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Fixed drive letters for removable USB sticks

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Xnest

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Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer. If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, … Continue reading

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Running Windows on Linux for Free

Microsoft is now making available Windows VM image for testing Internet Explorer for free. You can find them at: Modern IE testing Currently the following versions are available: Windows XP Professional SP3 + IE 6 or 8 Windows Vista + … Continue reading

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libmspack

libmspack. Recently I found this Open Source project.  Apparently it recently gained support to unpack Exchange Offline Address Book files.  What I don’t know is after you unpack it, how would you use such a file.  Intriguing but apparently falls … Continue reading

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atratus project

The other day I came across this project. Looks an interesting idea.  It is a project that lets you run unmodified Linux binaries on Windows.  It is more similar to WINE than to for example coLinux. While I conceptually I … Continue reading

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Git recipes

Rewriting history Rolling back the last commit if nobody has pulled your remote repo yet, you can change your branch HEAD and force push it to said remote repo: git reset –hard HEAD^ git push -f Restoring changes So in … Continue reading

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Automatically adding systems to an AD domain

When using virtualisation it is very common to create template VMs that can be cloned from. This makes deployment much easier than having to install a new VM from scratch. Unfortunately, the cloned VMs lack any Active Directory memberships and … Continue reading

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