Saturday Link Roundup

Mirror_Dinghy_on_Combs_ReservoirGroup Policy Search – powered by Windows Azure.

How to bring harmony to your mixed wired and wireless networks
The article discusses several different ways to cause your WiFi enabled Windows PCs to switch to a wired connection when it is available.  The one which impresses me is the use of DHCP Default Router Metric Base property.

Sandy Mackinnon’s unlikely voyage through the canals of Europe
In a Mirror Dinghy no less.

Saturday Link Roundup

Processor Hacker
”Process Hacker was started in 2008 as an open source alternative to programs such as Task Manager and Process Explorer.”

Group Policy application fails on a computer that is running Windows 2000, Windows XP Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Service Pack 2
And Windows 7 as well.

How to reset a Roaming Profile in Windows 7

Script to list all active users and their group membership in a domain

Windows 7 Notification Area Automation – Falling Back Down the Binary Registry Rabbit Hole
”After countless hours of searching for a programmatic way to modify the notification settings of the task tray icons, I came to the conclusion that there are many questions and no answers out there. I embarked once again on the fun task of reverse engineering a binary registry setting to change a setting that should be pretty straight forward but, alas, is not. …”

How to be a reviewer
Chortle’s style guide for writers

And finally, some interesting Firefox plugins:

  • Auto Reload
    ”Reload page automatically when selected local files are changed.”
  • LastPass
    ”LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.”
  • Session Manager
    ”Session Manager saves and restores the state of all or some windows – either when you want it or automatically at startup and after crashes. It can also automatically save the state of open windows individually.”
  • Tab Auto Reload
    ”Adds auto reload menu to tab.”
  • Tab Rotator
    ”The Tab Rotator automatically switches between the open tabs of a browser window after a certain amount of time.”

WordPress, BlogJet, and XMLRPC

Setting up BlogJet, and I saw this helpful error:
Invalid Blog Response

Firing up a network sniffer, we can see that this (un)helpful error is actually a :
403 Forbidden

Digging a bit further, it seems some webhosts block access to XML-RPC.PHP.

One Solution: renamed the XML-RPC.PHP to something different.

edit: have also seen the error with Windows Live Writer.

Saturday link roundup

Thumbnail Cache Viewer
OSForensics™ provides a viewer capable of displaying image thumbnails stored in the Window’s thumbnail cache database.

How to loop through all files in a folder using C#

Transfercar is a website that enables rental car companies to reduce costs, while offering a way for travellers to travel for free. Here you can search for free rental cars and campervans  from the majority of Australian rental car companies. In return you will be helping the rental companies reduce their freight costs and reducing the number of trucks on the road.

10 most annoying road habits

The Microsoft “Ask the Performance Team” write about WMI

And I am going to include the links here, because a) they are useful and b) they compliment some of the posts I’ve written about WMI (Group Policy and WMI Filtering Slowness / The WMI Fix – which is better? / The WMI overflow error with getobject )

Ask the Performance Team:

Mid-week link roundup

Or “let’s dump all my open browser tabs out to a list”. 
ie.  this is what I’ve been working on today.

RC4 – related

TLS related

Account lockout related

Wireless Network Priority Setting in Windows 7 & 8

Saturday link roundup – the domain trust for a workstation

Had a question today on how to fix the “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error on Windows 7.

It would appear in our case, that the Windows 7 Startup Repair is causing the trust relationship to break.  Some possible answers.