Yes, occasionally, you want to be able to create a user to give access to a network share, but the user does not need to be able to physically log on. Mostly, this works fine unless you want auto logon. Today auto logon got broken again because I added an extra user. So what to do?
Continue reading Hide user from welcome screen
Always wanted to start a page with open source alternatives for the most used apps on Windows… Well, actually here it is already! 😉 very nice initiative!
yes, that’s how Windows makes you jump like half a meter in the air after just having enjoyed a nice movie. Normally, all Windows sounds are disabled in my setup, they’re annoying. However, Windows still seems to find a reason from time to time to bug me with its beeps. Usually at a moment that I least expect it. ..
Continue reading BEEP!!!
Yesterday, I tried to copy something over network. Got the login prompt, entered my password… password wrong! I tried all kind of combinations, I was struck. I went to my profile settings to learn that I didn’t set a password yet, LOL. So I set my password, but on the next reboot I realise that the autologon feature does not work anymore, logical… Continue reading Windows XP Auto logon
I know.. not a lot of posts lately. :s 🙂 Time flies, did you notice we’re an other year? 😉
Anyway, when Jim Allchin speaks, he always gets my attention, so
here it is.
I’ll try to finally clean up those 2005-ish drafts this week. 😉
How to find out the short name of a windows service? The short name is handy to stop a service from the command line. One can always use the display name between quotes, but stopping a service like “Windows Firewall (WF) / Internet-verbinding delen (ICS)” isn’t fun like that. 😉
I didn’t find a way to find the short name through the service panel (if you know, please let me know!). So here is how I did it:
- Open regedit and go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
- Do a search on the friendly name
- The name of the parent key is the service’s short name!
UPDATE: An anonymous poster pointed out my post is actually useless =) See the comments for information on how ‘normal’ people look it up.
On the kimdaba video newspost, I discovered another free tutorial creation software: Wink. Not open-source though.
or so it seems ;). They really seem to be pushing new technology with Windows Vista. Of course, Windows Vista is far from released. An interesting read anyway about Windows Vista’s hardware requirements. Particularly, I wasn’t aware of Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which is standard in S-ATA 2 drives, and which will be (ab)used by Windows Vista.