Category: Networking

How to remotely uninstall software?

There’s a lot of times when you just want to uninstall a piece of software without interrupting the end user, but unfortunately there isn’t an easy, out of the box way to do it. To uninstall software on a local machine without any user interaction, you would do something like this: msiexec.exe /norestart /qn /x {2902F983-B4C1-44BA-B85D-5C6D52E2C441} The last part,...

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 transition / migration to Server Standard 2008 R2

(First appeared here) This is an action plan from Microsoft tech support.  I’m going to be testing this in my Lab over the next week or so.  I’ll post any significant notes or corrections that I find. 1.       Run ADprep on SBS 2008 with the Windows 2008 R2 disk. ·         Insert the media for Windows Server 2008 R2 into the Small...

RackSpace Cloud Review

About 4 months ago I tried Amazon EC2 with Ubuntu image and found it somehow difficult to configure the server, especially if you are not familiar with cli. Making an ssh remote connection required downloading few encryption keys from amazon. Linux server images from amazon seem to not have root password, therefore private and I think public keys are...

Nice tool to recover/retrieve wep/wpa wireless keys

Nice and simple tool to recover wireless encryption keys.  It is very helpful and quick when you have a machine already connected to the network but you cannot remember the key to add another one.  The link is here http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html Go all the way to the bottom and download it. Unzip and run. You can even save the results...

XOHM modem port forwarding

I just got a new office in downtown Baltimore and I needed to get my own internet.  I was debating between Verizon DSL or Comcast. I like comcast speed, but not the price. Since I use skype for my office phone I didn’t need anything else but a broadband connection.
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