Vista shell commands

To speed up your work, try using (and learning) some of the shell commands, listed below. You can type it in your search box in your Start Menu on Vista: shell:AppUpdatesFolder – Opens the Installed Windows Updates location in Program and Files. shell:AppData – Opens the hidden location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming shell:Administrative Tools – Opens the Administrative …

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Howto: Recreate VMDK files

On VMWare ESX3, your VM has one or more VMDK files (extension .vmdk) and one or more flat vmdk files (last characters flat.vmdk ) In some cases, you may corrupt, lose or accidentally delete your VMDK files. Your VMDK’s contain metadata for your flat.vmdk files. Without your VMDK’s, you cannot load your flat.vmdk-files. Consequence: you …

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The messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart outlook” in Outlook 2007

If you work with Outlook 2007 in combination with Exchange, you might get the following error when trying to open a shared calendar: “The messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart outlook“ To open the shared calendar anyway, you have to close and re-open Outlook. It will now work again …

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Run Commands, Windows Key combinations, and more!

This list should be the basic knowledge for every system administrator. This is not a comprehensive list with every possible command or key combination. Instead, it’s a list with all the useful commands and key combination, which are commonly used. ——————– General Windows Shortcut Keys F1 – Universal Help key – Works in all Microsoft …

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Fix autoplay on Windows XP

Yesterday, I had some troubles with the autoplay in Windows XP. For some reasons, the autoplay function didn’t work on 200 desktops in the organization. A real problem, because we are planning to enable DVD-playing, and the autoplay is an essential point in this project. The problem: When inserting a DVD, the title didn’t show …

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