Howto: Sync time with Active Directory Domain Controller

from command prompt run this:

w32tm /resync sync time domain controller

Howto: Migrate IIS Sites to Another Server

First you need to install the IIS 6.0 Migration Tool

For each Web site and virtual directory on the source server, you must create a corresponding Web site and virtual directory on the target server. Later in the migration process, you will copy the content into these Web sites and virtual directories. Create the Web . . . → Read More: Howto: Migrate IIS Sites to Another Server

Open Source Windows Device Driver Backup Tool

I just came across a pretty sweet windows device driver backup tool… and it is free!

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

HowTo: Harden Bitnami WampStack WordPress Install

Hardening your Windows Bitnami WampStack WordPress Install: By default apache runs under an account with read/write to your entire machine, let’s fix that!

CREATING USERS 1. Create two new local users named apache and filezilla. 2. Add filezilla to the group administrators 3. Click Start -> Run 4. Type services.msc & hit enter 5. Find . . . → Read More: HowTo: Harden Bitnami WampStack WordPress Install

Howto: Fix WP Super Cache Manager Cache Directory Writable Error

Receiving an error like this?

WP Super Cache Manager Error: Your cache directory (C:\Program Files\BitNami WAMPStack\apps\wordpress\htdocs/wp-content/cache/) or C:\Program Files\BitNami WAMPStack\apps\wordpress\htdocs/wp-content need to be writable for this plugin to work. Double-check it. Cannot continue… fix previous problems

To Fix:

1. Click Start -> Run 2. Type services.msc & hit enter 3. Find the service running apache . . . → Read More: Howto: Fix WP Super Cache Manager Cache Directory Writable Error

Howto: Restart a Windows Computer Remotely or Via RDP

To restart a machine remotely use the following (from command prompt):

shutdown /m \\computer -f -r -t 1

To restart if you are already RDP’d in to the machine (from command prompt):

shutdown /f /r /t 1

Freeware: TrueCrypt Hard Disk Encryption

TrueCrypt is by far my favorite hard disk encryption program. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. and is open source.

Main Features: Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. Encrypts a . . . → Read More: Freeware: TrueCrypt Hard Disk Encryption

Howto: Create Windows Explorer Right Click Option “Open Command Prompt Here”

Open up notepad or another editor and paste this in:

Set objShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) objShell.RegWrite “HKCR\Folder\Shell\MenuText\Command\”, _ “cmd.exe /k cd ” & chr(34) & “%1” & chr(34) objShell.RegWrite “HKCR\Folder\Shell\MenuText\”, “Command Prompt Here”

Save the file as command_prompt_here.vbs and double click it.

If you have issues running it you may need to run cscript.exe command_prompt_here.vbs. The . . . → Read More: Howto: Create Windows Explorer Right Click Option “Open Command Prompt Here”

Howto: Access Windows Host File Using .bat File

Open up notepad or any text editor and paste this in:

C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc\HOSTS

Save the file as ‘hosts.bat’ on your desktop