Category: Tools

Install Syncthing on Linux
article #1448, updated 29 days ago

This is a great way:

webinstall.dev/syncthing/

Categories:      

==============

To Get HPE Product Number: The HPE PartSurfer!
article #1434, updated 50 days ago

HPE must be growing a sense of humor. This thing really works well:

https://partsurfer.hpe.com/Search.aspx

Categories:      

==============

Alternative to Revo Uninstaller
article #1442, updated 50 days ago

This one works very well indeed. It does need a bit more technical intervention:

https://www.bcuninstaller.com

Categories:      

==============

JEB's Diagnostic Sites for DNS, Internet email, and related
article #164, updated 50 days ago

Here are web sites for diagnosing DNS, Internet email, and other issues.

http://mxtoolbox.com

A very good place to test Internet email servers and servers in general exposed to the Internet at large.

http://dnsstuff.com

DNSstuff is excellent for diagnosing DNS issues of all kinds.  Most of its tools require a small subscription fee.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

whatismyipaddress.com is very good for obtaining geographical and ISP information for an IP address.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

is very good for testing Exchange WAN services, e.g., smartphone access, Outlook Anywhere.

Categories:      

==============

Quick Way to Schedule Reboot in Windows
article #467, updated 50 days ago

Run these in an administrative or SYSTEM-level command prompt.

Under 7/2008R2 and before, we can schedule for 4:00 AM tomorrow:

AT 4:00 c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0

and we can schedule for 4:00 AM next Monday:

AT 4:00 /next:Monday c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0

In Windows 8.1/2012R2 and later it’s a bit harder, we have to specify the actual full date in the format below:

schtasks /create /tn "schtasks_REBOOT" /tr "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0" /sc once /st 04:00 /sd 01/01/2016 /ru System

8.0 and 2012R1 appear to require a “/Y” on the very end.

Categories:      

==============

Run CMD as SYSTEM
article #1428, updated 71 days ago

For certain tasks, it can be helpful to run CMD as SYSTEM. This can be done with paexec:

paexec -s -i -d cmd.exe

or psexec:

psexec -sid %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\cmd.exe

Categories:      

==============

Good & simple app to burn CDs in Windows and create ISOs from disks
article #357, updated 403 days ago

AnyBurn seems to be possibly the current best light & powerful CD/DVD toolbox item:

www.anyburn.com/download.php

It’s available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions. ImgBurn was go-to for a long time, but it hasn’t had updates since 2013. Quite a few others are gone too. But the old reliable CDBurnerXP is still being kept up to Windows 10 as well:

cdburnerxp.se/

Categories:      

==============

UDP Port Scanner
article #1387, updated 442 days ago

Test if UDP ports are open to the Internet.

https://www.ipvoid.com/udp-port-scan/

Categories:      

==============

Short URLs for RUNALL and GETREDISTS
article #1378, updated 504 days ago

These may come in handy:

https://bit.ly/2Uc3Add
https://bit.ly/3dAnMgK

Categories:      

==============

Windows PE / 10PE / LiveCD / Boot CD / USB for PC Repair and Hardware Testing
article #1013, updated 517 days ago

Many old friends, e.g. Hiren’s and UBCD4Win, are no longer in development, and do not boot on quite a lot of newer hardware; for a while there was no clear replacement. The only one known to this writer that works well on current made-for-10 hardware, is Medicat:

gbatemp.net/threads/medicat-dvd-a-multiboot-linux-dvd.361577/

Categories: