Windows System Imaging

Posted in Windows on September 2nd, 2011 by phoenixdigital

I used to use some software called Ghost for imaging windows machines. Then it was brought by Norton and got a bit bloated.

Here is the latest contender which is free for personal use
http://www.xxclone.com/

Heaps more here with Kleo looking promising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_cloning_software

This looks good too
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

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Saved from Windows Dynamic Disk HELL!!!!

Posted in Windows on August 16th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

I made the mistake of converting a few drives to dynamic disks. Never again!

I consistently got online errors and other random corruptions.
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Flash Video Stream Archiver

Posted in General Web, Windows on January 29th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

http://www.streamtransport.com/ – Great for archiving video streams from the flash based video streamers such as iView

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Windows Enabler for deleting stubborn partitions

Posted in Windows on December 10th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Sometimes Windows will not let you delete a partition due to it being of a unknown format or some other reason. This program will stop hiding the menus you want access to.

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/speedload/Enabler.htm

It has a million other uses but this was what I used it for

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VPN Server Setup on XP

Posted in Windows on September 12th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

http://www.aeonity.com/frost/howto-windows-xp-vpn-server-setup

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Freeware DVD Authoring Tool

Posted in Windows on May 27th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Haven’t tried this out yet but DVDFlick looks like a decent freeware DVD authoring tool.

http://www.dvdflick.net/

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Decompilation of DLLs

Posted in Windows on May 27th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Great little application for de-compiling windows dll files. Can be used for debugging purposes to ensure that certain methods are available. Can also be used for peeking into what a dll does.

The free version is quite powerful.

Red Gate Reflector

Setting up a Random Playlist in iTunes

Posted in Entertainment, OS X Tips, Windows on May 25th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

This is the best playlist for making sure you listen to all of your music in your iTunes library. As soon as you get home plug your iPod/iPhone in and all songs that were played since you last synced will be swapped out for new ones.
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Forcefully Delete a Partition in Windows

Posted in Windows on May 21st, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Sometime windows disk management program doesn’t want to let you delete a partition. Here is an easy way to forcefully do it.
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Killing a Remote Terminal Session

Posted in Windows on May 6th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Ever tried to login to a server via RDP only to be told there are not enough connections available. Well this post should be of some assistance as long as you have admin access.

Type the following at a command prompt to see a list of users logged in.
qwinsta /server:192.168.168.1

The type the following to kill a users session. Where 3 below is the sessionID I want to kill
rwinsta /server:192.168.168.1 3

http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2003/12/30/Managing-Terminal-Services-Sessions-Remotely.aspx

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