Archive for June, 2009

Windows Server 2003 Stats

June 25, 2009

run a command prompt.

type in;

net statistics srv

Look at the Statistics since…

Set Program Access and Defaults

June 22, 2009

One application that I do use on occasion. I must admit I have in a zealous rage deleted all the nonessential apps that Microsoft fills your Programs Menu with when you get a new machine. Not to mention the manufacturers programs.

Anyway in a fit of uninstall (or mass deleting) rage I removed the “Set Program Access and Defaults” application. This wouldn’t normally be a problem, or so I thought, and browsed around for it. Unfortunately Microsoft decided NOT to have a permanent app for this in the control panel or Accessories or anywhere else in fact. There are no direct programs to run either. Nice.

So this is how to get to it. Either create a shortcut and type in this;

%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe appwiz.cpl,,3”    obviously without the quotes.

or you could simply type that into the run box. Either way it will get you back to that application again.

Linksys firmware updates

June 17, 2009

OK sometimes when y ou try to update the firmware on their routers it just doesn’t work. Could be that the router is screwed up in some way but never-the-less there is another way and here it is;

http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/Tftp.exe

Download that application from their website and connect directly to the router. Updaload the firmware and away you go.

Simply input the server address, The admin password and point it in the direction of the firmware.

Scanpst.exe

June 15, 2009

This is a handy and useful tool that comes with Outlook. It’s a way to scan your Outlook files for errors/corruption. There’s a Scanost.exe for Exchange users and a Scanpst.exe for the rest of us.

Importantly the files are located here;

For Microsoft Outlook 2003 (and earlier) users:

c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

For Outlook 2007 it’s here:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
Outlook 2010 it’s here;
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14