March, 2007

  • The case of sidebar.exe not starting. Oh Snap!

    Ran into a case today where each time we tried to start sidebar.exe it would fail silently. No crash to investigate, no error, so where to next? First I set an IFEO for sidebar.exe to launch windbg.exe when started, by doing this it stops at the initial...
  • 16 things it takes most people 50 years to learn.

    Things It Takes Most Of Us 50 years to learn: 1. The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number of helicopters in it. 2. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight-saving time. 3....
  • Vista Wallpapers...

    http://www.hamaddarwish.com/content/index.html If you like the cool filters used in some of the vista backgrounds there are others available for high-res download. Excerpt: Below, is a photo collection of the images taken during Microsoft's Windows Vista...
  • Using Wevtutil on Longhorn server core servers to scan the event logs...

    In some cases you might find that you need to scan the event logs locally on a server core machine because you cant access the server remotely for whatever reason. Wevtutil.exe is built into the OS to allow you to do just that. You can use it on regular...
  • These are a few of my favorite things... (Part 2)

    sl.exe Download Now It’s just like portqry but with some things that make it beneficial for scripts… Much faster, multiple ports input and output via file. My syntax would be something like this for checking the ports for multiple DCs... sl.exe -f ips...
  • Mark Russinovich: Technet Webcast on Windows Hang and Crash Dump Analysis (Level 400)

    For those of you out there who want to do crash and hang dump analysis this is a good technet webcast to watch, to get an idea of what you need to do to invesitgate dumps. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID...
  • New Dcdiag switches for Windows 2003 SP2

    If you want to see what else is coming your way fro SP2 check out this link . This is nice, because we all know when you scan your enterprise for the DNS tests in can be a bit verbose.... New options have been added to the Dcdiag.exe Domain Name System...