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October 31, 2008  12:18 AM

Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Computer



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing

Windows 2000 or Windows XP can be configured to run a startup script that is a batch file, VB script or JScript by using Group Policies. As well we can use AutoExnt utility, from the Resource Kit. The AutoExNT...

October 24, 2008  1:26 PM

How to Set Time Zone from Command Line



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Command line, How to Set Time Zone from Command Line, Windows Computing

If you need to change Time Zone for a lot XP computers, you can do this by simple :) command:

RunDLL32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,/Z Central Standard Time

to change Time Zone to Jerusalem (GMT+02:00) run the following command:


October 24, 2008  1:14 PM

How to Repair .NET 2.x



Posted by: Michael Khanin
How to Repait .NET, Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing

If for what ever reason you need to repair installation of .NET 2. x, you can do this from command line by running the following command: "C:\WINDOWS\microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0\install.exe" /qb! /norestart


August 26, 2008  6:04 PM

Public blog “Windows 7”



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows 7, Windows Computing

The public blog “Windows 7” team has started - http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/08/14/welcome.aspx. It looks like the team will be blogging using...


August 25, 2008  2:06 PM

SBS 2008 Released to Manufacturing



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, SBS, Windows Computing, Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server, Windows Small Business Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized! 3 Days ago both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing,


June 23, 2008  12:27 AM

Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility on Vista or Windows 2008



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing

I guess it's impossible to find IT person who doesn't know very old and at the same time very powerful program, NTBACKUP. For me, it a best program to backup and restore Windows systems, like NT, 2000, XP and 2003...


June 8, 2008  12:02 AM

Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 (RDP 6.1) on Windows XP WITHOUT SP3. RDP 6.1 on Win XP with SP2



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking, Virtualization, Windows Computing

Recently, on one Windows 2008 I've installed a Terminal Server Role and did a TS Web Apps. Really nice feature, you can get access to application through web interface, exactly how it's done on Citrix, but by using Windows 2008 you not...


February 28, 2008  11:14 PM

What NAP is and how it works?



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing, Windows Security

Yesterday was the first Windows 2008 event in Canada. The first event was in Toronto and had almost 3000 attendees. Twenty MVPs participated in Ask-The-Expert and I was one of them :). One of the commonly asked questions was question about...


February 7, 2008  5:36 PM

WAIK 1.1 for Windows Vista SP1 & Windows Server 2008



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing

As many of you know, Microsoft released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 to Manufacturing RTM ! So, it's a time to take a last Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). The Windows Automated...


January 16, 2008  8:10 PM

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) deployment – New white paper



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Windows Computing

Microsoft just released a new version of their IE7 deployment paper. The document has 156 pages. IE7 deployment can get tricky. Try to read this...


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