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  • Blog Post: MSSQL Server Error Logs

    MSSQL Server error logs exist in the same folder that contains the installed server bits.  They’re text files.  Easy-as-pie to read, right? No. MSSQL is often installed on a dedicated drive.  You can’t assume it will be in C:\Program Files\.  Aaaaand, a give computer may host multiple...
  • Blog Post: VM Host

    Here’s the one-liner: reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters" /v hostname Here’s the wrapper function Get-VmHostName { <# A fancy way to run remotely reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters" /v hostname #>...
  • Blog Post: One-Liner: Resetting Desktop Toolbar

    For some reason, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop is set on some of these machines, which means my previous snippet to set it in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/timid/archive/2014/02/19/meatball-surgery-the-taskbar-toolbars-and-you.aspx … won’t...
  • Blog Post: Meatball Surgery, the Taskbar, Toolbars, and You

    It takes me a while, but when I get used to something, I hate to change.  Windows 7 introduced the new Taskbar, and I hate it.  I hate having to click or hover over a ‘stack’ PSH windows to select one. I prefer the old XP (rest in peace) way, where each window has its own icon in the taskbar...
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