windows 7

Fix PDF Viewer on Windows 7 x64 with Outlook 2007

Followed directions from: http://www pretentiousname com/adobe_pdf_x64_fix/index.html (LINK REMOVED) This fixes the PDF Preview Viewer integration with Outlook. This prevents you from having to open the PDF and you can now view it like other office documents. Bug with x64 bit versions of Windows and Adobe. Download it here: adobe_pdf_x64_fix

Virus scanning recommendations for Windows 7

I posted this on the old site, but it’s worth posting again due to the release of Windows 7. This Microsoft KB article outlines the recommended configuration for Anti-Virus programs on almost all versions of Windows. A must see for Administrators! Starts out: “This article contains recommendations that may help you protect a computer that… Continue reading Virus scanning recommendations for Windows 7

Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Tools (Adminpak.msi?)

Where did adminpak.msi go for Windows 7? If your running Windows 7 and need to manage Server 2003 and Server 2008 remotely, this lets you do it! There’s a x64 and x86 version, so download the right one! I am able to remotely manage my 2003 forest using these tools. Microsoft’s Download Page Microsoft’s Info… Continue reading Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Tools (Adminpak.msi?)

Disable or Hide Windows 7 FolderBand (AKA Organize Bar)

Modify your ShellStyle.dll file found under: to Auto-Hide or disable completely this FolderBand (which I call the Organize bar).

Sudo for Windows 7 (via Start ++)

User Account Control (UAC) has finally been “fixed” in Windows 7 eliminating the endless prompts to allow something to happen, like simply copying, pasting or deleting files. Since Microsoft had “tweaked” the UAC settings you only get the prompt when making major system changes like Running Programs as Administrators

Glasser Ad-On for Firefox (Windows 7)

This is a must have for Firefox to blend it in to Windows 7!

Decrease Hover Delay on Task Bar Thumbnails

Open REGEDIT and navigate to: Change the MouseHoverTime REG_SZ value to 0 or anything less than 400 to speed it up. You’ll need to reboot for the new settings to take effect.