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Windows 2003 Using The Shadow command without Permission
In case you are wondering what is the “Shadow” command? Well in most server installs that have been built on the NT kernal there has been a version of the shadow command. What is the “Shadow” command? Lets for instance say you are using windows 2003 and want to gain screen(session) access to another users screen(session). Perhaps the person you are asking for shadow permission has an issue on his desktop and cannot figure it out. Think Remote Desktop access without the Remote part. To “Shadow” you ......

Posted On Monday, April 27, 2009 5:25 AM

Tricks to embed your YouTube Videos
Youtube - You know that site with videos and all. Yeah! It turns out that its quite popular and you happen to visit and use it quite often. Instead of just searching and playing here are some top Youtube URL tricks that you should know about: 1. View high quality videos Youtube gives you the option to switch to high quality videos for some of the videos, however you can check if a video is available in high quality format by appending ‘&fmt=18′(stereo, 480 x 270 resolution) or ‘&fmt=22′(stereo, ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:04 AM

Backing up data and solutions that are available
So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to back up your data on a windows(XP(home and Pro) Vista (all versions)) machine. Some great little apps to backup data to external drives even to a network allocated storage device. Did you however think great I have a way to backup the data and its working however my hard drives are filling up quickly. What do I do now? Well you have options: Backup Less often (this can make things a bit interesting if you are constantly changing files and you may lose ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:51 AM

Testing and Editing SMTP Email without having a SMTP Server Running
Being a System Administrator as well as a Web Developer I run into issues with the Mail protocol SMTP. Things hang or people want their email better formatted. Or simply test out you spam messages you are going to blast before you well blast them. Of course you run into issues like is my ports open correctly, is the SMTP server setup to block relaying? Has my domain been blacklisted from spamming? These kind of questions are important. While I can’t fix the blacklisting domain issue the rest is well ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:53 AM

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